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D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer - Barrel-Aged | Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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BA SCORE
4.33/5
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424 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Ohio, United States
hoppinfrog.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#873
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
424
pDev:
7.16%
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
129
Trade:
24
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Ratings: 424 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of Jcarriglio
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle sent from superspak. Poured into my mini snifter.

No hiss from the cap, but still pours an angry red fingernail of head on top of a thick "10w50 30,000 miles on motor oil" body. Strong alcohol legs.

Aroma is just furious. Dark tobacco and ashy malts meet fudge and bourbon barrel, with a nucleus of sweet caramel pulling everything in. Slight butterscotch. Delish.

The first thing that pops out to me is oats. Oats oats oats. They must have used a ton in this. Followed by ashy black patent and roasted barley, a nice presence of sticky caramel, and sizzling bourbon barrel. Tobacco, campfire, and piney hops follow this and continue through to the finish.

Feel is crisp and carbonated to start, burning into the tip of the tongue, but as it's moved to the back it coats the tongue with resiny hop goodness and develops a slight creaminess. Bone dry finish with lingering resins.

Overall, the piney hops and oats are the most evident descriptors, but the other elements help make this beer great and the bourbon barrel takes it to another level completely. I'm gonna open some maple smoked cheddar which I think will be an exquisite compliment to this beer, and begin the process of severely raising my blood-alcohol level. After all, it is a Friday night. Cheers all.

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Photo of JamesBondGA
4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured into a snifter to a black beer topped by a dense two fingers of dark tan head which fades slowly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of semisweet dark chocolate and coffee with some roasted malts and some nice barrel undertones.
T: Taste is chocolate and roasted malts up front with some nice oak, caramel and vanilla. Coffee comes in as well along with a hint of burnt sugars and some more roasted malt with a little charred wood. On the finish we get more chocolate, coffee, oak, vanilla, and caramel with some lingering roasted malts and espresso.
M: This beer is full bodied and silky smooth on the palate. Carbonation is pretty much perfect for the style. Slightly effervescent but not overly so. There's just enough carb where you can feel it but it doesn't jump out at you which makes the palate almost creamy in nature. On the finish this beer has a drying finish which is to be expected.
O: Overall there isn't much to be said about this beer that hasn't been said already. This beer is excellent. The barrel flavors are there without being too forward and the amount of complexity and flavor that the base beer brings to the party is top notch. This one is well worth a try if you can find it and enjoy the style.

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4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a sticky, opaque black, with just a quickly fading light tan head. It leaves just a ring around the edge of the glass in the end. The aroma is heavy, and full of bourbon and oak. Full rich, roasted flavor, with the bourbon being more subdued. Some coffee notes come through in the finish, and there's a touch of alcohol heat. Very mild carbonation, and a full mouthfeel make you take this one slow. Overall, it's another solid Imperial Stout from a brewery that's known for them

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Photo of Bammer21
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tsgooch79
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bbtkd
4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hoppin' Frog Barrel Aged D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Double Imperial Stout, 10.5% ABV. Pours black with a light ring of brown head, left no lacing. Nose is roast malt, moleasses, cocoa, bourbon, and slight licorice. Taste is bourbon, sweet cocoa, roast malt, with a moderate bitter close. Decent mouthfeel, overall excellent.

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Photo of drunkenmess
4.66/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of grover37
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pstam87
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gardner254
4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RBuckley73
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phoodcritic
4.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.85/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StormAles
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MJSFS
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gaddabble
4.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of khargro2
4.69/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woemad
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber received courtesy of WesMantooth.

Poured into a St. Bernardus stemmed glass, this was a Stygian black color, with a thin, bubbly dark mocha colored head. Not much lace or head retention, which isn't too surprising given it's alcohol strength.

Big aroma of bourbon, molasses and a touch of milk chocolate.

Big, boozy, sweet, bitter and roasty. All, pretty much, at once. Finishes bitter, and a little bit dry.

Full bodied, with a creamy mouthfeel.

Drinking this after a late breakfast on Super Bowl Sunday, but this would make a superb dessert beer! Great stuff! Thanks, Corey!

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D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer - Barrel-Aged from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 424 ratings