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D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Double Imperial Stout - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Double Imperial StoutD.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Double Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
94
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1,123 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,123
Reviews: 407
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 161
Gots: 390 | FT: 39
Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: MbpBugeye on 03-26-2010

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4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

DORIS is BORIS big brother and delivers a huge malty punch.

A: Monsterous three finger soapy head that is so dark I can hardly believe my eyes. has legs. minimal lacing. Head disappears to a thin ring. Body is opaque.

S: Smell is huge choco-malt. Big coffee, toffee, hot buttered oak and vanilla. sharp oatmeal. Huge boozy phenolics.

T: Salty Chocolate. crazy chocolate malt, coffee, toffee diacetyl, and a huge pungent hop is somewhere that tries to stand up but it cannot overcome. Some minor bready yeasty notes. Oatmeal base stands out and up. Some dark fruit notes are hiding. Like sauteed prunes?

M: Creamy. Rich. Is not nearly as thick as I would have thought. Balanced thickness. What is like adult chocolate milk. Nice carbonation. Slick buttery finish. Slightly hot.

O: Crazy freaking good. Would NEVER turn this down. So many good things here.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a clear glass snifter. No freshness date but purchased 2.5 years ago at Peabody's (Boone, NC).

A: Black body with 1-finger mocha colored head with good retention and nice blobs of lacing down the glass.

S: Heavy roast, chocolate, and coffee aromas, a bit of warming alcohol, and a bit of dark fruity maltiness. Really excellent melange of dark beer aromas.

T: The flavor is very strong on roast, chocolate, coffee just like in the aroma, but there is a licorice/anise edge that I don't care for and detracts from the otherwise strong stout flavor profile. Alcohol presence is not overdone, but about on target for the style.

M: A very full-bodied brew with a good level of carbonation and silky overall feel.

O: D.O.R.I.S. is a solid imperial stout that would be stronger yet with subtraction of the licorice note in the flavor. The rest of the beer is excellent but like most of HF's lineup, overpriced.

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3.69/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Tasted 1 November 2013.

Pours black and thick, and viscous. Dark brown head, about one finger. Good retention, little lacing, but a solid coating when I tilt the glass.

Smell is rich and full, packed with chocolate and a fluffy oaty sweetness. Tilts to molasses in the back, and solid enough that it evokes hard liquor, even though there's none in it.

Taste is powerfully sweet. It's like brown sugar, molasses, some candy on top. And maybe a sugary oatmeal just for kicks. Really, I'm a malt freak, and this is too much for me. Not in the realm of Dark Lord, but up there. Behind all that sweetness, there are some hints of dark fruit. Aside from the sweet, though, which has all sorts of variety, it's pretty simple.

Feel is all right. Big and chewy. But it's flat. And I mean flatter than I expect a big, heavy stout to be. Flat enough that it feels sludgy, and just sits on my tongue. Oop, there was a little burp of carbonation. That rescued it... kinda.

Reading back through my review, I feel like I'm slamming this beer. But it's actually not that bad. It's just that, for a big imperial stout, it's not all that good. Overly sweet and undercarbonated. And I like sweetness and low carbonation. So there you have it.

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D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Double Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 1,123 ratings.