D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer
Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Ohio, United States
Russian Imperial Stout
Ranked #163
Ranked #2,545
4.22 | pDev: 9%
Feb 14, 2023
Mar 26, 2010
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Reviewed by kitch from Hong Kong

3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A 22 fl. oz. bomber with no clear bottled on or best before date. Poured into a snifter glass.

Appearance: Dark brown to black in colour with pretty much no head and only sparse lacing.

Aroma: Roasty, chocolate, coffee, with some dark berries, and charred notes.

Taste: As you’d expect from the aroma, roasty, chocolate, coffee, molasses, charred oak, and light notes of dark fruit.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, full bodied, with soft carbonation.

Overall: A smooth sipper, but the charred notes were a little too distracting for me.
Feb 14, 2023
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bomber at my brother's. Black, silky pour, ring of brown around. Aroma is roasty, sweet and boozy. Tasteroasty, sweet. continues with sweet notes, perhaps a bit too sweet. Booziness continues into the taste, sweet, chocolate.
Feb 10, 2023
Rated: 4.21 by joran from Kansas

Dec 24, 2022
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Reviewed by misteil from Ireland

4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
this is a real nice russian imperial stout, and it manages to be big and bold and meaty will also having a soft sweeter side to it, there’s a sweet and smokey charred wood and kind of flavour to it that’s really quite nice, standard big meaty unami malt flavour, black bread, dark chocolate, treacle, liquorice, raisin, eucalyptus, caramel, tobacco, bourbon, high bitterness on the finish, full bodied with low to medium carbonation, this is a real nice beer, massive yet not overwhelming, and very fun
Oct 15, 2022
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Reviewed by DarkLordScott from Wisconsin

3.27/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Pours black with a modest, soft two finger head. Aroma is earthy, dark and woody. Taste is burnt, bitter, charcoal and a deeply roasted profile. There is a small hint of chocolate, though quite shy. The brew is moderate in body, low in carbonation and hides its' ABV well.
Oct 06, 2022
Rated: 4.14 by socon67 from New York

Jul 13, 2022
Rated: 4.23 by smithj4 from New York

May 22, 2022
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Reviewed by DoctorZombies from Florida

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
No canned date, BB date Dec 3, 2024. Poured at 58°. Fast fizzy dark tan head; no cap retention, ring nor lace; no legs. Nose is burnt wood and earthy hops. Entry is very strong burnt wood/chicory; bitter roast; bitter earthy hops; a little chocolate hiding underneath. Medium light body; thin silk feel; moderate minus carbonation; no warmth from 10.5% abv; very dry finish. Overall, too thin, too bitter, too hoppy, too dry…in short, too much and unbalanced; not an enjoyable RIS for me.
May 12, 2022
Rated: 4 by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

Dec 23, 2021
Rated: 4.24 by Blogjackets from Ohio

Dec 22, 2021
Rated: 4 by Resistance88 from California

Oct 14, 2021
Rated: 2.38 by CopperMtnPlowboy from Ohio

Sep 05, 2021
Rated: 4.6 by mishi_d from Romania

Jun 13, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.84/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Shared 650 ml bottle at local tasting. Black colour, low brown head. Roasty and boozy aroma, notes of molasses, hints of oak. Rich flavour, balanced roasty notes, some molasses sweetness but not too much. Good stuff.
May 14, 2021
Rated: 4.34 by cd34 from Illinois

Apr 28, 2021
Rated: 4.37 by travelguy from Ohio

Feb 20, 2021
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Reviewed by tradershmulie from Connecticut

4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
22 oz bottle. Had this a few weeks after BORIS.

Beautiful color and head. Super dark brown with rich colored head.

Nice aroma - slightly sweet, hints of the flavor to come.

Very delicious - excellent blend of sweet and very slightly bitter. Rich full mouthfeel.

Overall a very fine beer. A bit pricey, there are others just as good, or better, but still excellent.
Feb 01, 2021
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Reviewed by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Pours a near black with a very dark brown tight head that dissipates to nothing after several minutes.

Cold, this was woody smelling, with leather a hint of licorice. As it warmed, milk chocolate and vanilla joined the party. The woody aroma lingered

Again, a dry, woody note pops out on the tongue. Licorice follows with a bitter cold coffee note following. A little vanilla to finish.

Medium to light body.

This is very interesting. Not like any other RIS I’ve had. I like it.
Dec 28, 2020
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Reviewed by trevormajor from Ohio

4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
12 oz bottle, vintage 2019, poured into a taster (drank along with BORIS and TORIS):
DORIS is a bit hoppier than BORIS or TORIS, yet still a nice full barreled stout. I think I prefer the other two though and it may be that the hops take away from the stout flavor for me.
Dec 13, 2020
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Rated by Unclevince from West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Quite a bit better than boris
Oct 17, 2020
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Reviewed by janubio from Spain

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle at Las Buenas Pulgas, served in a snifter glass. Black color, small beige head with short retention. Crying lacing. Aroma of hops, coffee, dried fruits, chocolate. Medium to full body, sticky texture, good carbonation. Bittersweet finish. Taste of coffee, chocolate, hops, dried fruits, licorice. Good.
Jul 04, 2020
Rated: 4.19 by Beer-A-Lot from Virginia

Jun 11, 2020
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
very dark - not much head - very strong malty taste- tastes like a bourbon aged - good beer but had better from this brewery
May 17, 2020
Rated: 4.28 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

Apr 01, 2020
Rated: 4.23 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Apr 01, 2020
Rated: 4.19 by TheWyatt from California

Mar 24, 2020
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Reviewed by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
With double the malts and hops I surprisingly enjoyed this a bit more than the regular Boris. Smooth dark full of chocolate and coffee roasts and a rounded sweet hop finish. Great beer overall again I was grateful to have samples at the Pittsburgh Winter Brew festival.
Mar 01, 2020
Rated: 4.81 by reitzbrewing from Pennsylvania

Feb 29, 2020
Rated: 3.93 by RodJBeerVentures from Kentucky

Dec 24, 2019
Rated: 4.03 by fthegiants from California

Dec 20, 2019
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Reviewed by micada from New York

4.52/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
I can’t tell what year it’s from, but it’s been on the retailer’s shelf for a bit. Poured cool, hard to a tulip glass. Dirty dark brown color with a tiny head that practically drops in a second. Extreme syrupy legs. Nose is toasty barrel and slight coffee. First sips are heavy bourbon, oak barrel char, slight coffee, and a hoppy-ish caramel-ish back-end. Alcohol hides well, but the bourbon makes you think you’ll be on your ass quickly. Mouthfeel is full up front, and fades to a nice linger. Nice brew.
Nov 02, 2019
Rated: 4.27 by Mxsluis from Michigan

Sep 18, 2019
Rated: 4.21 by Bum4ever from California

Aug 18, 2019
Rated: 4.18 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Aug 05, 2019
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Reviewed by 22Blue from Kansas

4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Bottle. Pours black with a decent tan head. Aroma of chocolate, malt, vanilla, and bourbon. Taste is dark chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, coffee, and bourbon barrel. Very good.
Jul 23, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by user785335 from Florida

Jul 07, 2019
Rated: 4.07 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

Jul 07, 2019
Rated: 4.52 by HungarianCount from California

Jul 01, 2019
Rated: 4.2 by Richter525 from Michigan

Jul 01, 2019
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Jet black body; dense and creamy tan head, not too thin yet not very thick; sheets of foam coating the inside of the glass. Big roasted and charred grain character with some boozy notes; bitter chocolate. Sweet chocolate and cocoa taste; a note of vanilla; bourbon; quiet bitterness. Heavy body; sludgy and velvety on the palate; semi-sweet mouthfeel character with some alcohol dryness to temper things.

This beer is rich and powerful, full of flavor with a surprisingly subtle bourbon quality.
May 22, 2019
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