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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
Exceptional
1,319 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by MbpBugeye on 03-26-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#980
Reviews:
445
Ratings:
1,319
pDev:
9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
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Trade:
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Ratings: 1,319 |  Reviews: 445
Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of OWSLEY069
4.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours jet black with a dark tan head. In the aroma, roasty malt and a sweeter coffee presence. In the taste, a sweet roasty malt with a nice coffee presence. A smooth and a medium to bigger bodied mouthfeel, with a dry coffee malt, with notes of sweetness in the aftertaste. Big coffee notes, quite smooth and very nice.

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Photo of spw109
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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

From Blind Bif 8.

Deep black. Dark mocha colored head that formed reluctantly and faded fairly fast. Definitely an imperial stout. (4)

Prominent aroma of chocolate and dark fruit. Some roasted malt and perhaps hop bitterness as well. Very slight smoke, or perhaps oak? (4.25)

Potent roasted coffee notes, not much of the fruit from the nose to start. A bit of bitter chocolate. Getting more sweetness as it warms: blackberries and figs? Some oak emerges as well. Is this barrel aged? Not picking up very much vanilla, so leaning away from bourbon barrels. (4)

Low to almost no carbonation. Smooth, slick and coats the mouth. Perhaps a tad thin. Only a slight alcohol feel as it warms, which is nice. Those factors make me think this beer has some decent age on it. (4)

This is definitely an imperial stout. It doesn't really taste that strong, but I’m confident on flavor profile (and the fact that it has to be >8%). I’m not picking up much vanilla or oak, so I don’t think this is barrel-aged, but I think it has some cellar age on it. No specific beer is jumping out at me, so shot in the dark with a beer I've never had from Michigan…New Holland Night Tripper. (4.25)

The reveal… DORIS Imperial Stout from Hoppin’ Frog. Well done covering all the caps with electrical tape, because I might have guessed had I seen that red cap. I revealed this before I read Brez’s guess above, or that too might have stimulated me to a correct guess! I've got no idea if this is aged, Hoppin’ Frog doesn’t have any freshness info according to Fresh Beer Only. I've had BORIS before, but not DORIS so I can’t say for sure myself. Either way, thanks for the opportunity to try it, Abraxel! Very tasty.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of schwemjw
4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Oil slick black. Dark brown head that leaves rather quickly.

S: Big big roast. lots of anise and black licorice. Chocolate and coffee mixed in with a big hit of toffee. A sweet raisin rounds it all out.

T: Rich bakers chocolate. Lots of fig dancing around raisin. Chocolate covered dates. But here comes the bitter espresso, roasted and a quality reminiscent of burnt marshmellow. Lots of toffee with a touch of bread. Toasted oats and more licorice. A bitter pine finish. A decent amount of hops. This is a beast, and a delicious one at that.

M: Its full bodied but not too heavy. Slick.

O: This is a really, really enjoyable beer. it developes as it warms and goes down smooth. bursting at the seems with huge flavors that balance each other out really well. As complex as it is its mellow and provides a perfect sipper. /93

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of dar482
4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This comes in a very deep black color as expected with a dark brown head.

The aroma has a roasted malt and tons sweet chocolate. Rich toffee and caramel sweetness. There's also lots of umami and a bit of booze int he back.

The flavor is creamy strong roasted malt and burnt coffee or mocha espresso. It's a very deep and rich beer. There's also some hoppiness in there that I sense, instead of roasted malt bitterness. As it warms up, there's some dark fruit in there.

There is a boozy middle and finish. It is a big roast and dark rich beer bomb.

A really full mouthfeel on this beer from the oatmeal.

A really fantastic Russian Imperial.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From notes. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.

My pour is a burnt char mahogany black color with a nice creamy mocha froth on top.

The aroma hits hard with smooth dark chocolate, roasted malt, some espresso, and a bit of smoke.

As this was tasted side by side with BORIS, it is interesting to see the distinction between the two. Overall, this has a fuller and less bitter flavor. It is not too far on the sweet end of the spectrum either. The roasted malt and dark chocolate flavors are allowed to shine through without having any cloying aspect to the flavor. Some smoke, creamy espresso, and a bit of dark fruits add further depth to the flavor.

A big, thick, viscous body really adds to my enjoyment of this beer, accounting for a slightly higher score than BORIS. The carbonation is about the same; they both have moderately full, creamy carbonation that works well with the beer.

Overall, I found this to be a well-made, balanced, and enjoyable full-bodied imperial stout.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a snifter, the beer pours a thick, viscous, jet black coloring with a thin, foamy, dark brown head that quickly settles out on the surface. Aromas of biscuit, dark baker's chocolate, coffee, toasted grains, a hint of smoke, and some earthy/woody tones. Booze hints on the nose, also. Flavors are extremely rich, with a base of dark, bitter baker's chocolate and a hint of bitter, roasted coffee. Ribbons of earthy and woody tones throughout, with a vanilla and molasses highlight, also. Very reach and smoothly blended. There is some bitter hopping that cleans the palate nicely at the end, which is an impressive feat given how rich and robust everything is. Roasted grain highlights show through every once in a while, too, which also helps to balance the rich and dark flavors. The aftertaste is rich chocolate and molasses, with a touch of smoke and bitter hops. Slick, smooth finish with a rich, robust linger that coats the palate and the mouth. Very strong, but surprisingly drinkable. This beer definitely opens up as it warms. Wow.

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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 1,319 ratings
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