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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
outstanding

1,095 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,095
Reviews: 397
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 154
Gots: 379 | FT: 37
Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: MbpBugeye on 03-26-2010)
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Photo of BB1313
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Photo of barnzy78
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

Photo of DrewskiWhit
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
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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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Axnjxn
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2013 bottle into a snifter

Pours a pitch black color with motor oil viscosity. extremely dark beer, as dark as they get. Smell is pretty intense on chocolate and toffee and is promising. The taste is very intense, but dare i say too much so. Good flavor but this beer is a tad too bitter to be considered in the upper echelon. It also has a lot of smoke to it as the beer warms. It would definitely improve with a year or so of age on it. Very full bodied, low carbonation.

Overall a good imperial stout, but not one of the best.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Thehuntmaster
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

650 ml bottle 10,5% Abv.
Served chilled and split between a snifter and a wine glass.

Appearance: Wow, what a pour - Doris is one of the darkest beers I have ever seen and appears incredibly thick and oily. Needless to say, even the strongest of back lights doesn't even reveal a micron of light any where on the glass. A rough pour yields a small dark mocha coloured head that lasts reasonably well, but doesn't leave much in the way of lacing. A swirl coats the glass in a thick, sticky yellow-brown film that fades into heavy alcohol legs.

Smell: Mmmm, this smells fantastic - masses of bittersweet dark chocolate (almost dark chocolate brownie batter) combine with roasted malt, cocoa, a touch of dark salted caramel and some molasses. As the beer warms, the nose becomes somewhat sweeter, with some dark fruity notes becoming apparent.

Taste: The flavour offers more roasted malt than the nose suggested and a fair amount of bitterness, however there is still a fair amount of underlying sweetness. Notes include: dark chocolate, a touch of coffee, cocoa, dark carmel, heavily roasted malt, a little char, molasses and a touch of hops.
There is no trace of alcohol noted in the flavour.

Mouthfeel: Hmmm, now I didn't expect this to be over carbonated! Its not by much, but the medium-high level is a little much for me. Thankfully it does settle down pretty quickly and becomes quite a lot smoother.

Overall: Doris is a fantastic RIS and the best Hoppin Frog beer I have had to date. I can't wait to grab another bottle or two!

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Double Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 1,095 ratings.