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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
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:
#980
Reviews:
445
Ratings:
1,319
pDev:
9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,319 |  Reviews: 445
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Rutager
4.6/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big high five to yeahnatenelson for this!! 2011 bottle I think, perhaps 2010?

Appearance. Pours very viscous and black with a thin espresso foam head that fades quickly to a collar that leaves some decent lace.

Smell. Sweet dark chocolate and coffee with a little molasses and a bit of licorice. Smells delicious!

Taste. Coffee, molasses, dark chocolate, espresso and some smokey dark malts, and just a little nice citrus hops. Fantastic stuff.

Moutfeel. Full bodied and fairly viscous, lower carbonation.

Overall. A really nice big stout that seems perfect with this age on it. I'd like to try a fresh one, but doubt it's going to be better than this with a stronger hops presence.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of KFBR392
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pitch darkness on the pour. Very thin to no head on the pour. Low carbonation but enough to be noticed. Looks like it has got some pop!

Smell: Dark chocolate, deep caramel, toffee, sap, rich maple syrup, yum lots of awesome things going on here. I would say the toffee and thick caramel stand out the most here. Not as traditional as one would expect from a RIS but still very good.

Taste: A heavy creamy caramel hits on the nose. The body consists on a perfect combination of milk and dark chocolate. There is a dry bourbon aftertaste which really makes this beer stand out.

Mouthfeel: Certainly covers all corners of the palette. Sticky caramel and toffee last for a very long time.

Overall: I really liked this brew. Balanced and brought all the aspects you would look for in an imperial stout. I've put off trying this one for a while but am glad I got around to it.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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

Picked up from House of 1000 beers the other day.

The beer pours the expected blackish brown color with good head retention and fair lacing. This loooks like the sort of beer that has seen some serious barrel aging. The nose is attractive and complex, as I pick up considerable molasses, dark chocolate, vanilla and coffee grounds. The flavor profile replicates the nose, but there's some roasty notes and licorice on the long, somewhat hoppy finish. Mouthfeel is fairly full in this one, and the finish is quite long, with some noticeable burnt toast and coffee grounds as well. The latter counter the modest sweetness in this beer quite well, as does the bitterness at the ever end. Alcohol is noticeable, but is not at all intrusive in this beer.

An impressive beer, and one that I think would probably benefit from some additional aging in the keg or bottle.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Jet oil murk. maybe a mm of mocha head around rim. super thick. zero lacing.

S- Really nice. Chocolate, toffee, expresso, slight roast, faint hops, coffee

T - Goodness. wow. initial- sweet roasted chocolate, carmel and coffee- this is excellent. finish - hoppy with a side of smoke (but not that bad porter smoke taste), and a pinch of excellently place booz

M - Very frothy and creamy, but not the super velvet feel. pops in mouth.

O - Really impressed. The hops added in the finish was an excellent addition to the already super B.O.R.I.S. Very impressed with Hoppin Frog. highly recommended.

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4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle

A- Poured into a tulip glass. Pours a thick dark black color with a small tan head that quickly dissipates into a thin ring of lace around the glass. This beer is pitch black, no light getting through this glass.

S- The aroma is dark and roasty with espresso, chocolate, hints of hops and some alcohol coming through in the nose as well.

T- The taste pretty smooth up front with a lot of dark roasted malts. However, the espresso, bitter-sweet chocolate, hops and warmth from the alcohol creates a lingering finish. Many layers to this one, good stuff. Dark, roasty, strong, bitter.

M- The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, D.O.R.I.S. is not very feminine like her name suggests, she is one mean bitch with a lot of punch (I mean that in a good way). Overall, I drank this one fresh and really enjoyed it. I would be interested to see how this baby ages as well. Recommended!

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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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