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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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94
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1,069 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,069
Reviews: 397
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 151
Gots: 370 | FT: 35
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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4/5  rDev -5%

GreatBloomer, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of dogfishandi
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter.

pours out an extremely dark black, burnt up motor oil. about one fingers worth of some super dark brown head, creamy, good retention, and leaves some nice lace. this is a seriously dark looking stout.

super roasted, burnt charred malts are what i pick up most in the aroma. a bit of booze and dark fruits as well. dark dark cocoa.

again, big roasted, burnt malts, as well as some toasted/ roasted grain flavor. burnt char flavors are all over this. some dark dark chocolate plays off all the roasted malt with hints at times of dark fruits. finishes with a bitter cocoa roast flavor and a spicey, booze finish.

creamy, silky smooth. big body, carbonation is right where you would want it for a beer like this.

a solid imperial stout. i enjoyed this more than boris for sure. if this seen extended time in a bourbon barrel i think it could really be magical.

dogfishandi, Jul 13, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

TrickkyGangsta, Jul 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Stinger80OH, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of Crimsontider22
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Crimsontider22, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of RandyKemka
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

RandyKemka, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of st9647v3
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

st9647v3, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of znichols
4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Silky, creamy black liquid with pretty much no head. A touch of webbing on top of the beer after a minute or so. Touch of lacing. WHAT AN EXCEPTIONAL LOOKING BEER!

S- Big rich roast aroma with a touch of smoke and chocolate. Perhaps a backdrop of herbal hops and vanilla/toffee.

T- Slick roast flavor with slight cereal grain edge. Dark chocolate and molasses in the middle. A hint of hops and booze on the backend. Overall, great flavor here.

M- Big and smooth mouthfeel. Fairly heavy and slick. Exceptional.

O- This really is a phenomenal Impy Stout. With the unbelievably smooth chocolate and roast flavor and literally no alcohol present, i would put this up there with celebs like Dark Lord. No joke. Seek it out.

znichols, Jul 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

TomClem, Jul 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

transmogrified, Jul 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

lvoutlawjlh, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of rkasten1
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

rkasten1, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of beerthulhu
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Viscose crude oil pour exit from the bottle settles with a two finger marshmellow mild chocolate colored head that was fairly steady and long on the hold. The lacing sticks around with a thin film, full coating on the vessel. Hardly gets better then this visually overall and per style.

S: Oatmeal is distinct, a rich chocolate roast, freshly ground dark espressro beans lie underneath providing a good level of aromatic activity. A touch of burnt caramel, burnt marshmellow with some burnt wildflower hopping. Toasted burnt woodiness, nice gentle lingering aroma. Rich and smooth.

T: Flavor was rich with a sweetly dark burnt presence of chocolate roast, oats, and burnt marshmellow. Some creamer, roasted barley and alcohol hints. Smooth roasted bitterness is silky on the take. A touch of smoked burnt woodiness, smoldering campfire silty minerality, nutmeg alcohol, burnt wildflowers leaves with a very refined lingering smooth silty bitterness.

M: Medium body, softly carbonated, very smooth and silky texture on the tongue. No alcohol detection.

O: Overall a very smooth and silky dark roasted treat with a well concealed abv%. Very nice and easy drinkability, great complexity, transition of flavor from start to finish and a silty smooth bitterness. Keeps getting better and better to the bitter end.

beerthulhu, Jun 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

sammo, Jun 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

Stumpy29er, Jun 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

BWHD, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color. The beer has a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer dark mocha head that reduces to a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate lacing is observed.

S: Strong aromas of milk chocolate, dark roasted malts, and anise/licorice. There is a dark fruit sweetness along with some light hints of alcohol.

T: The beer has quite a lot of dark fruit sweetness along with milk chocolate, anise/licorice, dark roasted malts, and some hints of oatmeal.

M: Full bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Oatmeal creaminess.

O: There is some interesting complexity to this beer but it is not the easiest to drink. The flavors are extremely rich but it is a sipping beer.

dbrauneis, Jun 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

M27, Jun 24, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a very thin tan head that died down rather quickly, leaving just swirls of bubbles on the surface and a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of black licorice in the nose along with notes of roasted malts. The smell becomes stronger as the beer warms up.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of black licorice along with notes of roasted malts and hints of oatmeal. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels relatively full-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is rather intense but is something that is nice to sip and savor.

metter98, Jun 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

lern, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of WesM63
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from 22oz bottle into a large snifter.

A: Pours nearly pitch black with a 1finger deep mocha head. Some lacing and retention are present.

S: Roasted malts, sweetness, some chocolate and almost a hint of oak.

T: Delicious roasted malts and sweet dark chocolate then Oak/wood and some coffee at the end along with a tiny bit of alcohol burn on the way down.

M: Medium to full body and carbonation.

O: Wow, I'm impressed. It's sweet, smooth and delicious. Absolutely a must try.

WesM63, Jun 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

AlexDank, Jun 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

hiphopj5, Jun 19, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

this is a monster. pours dark chocolate like herseys syrup, some serious viscosity here. thick as honey, with almost no head. smells like alcohol and coffee, tempered by dark dark malts and flaked oats. flavor is heavy on the coffee, also a little sweet like burnt sugar. bready grains, oatmealy. they oats still manage to find a place amongst all the heavy hitters in here. mouthfeel is just wild, maybe the thickest sludgiest beer ive ever seen, impossibly full bodied, its heavy in my glass even, just dense. almost no carbonatio, this is quite strange. like something id expect to see from mikkeller. this was my first hoppin frog beer but it wont be my last, it was an ambitious undertaking on their part, and i think its executed quite well. not a beer for everyone, but if you like these colossal stouts, this is your horse, or should i say frog?

StonedTrippin, Jun 17, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a sludgy, thick black with the smallest of dark tan heads.

Smells of sweet, plummy dark malts, some chocolate also comes though.

Taste is roasted, biscuit up front that goes into a more plum/grapefruit mixed with roasted malt middle before ending on sweet, complex finish with chocolate and coffee notes.

Heavy body and low carbonation. Alcohol is present, could do well to mellow some.

Damned fine Imp Stout that reminds me of a more viscous Yeti. I thought BORIS was missing something...don't feel the same way about this one.

TenHornsProud, Jun 16, 2012
D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Double Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 1,069 ratings.