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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: 159
Gots: 387 | 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  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a big deep brown, black with a nice brown cap

S: Mainly cocoa, roastness and booze

T: A pronounced oat, cocoa note with light espresso. The cocoa ranged from milk chocolate to bitter chocolate. Big roasted maltiness with a light dash of coffee. Booze is warming but not dominant. I did notice a pronounced funkiness on this beer as well.

M: Big body,tasty but not as creamy as I was expecting

O: Good

Photo of projectflam86
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber.

A- Pours a jet black color with a dark brown head that leaves good lacing. Looks like a doozy.

S- Deep charred burnt malt aromas with some smoke and alcohol. A slight hint of pine and bitterness is present as well.

T- Burnt toast and roasted black malt flavor dominates initially with a huge dose of alcohol in the finish. A touch of sweetness from the oatmeal and a wave of bitterness, black chocolate and coffee as it warms.

M- Incredibly thick and boozy with decent carbonation. It certainly feels the part for an RIS.

O- One massive stout to be sure. A touch too boozy for my preference but a year or two in the cellar should help to mellow that out a bit.

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

A: Poured into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Wow - I literally said "wow" as I poured it: this is thick - motor-oil-thick - black with a small brown head that seems to be reddish in the light at times.

S: Big-time roasted malt. Also some smoke or charcoal, and some chocolate - more noted as it warms.

T: Dark-roasted barley malt, roasted coffee beans. Thick molasses. Dark chocolate - the good kind (you know, with a high-percentage cacao count). Finishes with a char/charcoal drying bitterness that lingers on the sides of the tongue. As it warms, I start to get some hop bitterness - citrus - fighting with the char bitterness. Also a touch of fruity sweetness. It's a little bit hot on the way down the gulley, but otherwise that 10.5% ABV is well masked.

M: This is full-bodied. Carbonation at first seemed a bit too active and sharp, but it's mellowed after a few minutes have passed. Still a bit of carbonation "bite," however, keeps this from being described as creamy.

O: I like this. I haven't had BORIS in awhile, but I think I like this one just a little bit better.

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4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

appearance: Beautiful deep dark brown. Thick dark mocha head on the pour that recedes to a mere ring.
smell: like an RIS should. Let's see. Bitter sweet chocolate, coffee, vanilla (reminds of vanilla extract), some hops balanced with a sweetness.
taste: creamy sweet and bitter start with a bitter finish smoothed by the banana creaminess.
overall: Very nice. Impressed by the Hoppin line-up so far.

Photo of Daktyls
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark opaque black color with a minimal mocha head with fine bubbles lacing around the outside edge of the glass.

S: Dark cocoa upfront with some mild coffee notes along with some maltiness.

T: Dark cocoa and coffee with a mild amount of oatmeal. On the finish there is a light hoppiness that is masked pretty well by the cocoa and coffee.

M: Medium low amount of carbonation for this full-bodied brew, a little creamy on the finish with a big character.

O: Overall, fantastic. It's too bad that this is a limited release, because it's awesome. Very much delicious.

Photo of infi
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bomber, shared with BA's brun, NYManc and r0nyn.

Poured into a Corsendonk tulip.

Dark viscosity. Thick and black. Great espresso-colored head with low retention and no lacing.

Big amounts of malt and dark chocolate in the forefront with oily, resin hops in the background. Dark and burnt coffee grounds are also present in the nose.

Opens with black coffee astringency that eases into a bittersweet, dark chocolate essence and malted breadiness. Hops inflict a thin, earthy bitterness to the profile. Pairs immediately well with espresso-flavored 70% dark chocolate. Flavors mellow incredibly well.

Full-bodied with a very slick and oily feel on the palate. Thin astringency left on the palate. Reminiscent of a dark-roasted, black coffee. Much more substantial and flavorful than BORIS, for sure. A relatively inexpensive, yet great-tasting stout that is worth the buy.

Photo of ChugginOil
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

D.O.R.I.S the Destroyer

This beast pours an oily pitch black and has a dark brown colored head. Random spotty lacing and sticky oil cling the glass. The nose has a highly roasted profile and is full of coffee and dark chocolate that makes me think that im entering Wonka's factory. The taste is bold and full of rich chocolate, coffee and a bit of booze in the finish. The mouthfeel is full-bodied and oily, but not too thick. This beer is actually pretty drinkable for how big it is. Nice. Overall very enjoyable big sister of
B.O.R.I.S. Its got everything im lookin for in a stout.

Photo of kzoobrew
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Oreo for this beer. Cheers!

Solid black body, absolutely opaque there is not light breaking the surface. A modest one and a half finger dark cocoa head sits atop. The head disappears nearly as fast as it came, an ever so slight ring is left. No lacing to note, the glass remains clean.

Sweet fudgy chocolate aroma up front. There is a bit of roast behind to back it up a bit. There is a low level of char, very appropriate for the beer and not overstated. The aroma is not overly complex but it is rather enjoyable.

The flavor begins with the characteristics picked up in the nose and adds upon that. Dark chocolate flavor is followed immediately by a sweeter fudge flavor. An assertive hop presence develops on the midpalate. The bitterness from the hops leads into a pleasant roasted/char flavor on the backend. Again, the char is held in check and compliments the sweeter flavors which carry through from the front end. Overall the flavor is very well put together. The layers of flavor meld very well, each in appropriate proportion.

The mouthfeel is where the other stouts from Hoppin Frog fell short for me, DORIS bucks that trend. The carbonation is on the higher end of low just south of moderate. Full bodied beer, very smooth texture. The feel is not quite creamy but thick bordering on chewy.

Very enjoyable beer, reminiscent to Expedition Stout with the rich chocolate notes and the pleasant hop flavor. DORIS is one to sip and enjoy, you are not going to drink it fast but it is rather easy to drink. There are better Imperial Stouts out there but this is one worth checking out.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber enjoyed in a Sierra Nevada Imperial pint glass

A = pours a jet black with a dark brown, two finger head which quickly dissipates leaving minimal lacing

S = smoky malt, chocolate, roasted coffee, nothing overpowering, a near perfect blend of aroma

T = again, smokey malt, chocolate, coffee little bitterness with a little hint of alcohol in the end,

M = as smooth as silk, thick, only a little carbonation, and not too much burn from the alcohol at 10.5 this can sneak up on you

D = overall this is phenomenal. A bit bigger and bolder than the BORIS, this is one of my top two or three Russian Imperial Stouts.

Photo of alli4051
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle in a pint.

Pours that dark, viscous, almost black I think anyone would want in an imperial stout. Pour produces a big (for the style) brown sugar colored head that diss ages quickly leaving really no lacing at all. Nose is lots of dark malt, some dark fruits, chocolate and a surprising amount of hops. Taste mirrors the nose, dark malts up front followed by a nice finish of dark chocolate with a hint of hops. Full bodied with a sticky finish that's nice and not cloying. A great representation that does some things better than the standard.

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