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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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1,111 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,111
Reviews: 403
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.48%
Wants: 159
Gots: 386 | FT: 39
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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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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of xabyss
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Huge fan of B.O.R.I.S. and its barrel-aged counterpart, so pretty stoked about this one.

A: Pours glorious engine oil pitch black, and I do mean pitch black. That's gotta be one of the darkest stouts I've ever seen. No head. No lace.

S: First thing I notice is it's considerably boozier than its aforementioned brethren. That being said, the heat's not overwhelming and in fact impressively minimal for a brew of this caliber. Beyond that, loads of cocoa, smooth roasty malt and hints of caramel and coffee which become increasingly apparent as the beer warms. Picking up some hops in there as well. Pleasant on the nostrils, but I think regular B.O.R.I.S. bests it in this regard.

T: Big, complex beast. Again, not much booziness for a 10.5% brew. Borderline-burnt malt and chocolate open the sip. Some sugary caramel, hints of licorice, and burnt coffee enter mid-sip, of which the coffee bitterness continues lingering into the finish. Alcohol also present in the finish, but it's well-integrated.

M: Nice, thick and creamy with subdued carbonation. Just about perfect for the style.

O: I must admit I enjoy regular B.O.R.I.S. slightly more, and the barrel-aged variant a great deal more. Still, a formidable brew that's both tasty and makes me feel funny.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of BrownAleMale
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber bottle poured into a Gulden Draak tulip glass.

Appearance- Pitch black with mocha colored head that dissipates to about 1/8 inch layer. Leaves plenty of sticky lacing.

Smell- Chocolate, sweet malt and small amounts of hop. Smells like a alcoholic hershey drink.

Taste- More chocolate with a hop finish. Also a tiny bit of alcohol and warming on the back end.

Mouthfeel- Smooth as smooth gets.

Overall- World class stout that has lots of complex smells and flavors.

Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.85/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a tulip glass from a 22oz bomber.

Pours a gorgeous oily black color with a dark tan mocha colored head that is chocolatey looking and dense. It rises up to about half and inch. Slightly oily pour. Very nice looking brew.

Starts off with tons of delicious chocolaty goodness. Yummy oat grain notes with some tasty and roasty bread notes. Nice dark chocolate notes with some good milk chocolate sweetness. Mild caramel and molasses sweetness is present as well. There is some nice coffee notes with slight licorice and vanilla notes in the nose as well. Very delicious notes.

Wow. Taste wise this beer is amazing. Great balance of coffee roast notes with some nice chocolate and coca powder notes. Very delicious brew. Roasty, rich and full bodied. Delicious balance of toasty grain, roasted coffee, sweet coca and some nice dark coca bitterness. Amazing brew in my book. The mouthfeel is prefect. Creamy and silky with some nice micro bubbles that massage the tongue as the flavors coat the tongue with awesomeness. As the brew warms there are some nice vanilla spice notes and licorice that show up beneath the roasty notes. Awesome brew.

Very amazing brew! Im sad I haven't tried it sooner. Amazing roasted grain notes. Nice coffee that envelopes the whole experience. Nice cocoa sweetness with some slight dark cocoa bitterness. Overall. Extremely delicious and well balanced RIS.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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

This one pours like motor oil with a nice brown head. Smell is of strong dark chocolate, big roasted grain. Some roastiness going on in there, definite chocolate notes, bitter clean crisp finish from the hop presence. The right amount of carbonation that balances out the sweetness but keeps things plenty thick. Goes down surprisingly easy for a big stout. Hoppin’ Frog is getting closer and closer to my heart. This is similar to the BORIS, but with a big more heft and roast on the palate. Can't wait to try the BA version.

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into snifter, no bottle dating(but I bought this in Spring 2011). Pours dense pitch black color with a 1 finger dense dark brown head with good retention, that reduces to a thick cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing on the glass, with plenty of alcohol legs. Aromas of big dark chocolate, char, roasted malt, toffee, caramel, coffee, molasses, herbal, and earthiness. Very nice aromas with great balance, complexity, and strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, char, roasted malt, coffee, toffee, toast, caramel, molasses, and earthy spiciness. Lingering notes of dark chocolate, coffee, toffee, char, toast, and earthy spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of flavors; with nearly zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Very rich and robust. Light-medium carbonation and very full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and thick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Russian Imperial stout. Very rich and robust with nice complexity and balance of flavors; quite smooth to sip on. Very enjoyable to sip on slowly.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of smakawhat
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass.

A very thin one finger bubbly head, but extremely dark chocolate cocoa brown colored. I don't think I've seen a head this dark on a stout in ages, settles to a good collar, sitting and resting on a very opaque dark walnut brown body.

Nose is truly wonderful. It smells incredibly thick. Ganache dark chocolate. Ripping malt, a little bit of heat touch with blackened char and spices. Light action of anise and black licorice sweetness too. Heavenly.

Palate fills with an incredible richness, big and thick and coating. Flavors take a back seat a bit, but roll with a thick malt presence. Bittersweet dark chocolate in a glass. Minimal carbonation, with a light feel strangely among all the thickness. There's no heat on the taste of this either, a small little bit of hop bitter and sourness.

Overall these guys at Hoppin Frog just crush it on stouts. I think there's no question I prefer the regular BORIS and kill for the Bourbon BORIS, but this is great. For drinking though this feels more dessert forward and needs a pairing than solo I think.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of matttttYCE
3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Small head, about a finger high, dark brown and creamy. Sticks around a bit. Moderate lacing. Thick, oily, and viscous looking pour. Deep black liquid.

Lots of rich dark chocolate and roasted malts, even burnt cocoa and malts, dark roast coffee and bitterness, hints at smoke and char, noticeable hop notes and bitterness in there as well, black strap molasses, licorice, maybe some toffee as well.

Rich dark chocolate and roasted malts, burnt notes, coffee bitterness, some char, maybe oats as well, decent hopping here to support this big stout (though not IPA level evident), and some of the molasses, licorice, and toffee from the smell.

Very big imperial stout. Good body, heavy, full. Viscous consistency. Creamy consistency. Moderate length finish. Good exemplary mouthfeel for an RIS.

Overall a very enjoyable imperial stout, much the same as B.O.R.I.S. was, but, in this case, a bit bigger/more full. Not amazing, but quite good. Definitely a slow sipper though the alcohol doesn't really factor in for me, just a big, full bodied stout.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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