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

Not Rated.
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

994 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 994
Reviews: 391
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.48%
Wants: 148
Gots: 349 | FT: 33
Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MbpBugeye on 03-26-2010)
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neurobot01

California

3.99/5  rDev -5.5%

Undated bottle (I've had it for at least 2 months) into a snifter at fridge temp; allowed to warm 20 mins before drinking.

Look: pours very dark--as much like used motor oil as anything I've seen. Viscous, light-devouring ultra-dark brown. Very very tiny, cinnamon-colored head that quickly dissipates, leaving just a ring along the edge. Moderate amount of carb evident.

Smell: roasty, but with bright notes reminiscent of lemongrass. As it warms, rich homemade fudge asserts itself, along with a mild booziness. Also some fig/raisin in the background. The alcoholic version of Willy Wonka has a river that smells like this flowing through his factory.

Taste: sadly, the first (and strongest) taste is very metallic. It's like having a mouthful of pennies. This is a flavor I get in many (but not all); I generally associate it with lower quality, but given the solidness of this beer in all other categories, maybe it's just an ingredient or brewing technique that doesn't agree with me. There's also ample roast, some cherry, a bit of chocolate, and very mild hops. Obviously, this beer is at least 2-3 months old (and being from a trade, maybe much more), so whatever hops were there fresh are pretty faded at this point (which suits my tastes for stouts better--hops belong in CDAs).

Feel: really nice. Fairly thick, low but "correct" carbonation, straddles the line between dry and juicy.

Overall: I'm going to chalk up the taste to either a quirk of my palate, or else a result of any mishandling/incorrect storage that may have gone on before the bottle made it into my hands. Everything else about this beer attests to the skill of the brewer. It's also worth pointing out that I've recently discovered I really don't care for most non-BA American stouts, so even with the off taste I got, this one compares favorably against that cohort.

07-01-2014 01:34:43 | More by neurobot01
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-30-2014 13:06:33 | More by trxxpaxxs
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dtomes

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-30-2014 11:49:00 | More by dtomes
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RichH55

Illinois

5/5  rDev +18.5%

06-25-2014 21:55:36 | More by RichH55
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WuBByG999

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.5%

06-24-2014 23:48:49 | More by WuBByG999
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Mild_Bill

Illinois

5/5  rDev +18.5%

06-22-2014 17:33:10 | More by Mild_Bill
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Alieniloquium

Florida

2.28/5  rDev -46%

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Inky pitch black. Nice mocha head. Reduces to faint wisps, but stains the glass.

Smell - Lots of black patent malt. Deep chocolate. Boozy.

Taste - Immediate booze and chocolate. Then it has this intense peppery flavor that is quite bad. Very bitter. Harsh and metallic.

Mouthfeel - Harsh alcohol. Oxidized, I think, but there's no age information on the bottle. Medium heavy.

Overall - No idea what is causing that terrible flavor, but it makes it undrinkable. They way I'd imagine rust would taste.

06-20-2014 16:14:33 | More by Alieniloquium
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CaptainPancakes

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-17-2014 16:15:13 | More by CaptainPancakes
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jimberflap

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-16-2014 21:00:38 | More by jimberflap
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EvoRich

Pennsylvania

4.71/5  rDev +11.6%

Look: Jet black. Pours with a 1 finger head, dark caramel/reddish in color. The head fades quickly, leaving a foaming ring around the edge.

Smell: Chocolates, cherry, dessert. Just very sweet. Hints of brown sugar.

Taste: Much inline with the smell. It has a very wooden finish, as if it was oak aged. Maybe a bit hoppy as well, which I wasn't expecting.

Feel: This is absolutely amazing. Very full bodied. Very creamy and thick.

Overall: This is a great brew, however, I will say, I prefer Boris over Doris. I had Boris first and wanted to give Doris a try. While it's good, I feel as if they tried to make it better than Boris, and in my opinion, wasn't successful. Still a great beer.

06-16-2014 00:27:54 | More by EvoRich
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EricTKole

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-15-2014 01:59:49 | More by EricTKole
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Andrewleithsmith

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-10-2014 20:58:20 | More by Andrewleithsmith
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IAmHollywood13

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-09-2014 18:33:01 | More by IAmHollywood13
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dseanv

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

06-03-2014 19:11:52 | More by dseanv
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-02-2014 21:14:49 | More by TheBishopco
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chinchill

South Carolina

4.08/5  rDev -3.3%

From a 22(?)oz bottle.
Feel: Full thick body with excellent carbonation. Some alcohol evident.

Rich well-balanced flavor (although not quite as rich as the extreme Prairie Pirate Noir consumed beforehand). Bitter/sweet ratio kept in balance. Some coffee, especially in the aftertaste.

06-02-2014 14:22:00 | More by chinchill
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HRamz3

Pitcairn

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-02-2014 12:55:33 | More by HRamz3
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-01-2014 03:03:01 | More by Latarnik
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-29-2014 04:14:07 | More by yancot
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PappyVans

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-28-2014 08:07:43 | More by PappyVans
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ImperialStout

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-26-2014 23:19:18 | More by ImperialStout
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JT99125

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-25-2014 03:04:00 | More by JT99125
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.66/5  rDev -13.3%

Bottle opened on 4.12.14

A - Pours a dark brown with a red-dark brown head that fades fairly fast.

S - Lots of chocolate, roasted malts, oats.

T - Oats, raisins, chocolate, dry malts.

D - Heavy body with good carbonation.

O - 2011 or 2012, Decent, a touch oxidized.

05-23-2014 05:59:55 | More by HuskyinPDX
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JakeEsterly

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

05-22-2014 01:20:19 | More by JakeEsterly
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glf60

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-20-2014 12:07:02 | More by glf60
D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Double Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 994 ratings.