Rocky Mountain D.O.R.I.S. | Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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4.24/5
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Rocky Mountain D.O.R.I.S.Rocky Mountain D.O.R.I.S.
BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by superspak on 03-13-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
48
pDev:
7.55%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
7
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of BeerBucks
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
4.57/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Taste: complex, darkest black and chocolate malts, oats, molasses, dark fruit, woody barrel notes, warming boozy finish with sticky mouth-feel. Rich toffee, bittersweet bakers chocolate, oak woody nose. Black, opaque, tan head, very delicate film around glass. Full body. Intense bite at first but smooth out as it warms. 70 IBUs

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Photo of Harrison8
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours black with a finger of caramel foam. Head retention is fair. Aroma is roasted, toasted, and caramel malts. A little whiskey with a touch of heat follow it up. Caramel is present as well. Flavor profile is roasted and toasted malts with a background of oats, caramel, and toffee. Whiskey is present, but kept in check, just adding a little extra complexity to the flavor profile. Mouth feel is medium-thick with a velvety, fuzzy texture. Overall, a good stout with a kiss of whiskey. Nice depth and complexity. Dropped overall score 0.25 for lack of bottling date.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 22oz bottle.

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Photo of JeffSK
4.56/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lanciloti
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jakecattleco
4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zazzi82
3.89/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stortore
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into a snifter. Had 7/8/17.

Pours dark and opaque, with a half inch head of darker foam and a fair amount of foamy lacing. Smells of whiskey, malt, chocolate, cocoa, caramel, molasses, raisins, some oak. Great aroma. The taste is also whiskey first, then malt, caramel,chocolate, oak, molasses, light licorice. Some alcohol and a light bitterness throughout. The flavor is as good as the aroma. Mostly smooth, a good full body, well carbonated.

The whiskey barrels are the star, and demand your attention. Still, there’s a good balance with the base beer. Strong flavor and aroma, if straightforward. Glad I had a chance to get this.

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4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeffo
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this one in Buffalo this past summer. Apparently this has been aged in “very special whisky barrels” that are more assertive than the standard barrel aged DORIS.


From a bomber into a snifter
OG: 1.118
IBU: 70

APPEARANCE: Thick, pitch black, sludgy pour yields a three finger, medium, slightly creamy yet somewhat fizzy dark mocha colored head with good retention. Pitch black, opaque body with a touch of carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a full, solid cap and clings to the sides of the glass. Faint swirly wisp remains leaving decent lacing down the glass as it empties. Same as the BORIS version but a touch darker for sure.

SMELL: Lots of wood and some definite bourbon and booze on the nose. Hints of butterscotch and milk chocolate as well, with some leather and alcohol. Bolder than the BORIS version and quite booze heavy.

TASTE: Wood, oak, bourbon and booze up front. This is a touch more alcoholic. Some leathery and roasted flavors at the swallow, with a bold and boozy finish of oak, bourbon, some vanilla cream, milk chocolate and leather flavors lingering after the swallow. Quite a bit of bourbon and alcohol linger on the palate.

PALATE: Fuller body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamier and smoother on the palate, Lots of weight on this one, goes down smooth and finishes slightly mouth-coating. Slightly warming after the swallow and some booze lingers. Good stuff.

OVERALL: This one is much the same as the BORIS version, as the barrels impart pretty much the same character on the base beer. It’s plenty barrel heavy, which is what they wanted I guess, but the barrel is rather oaky and alcoholic, which means there’s very little in the name of nuanced flavor and more in terms of booze and alcohol. Not an improvement on the mastery that is the BORIS and DORIS variants, but it is a different spin I guess.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sohearn
4.39/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of russpowell
4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an effervescent ebony with a sliver of cocoa colored head. Not really much head retention & lacing

S: Barrel, booze, vanilla. Full whiskey flourish at the end

T: Dryness, peat, oakyness, a little charred grain & faint chocolate and vanilla up front. Baker's Chocolate, dryness, charred grain , a little peat as this warms, a little vanilla also, some caramel in the mix. Finishes oaky dry, some charred grain notes, some molasess sweetness lingering on the edges, just a little vanilla

MF: Fairly subtle carbonation, medium body, thickens up as this warms


Tasty, pricey, not exactly a shock from these guys. Still wil ltry damn near anything they make

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4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TylerJ
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bbtkd
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hoppin' Frog Rocky Mountain D.O.R.I.S., 10.5% ABV, 70 IBU. Pours thick and black, with a one finger brown head. Nose is bourbon, roasted malt, and chocolate, taste follows with the bourbon out front, some sweetness, and only slight bitterness. Excellent mouthfeel, overall outstanding. I can't help but compare this to the Hoppin' Frog Extended BA B.O.R.I.S. I had last weekend. That was slightly better than this one, but both outstanding.

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4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a motor oil black with a light brown head that has a little staying power and laces the glass. Aroma is smokey and sweet, there were some vanilla, cocoa and marshmallow notes.

In the taste this beer is roasted malt and smoke forward but not overly done. Vanilla, marshmallow, dark chocolate and mocha coffee flavors are there midway and it finishes with robust notes of malt and oak.

Full bodied and silky smooth with a medium carbonation level.

Sampled at the brewery, this was the best stout on tap in terms of depth of flavor. World class.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 22Blue
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ejimhof
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of madelf66
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Smakawhat
4.36/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a large snifter glass.

Slightly inky presence, but with a dark walnut nearly black body. Faint hints of head creation, and very impressively dark mocha in color, but doesn't really get there. Manages a solid good fine pencil collar, slightly taller too, and also very dark which is impressive. Empty top.

Aroma is big. Large amounts of thick molasses and roast. Hints nearly husky but with a thicker body. Sticky sensing with little sensing nuances though but a big powerful rush to the nose. Faint touches of chocolate but is more milky than dark. Very nice.

Palate is exquisite and varied. Rich chocolate darkness hits first, with almost tart raspberry hinting in the back (there is no infection not even close so stop panicking). Rich mikes of ganache and gooey tasting dark chocolate mixing with molasses. A surprising sharp almost hop bite hits on the tongue, and a surprising full rounded really front palate, as the finish is nearly airy, not coating, and sort of non-existent. All this delicious power is just right up in front of the palate. Silky faint tones, but an airy grain and dryness makes it feel the beer evaporates right off the swallow.

What a unique pleasure and contrast. This one is a fun one in the barrel aged stout realm.

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Rocky Mountain D.O.R.I.S. from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 48 ratings