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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
outstanding

987 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 987
Reviews: 391
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.48%
Wants: 148
Gots: 347 | 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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dday1231

Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +8.5%

A sweet chocolate goddess with a laurel of hops. Pours like hot tar or molasses. Pitch black. No head. Floral aroma. A special beer. I was honestly scared to drink a tall glass of liquid that trapped all light that entered the glass. I've never tried anything looked like it. However the taste is complex, not overpowering, well balanced, and unexpected subtleties exist. A rich and excellent beer.

12-02-2011 03:03:37 | More by dday1231
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athouve1

North Dakota

5/5  rDev +18.5%

12-01-2011 06:03:17 | More by athouve1
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +18.5%

Poured into a 20 oz Duvel giant tulip, very aggressively. Pours a amazing black, no light penetration at all, with a 4 inch sticky dark mocha head, that settles into a film of bubbles, with some lacing. Smell dark chocolate and roasted strong coffee, wow! Taste just about blows you away with what your nose hinted too, you realize that this is a special stout. Mouthfeel is truly exceptional. Large, but not over the top. Great life for it's abv and not overly dry. Easy drinking, but you wonder if it is higher in abv even if alcohol taste isn't present. This is one of the best beers that has touched my lips, truly a gem.

12-01-2011 00:40:14 | More by SawDog505
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +18.5%

12-01-2011 00:13:47 | More by Rochefort10nh
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ixodus

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-30-2011 03:32:26 | More by ixodus
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brandoman63

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-29-2011 20:22:54 | More by brandoman63
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-27-2011 01:14:20 | More by Exiled
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johnhenryconway


4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-24-2011 09:41:47 | More by johnhenryconway
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +18.5%

11-23-2011 16:31:46 | More by FreshmanPour77
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pest

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

11-23-2011 04:49:04 | More by pest
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captainbearcat

Illinois

5/5  rDev +18.5%

11-22-2011 21:49:18 | More by captainbearcat
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bob727

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-22-2011 03:18:06 | More by bob727
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BeerBaron

Ohio

5/5  rDev +18.5%

11-21-2011 00:26:29 | More by BeerBaron
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Magery

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-20-2011 21:16:53 | More by Magery
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%

Poured into a snifter. I love me some BORIS, but never had this on a clean palate before.

4.0 A: Black as black gets. One finger of creamy mocha head. Retention is about as good as you'd expect from a beer this big and a short ring of lacing is left.

4.5 S: This is a big beer with a massive aroma. Like BORIS, this has tons of molasses, sweet caramel, and chocolate. To reiterate, molasses in king in this aroma. New to the game is a big increase in anise and a bigger increase of flowery and earthy hoppiness. Moderately roasty with the smallest touch of char. The oats for the most part get pushed to the wayside. This has a chocolate liqueur type booziness to it. Quite nice.

4.0 T: This is indeed tasty, but it doesn't have the elegance that BORIS does. Caramel and molasses are big players again, but they don't mesh all that well with the herbal and flowery hops. I've never been much of a fan of black IPAs or super hoppy imperial stouts. However, this is still damn good since BORIS is incredible. Definitely more roasty and charred than BORIS. Again, plenty of anise and a chocolatety booziness. Lightly fruity, moderate balancing hop bitterness, and hints of coffee.

4.0 M: Heavy body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

4.0 D: I enjoyed this beer, but I prefer fresh BORIS by a long margin. That said, this can probably age like a champ. I think if I wait long enough, the hoppiness will subside and I'll like this a lot more. I'm going to get a couple for the cellar for sure. Whatever the case, Hoppin' Frog knows how to make stouts.

11-20-2011 05:32:31 | More by DavoleBomb
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +18.5%

11-20-2011 03:27:26 | More by PEIhop
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ALLISON01

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-18-2011 23:16:07 | More by ALLISON01
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Photekut

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -28.9%

11-18-2011 22:26:05 | More by Photekut
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mgbickel

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.5%

11-18-2011 19:05:34 | More by mgbickel
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +18.5%

11-18-2011 18:14:51 | More by HopStoopid120
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vince4953529

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-18-2011 07:01:30 | More by vince4953529
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jegross2

Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +5.9%

2010 vintage bottle served in snifter.

Appearance: Darkest of dark brown beer pours with a very inviting brown head that is about one finger of foam thick. Settles into a thin brown lace.

Smell: Prominently dark chocolate/cocoa, burnt coffee and cherries with some alcohol notes.

Taste: Light coffee, oats-and-dark chocolate taste with a lasting espresso finish. Some subtle and welcome hop presence as well. Alcohol is not noticeable, even as the beer warms. The flavor is quite balanced overall.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, very low carbonation. Slightly oily.

Overall: Near brilliance is a bottle. Drinkable, delectable, and complex. One of the better Russian Imperials that I have had to date.

11-18-2011 06:39:42 | More by jegross2
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-18-2011 00:55:28 | More by nmann08
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schillman

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +18.5%

11-17-2011 16:34:19 | More by schillman
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davesway10

Iowa

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-16-2011 22:02:14 | More by davesway10
D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Double Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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