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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Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Ohio, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of ShemRahBoo
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of HopBrain
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of alamode
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of TrappistJohnMD
4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a thick oily dark brown to black color with tan head that dissipates quickly to just a ring around glass edge. Minimal lacing.

Smell is rich with chocolate and dark toasted malts. Lots of toffee, caramel and coffee present too.

Taste follows the smell with hints of molasses mixed in. Not a lot of bitterness. Smokiness and oak mixed in as well. Very complex brew.

Mouthfeel is thick and oily. Very full bodied.

Overall this was enjoyable. Very complex brew. This is a difficult brew for me to find, but I will definitely pick up more when I see it.

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Photo of mkotsayfan
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a snifter. Pours a deep black with a nice dark mocha head w/tight bubbles. The aroma has a lot of dark chocolate, roasted malts, and slight coffee notes. The taste is very chocolately and malty, sweet but not too sweet. The mouthfeel is thick bodied with good carbonation, and it just finishes beautifully. Very little alochol burn, and the creaminess and silkiness, combined with being thick bodied but not too thick, make this exemplary (IMO) for an imperial stout.

A fantastic stout, Hoppin' Frog should consider giving this a barrel treatment...it could be something special as well.

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Photo of claaark13
4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a HF tulip at a little colder than cellar temp.

A - Pitch black pour with a nice dark brown head. Sticks well to the glass, lacing sticks around.

S - Roasted malt, hops, burnt cocoa.

T - Hop notes throughout, noticeable roast, sweet cocoa and coffee coming towards the end as they blend with the hops. There is a little bit of that "oats" flavor that I think is the focus of oatmeal stouts. Well balanced, the finish hints that it wants to go dry and then is coated with just enough sweetness to instead carry the flavors. Not even a touch of booze.

M - Heavy on the tongue, some carbonation dancing on the palate holds it back just a bit. Probably closer to a 4.5.

O - Extremely well done and $13 for a bomber. This must be some sort of joke. Not sure how it ages and I don't care. It is great fresh and I will buy some more tomorrow.

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Photo of dbossman
4.39/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark, oily, no head and minimal lacing

S: Roasted malts, coffee, caramel, peppers, chocolate, toffee, dark fruits, smoke, subtle citrus and anise as well; there is a lot here and man does it smell good

T: Wow, this is a delicious, big beer: roasted malts, dark chocolate, raisins, peppers, booze, oats, caramel; it all comes together in the finish too; mmm

F: Pretty creamy--a touch thin in the finish perhaps but pretty good overall

O: Such a nice beer; boozy and peppery and chocolatey and delicious

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Photo of korguy123
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into tulip.
Served slightly warmer than fridge temp to warm as I go.

A- Heavy, oily, thick black pour. Had to pour aggressively to get a short lived finger width chocolate milk coloured head. lacing is spotty, alcohol clings to the glass and won't let go.

S- Massive roasted coffee, roasted malts (almost burnt) slight char, dark toast. Dark bitter chocolate, black strap molasses, brown sugar, licorice. There is a touch of alcohol coming from the aroma after a slight swirl as well as some dates and figs maybe.

T- Dark roasted coffee, burnt toast, bitter dark chocolate, slight hop bitterness in the finish. Very roast forward, minimal on the sweetness. There is some licorice and molasses.

M- Thick, heavy, viscous, creamy and absolutely chewy.

O- I wasn't a fan of BORIS (poor palate?) But I wanted to give Hoppin Frog another chance. They really did redeem themselves with this one. I'm really glad this is readily available in Buffalo now.

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Photo of GreatBloomer
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of dogfishandi
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter.

pours out an extremely dark black, burnt up motor oil. about one fingers worth of some super dark brown head, creamy, good retention, and leaves some nice lace. this is a seriously dark looking stout.

super roasted, burnt charred malts are what i pick up most in the aroma. a bit of booze and dark fruits as well. dark dark cocoa.

again, big roasted, burnt malts, as well as some toasted/ roasted grain flavor. burnt char flavors are all over this. some dark dark chocolate plays off all the roasted malt with hints at times of dark fruits. finishes with a bitter cocoa roast flavor and a spicey, booze finish.

creamy, silky smooth. big body, carbonation is right where you would want it for a beer like this.

a solid imperial stout. i enjoyed this more than boris for sure. if this seen extended time in a bourbon barrel i think it could really be magical.

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Photo of TrickkyGangsta
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Stinger80OH
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Crimsontider22
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of RandyKemka
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of st9647v3
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of znichols
4.68/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Silky, creamy black liquid with pretty much no head. A touch of webbing on top of the beer after a minute or so. Touch of lacing. WHAT AN EXCEPTIONAL LOOKING BEER!

S- Big rich roast aroma with a touch of smoke and chocolate. Perhaps a backdrop of herbal hops and vanilla/toffee.

T- Slick roast flavor with slight cereal grain edge. Dark chocolate and molasses in the middle. A hint of hops and booze on the backend. Overall, great flavor here.

M- Big and smooth mouthfeel. Fairly heavy and slick. Exceptional.

O- This really is a phenomenal Impy Stout. With the unbelievably smooth chocolate and roast flavor and literally no alcohol present, i would put this up there with celebs like Dark Lord. No joke. Seek it out.

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Photo of TomClem
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of transmogrified
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of rkasten1
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of beerthulhu
4.73/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Viscose crude oil pour exit from the bottle settles with a two finger marshmellow mild chocolate colored head that was fairly steady and long on the hold. The lacing sticks around with a thin film, full coating on the vessel. Hardly gets better then this visually overall and per style.

S: Oatmeal is distinct, a rich chocolate roast, freshly ground dark espressro beans lie underneath providing a good level of aromatic activity. A touch of burnt caramel, burnt marshmellow with some burnt wildflower hopping. Toasted burnt woodiness, nice gentle lingering aroma. Rich and smooth.

T: Flavor was rich with a sweetly dark burnt presence of chocolate roast, oats, and burnt marshmellow. Some creamer, roasted barley and alcohol hints. Smooth roasted bitterness is silky on the take. A touch of smoked burnt woodiness, smoldering campfire silty minerality, nutmeg alcohol, burnt wildflowers leaves with a very refined lingering smooth silty bitterness.

M: Medium body, softly carbonated, very smooth and silky texture on the tongue. No alcohol detection.

O: Overall a very smooth and silky dark roasted treat with a well concealed abv%. Very nice and easy drinkability, great complexity, transition of flavor from start to finish and a silty smooth bitterness. Keeps getting better and better to the bitter end.

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Photo of sammo
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of BWHD
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of dbrauneis
4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color. The beer has a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer dark mocha head that reduces to a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate lacing is observed.

S: Strong aromas of milk chocolate, dark roasted malts, and anise/licorice. There is a dark fruit sweetness along with some light hints of alcohol.

T: The beer has quite a lot of dark fruit sweetness along with milk chocolate, anise/licorice, dark roasted malts, and some hints of oatmeal.

M: Full bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Oatmeal creaminess.

O: There is some interesting complexity to this beer but it is not the easiest to drink. The flavors are extremely rich but it is a sipping beer.

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D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Double Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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