Q.O.R.I.S. The Quasher
Hoppin' Frog Brewery

Q.O.R.I.S. The QuasherQ.O.R.I.S. The Quasher
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From:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery
 
Ohio, United States
Style:
Russian Imperial Stout
Ranked #120
ABV:
15.7%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,139
Avg:
4.29 | pDev: 6.53%
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
40
Status:
Active
Rated:
Friday at 07:50 AM
Added:
Aug 22, 2019
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  2
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Q.O.R.I.S. The QuasherQ.O.R.I.S. The Quasher
Notes: This super-extreme Quadruple Oatmeal Russian-style Imperial Stout will tantalize, engulf, and quash your taste buds like no other! Q.O.R.I.S. is even more dark and hoppy than D.O.R.I.S. Double Stout, and stronger than T.O.R.I.S. Triple Stout. Dry-hopped and first-wort-hopped with aromatic American hops to create one great and memorable Imperial Stout!
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Rated: 4.11 by jakecattleco from California

Friday at 07:50 AM
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Reviewed by cag_3939 from Florida

4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
The beer pours deep black with mocha-colored head.
Moderate aromas of black licorice with a char in the background.
T: The taste has flavors of dark cocoa, black licorice and burnt malts. Finishes with a moderate amount of bitterness and a hint of tobacco. A bit boozy overall.
Full-bodied, smooth on the palate and a moderate amount of carbonation.
A strong example of a RIS.
Jan 22, 2023
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Reviewed by Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.99/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
absolutely solid, packs a punch in a small can. You feel the 16 percent soon after. Not much hops noticed though still a great old school stout. Good aroma.
Jan 15, 2023
 
Rated: 4.3 by Gemini6 from Michigan

Jan 14, 2023
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Reviewed by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle: Poured a black color stout with a medium dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of chocolate notes with some deep roasted malt notes Taste is also a mix of chocolate malt with some slightly bitter roasted malt notes with a slightly dry hoppy finish. Body is full with good carbonation and no real perceptible alcohol notes. Extreme stout with a bit of a rough edge but still enjoyable nonetheless.
Jan 05, 2023
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

4.51/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
**
12/29/22

8.45 Oz. Can to snifter.

Wow.

Motor oil thick and black. Small brown head with large bubbles.

Super tasty, roasted Malts, blackberry, port wine.

Smooth and thicccc.

Crazy easy drinking considering 15.7 abv. I was slow sipping, but it was so good I wanted to go faster.

**
Dec 30, 2022
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
8.45 fl oz undated can poured into a tulip glass at just above fridge temp 15.7% ABV per label. The beer pours impenetrable black with meager medium brown colored head. The head recedes to a thin ring and island. Minimal lacing. The aroma is moderate in strength featuring concentrated roasted malt, dark chocolate and slight ethanol. The taste is bittersweet roasted malt with notes of bakers chocolate, char, and a fruity / berry undertone. Heavily bitter. The mouthfeel is full bodied with just less that average carbonation and a mostly dry finish. The booze is there throughout, however, the beer is so rich and full that the ethanol heat doesn't really come across as unpleasant. Overall, very good. Sip slowly...
Dec 25, 2022
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Reviewed by 57md from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours a deep dark brown to black color with a finger of tan head. The nose and flavor profile both are dominated by the essence of soy sauce. The body is hearty with a creamy mouthfeel. Very drinkable for such a high abv.

I've got to admire the effort it takes to brew a 15+% stout. That said, this offering was underwhelming.
Dec 06, 2022
 
Rated: 4.29 by shelby415 from Oregon

Dec 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.78 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Nov 06, 2022
 
Rated: 4.54 by dms1767 from Nebraska

Oct 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by JamesLeung from Florida

Oct 18, 2022
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Reviewed by DokiDokiLitFam from New Jersey

4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Pours out a pure black motor oil. Small can, 8.45 oz, poured aggressively into a glass. A good finger of the darkest brown you'll ever see. A nice looking brew.

Nose is roasted malt that smells sweet and bright. Along side that, is the huge hop profile. This is close to Black IPA territory. The roasted malt lends itself to a sense of dark chocolate, coconut, and brown sugar topped fruits. There is almost a buttery quality in this. Like a baked good.

Taste is the dark bitter chocolate, roasted malt leaning towards burnt bread/well done carnival pretzel, and a sweetness that persists throughout. Compared to last nights Wake Up World Wide Stout, this is candy. But in general this tastes well balanced. Despite the hops being very present and strong, they don't take over and provide a nice addition to the brew. This brew is powerful, but not unwieldy.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Dont be deceived by the initial pour. It looks like sin, coming out of the can, but that is because its oily, but not necessarily thick. Not bad, but nothing special.

Overall a very good "Quadruple" Stout. Not my favorite non adjunct Imperial Stout, but its hard to usurp the throne from Founders Imperial and the Alchemists Luscious. Still great nonetheless.
Oct 14, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by doctorgary from New York

Oct 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.3 by d5001986 from Wisconsin

Jul 26, 2022
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Reviewed by Resistance88 from California

4.77/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Pours like oil pulled out of the ocean with a dark brown head. Smell is all dark roasted malt, 100% dark chocolate and black espresso. Taste follows it with a heavy palate full of wonderful big boy Imperial Stout flavor. I imagine this is what having a mouth full of dark malt and 100% dark chocolate is like. No nonsense ,straight to the point.

This is what dreams are made of for the Imperial Stout lover. My 3rd time having one and can't believe i have never reviewed it.
Jul 14, 2022
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Best By: 05-11-24

A - Pitch black pour with creamy caramel toffee colored creamy dense lacing floating on top.

S - Sweet chocolate char, roast, and molasses.

T - Sweet dark chocolate roast, sweet chocolate char, alcohol, some dark anise, and ends on the sweeter. Nice lingering chocolate roast and toasted cocoa.

M - Thick, viscous, sugar smacking sticky on the lips, slight warming on the way down.

O - This is incredibly well brewed. For such a high ABV, the alcohol warming is pretty minimal.
Jul 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by Bruno74200 from France

May 25, 2022
 
Rated: 3.77 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

May 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4.2 by Dope from Massachusetts

Apr 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4.09 by petrusek23 from Ohio

Jan 25, 2022
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Reviewed by micada from New York

4.69/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
This baby can. Thankfully, it’s a baby can. This thing is a beast. Nose has barrel and roast and malts. Flavor is amazing. All beast RIS. Heavy bourbon and barrel up front, followed with one seriously thick RIS foundation. Mouthfeel is thick and clean. Alcohol is hot but approachable. Great stuff.
Jan 25, 2022
 
Rated: 4.73 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Jan 21, 2022
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Reviewed by jngls from Germany

3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
One year old. Can to tumbler.

Look: Pitch black with a thin brown foam that fades pretty fast.

Smell: Sweet and boozy. Dark chocolate. A bit nutty.

Taste: Dark chocolate. Coffee. Medium sweetness. Just a gentle bitterness.

Feel: Not as full expected but still nice and creamy. Low carbonation.

Overall: Pretty smooth and balanced despite its heavy ABV. By far not as boozy as the smell suggested (which is a good thing). Overall a solid and enjoyable stout.
Jan 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.34 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jan 13, 2022
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
8.45oz can. Oily, black pour, a few brown bubbles, then flat. Aroma is rich dark chocolate with minor coffee notes, hint of alcohol. Chocolate more intense in the taste, coffee remain minor notes, but the booze comes on strong, warm and with some burn. Silky, creamy. Really, really good.
Nov 29, 2021
 
Rated: 4.47 by Dougwillhike from New Jersey

Oct 09, 2021
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Solid black appearance.
Light carbonation with an above average body. Has a slick,oily, creamy feel which adds up to an excellent body.
Aroma is coffee,dark fruit, espresso beans, bakers chocolate.
Taste is espresso, dark chocolate, alcohol, dark fruit. Overall it is a rich mocha and bourbon bomb in a great way.
Overall this is one of the best slow sippers you can try.
Sep 09, 2021
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Reviewed by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours pitch black. Aroma is do.inated by roasty malts & bourbon. Taste follows the aroma with the addition of chocolate. Nice thick stout. Incredible stout.
May 29, 2021
 
Rated: 4.24 by dsshuck from Delaware

May 27, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

May 07, 2021
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Reviewed by trevormajor from Ohio

4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
8.45 oz can, born on 8/17/20, poured into an Untappd snifter at 55 degrees F:
L - dark and oily with a head that quickly disappeared
S - bourbon, malt
T - bourbon, molasses, maple syrup, malt
F - thick mouthfeel with minimal carbonation
O - great beer, very strong but well balanced
May 02, 2021
 
Rated: 4.15 by KAP1356 from Pennsylvania

May 01, 2021
 
Rated: 3.94 by AlexSenft from Pennsylvania

Apr 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia

Apr 17, 2021
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Reviewed by Jeffo from Netherlands

4.85/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Got this from a webshop a while back. Cheers!

From a bottle into a snifter
Quadruple imperial stout
Drunk right after TORIS. Took my time…

APPEARANCE: Opaque, sludgy black pour yields a 2+ finger, creamy, frothy, dark mocha colored head with very good retention. Black as night body with no visible carbonation. Head slowly recedes to a Slight wisp remains leaving lots of sticky lacing down the glass as it empties. Good looking, menacing stout beer.

SMELL: Big, roasted and charred nose with roasted and burnt malts, dark chocolate fudge, espresso coffee aromas, hints of tobacco and lots of oatmeal cookies. Big, bold and uber roasted.

TASTE: Roasted and burnt malts up front, charred and burnt, with lots of dark chocolate, fudge brownies, oatmeal cookies, with some decent booze and bitter, burnt espresso at the swallow. Huge and flavorful. Massive finish of roasted and charred malts, black malts, oatmeal, tobacco, with a hefty, and I mean hefty dose of chocolate fudge, bitter pure chocolate and roasted, bitter espresso beans. This is TORIS plus more of more.

PALATE: Huge, thick body, massive and heavy, with medium levels of carbonation. Very creamy and full on the palate, goes down smooth with a bit of a burn and finishes very slick and sticky on the palate. A touch more heat lingers past TORIS.

OVERALL: This is TORIS on even more steroids. You might also describe it as BORIS on quadruple roids. Well, I guess that’s where the name came from, so nothing original on my part then. Huge and menacing. Thicker and heavier than thick and heavy is supposed to be. Like TORIS, this is definitely one I have to see hit a barrel. It’s blacker than black, thicker than thick, while the roasted and bitter flavors just dominate everything you hold dear. Boozy but not overly. When you drink stuff like this, it often makes me wonder why one would want to bother with anything else. Sure, you can make more of other, lesser creations, but why not just make as much as you can of this? Seems like a waste. TORIS was awesome. This is more. Cheers!
Apr 01, 2021
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Reviewed by Eddieeight from Ohio

4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
$5 special direct from the brewery in 8.45 oz can. Poured out quickly and splashed a little on my hand. It was thick and such a dark brown it was nearly black. Smells like dark fruits, alcohol. Taste is of deep dark raisin, rich plum, burned cherry, heavily toasted bread, and very sweet. Molasses and tar and residual coffee grounds. Heavy and warming Quite delicious actually. Mouthfeel is thick and syrupy, not a whole lot of carbonation. Overall this is right up my alley. Love that it's got such a heavy ABV. A rich, dark, decadent brew that is a meal in and of itself.
Mar 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.06 by jmh21 from Minnesota

Feb 07, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

Feb 03, 2021
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Reviewed by dcotom from Iowa

4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Poured from 8.45-ounce can into a petite snifter. This looks very much like motor oil with a light brown cap of foam. Lots of roast and lots of char on the nose and palate, with notes of molasses, licorice, espresso roast coffee bean, and cocoa. This is notable for what you don't get, and that is a big alcohol burn. This is dangerously drinkable for a high ABV stout. Slightly but not overbearingly sweet, with some hop astringence and, again, lots of char lingering on the finish. Overall, a very pleasurable quaff, served up in the perfect sized can for such a huge beer.
Jan 09, 2021
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Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 68 ratings