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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MbpBugeye on 03-26-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,302
Reviews:
442
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
9.05%
 
 
Wants:
184
Gots:
412
For Trade:
40
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Photo of Erik-P
4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.71/5  rDev +12.1%
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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Photo of Justinprintz
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thoglund
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mpolewan
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pezhead_79
3.97/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Just a solid shelf stout from Hoppin' Frog. Along with BORIS and now TORIS, these are my go to bombers. I wish the brewery was close so I could get more of this and the variants.

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4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From notes a ways back…
Black as can be even when held to the light, there’s nearly no edge, head is no surprise super dark, super dark roast, some licorice, fudge, chocolate syrup, charred wood, thick and silky with heaps of char on the finish

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4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikexw
3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HabaJohn
4.68/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of buschbeer
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

1 PINT 6 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a snifter
2012

This beer pours black and is topped with less than an inch of dark brown head that leaves no lacing.

The smell is anise, dark chocolate and roasted malt.

It starts out with a dark chocolate taste that gives way to some anise and coffee flavors. The finish is anise and some black coffee bitterness.

Full mouthfeel with very little carbonation

It reminds me of Bells Expedition Stout and Founders Imperial Stout. They are cheaper, so I will stick with them.

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Photo of moodyxc9
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of corywalston
3.03/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bob_roberts
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Yancey82
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beebs22
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thomasarose
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BubbleBobble
4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NMA
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aasher
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I'm being lame and just ramping up the overall to get the score higher. This is an example of a beer that is more than the sum of its parts. It's a quintessentially well done non-BA Russian Imperial Stout.

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Photo of curlybird
3.87/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Double Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
4.2 out of 5 based on 1,302 ratings.
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