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

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Ratings:
1,310
Reviews:
443
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
9.05%
 
 
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Photo of JackieTH
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours thickly like burnt-up used motor oil black with a quarter inch of rich mocha foam, looks delicious. Smell is roasted malt, dark chocolates, caramel and trace vanilla. Taste is similar with heavily roasted malt and a semi-sweet chocolate presence then subtle vanilla, oak, grass, figs, oatmeal and caramel adding complexity. Creamy luxurious mouthfeel with a nice carbonation. Finish is figs, chocolate and roasted malt, lightly sweet but overall very clean with bitterness from chocolate. ABV well hidden. Delicious, flavors continue to develop as it warms.

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Photo of WanderingFool
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

D.O.R.I.S. pours flat black with barely any foam at all. What little tan foam appears disappears quickly leaving no lace on the glass.

The aroma is subtle but has nice notes of roasted malt, chocolate, pine, nuts and some dark fruit.

Each sip of this full bodied beer is smooth, creamy with mild carbonation. The flavor is rich with malty notes of chocolate, roast malt, molasses, and dark fruit (raisin). A fair amount of oak and vanilla are also present. It finishes mildly bitter with some grassy hop notes.

This beer gets more flavorful as it warms. Great mouth feel and rather easy to drink.

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3.99/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pours inky black with just a very thin layer of tan head

S-smells nicely of roasted malt, dark chocolate, espresso, and molasses

T-more roasted malt with a bit of a smoky charred flavor, espresso bitterness, dark chocolate, and milk chocolate to give some mild sweetness. Light alcohol warming.

M-full body, light carbonation, left with a burnt flavor in the mouth

Overall I think this is a pretty good RIS, but leaves something to be desired. Nice big body and roasted flavors, but maybe too much char. So good but not amazing.

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Photo of Dope
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle is approximately 1.5 years old.

A: Pitch black, used motor oil black. Big, dense dark brown head that's almost as dark as the beer itself. Fades slowly but leaves pretty much zero lacing. Good head retention at least.

S: Oh yeah, big roasted malt aroma. Heavy on the dark chocolate with some coffee taking up the rear. Some creamy oatmeal mixes in too. Get a little dark fruitiness too. Decadent.

T: Dark fruits up front, then heavy, heavy dark chocolate. The chocolate rich and almost bitter it's so dark. Decent char and some coffee backing it up in the middle. There is a little oatmeal smoothing everything out but not as much as a "real" oatmeal stout typically does. Finish is bitter dark chocolate, a little acrid char and more dark fruits. Long lingering roasty aftertaste.

M: Thick, heavy, viscous, like cold motor oil.

O: This is a really heavy RIS with strong, strong roasted malt character. I wouldn't mind a little more oatmeal smoothing it out further but it's still viscous and creamy. Overall it's pretty mellow, no super sharp flavors. Just plain decadent and heavy, like slightly watered down brownie batter. Some barrel-aging to cut the thickness and lend more complexity would probably make this beer absolutely amazing. I wonder if this beer fresh would have a stronger hop character that would help break up all the heavy roasted malt.

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Photo of bamadog
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I picked this one up almost a full 3 years ago and wanted to give the copious amounts of hops to mellow as I'm not a huge fan of overly grassy, hopped up stouts -- I like the smooth and sweet maltiness with the bitterness coming from roastiness, not necessarily the hops. Review is from notes taken on 2/1/2013 and poured from the bottle to a pint glass.

Appearance: Pour is thick and viscous -- looks kind of like spent motor oil, so that's always a good start. The head, if you can call it that, is scant at best -- starts out very short (perhaps 1/4 finger deep) and it fades to nothing other than a thin wisp and thin ring around the surface. However, it should be noted that it may be one of the darkest brown heads I've come across, up there with Huhnapu. Body is entirely opaque, of course.

Smell: Earthy and dark, burnt roastiness is there, but to my surprise, that even after nearly 3 years the grassy and even slightly citric hoppiness still plays a role in the scent. Bit of a bittersweet chocolate, like bittersweet baker's chocolate; touch of alcohol, but it's subdued by the robust scents that come before it.

Taste: Pretty solid, but I can't imagine drinking this one fresh as that would probably ruin it for me. The hops, with their potent presence still lingering manage to blend in with the roastiness and strong burnt malts and even touches of smoke; alcohol is there as well, but more in the background as, much like the scent, the other aspects are very robust and overtake it (which is pretty cool and it makes it that much more drinkable).

Mouthfeel: I'm surprised how lively the body is for as thick as it is and for how long it sat in the bottle - plenty of carbonation still bubbling through this one keeping the palate prickled up; a thick and sticky coating is left on the roof the mouth, but it's kind of loose and it drips off after a moment or so; belly is left quite warm from the alcohol combined with the stronger carbonation.

Overall: Very good, pretty drinkable for such a large stout. I like that the roastiness and even the lasting hops allow it to maintain a sensibility of earthy bitterness and not become sickly sweet. Hoppin' Frog does a lot of beers very well, and this one is no exception to their practice.

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

This is actually my first day in court with this one. Excited!

Split with my wife for dessert. Served in a Cigar City snifter.

A: Poured out with pretty much a motor oil consistency, with a head that was but a mere shade or two lighter than the liquid below it.

S: Not extremely powerful, but potent enough. Milk chocolate, a hint of coffee, and a tinge of sort of Belgian-like dark fruit component.

T: Very bitter and hoppy, all wrapped up in a milk chocolate cocoon. Additionally, there is almost sort of a red/amber ale sort of undertow that added some hoppy excitement.

M: Like I said, this was bitter, with a snot-like consistency. The carbonation was low, which was perfect for this style and the lacing pretty much non-existent.

O: Excellent beer. I agree that Hoppin' Frog is often well deserving of its criticism of overcharging, but I bought this one for between $10-11 and it was worth every penny.

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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 1,310 ratings.
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