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

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4.22/5
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1,325 Ratings
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:
#998
Reviews:
447
Ratings:
1,325
pDev:
9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
185
Gots:
412
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,325 |  Reviews: 447
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

Photo of rockrob
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

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

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

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

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

This was poured into a snifter and a pint glass. The head lasts longer and concaves a bit in the snifter. The rest of the appearance had a dark brown close to black color with a one finger of off white foaminess coating the sides of the glass. Light lacing graced the glass nicely. The smell had mainly a roasty coffee to chocolate and added a nice sweetness between the coffee and chocolate. The taste was sweet and roasty adding in a slight oatmeal. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with more of a sipping quality about it. This somewhat chewy beer ends up having a light pervasive harshness but still allows a decent creaminess to settle over my tongue. Overall, this was an absolutely amazing opportunity for me to try this. If I could get it again, I would.

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

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.71/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I had the NITRO version of this beer at the brewery. I am not sure if I should add the NITRO version as a separate beer, so I am just pointing out that I had the Nitro version. It is a great Imperial Stout to begin with but the NITRO adds a lot of smoothness and gives you the perfect head.

Look: it’s black with a thick and soft creamy mocca colored head that stays a very long time. I've never seen a nicer looking stout.

Aroma: roasted coffee, sweet malts, chocolate and perhaps nuts.

Taste: This is a very good tasting stout, with sweet malts, chocolate, coffee and nuts. It is simply Delicious.

Feel: it is full-bodied and extremely smooth and creamy

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