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

Barrel Aged D.O.R.I.S. The DestroyerBarrel Aged D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer
BA SCORE
96.9%
Liked This Beer
4.33 w/ 391 ratings
Barrel Aged D.O.R.I.S. The DestroyerBarrel Aged D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Ohiovania on 10-27-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#618
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
391
Liked:
379
Avg:
4.33/5
pDev:
7.16%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
134
Trade:
27
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 391 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of sohearn
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mschrei
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark, thick, very little head or lacing. Mild scents of roastiness, malt, chocolate, and booze. Taste is a mix of sweet and boozy, notes of toasty chocolatey malt and a tang from the barrel. Slightly oily feel with an alcohol burn. Not a big barrel aged stout, but a strong one with pretty good character and balance.

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Photo of russpowell
3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent ebony with one finger of mocha colored head. Fairly dissapointing, no real head retention or lacing, nice viscosity though

S: Chocolate & boooze, plus dark fruit

T: Follows the nose, along with much dryness, a bit of booze burn & charred grain up front. Whiskey flavor & oaky dryness, along with a little charred grain, Baker's Chocolate & vanilla once warm . Finishes boozey, oaky dry with sweetness & charred grain

MF: Medium body, firm carbonation that smooths out over time, warming

Good, but still has some rough edges, expected better, will drink better in a year or so

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Photo of JeffSK
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Big n boozy, low carbonated

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Photo of Muss42
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of mpolewan
4.61/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dtm426
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erik-P
4.12/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Treyliff
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap

A- pours jet black and motor oil thick with a small dark tan creamy head that reduces to a ring around the edge

S- dark fruit notes of fig and raisin, caramel, toffee, brown sugar and chocolate

T- opens with loads of dark roasted malt, prune, fig, date & caramel. Mid/palate gives more dark fruit, molasses, dark chocolate and a hint of coffee. The finish brings out some bourbon notes, along with earthy wood & vanilla. Lingers of fig, dark chocolate and caramel

M- thick and viscous body with moderate are carbonation leads to a thick and chewy mouthfeel and a velvety thick warming finish

O- not for the faint at heart, thick, viscous and in your face with dark fruit, chocolate and caramel. Well done

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Photo of Foley67
4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dms1767
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rmpic82
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good density and color here, with a flavor profile somewhat unique to other BA stouts I am used to. Unfortunately, can't put my finger on what that uniqueness is. Nice malty chocolate and mouthfeel was spot-on.

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Photo of buzzy
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NMA
4.73/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of imbibehour
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a large snifter glass.

Deep dark mocha head, but with not even a creation of half a finger. Settles to a thin collar though, and faint top. Body color is very dark nearly inky black but sticks to classic dark walnut, and almost red tones.

Small sensing cream, and a bit of oaky depth. Light sensing notes of char and roast though in the mix. Not a particularly large smelling barrel aged brew, but a solid simple stout that has a good depth at least, with some subtley, but nothing distinct drops out.

Palate changes gears. Rich velvet and chocolatey dark notes, with a solid silky coating. Rich malt roast in the mid palate, maybe a touch of creamy vanilla like quality but with less sweetness which is nice. Lots of good dark cocoa quality on this, with a mix of powdered chocolate dust and maybe even a touch of whiskey like barrel ash.

Very nice and pleasurable imperial stout, with a simple profile.

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

1 PINT 6 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a snifter
2013

This beer pours black and produces almost no head, and it leaves no lacing.

The aroma is anise, roasted malt and dark chocolate. I get very little bourbon. It is very light caramel and vanilla.

The barrel character is very subtle. I got some bourbon in the first couple of sips, but had to really search for it in any subsequent tastes. The base beer dominates the flavor. I get anise, roasted malt, dark chocolate, and some coffee in the finish.

It is very thick and smooth. Very little carbonation

I think I heard that this is only aged in bourbon barrels for four months. It shows. The bourbon is barely perceptible. Maybe my palate is just not developed enough to detect the subtle nuances from the original.

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Photo of Nunya
3.9/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lemmy187
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours an oily black with very little head. Smell is huge on roast with bitter chocolate and a whiff of bourbon. Tasted is dominated by the roasted malts......low sweetness and a moderate hop bite.....pick up notes of bakers chocolate, coffee, and minim barrel. Very complex, but I think some of the bitter aspects could of been offset with a touch more sweetness. Feel is solid.....full, oily, with moderately low carbs.

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

Photo of Nicolaiw
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black, motor oil. Almost no head.
Aroma is whisky, oak, dried fruits, bitter chocolate, coffee.
Taste is lots of oak, dried fruits especially plums, medium whisky could use a little more. Huge espresso in the finish

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Photo of Zaphog
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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