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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4.22/5
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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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,018
Reviews:
448
Ratings:
1,329
pDev:
9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,329 |  Reviews: 448
Photo of curlybird
3.87/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Mgm54
4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thebooyakid
4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TooGood
3.89/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattsander
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of bschmidt_37
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Muss42
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chewy6935
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brew33
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of soupyman10
4.52/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Roguer
3.86/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Super dark black brew, with a dark brown head with OK retention.

Smells of chocolate and roasted barley, tinged with a touch of molasses.

Flavor follows, with varying strengths. Lighter roast, chocolate malt, molasses, caramel, a hint of espresso.

Thick and oily; long wet finish. Exceptionally easy to drink, although it comes off a touch flat.

My only complaint is this brew drinks too easily; there's no bite. Many stouts achieve this through hops, extra alcohol, or massive roasty bitterness. This beer has none of that, and yet also doesn't quite merit dessert stout status. Very nice, but it left me wanting more.

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

Pours an opaque very dark brown almost black color, like motor oil with similar viscosity and khaki colored head. Roasted malts, oats, chocolate, and some coffee on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied, thick and very silk like on the palate. Finishes with dark chocolate and roast.

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

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

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

HEAVY stout!

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Photo of JPeterson17
4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of boogerisu
4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CBrodbeck
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.65/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh bottle served cold in a teku

Appearance: one of the thickest beers I've ever poured out. This makes Ozark Blues Ten Fidy look like water. No light penetrating the black beer. The thick and creamy dark brown head sank to some foam on the rim, very oily and nasty looking (in a good way)

Nose: chocolate, coffee bomb, rich and decedent with a strong malty backbone. Powerful beer but with no alcohol presence on the nose

Taste: Where is the booz?!? for a 10.5% beer this has the alcohol feel of a 6%er. The mouthfeel however is like a troop of Russian black bears stampeding through my mouth after a hairy deer. It is so rich and creamy and decedent that I don't know what to do with it. The waves of chocolate and coffee never stop, the intensity of this beer goes right from the beginning to the long and sweet lingering finish. There is a touch of dark fruits like raisins, prunes, and figs with a slight cherry thing in the finish. Absolutely stunning here.

Overall: I am completely blown away by this beer. I've heard that Hoppin' Frog knows what they are doing but I didn't expect this... I need the BA version in my life and will seek out more of their beers the next time I go shopping (tomorrow maybe after this one). Buy this beer NOW!

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

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.69/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Black body, nice tall deep tan, if soapy, head, thick appearance- lots of baritone *glug*s while pouring. On the nose, baker's chocolate. and mild smoke give way to hot alcohol, acidity, and mild soy sauce. The taste is very potent. Lots of bitter licorice, harsh oak, burnt malt, and ethanol heat. Bitter and alcoholic, like the aftertaste of a shot of whiskey. Body is thick, rich, just what an imperial stout with oatmeal steroids should be.
I love a rich, warming stout, but this one was even a bit much for me. Maybe I need my alcohol more well masked, maybe I'm a pussy, this one lacked sufficient big stout flavor to adequately appetize the alcohol within.

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D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Double Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 1,329 ratings