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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: 1,112
Reviews: 403
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 159
Gots: 388 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of lovindahops
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Watching the champion all american lacrosse showcase and havi g my first doris

A- completely opaque with spotty foam on the top. A roasted look that stays around with the foam curving on the edges of the glass. A solid ris look

S- big chocolatelty malt flavor all over the brew that grows exponentially with the roasty tones moving in next. Some sugar and caramelized scents are meshed in as some cocoa notes close out the almost non present alcohol theme

T- a tingley flavor of chocolate and caramel are sidetracked by roasted cocoa nibs that shiWatching the champion all american lacrosse showcase and havi g my first doris

A- completely opaque with spotty foam on the top. A roasted look that stays around with the foam curving on the edges of the glass. A solid ris look

S- big chocolatelty malt flavor all over the brew that grows exponentially with the roasty tones moving in next. Some sugar and caramelized scents are meshed in as some cocoa notes close out the almost non present alcohol theme

T- a tingley flavor of chocolate and caramel are sidetracked by roasted cocoa nibs that shine through with flavor. Very smooth combination with the oatmeal makes for a mud slide of flavor

M- magically smooth as you almost need to püll the layers of flavor off your mouth

O- i feel if this was brewery released with a lottery drawing facilitating the bottle allotment, people would be raving about doris. That said, it's an amazing ris

Photo of ChadQuest
3.61/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark black and inky, has legs. inky.
The nose is chocolate, has a large amount of hops, and roasted malts.
creamy chocolate is the base, roasted malts, hops are strong, cry cacao.
Full body, hoppin frog always has good stout bodies.

I enjoyed it for the 3 hours i drank the bomber.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of TrappistJohnMD
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a thick oily dark brown to black color with tan head that dissipates quickly to just a ring around glass edge. Minimal lacing.

Smell is rich with chocolate and dark toasted malts. Lots of toffee, caramel and coffee present too.

Taste follows the smell with hints of molasses mixed in. Not a lot of bitterness. Smokiness and oak mixed in as well. Very complex brew.

Mouthfeel is thick and oily. Very full bodied.

Overall this was enjoyable. Very complex brew. This is a difficult brew for me to find, but I will definitely pick up more when I see it.

Photo of mkotsayfan
4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a snifter. Pours a deep black with a nice dark mocha head w/tight bubbles. The aroma has a lot of dark chocolate, roasted malts, and slight coffee notes. The taste is very chocolately and malty, sweet but not too sweet. The mouthfeel is thick bodied with good carbonation, and it just finishes beautifully. Very little alochol burn, and the creaminess and silkiness, combined with being thick bodied but not too thick, make this exemplary (IMO) for an imperial stout.

A fantastic stout, Hoppin' Frog should consider giving this a barrel treatment...it could be something special as well.

Photo of claaark13
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a HF tulip at a little colder than cellar temp.

A - Pitch black pour with a nice dark brown head. Sticks well to the glass, lacing sticks around.

S - Roasted malt, hops, burnt cocoa.

T - Hop notes throughout, noticeable roast, sweet cocoa and coffee coming towards the end as they blend with the hops. There is a little bit of that "oats" flavor that I think is the focus of oatmeal stouts. Well balanced, the finish hints that it wants to go dry and then is coated with just enough sweetness to instead carry the flavors. Not even a touch of booze.

M - Heavy on the tongue, some carbonation dancing on the palate holds it back just a bit. Probably closer to a 4.5.

O - Extremely well done and $13 for a bomber. This must be some sort of joke. Not sure how it ages and I don't care. It is great fresh and I will buy some more tomorrow.

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4.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark, oily, no head and minimal lacing

S: Roasted malts, coffee, caramel, peppers, chocolate, toffee, dark fruits, smoke, subtle citrus and anise as well; there is a lot here and man does it smell good

T: Wow, this is a delicious, big beer: roasted malts, dark chocolate, raisins, peppers, booze, oats, caramel; it all comes together in the finish too; mmm

F: Pretty creamy--a touch thin in the finish perhaps but pretty good overall

O: Such a nice beer; boozy and peppery and chocolatey and delicious

Photo of korguy123
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into tulip.
Served slightly warmer than fridge temp to warm as I go.

A- Heavy, oily, thick black pour. Had to pour aggressively to get a short lived finger width chocolate milk coloured head. lacing is spotty, alcohol clings to the glass and won't let go.

S- Massive roasted coffee, roasted malts (almost burnt) slight char, dark toast. Dark bitter chocolate, black strap molasses, brown sugar, licorice. There is a touch of alcohol coming from the aroma after a slight swirl as well as some dates and figs maybe.

T- Dark roasted coffee, burnt toast, bitter dark chocolate, slight hop bitterness in the finish. Very roast forward, minimal on the sweetness. There is some licorice and molasses.

M- Thick, heavy, viscous, creamy and absolutely chewy.

O- I wasn't a fan of BORIS (poor palate?) But I wanted to give Hoppin Frog another chance. They really did redeem themselves with this one. I'm really glad this is readily available in Buffalo now.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

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D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Double Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 1,112 ratings.