D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Double Imperial Stout | Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Double Imperial StoutD.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Double Imperial Stout
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D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Double Imperial StoutD.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Double Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by MbpBugeye on 03-26-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,003
Reviews:
448
Ratings:
1,328
pDev:
9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
186
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411
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Ratings: 1,328 |  Reviews: 448
Photo of midlifec
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AgentMunky
3.76/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a St Bernardus goblet. There's no date stamp on the bottle, but this has been cellaring for 3 - 5 years.
4/4.25/3.75/2/4
Pours inky black with the thinnest brown head and gratifying effervescence.
Booze, date sugar, and stale coffee grounds with a whiff of oxidation. Some berries and hops.
Sadly thin and acidic, the maintaste is disappointing, but the aftertaste is jampacked with flavor. Drying, lightly bitter coffee; sticky dark fruits; and, of course, copious roasted barley. The maintaste has some raisins, some chalky bitterness, some stickiness that never quite resolves into molasses or much else.
I think this beer is not improved with age. Consume fresh! I remember this being an evening-stopping delight, but as is, merely competent.

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Photo of rspauldi
3.59/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Ink pours from this vessel. Black as the dead of night in the dead of winter. Head is an almond brown with 1/2 finger.

Aromas of tobacco, leather, molasses, dark chocolate, ash, cashew.

Flavor is of oatmeal, Riesen candy, dark chocolate, molasses, horehound, prune, smoke, char, and an unbelievable chewing tobacco finish. It just stays and stays. Pretty harsh. But a good harsh. Palate wrecker.

Feel is thick, chewy, heavy...but the carbonation is extremely effervescent and electric. Very nice accomplishment.

Overall, a harsh but impressive stout. Gets hard to finish after the first snifter-full, but I was glad I could drink this one.

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Photo of putonyourwalkingshoes
3.44/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Really thin average BA stout. Not enough barrel presence. I was surprised just by the look of this. For a BA stout it's just not as dark or thick as one would think.

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Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lanciloti
4.68/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RBuckley73
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lochef81
3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of snaotheus
3.84/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2017-09-17
22oz bottle served in a large snifter. I don't see a date on it.

Pours like tar. No head, thick as hell, a little oily on top. Intriguing. Smell is anise and burnt coffee.

Taste is a better balance of the same -- more roast, some chocolate, a little smoky. Very bitter.

Mouthfeel is thick and a little grainy. Overall, very good beer.

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Photo of Just-the-sip
4.63/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

So smooth. So velvety. Dang. What a stout. Hides that abv like a mother hen. Well done Ohio. Well done indeed. I've got the triple on hand. Giving her a few more months to she then we'll see.

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Photo of Nunya
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paresis
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Coho11
1.35/5  rDev -68%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NickThePyro
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Abe_Froman
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoeLacy
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopSavant
4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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