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
BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by MbpBugeye on 03-26-2010

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1,318
Reviews:
445
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
9.05%
 
 
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5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured bomber into 34oz mug. Darkest pour I have ever seen, jet black with a thick, dense dark brown head that doesn't go anywhere, leaving lots of lacing. Smells of chocolate, bourbon, sweet malt and coffee. Taste is bitter baking chocolate, some bourbon sweetness in the middle, and ending with a coffee bitter aftertaste that swing in way late, rounding out nicely. Insanely delicious, with one of the fullest mouthfeels I've had. This is definitely a "double oatmeal RIS". This is now one of my favorite stouts. Incredibly well-done!

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Huge, super fluffy, marbleized brown and black whip cream thick head atop a licorice black liquid. This pours almost as if it is on nitro, but the colors are exactly the opposite of uniform and bland, and the aroma makes it extremely evident that it's not on nitro.

Huge walnut and roasted coffee aromas come off the nose.

There are super walnutty, roasted coffee, chocolate, and extremely flavorful malt characteristics just bouncing around everywhere. Frog absolutely kills it with this brew. This is not overly bitter on the coffee notes. It's very well balanced. Unbelievable.

Once you get it on your tongue, even without swirling it around, an immensely creamy, almost pudding like texture comes through that is just absolutely sublime, so delicate yet so damn rich. This is one of the softest, yet densest most luscious brews I've ever felt. And it doesn't hurt that it's absolutely delicious. Some might fault it for it's high alcohol content, but that's totally undetectable, at least to me.

This beer is effing perfect.

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Due to a similarity in brewing ethics and a love for the darker side of styles, I thought it fitting to do a side by side with two of my favorite unadulterated stouts, DORIS and Marshal Zhukov, which I was finally able to do early 2017. Zhukov is a little sweeter like there's chocolate cherry, maybe some cedar or wood. One person did mention soy sauce. DORIS is more roasty, chocolatey and nutty. When they warm Zhukov has more licorice and molasses, while DORIS is hoppier with pine, cedar and even lime...? Not the primary flavors/aromas, but just the little notes that set them apart from each other. Conclusion is unanimous: these are both two righteous beers.

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In mid-July 2017, I opened a 2010 and 2013 bottle on the same night. While I was not surprised by these results--they were still quite impressive. Both beers held up and were insanely delicious, without a hint of the normal notes you usually get from old, lesser stouts like the staleness of cardboard, molasses, raisin, or others whatsoever. Both were a little more airy, yet still intensely roasty. While the '13 was more chocolatey and sweet, the '10 was more nutty, with a lot of coffee notes, really coming across like rich mocha ice cream. The '13 was smoother in body while the '10 was more balanced and less sweet, but also had less carbonation.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours like oil into my pint glass. Has a nearly one finger head that is darker than any I've ever seen, including the Abyss, Darklord, and the other heavyweights.

Smells like dark chocolate and coffee. Maybe a little molassas and licorice too, but the chocolate smell is really sticking out to me right now.

This beer tastes extrodinary. Tastes more like coffee than chocolate, but it's there. Also, a little vanilla. Alcohol is present, but pleasant.

The mouthfeel is exactly what it should be for a double stout. Some carbonation, but very creamy and thick.

This beer is great! I'd put it up against Abyss, Darklord, Speedway, Expedition or Breakfast stouts any day. It may be named DORIS, but it's a stud. Put this beer in a bourbon barrel for a year and it might be the greatest stout ever!

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I must say this is probably the coolest beer label Hoppin' Frog has. It just screams, big, evil beer. This poured to a 1 finger head in my nonic glass. I gave it a little rough pour because I knew the carbonation was a little low on this beer. The color of the head was a deep brown color and it lasted for a bit before dissipating to a ring around my glass.

This beer tastes AMAZING. Dark, roasted malt sweetness right up front with a hint of chocolate. The oats are there and there are hints of B.O.R.I.S. giving the illusion that this really is his evil sister. Aggressive, but so tasty. One hell of a good beer and I can't find a single thing I would want to change about it.

~Jonathan Passow

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - a very thick motor oil pour. Glug, glug, glug. A creamy mocha head like melted ice cream slowly takes shape, with more bubbles making their slow journey up the glass. Some craggy lacing at the high water mark and some stray thin legs as well.

Aroma - heavily malted for sure. Big boozy grains, very roasty, alcohol esters, and a resiny pine interwoven through it all. Sets up with a fantastic roasty, boozy, nutty sniff.

Taste - of course, the flavors here are huge. Sweet, chewy malts, roasty and nutty. A touch of char but balanced so that the swallow doesn't go ashy or burnt. A steady alcohol warmth accompanies the delicious grain and bittersweet chocolate flavors on the swallow. The aftertaste and finish are tasty and last well. Top shelf.

Mouthfeel - thick, viscous, and oily smooth. Bespeaks the nature of the style.

Drinkability - it's been a while since I had a glass of heaven; tonight's bomber allowed for two. ;-)

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