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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Style:
Stout - Russian Imperial
Ranked #169
ABV:
15.7%
Score:
92
Ranked #3,620
Avg:
4.3 | pDev: 6.74%
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
43
From:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery
 
Ohio, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  1
Gots
  3
SCORE
92
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!
Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 43 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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stevoj from Idaho

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
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
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HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
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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dafla67 from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
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
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trevormajor from Ohio

4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
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
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Jeffo from Netherlands

4.85/5  rDev +12.8%
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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Eddieeight from Ohio

4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
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
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dcotom from Iowa

4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
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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maximum12 from Minnesota

3.94/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Never seen a can this small. My hands look huge. 250ML/8.45 oz. can. Couldn’t bring myself to split this one with my wife. Should be a good start to the night.

The pour is dead black. The aroma is like snorting Everclear. Yeeks.

Q.O.R.I.S. the Quasher plays bigger than its already inflated ABV. Warmth courses into places inside of me I didn’t know existed. My right nut is sweating internally. After the alcohol reaming comes the bourbon & a smooth, malty, charred stout that holds up the barrel admirably. Mid-palate (& much weaker) is chocolate & a heavy, lingering, gum-rotting sweetness. Full. This is the definition of a sipper & though I’d hate to see it catch on, an itty bitty can is probably the right call.

Difficult beer to put a grade on as the alcohol is so penetrating, & I do mean that sexually. Very good brew.

Jan 02, 2021
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robwired from Kansas

4.68/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

But the can is so small! Pours pitch black (I'm drinking it now, so I'm st-- trying to spell) and thick. And it warms up a body right from the start. Love the roasty flavor with an earthy bitterness to finish. I get some vanilla, too. That's a full-bodied mouthfeel with some lick-your-lips sugar residue. I keep sipping to review. I think I'll stop writing so I don't sip so fast. I might get r- ... I might get d (where's the r?) runk.

Nov 23, 2020
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beergoot from Colorado

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tar black and opaque body topped with a thick, creamy, tan colored head. Outstanding roasted and charred grain aroma; cocoa; a suggestion of dark roast coffee. Rich taste comprised of bittersweet chocolate; notes of vanilla and coffee grounds; bold boozy quality sneaks in midway and increases towards the finish; peppery. Heavy body; sludgy; residual sugars coat the palate while the alcohol provides a warming glow to the palate.

I'm glad this thing came in a mini can (8.45 fl. oz.). Sure, I'd drink a bomber or 16 oz can, but sometimes moderation is the key. And this beer is a brute. A delicious and stunning one.

Nov 07, 2020
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Brutaltruth from Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From the tomato juice can (!?!?!) in a snifter
via Bluejacket74-----Cheers dude! This robust brute
pours a rugged coal black with a nice head of light
brown foam that subsides to a thick ring, thin dusty layer,
and while there is barely any lacing, with motion, this
one has some nice legs! Nose of char, rich sweet roasted
malts, strong booze, and sweet dark chocolate. Flavors
nail it with dark cocoa (bakers), with dark and rich coffee,
light cream, char and brulee, black strap molasses, and
medium heft herbal hop touches. Nice mouth feel; full
slick body, smooth, warming, coating---tongue wears
a 3 piece after this one(!), faint carbonation, and a
rich and warming bitter malt and booze laden finish
that is lightly dry.

Overall----a mighty brew from a mighty brewery!

Cheers

Oct 18, 2020
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bluejacket74 from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

8.45 ounce (250 ml) can, best by AUG 17 2023 stamped on the bottom of the can. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about a half inch brown head that stayed around for a little bit. Pretty much no lacing at all. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like burnt/charred malt, licorice, herbal hops, dark chocolate, booze and some coffee. For the most part I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also the addition of some caramel, molasses and dark fruit flavors too. Mouthfeel/body is full, it's rich and coating with a moderate amount of carbonation. It's a little boozy, but not as much as I expected for being 15.7% ABV. I thought this was a good imperial stout, it'll be interesting to see how this one ages!

Sep 05, 2020
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metter98 from New York

4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a collar of mocha-colored bubbles around the edge of the glass and some wispy lacing on the surface - both of these completely faded away.
S: Moderate aromas of black licorice are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of black licorice and burnt malts with hints of dark malts and chocolate. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness. The flavors of burnt malts stand out and linger into the finish, making this taste a bit like tobacco.
M: It feels full-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is some dryness in the finish.
O: You can tell that this beer is quite strong from all of the malts in the taste, but it does well at hiding some of the alcohol from the taste. The oats also help out in lightening up the body a bit.

Serving type: bottle

Jun 08, 2020
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a very dark black color, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This smells like rich espresso, dark bitter chocolate, roast, smoke, caramel, and a touch of booze.

I'm not going to pretend like I can't detect the booze in this one - it's super high ABV. However, the booze is not as strongly evident as you'd really expect. There's loads of dark chocolate and roasty espresso/coffee type flavors, with some caramel, a strapping leathery and nutty character, and a big hop bitterness. It's not quite as sweet as I would have expected, given the heavy duty ABV here.

This is way more drinkable than it has any right being, with a nice creaminess, and very little booze burn on the back end.

I'm somehow always still surprised when I really enjoy a Hoppin' Frog beer - their stouts are still of the some things out there.

May 21, 2020
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Captain69 from Illinois

3.96/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

great russian imp stout flavor slightly strong - big malt taste - this brewery makes great beers - this one still needs some maturing . will put one away for a few years

May 10, 2020
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Love this series, but this entry is the "one step too far" for me. Appearance is still a wonderful tar black with brown highlighting and ring. Smell and taste however are evidence for my claim: heavy cocoa, huge booze, licorice, leather and earthy coffee grounds star, licorice gains as it warms, pungent raisin, smoke and anise. It's good, but any semblance of nuance and balance is gone. Feel is heavy, smoky, boozy, and surprisingly leathery.

Feb 29, 2020
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Stark black with an angrily roiling burnt mocha head that dies more quickly than its older siblings, leaving wobbly lacing behind.

This exhibits a pretty stellar marriage of ultra roast and mature booze. It's like mocha liqueur and cacao extract, reduced to a viscous but fine silky fluid that's a little sticky and warming, but ultimately comes to a semi-dry finish. The signature Hoppin' Frog nuttiness is lesser and finer here, while notes of dark roasted cacao-like malt are amped up.

Dec 16, 2019
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Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 43 ratings