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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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1,141 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,141
Reviews: 408
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 163
Gots: 389 | FT: 40
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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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Ratings: 1,141 | Reviews: 408
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of jegross2
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of barleywinefiend
4/5  rDev -5.2%
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 -3.3%
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 +2.6%
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 -0.5%
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.

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4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Double Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 1,141 ratings.