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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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1,112 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,112
Reviews: 403
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 159
Gots: 388 | 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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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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4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pitch black with a light brown foam. In the nose, roasted malt and booze. In the taste, roasted malt, coffee and alcohol. The booze isn't over done, but this brew ain't afraid to show you what day it is. Full bodied, smooth medium carbonation and somewhat creamy. Overall, this is a big ol bastard you can grow to love.

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4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours pitch black with a big dark mocha head that fades, but leaves great retention. The aromas are awesome and full of chocolate. Dark chocolate and milk chocolate. Cocoa malts, vanilla, and butterscotch are in the mix as well. This is a very roasty stout. The flavors are extremely bold and match the nose. More chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate. There's some hints of expresso. It has some burnt/char characteristics. It's on the sweeter side, but there's a subtle bitterness going on. There's really no heat or alcohol notes, making it dangerously drinkable. Mouthfeel is full-bodied and creamy. It's more thick than thin. Carbonation is moderate. Awesome stuff.

D.O.R.I.S. has always been a favorite of mine. This is a perfect example of what Hoppin' Frog is capable of. Absolutely worth checking out. It has a nice complexity to it. Well done.

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4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz shared with a friend
A - opaque black ale, milk chocolatey creamy head, incredible retention
S&T - super rich, chocolate, coffee, roasted barley, fruity esters, fig, plum, oats, booze
M - full body, rich and smooth, booze is evident but not overpowering
O - first time trying something from this brewery, and it's really solid.

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4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A Deep motor oil black and a deep red wine color around the rim. 1/4 finger head not much lacing, nice legs. Really nice looking stout

S coffee, imperial Stout and some chocolate sweetness. Can detect a touch of alcohol. Smells good.

T follows the nose. Nice flavors. Not overly complex.

M this is where this beer loses me. Its creamy and soft but feels thin and tepid. Typically I don't like much carbonation in stouts but I think this beer could benefit from a bit more.

O this is a good stout but its just missing something for me. Mostly in the feel and the aftertaste was lacking. I thought the beer drank and tasted better a bit chilled

Bottom line: a good stout but there are year rounds I would take over this

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D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Double Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 1,112 ratings.