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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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Ratings: 1,111
Reviews: 403
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 158
Gots: 387 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of GregSVT
3.34/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle into a tulip

A: Pours black as empty space with a nice very dark brown head that fades to a ring and leaves some lacing on the glass. Seriously mean looking stout!

S: The nose starts with dark chocolate and a bit of citrus from the hops. That's about all I get out of the aroma here besides the booze.

T: The taste is equally disappointing with mainly bakers chocolate and citrus hops. The booze is also noticeable here and not in a good way.

M: The feel is excellent though. On the fuller side of medium with a great amount of creamy carbonation.

O: I had this at a tasting a year ago and thought it was tasty. Having this bottle I may have to change my mind on that one. I like the look and the feel but the most important aspects are average at best.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of AdamHart22
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 22 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A - real dark and oily. Light does not penetrate this stout.

S - I get cherries, malt, and leather. Its a pleasant nose.

T - excellent. Malt at first, then a dark cherry, finishing on a molasses note. Well done.

M - thick and oily. It is a double imperial oatmeal stout... it better be thick and syrupy!

O - A solid representation of this style. It would be excellent with a dessert. I will definitely purchase this again.

Photo of cvm4
3.65/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a black as night liquid with a tan head. Not much lacing.

S - Roasted malt, dry & sweet chocolate and expresso.

T - The roasted malts & coffee that hit you upfront almost taste burnt. Dark fruits in the middle and a licorice with sweet cocoa nibs finish.

M - low carbonation with medium body.

O - It's a sweeter stout than I care for but still good in its own right.

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4.4/5  rDev +4.5%

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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%

Photo of Jimmys
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

bomber into a snifter. opens with a weak sign. review #550.

A: pours the pitches of blacks. havent had too many beers that are this dark. head is brown and minimal. lacing is thick. the head size might have something to do with the the lack of pop of the cap.

S: coffee, booze, roast, sweet unfermented sugars. hoppy, but definitely more malt on this nose.

T: big time flavors here. boozy and slightly autolyzed. starts roasty and sweet. the sugars linger throughout and stick into the finish. the roast doest dry out but stays a bit sweeter.

M: super silky and pretty flat. unfortunate. full bodied. duh.

D: this is a big time boozy brew but not totally unrestrained. gets smoother as the sips progress. however, i would suggest giving this some more time in the bottle. also, since having both i would have to say im more of a fan of DORIS little brother, BORIS.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of DoubleJ
4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hoppin' Frog is in Colorado too? Thanks for pointing this out at the liquor store Sergio, and for sharing this bottle. From a 22 ounce bottle, on to the beer:

Super black color with tanned lace and not much of a head. But it does give off a few legs. This is a great nose; very dessert-like. You'll like it too, unless you're not into brownies, wafers, and oatmeal cookies. That's fine, more for the rest of us.

There's some oxidation in this bottle which adds a cherry flavor to the beer. There's chocolate, and toasted malts in the mix. A little of the high alcohol is felt, which doesn't get annoying and attempts to balance out the beer. The taste is really a borderline 4/4.5, but I can only grant one score. It's a full bodied beer, very smooth and appraochable.

A rich and delicious imperial stout. This one begs for a piece of chocolate cake.

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3.53/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours black, heavy and syrupy. Head is dark khaki, creamy, and drops to a tiny collar in short order. Very still and heavy.

Smell: Intense, fudgy sweetness. Massive malts. Sweet, chocolate malts, cake, fudge, deep roasted malts, and did I mention chocolate. Fresh espresso. So sweet and roasty. Reminds me of chocolate cake. Leather and plum. Raisins. Deep fruit. Burnt, over roasted malts. Faintly smoky.

Taste: Intensely roasted. Acrid smoky edge. Slightly burnt. Leather, plum and cherry. Huge sweetness. Chocolate cake and brownies. Fudge, loads of fudge. Chocolate, dark, milk, nibs, and malts. It's all there. Old coffee grinds. Bitter roasty chocolate. Treacle. Oats on the back. Rough around the edges. So much malt aggression.

Mouthfeel: Full and syrupy. No carbonation. Slightly dry in an acrid way.

Overall: This beer is absurd.

So much malt, so much everything. It was a struggle to drink half the bottle and I felt like crap afterward. So very heavy and sweet and decadent. Sits heavy. Split with a bunch of friends. Dessert beer for a week.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, match1112!

Black throughout with a very small dark brown head; thick and substantial, but not quite menacing. This leaves small dots of stick down the glass.

Full, complete aroma of roasted malt, cocoa powder, and ground coffee beans. Nice.

The flavor shines, with rich roast, bitter chocolate, and espresso combining incredibly well. There's perhaps just the hint of a dark fruit character, and personally, I'm happy I don't detect any licorice/anise character. Rich, bold flavors; the lingering cocoa powder/bitter chocolate finish is very much appreciated.

Near full in body with low-moderate carbonation. No trace of alcohol. I wish it was a bit creamier, but I'm only nitpicking.

A delicious, complete, flavorful imperial stout.

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3.58/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle served in a Westbrook Tulip. 2011 vintage.

A: Pours an opaque black color with a quick dissolving dark brown head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring and some whisps.

S: Dark fruits, roasted malts and a touch of smoke are all present here. Some dark chocolate and bitter coffee beans pop up as well.

T: Some nice dark fruit flavors with a slight booze kick hits up front. The booze lingers throughout and has intermingling flavors of bakers chocolate and candied sugar. The finish has a ton of semi-bitter roasted malts that a have a little sweetness kick as well and a twinge of smoke.

M: Heavy bodied with a medium carbonation level. Nice mouth coating oiliness and slickness.

O: Very solid flavors throughout. The booze lingers a little much and leaves a little too much sweetness. There is some deep roasted malts that counter this in the finish, but the booze seems to stick around even after that.

D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Double Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 1,111 ratings.