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:
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Added by MbpBugeye on 03-26-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,310
Reviews:
443
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
9.05%
 
 
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185
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411
For Trade:
40
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Photo of JPeterson17
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of boogerisu
4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
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 +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.69/5  rDev -12.1%
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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Photo of devilfluff
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FaradayUncaged
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Czequershuus
4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Well it certainly looks like a big imperial stout - deep black in color with a very small head. The aroma begins with a punch of milk chocolate, followed by a strong note of molasses. Later on the fruit characteristics come through- blueberry, raspberry, gooseberry, and dried apricot all come through. The flavor is dominated by the powerful chocolate flavor, as well as black currant, some soy sauce, pickled lemon, and even some bubblegum. Of the fruit, the blueberry is most apparent in the flavor. The mouthfeel is full, but there is something tangy, almost acidic that holds it all together. Overall this stout was pleasantly complex, but not endlessly so - despite the ABV it maintained a strong sense of drinkability, The fruity characteristics were fun and unique. Great beer.

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Photo of spoony
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From a 650 ml bottle (no date, but the beer has been in my cellar for about two years) to a tulip.

A-The beer pours heavily, like oil, out of the bottle into the glass. There is no head, just a thin collar of brown foam and shiny, oily sheen on top. Color is deep, dark brown, but not quick black. It is still and opaque.

S-The aroma reminds me of brownie batter and fudge, and it smells equally as sweet with notes of prune and raisin. There is a good dose of fusel alcohol that singes my nostrils as I inhale. Flaked oats smooth things out somewhat, but coffee and heavy roasted barley bitterness creeps in as the beer warms.

T-The taste tracks the smell closely. I taste a lot of dark and milk chocolate, oats, a bit of heavily roasted grain, sweet prunes and raisins, fusel alcohol, and hints of soy. The finish displays a little coffee bean.

M-The body is heavy and viscous, but not terribly syrupy. Carbonation is pretty mild, but provides enough of a lift on the palate to keep things interesting.

O-This is a well-done beer that I may have aged a little too long. The fudge and brownie batter notes are great and you can tell this is an oatmeal stout. I also really like the mouthfeel. But there were hints of oxidation and a touch too much soy for me to rank this beer any higher.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a big dark beer, mostly black and some brown to the edge, tan on the top, 2/3". Aroma was a chocolate drop. Was surprised that there was not a boozy exterior, did well in covering that.

Taste was a dark chocolate, super thick viscous mouthfeel. Oats seem to smooth this one out. You can pull some coffee out of the malt roasting, there is a little bit of caramel and vanilla in there too.

Dark fruit edges standard in RIS aren't really here, thankfully. I thought this was an impressive double stout without barrel aging.

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Photo of Gregf51
3.87/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.71/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BodiesLexus
4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of petrusek23
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mkhartnett
4.54/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gables
4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of That_Bearded_Guy
4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a globe.

A: Jet black pour. Dark brown head retains at a half inch. Lacing is spotty.

S: Intense espresso. High percentage cacao dark chocolate. Pine and bark from the hops. Again, bitter double shot espresso comes through.

T: Bitter espresso. Acrid and smokey. Dark roast coffee and lots of roasted barley begin to dominate. Pure and bitter dark chocolate. Firm hop bitterness throughout and a lot of earthy pine and bark hop flavor. Char and ash. Espresso and earthy hop bitterness in the finish.

M: Huge in stature. Thick with a definite sense of weight. Velvety smooth texture. Some sense of gripping hop astringency. Fine carbonation has a stiff prickle.

O: A huge, bold, and demanding brew. It has your full attention until the last sip. This is not for the casual beer drinker. Drinking it feels like an accomplishment; finishing the glass is like reaching the peak of Kilimanjaro or something. It was a memorable and rewarding experience and I learned something about myself along the way.

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Photo of Ben_
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Gambyt20
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BFCarr
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dheldman
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Double Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
4.2 out of 5 based on 1,310 ratings.
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