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

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4.33/5
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406 Ratings
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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:
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Added by Ohiovania on 10-27-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#632
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
406
pDev:
7.16%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
133
Trade:
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Ratings: 406 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of cpetrone84
2.9/5  rDev -33%

Pour is jet black with a dark mocha head. Nose is strong bourbon with notes of booze and lighter wood. Heavy malts, notes of brown sugar and caramel, hints of chocolate and a touch of cake. Taste is much sweeter, bourbon isn't as strong and chocolate cake is mixed with berry sugar. Body is heavy and a touch syrupy, carbonation and good with a dry finish.

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Photo of ohiobeer29
3/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of rderedin
3.3/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.41/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Thick viscous black. Small khaki head.

Smell - Licorice. Boozy chocolate and coffee roasted malts. A bit of bourbon.

Taste - Acrid smokey malts. Burnt malt. Very bitter. Some booziness. A little chocolatey.

Mouthfeel - Boozy and burnt. Very bitter.

Overall - Not impressed by this. I still haven't had a good bottle or version of Doris.

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Photo of Drifter1
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of orangesol
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of dfhhead25
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of AlaskanYoung
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of Nichols33
3.53/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.54/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of curlybird
3.71/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dheldman
3.72/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OU_Bobcats
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of dm123
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of BT_Bobandy
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of Axnjxn
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of Brewski
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of Jstonerock24
3.78/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.81/5  rDev -12%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black and brown, I'm shocked to say the bba version manages to retain a nicely fluffy, formidable head for a short period.

Sharp aromatic malt characteristics actually hit the nose up front first, with coffee and chocolate and nuttiness pleasantly coming to the fore before the bourbon.

The creaminess of the base brew comes through first on the palate with chocolatey nutty undertones second, while the bourbon seeps in delicately and patiently.

Very few bba beers retain the aroma and flavor profiles, let alone the mouthfeel, of their base brews, but this one managed to do so remarkably well.

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Photo of oglmcdgl
3.81/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kinger86
3.84/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of morimech
3.85/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KevinGordon
3.9/5  rDev -9.9%

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

Photo of Jeffo
3.9/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Got this one in Buffalo this past summer.

From a bomber into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Thick, pitch black, sludgy pour yields a three finger, medium, slightly looser and fizzy dark mocha colored head with good retention. Slightly foamy, perhaps. Pitch black, opaque body with no carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a full, solid cap but leaves no lacing on the glass. Faint swirly wisp remains leaving touches of lacing down the glass. A little fizzy at the beginning but this is quality, otherwise.

SMELL: Lots of roasted and slightly burnt malt aromas, with leather, dark chocolate and plenty of molasses, some oak, vanilla, and light aromas of whisky on the nose. Bold and plenty stout for sure.

TASTE: Lots of roasted and burnt flavors with molasses, sweet dark chocolate, oak and whisky up front. A touch boozy at the swallow as well with a bold and lingering finish of roasted malts, leather, tobacco, molasses, oak and sweet, creamy vanilla notes. Some booze and whisky character, as well as some dark chocolate bitterness lingers too. Pretty flavorful and plenty roasted.

PALATE: Full body for sure, lower end carbonation, and creamy smooth on the palate. Lots of weight on this one, goes down smooth, very soft, and finishes slightly mouth-coating. Slightly warming after the swallow. Excellent.

OVERALL: I don’t get to drink Hoppin’ Frog stout beer enough, but when I do, it’s all-good all-the-time. This one is definitely on the roasted, burnt, molasses-end of the spectrum, and the base stout certainly holds its own against the somewhat boozy whisky barrel. Enjoyable beer and well put together, but I would honestly say that the base beer is more impressive than its barreled counterpart. Nevertheless, solid stuff and well worth checking out. Cheers!

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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 406 ratings