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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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

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#1,003
Reviews:
448
Ratings:
1,328
pDev:
9%
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Photo of partypak
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of BMMillsy
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This one pours like motor oil with a nice brown head. Smell is of strong dark chocolate, big roasted grain. Some roastiness going on in there, definite chocolate notes, bitter clean crisp finish from the hop presence. The right amount of carbonation that balances out the sweetness but keeps things plenty thick. Goes down surprisingly easy for a big stout. Hoppin’ Frog is getting closer and closer to my heart. This is similar to the BORIS, but with a big more heft and roast on the palate. Can't wait to try the BA version.

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into snifter, no bottle dating(but I bought this in Spring 2011). Pours dense pitch black color with a 1 finger dense dark brown head with good retention, that reduces to a thick cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing on the glass, with plenty of alcohol legs. Aromas of big dark chocolate, char, roasted malt, toffee, caramel, coffee, molasses, herbal, and earthiness. Very nice aromas with great balance, complexity, and strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, char, roasted malt, coffee, toffee, toast, caramel, molasses, and earthy spiciness. Lingering notes of dark chocolate, coffee, toffee, char, toast, and earthy spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of flavors; with nearly zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Very rich and robust. Light-medium carbonation and very full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and thick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Russian Imperial stout. Very rich and robust with nice complexity and balance of flavors; quite smooth to sip on. Very enjoyable to sip on slowly.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of imbibehour
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass.

A very thin one finger bubbly head, but extremely dark chocolate cocoa brown colored. I don't think I've seen a head this dark on a stout in ages, settles to a good collar, sitting and resting on a very opaque dark walnut brown body.

Nose is truly wonderful. It smells incredibly thick. Ganache dark chocolate. Ripping malt, a little bit of heat touch with blackened char and spices. Light action of anise and black licorice sweetness too. Heavenly.

Palate fills with an incredible richness, big and thick and coating. Flavors take a back seat a bit, but roll with a thick malt presence. Bittersweet dark chocolate in a glass. Minimal carbonation, with a light feel strangely among all the thickness. There's no heat on the taste of this either, a small little bit of hop bitter and sourness.

Overall these guys at Hoppin Frog just crush it on stouts. I think there's no question I prefer the regular BORIS and kill for the Bourbon BORIS, but this is great. For drinking though this feels more dessert forward and needs a pairing than solo I think.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of martyl1000
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Calculat0r
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of stouts4me
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of denimdemon
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Brown120
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of matttttYCE
3.8/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Small head, about a finger high, dark brown and creamy. Sticks around a bit. Moderate lacing. Thick, oily, and viscous looking pour. Deep black liquid.

Lots of rich dark chocolate and roasted malts, even burnt cocoa and malts, dark roast coffee and bitterness, hints at smoke and char, noticeable hop notes and bitterness in there as well, black strap molasses, licorice, maybe some toffee as well.

Rich dark chocolate and roasted malts, burnt notes, coffee bitterness, some char, maybe oats as well, decent hopping here to support this big stout (though not IPA level evident), and some of the molasses, licorice, and toffee from the smell.

Very big imperial stout. Good body, heavy, full. Viscous consistency. Creamy consistency. Moderate length finish. Good exemplary mouthfeel for an RIS.

Overall a very enjoyable imperial stout, much the same as B.O.R.I.S. was, but, in this case, a bit bigger/more full. Not amazing, but quite good. Definitely a slow sipper though the alcohol doesn't really factor in for me, just a big, full bodied stout.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Countfapula
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of HopsintheSack
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Hophead717
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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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 Jwren5
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of WDJersey
3.25/5  rDev -23%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Double Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 1,328 ratings
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