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D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Double Imperial Stout - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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Ratings: 1,045
Reviews: 396
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 151
Gots: 358 | FT: 34
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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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Photo of Bendurgin
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured this into a tulip. Pour looks great. Pours solid black with about half an inch of great looking mocha colored head. The head didn't last long but some really nice lacing on this. Big nose full of roasted malts, rich chocolate and bitter espresso. Good earthy smell but I get a bit more alcohol in the nose than I would like, it's not overly offensive, but it is absolutely there. Big earthy flavors followed by a nice finnish of bitter cocoa and espresso. I get a little alcohol flavor but not enough to really put me off. The mouthfeel is nice and silky. Thank you oatmeal! Good carbonation and the relatively light body makes this real easy to drink. Minimal heat from the high abv is also a huge bonus.

Bendurgin, Jul 05, 2010
Photo of merlin48
4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Nothing like another huge stout from the folks at Hoppin' Frog. Doris pours dark as night, like years old motor oil and just as viscous. Garnet hues on the fringes. No real head but a lasting collar and some spots of lace on the goblet.

Aroma features ripe red plums, chocolate covered cherries, pine hops, oatmeal, and a vinous note underneath.

Full body has a silky oatmeal creaminess and a subdued carbonation.

Taste is decadent. Creamy oatmeal, citrusy and earthy hops, cherries, red plums, figs, bittersweet chocolate, and just a hint of roasted coffee. Slight alcohol warmth. Finishes with a bitter roastiness.

The frog brewers know how to put together a big stout. Excellent production!

merlin48, Jun 26, 2010
Photo of Tyrawlings
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 Oz. Bottle poured into a pint glass.

A:Black as the darkest night. Barely a spectrum of light penetrates this receptical. Cinnamon brown head pours a half digit thick and quickly fades into a micro bubble ring around the rim of the glass.

S:Sweetness of oats. Chocolate. Roasted coffee. Damp earth. Burnt husk. Soft sherry whaffer.

T:Strong earthy hops with a surprising bitterness dominate the front end of this brew and are immediatley followed by a rich chocolate and roasted coffee flavor. Soft caramel malt presence. Ghost smoke. The sweetness of sugared oats transition into a soft sherry like finish.

M:Thick and creamy. Sticky and slightly warm.

D:Incredibly drinkable for a RIS. Proper aging might make this elixir something special!

Tyrawlings, Jun 26, 2010
Photo of connecticutpoet
4.88/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

After recently having had both B.O.R.I.S. and barrel-aged B.O.R.I.S., I was eager to try this one. Three great RIS in one week from Hoppin' Frog! Yeah!

This beer was incredibly dark brown, nearly opaque. I could see clarity when I poured, so I must not have stirred up the yeast sediment. It produced a one-finger head in my pint glass, medium brown in color and made of fine foam. After it subsided, a ring remained that left lacing in my glass.

Aroma was of full rich dark malts, chocolate, and dark fruits. Some hops came through in the middle, and the roasted notes drifted in at the very end.

Taste was in-freaking-CREDIBLE! Initially very hoppy and bitter, which surprised the hell out of me. How did they hop it so much it could overcome the darkness? Then came in the dark earthy malts and roasted barley flavors, and hints of milk chocolate. Aftertaste was of roasted malt overlaid with hops. Wow. This is like they tried to blend the characteristics of an IPA with a RIS, and the balance they achieved was perfect.

Mouthfeel was full, rich, chewy, and silky smooth. Somewhat oily after the swallow, it left a presence in my mouth that carried the flavor on and on.

Drinkability is EXCELLENT. This is going down well, and it is improving as it warms. It will not be difficult finishing this bottle, and I know that I am going to see if there is any left at Julio's. I want another in my cellarso I can see what happens in a year or two.

connecticutpoet, Jun 25, 2010
Photo of jmix
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Makes B.O.R.I.S. look like a pansy (no disrespect intended to B.O.R.I.S.)!
A= don't think it can get much darker that this
S= rich, roasty, earthy, some fruity notes
T= a whole lot going on here, robust, resiny, earthy, hints of smoke & slight fruity sweetness
M= thick, rich, silky, smooth, clings to the pallate
D= crushed a bomber & that was more than enough. Big & heavy but so very, very good!

jmix, Jun 18, 2010
Photo of kbeals
3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I think Socekim12 traded this to me at DLD...

A- Pours and inky, jet black with a thin layer of dark brown head. Head retention is near non-existent as is the lacing. I can't take much off the score for that though. I never really expect these higher ABV brews to have much retention or lacing.

S- Deep tones of dark fruits, chocolate, some char in there as well. Hops come into play as well. Pretty well balanced smell for an RIS.

T- Lots of chocolate and dark fruits up front. Has a touch of bitterness from the hops. Slightly smoky flavor to it also. Very complex but can become a bit cloying.

M- Super thick with very little carbonation. This was one of the most viscous brews I've ever poured into a glass.

D- The sweetness gets to me after a while. This is still a fine brew and well worth seeking out.

kbeals, Jun 12, 2010
Photo of DmanGTR
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to RocPorterFanatic for busting this out at Flossmoor Station's pre DLD party on 4/23/10. Review from notes.

A - Poured a very dark cocoa brown with deep cherry brown hues. Tan head with decent lacing that retained as a thin cap. 4.0

S - Hazelnut, blackberries, figs, and amaretto. Wow this is very different but very good. Light floral hoppiness too. 4.5

T - Deep, dark, roasty, hint of ash, dark fruits, figs, pepper, dude this is insane. Ends with a nice hop bite. What's nice is that the flavors are discernible and not muddled at all. 5.0

M - Thick and intense, nicely smooth carbonation. 4.5

D - Bit of heat in the finish but a very excellent beer indeed. 4.0

DmanGTR, Jun 09, 2010
Photo of younger35
4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Received this brew from Gibby not so long ago and have been waiting to enjoy this one. I absolutely LOVE B.O.R.I.S and can't wait to try this. Drank from my Surly Darkness snifter.

Appearance- Pours a dark blackish brown with a nice half finger creamy dark brown head that settles quickly. Not much of a cap is left but a thin collar remains along with a bit of random spotty lacing.
Smell- Lots of raw grainy smells that I'm assuming is from the oatmeal. It's earthy and beautiful and smells like freshly milled two-row. Plenty roasted as well with a dark coffee nose and earthy cocoa. Maybe a bit of a citrus kick but I don't think the hops play a huge factor in the nose. It's malty and rich and roasted.
Taste- Whoa there are really hops in this beer! I get a big bitter hoppy kick right from the start that mixes with the alcohol for sort of a boozy fruitiness. Dark fruits galore with some prune and raisin characteristics. Once your mouth acclimates the oatmeal comes through with a sort of toasted grainy maltiness along with plenty of rich dark coffee. Of course some chocolate comes through but really is an afterthought. The finish is rich and dark and nice and warm.
Mouthfeel- Thick and rich with a velvety smooth feel and nice light carbonation that is remarkably assertive considering the feel.
Drinkability- REALLY dug the shit out of this one. It's so raw and grainy at times with a big oatmeal presence and a nice fruity American hop profile. As much as I love B.O.R.I.S I'd take this over it any day. It's just bigger and bolder and really really tasty. Thanks much Jeff!!

younger35, Jun 09, 2010
Photo of cpetrone84
3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-pours a thick viscous jet black liquid with a dark tan colored head that is thick and creamy.

S-the nose has hints of tobacco, tons of anise, light burnt bitter coffee, notes of toffee and caramel. the back adds just a hint of malty sweetness in the form of dark fruits.

T-more of a roasted malt profile in the taste, tobacco in the front with anise behind. notes of cherries and plums in the back with a light herbal hop presence and slight bitterness.

M-syrupy medium body, smooth like velvet, creamy with low carbonation and a slick finish.

D-not heavey and able to be drinkin. has a decent balance between the roasted malts and the malty sweetness, not fantastic but pretty well done.

cpetrone84, Jun 07, 2010
Photo of beerphan
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle -> 8oz sampler glas
no date

Pours black with a darker than dark dense head that settles to a solid film of dishwater suds. Not unexpectedly, no lace.

Nose: Cocoa initially, followed by some dark fruits, plum foremost

Slick oily mouthfeel followed by dry alocohol dryness. Sweet cocoa coffee with toasted burn flavors and alcohol warmness. No hiding the booze here, but who cares? It double Boris and its not shy about letting you know. Nice chocolate bitterness lingers and ask for another sip.

Boozy and in your face! This one would work good with a brownie and a sunrise!

beerphan, Jun 05, 2010
Photo of Casey10
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer is really nice. I have been sitting on it for around a month after I picked it up from Redstone liquiors.

This is a great brew here is the review.

A - Dark Chocolate small wispy head looks nice.

S - Beautiful a chocolate liquirace smell almost sweet.

T - a A nice treat provides a bittersweet choco otmeal taste that is sweet and nice.

M - Nice bitter feel expected but nice.

D - Would want another as would anyone it's that good.

Casey10, Jun 04, 2010
Photo of beerhan
4.8/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I am reviewing this as I am drinking it for fear that I am going to have this 22oz bomber down in the next ten minutes. This beer is simply beautiful. It is nearly pitchblack with a cocoa head. It tastes like dark chocolate with a hint of coffee with a creamy aftertaste. I love imperial stouts and had no idea what to expect from a Double Oatmeal Russian Imperial Stout but needless to say this is excellent. Its sad that I have never tried anything from this brewery before yet they are only a couple hours away from me. That frog just had me doubting them. I have always heard good things about Boris but never got around to paying ten dollars for a bottle from a brewery I had never heard of but this is beauty at its finest.

beerhan, Jun 04, 2010
Photo of deltatauhobbit
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pitch black color, pretty viscous almost motor oil like, very small tan head, more of a cap really, not much in the way of lacing though.

Smell has a huge roasted malt aroma with a decent amount of hop backing, can make out some alcohol but it's mostly hidden in the nose.

Taste is very thick and sticky, huge roasted malt and coffee presence, slight hop bitterness in the aftertaste but the majority of the bitterness comes from the coffee presence, bit of chocolate in the flavor, very very sticky so I had to mention it again, not sugary or sweet either which is surprising considering how big this is, the alcohol is well hidden and barely noticeable at all.

I haven't had BORIS yet but DORIS is a rock star.

deltatauhobbit, Jun 03, 2010
Photo of Ryan011235
4.78/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter on 5/18/10

Man, this is one dark beer. Even on the pour DORIS is one of the darkest, most dense browns I've seen in a beer; very close to black. Once in the glass I held it to the light; the result was similar to an eclipse. A very slow & determined pour managed to raise one finger of darker-hued milk chocolate foam. Interestingly enough, the foam takes its time receding to a thin skim & some bubbles. Spiderweb-like lacing so far. Decent retention considering. Lacing is almost nil in the long run; just up & vanishes. However, a good bit of lace holds on from the second pour.

Steeped in roasted malts & oatmeal, the nose is quite intense & impressive. Said oatmeal quickly imparts an air of gentility to an otherwise assertive malt bill. Notes of freshly ground coffee beans, espresso & high-cocoa-percentage dark chocolate. On the whole it smells dry & roasted; there doesn't seem to be a ton of sugars. Some alcohol is detectable in the nose.

The taste is all the more impressive. Bittersweet dark chocolate rushes in immediately & is of great dominance throughout. Dry, roasted coffee blends in at a seemingly perfect ratio, becoming most notable toward the finish. Plenty of oats offer something of a refined counterpoint to the roasted malt madness, though the oats are less pronounced than in the aroma. Hints of molasses emerge toward the mid-section. Thankfully this beer stops short of being overly sweet. Though not nearly the hoppiest of Russian Imperial Stouts, a bit of hop kick is had toward the finish - seems to be of the citric variety, though it's too integrated to be sure. Moderate burnt undertones also are manifest on the finish.

Very dense & viscous, DORIS is a formidable opponent. No doubt this is a weighty beer; so sticky & chewy. Carbonation is low & creamy with a full willingness to allow the flavor profile to be its most expressive. Roasted residuals of the above malty goodness linger on the finish, as does the aforementioned hop bitterness. Alcohol heat is appreciable, though it isn't too harsh.

Taking into account the magnitude of this beer, drinkability is awesome. It's a sipper for sure, but dang if it isn't worth every minute. My only critique, albeit a minor one, would be a tad more burnt flavors. That would be nit-picking, though. This beer lost no luster as I drank it; I actually found myself more intrigued by it with each passing sip. For me, this is in the top-tier of the style. If you see it, don't hesitate.

Ryan011235, Jun 03, 2010
Photo of LauraAlberts
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured into a snifter - rendered little to no head. Looks like thick, day-old coffee - opaque black

Smell: Sweet oatmeal cookies - followed by black liquorice, tobacco, chocolate and faint hint of brown leather

Taste: coffee, mocha, hops turn bitterness into a raw cocao flavor - dark chocolate coupled with hop bitterness

Mouthfeel: smooth, silky, thick - leaves the palate overwhelmed with hops and chocolate after taste beckoning for another sip. Tastes like a beer Stone would make. Definitely packed with imperial stout features.

Drinkability: ABV 10.5 + price/availability make this brew one to share in good company. The alcohol is still present in the flavor making me think this is one that will weather well over the years - perhaps comparable to Dogfish Heads World Wide Stout.

A great Imperial Stout - I was impressed - not at all let down - the packaging holds true to the contents.

LauraAlberts, Jun 01, 2010
Photo of jwinship83
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle from batch one. drank from my stone IRS snifter. no freshness information on the bottle.

A- the beer comes out of the bottle an inky looking black with a very tiny coffee colored head on it. the head becomes a crown after a minute and leaves behind little to no lacing.

S- dark roasted malts. almost burnt smelling. after that comes a pretty solid whiff of coffee. lots of dark chocolate is in here also. pretty intense.

T- the taste mimics the smell. the roasted malt comes across as almost burnt. lots of dark chocolate and coffee. the finish is dry and bitter. the alcohol comes through a little hot.

M- full bodied with a low level of carbonation. moderate warming form the alcohol.

D- not as user friendly as BORIS. id love to see how a little time in the basement changes this. too strong to attempt more than one.

jwinship83, May 27, 2010
Photo of brentk56
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a pitch black color with a small, very dark tan head that quickly fades to a ringlet and archipelago, leaving a lot of viscous spots on the side of the chalice

Smell: Whoa, this is one hoppy stout; underneath the hops there is a lot of roasty malt, chocolate and dark fruit, with a hint of ethanol

Taste: The hops arrive first, but after it settles in there is a massive dark fruit, graham cracker and chocolate flavor, followed by roast and the reappearance of the hops; after the swallow, the hops, chocolate and dark fruit co-mingle, with a hint of residual sweetness to balance out the bitter flavors

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and creamy, with low to moderate carbonation but a tingle on the tongue from the bitterness

Drinkability: It has been a while since I had BORIS, so I cannot really compare the two, but this is one powerful beer

brentk56, May 26, 2010
Photo of Brez07
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a snifter

A: Black pour with a quickly disappearing mocha head. No lacing present on the glass

S: Oat right up front, very nice. Followed by a slight roasted malt and chocolate smell. Alcohol shows up once the beer warms up a bit

T: Just like the smell, except not as much oat. Instead, the roasted flavor is more dominant, leaving a bitter finish

M: Possibly the only thing holding this beer back. I find it rather thin for the style. Carbonation is borderline too high

D: This is a very smooth drinking beer with a very minimal alcohol presence. That being said, it is still a sipper. Hopefully I'll be able to pick up another bottle to age. I will say that I prefer BORIS to this though

Brez07, May 25, 2010
Photo of ThreeWiseMen
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this as an extra in a trade with hopsleeroy. Thanks for the hook-up Lee! Split this with several friends at a tasting last night.

Poured into a New Belgium globe.

Appearance: Poured out thick and oily; produced a murderous, red-brown layer of dense foam. Body is jet black and opaque. After a minute or so, the red shades fall out of the head, leaving a sticky, ashy brown cap. Tons of lacing all the way down. Looks fantastic for the style.

Smell: Oats and roasted malt are the most prominent, but molasses and floral hops are also there. A mild char sticks to everything. Not as exciting as I had hoped, but solid.

Taste: Dark chocolate, oats, caramel, and char. Piney hops come through huge in the finish and aftertaste - lots of lingering bitterness. Chocolate syrup emerged once my palate had acclimated to this beer. Very dense and bold. "The Destroyer" is a very appropriate name for this RIS.

Mouthfeel: Very malty and full-bodied. Velvety carbonation rolls across the palate, providing gentle stimulation. Finishes both dry and sweet, but with a long-lasting bitter aftertaste.

Drinkability: D.O.R.I.S. is bold and very flavorful, but it lacks the delicate complexity I love in regular B.O.R.I.S.. I could imagine an entire bomber (or even half, for that matter) being too much. I'm happy I shared it.

ThreeWiseMen, May 23, 2010
Photo of Espenoza
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours motor oil black, well it doesn't really pour, it glugs out. Amazing. Traces of a mocha colored head. The smell of roasted malts and coffee are prevelant but then the hops start to take over. Dear Lord, this is the hoppiest imp stout I have ever had. Veryl well balanced, roasted malts and coffee with Dark Choclate mix well well with the hops. The mouth feel is phenominal, motor oil. This is an extrememly well balanced beer, it tastes great but I was struggling to get it down by the end.

Espenoza, May 20, 2010
Photo of ne0m00re
3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 22 oz bottle into an oversized red wine glass.
A: Opaque jet black with a big chocolate creamy head.
S: Chocolate, vanilla, oak, and rum alcohol with a charred sweet malt backbone. The alcohol is more pronounced in ths one than in BORIS.
T: Sweet rumy alcohol, piney hops (which are again more noticeable in this one than BORIS), and smokey charred oatmeal.
M: Syrupy and creamy.
D: Only OK. It is more of a sipping beer.

In general, it's good, but I'd take a BORIS over this one any day.

ne0m00re, May 18, 2010
Photo of tpd975
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Traded with Tanger for the first time and the dude bombed me. This along with several other $$$ brews were added to the mix as extras. Trade with him if you get the chance, I know I will again and again. He's one of the good guys on the site for sure.

A: Pours uber black, no chance light can penetrate this one. Medium espresso colored head. Little retention with just a few spots of lace.

S: Bold roasty aromas. Lots of bitter chocolate, char, with coffee notes. Hints of sweet dark fruit, and mild milky chocolate tones.

T: Solid as hell. Big bold roasty flavors with hints of ash. Boldly hopped, earthy, slightly citric. Bold espresso, dark fruit and doses of peat. This is a big bold beer. No real alcohol though. Tasty, bold, damn good.

M: Very full in body, rich, thick, evil.

D: Drinkable no, can you sip it for hours yes. I really liked it. I hope Hoppin Frog tosses this one in a barrel. The result may be as bold as any beer known to man.

tpd975, May 15, 2010
Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to pmccallum86 for sharing this one.

Poured into CCB snifter.

Pours a rich dark tan head. Head fades down fast. Leaves some light lacing. Color is a deep black.

Aroma: I get sweet licorice and molasses before the chocolate and oatmeal kick in. Once the chocolate and oatmeal kick in, it is all that from then out. I barely get any layer of of hops here.

Taste: Large amount of silky chocolate up front with a fairly impressive amount of oatmeal flavor. The bittering hops are more present here adding a touch of grassiness. The sweetness is back again with the molasses and light licorice flavors. Just like the aroma pretty much. I get some roasted malts and maybe a touch of caramel here as well.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy. Full bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Very roasty as well. Ends dry and roasted with chocolate flavors.

Overall, this is a big beer. I like it, but it is too straight forward for what is normally a complex style. The chocolate and oatmeal is just too much it seems when it overshadows the other flavors of the styles. Relatively drinkable, but very big.

mothman, May 13, 2010
Photo of pmccallum86
4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a midnight black oil color with an extremely evil appearance. Nice cocoa colored head that dissipates very slowly.

Smell is of huge cocoa and oatmeal, it smells so damn good. This beer just smells massive and delicious, so rich in aroma.

Taste is of massive oatmeal and chocolate, just like the smell. Some residual bitterness from the hops. Lots of dark chocolate, bitter chocolate, roasted malts as well.

Mouthfeel is huge and creamy. Very full bodied beer which seems like a meal in itself.

Drinkability is great for a beer this big, great beer glad I got to try it. The best offering I have had from Hoppin Frog.

pmccallum86, May 13, 2010
Photo of cbutova
4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes, what a beast, in a good way.

A- Unbelievably black with an extremely dark tan head, almost coffee bean brown. The head retains at 1-2 fingers for way too long, teasing me to drink through the foam. Lacing is massively thick and coats the glass like very few others.

S- Extremely roasty and strong. The malt lends cocoa notes as well. Earthy hops come in behind this and balance it out. Oats are noticed as well. Simple but great.

T- Again, insane roast malt bomb. Cocoa and coffee notes are found from the malt along with that sweet oatmeal flavor. Some alcohol but it works amazingly with the huge body and flavor. A fair amount of hop earthy flavor and bitterness round out a great beer.

MF- One of, if not the thickest beers I have ever had. Low carbonation but I love that for huge stouts. The body is also oily and one of the only beers I can truly say that is like a milkshake!

DB- The price ($13) was not surprising for a massive stout these days. I was very happy with all aspects of this one and hope to age some of these (but the oatmeal might not allow that to work very well). Will try this one on tap if I see it and buy another bottle for the next special occasion or tasting.

cbutova, May 12, 2010
D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Double Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 1,045 ratings.