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
Ratings:
1,302
Reviews:
442
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
9.05%
 
 
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183
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412
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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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Photo of M27
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of metter98
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a very thin tan head that died down rather quickly, leaving just swirls of bubbles on the surface and a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of black licorice in the nose along with notes of roasted malts. The smell becomes stronger as the beer warms up.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of black licorice along with notes of roasted malts and hints of oatmeal. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels relatively full-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is rather intense but is something that is nice to sip and savor.

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Photo of lern
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of WesM63
4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from 22oz bottle into a large snifter.

A: Pours nearly pitch black with a 1finger deep mocha head. Some lacing and retention are present.

S: Roasted malts, sweetness, some chocolate and almost a hint of oak.

T: Delicious roasted malts and sweet dark chocolate then Oak/wood and some coffee at the end along with a tiny bit of alcohol burn on the way down.

M: Medium to full body and carbonation.

O: Wow, I'm impressed. It's sweet, smooth and delicious. Absolutely a must try.

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Photo of AlexDank
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of hiphopj5
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

this is a monster. pours dark chocolate like herseys syrup, some serious viscosity here. thick as honey, with almost no head. smells like alcohol and coffee, tempered by dark dark malts and flaked oats. flavor is heavy on the coffee, also a little sweet like burnt sugar. bready grains, oatmealy. they oats still manage to find a place amongst all the heavy hitters in here. mouthfeel is just wild, maybe the thickest sludgiest beer ive ever seen, impossibly full bodied, its heavy in my glass even, just dense. almost no carbonatio, this is quite strange. like something id expect to see from mikkeller. this was my first hoppin frog beer but it wont be my last, it was an ambitious undertaking on their part, and i think its executed quite well. not a beer for everyone, but if you like these colossal stouts, this is your horse, or should i say frog?

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Photo of TenHornsProud
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a sludgy, thick black with the smallest of dark tan heads.

Smells of sweet, plummy dark malts, some chocolate also comes though.

Taste is roasted, biscuit up front that goes into a more plum/grapefruit mixed with roasted malt middle before ending on sweet, complex finish with chocolate and coffee notes.

Heavy body and low carbonation. Alcohol is present, could do well to mellow some.

Damned fine Imp Stout that reminds me of a more viscous Yeti. I thought BORIS was missing something...don't feel the same way about this one.

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Photo of bootdown21
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Jaldama
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of rkarimi
4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BostonHops
3.94/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle served in a snifter.
no freshness info.

pours a completely opaque jet black tone yielding 3/4" dark mocha colored head. middling retention and not much in the way of lacing. nose is great, offering bold notes of bitter chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt with secondary characteristics of anise and molasses.

flavor is solid, though i must admit slightly underwhelming... maybe my expectations were too high. the chocolate and roastiness are evident out front, opening up a bit mid-palate to include the molasses and licorice before leading to a hoppy finish. but i also get a slighty metallic presence and a the booze is not as well-hidden as i typically look for. still a damn good beer, but this there's so much fierce competition in the style that, for me, you really have to earn your As. thick, full bodied mouthfeel with below average carbonation. when i think of a beer being 'chewy' this is what i think.

overall D.O.R.I.S. is a tasty, enjoyable RIS and certainly worth a try (especially if you like B.O.R.I.S., which i enjoyed a lot more), however there are many better, less pricey options out there.

originally reviewed: 03-31-2011

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Photo of Kunstman
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Cresant
4.59/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served this 22 oz. brown bottle in a Sierra Nevada Hops glass. No date. The body was viscous and black/brown. The head was deep tan. A hard pour created only a modest two fingers of foam that faded to a film. Alcohol legs when swirled.

The smell was dark chocolate bars. Fresh baked wheat bread. Burnt toast char. A little peat/smoke near the end.

The taste was creamy and fruity. Roasty bitterness and walnuts. Finishes with a flourish of hops then a rich chocolatey sweetness. This one reminds me of Ten Fidy. D.O.R.I.S. is the best Hoppin' Frog beer I've tried.

The mouthfeel was creamy and rich. Smooth and full bodied. Adequate carbonation. All around delicious.

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Photo of vfgccp
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Tar black with trace cola highlights. Fine dark mocha head with ok lace and retention.

S - Almond, dark chocolate, merlot-like booze, roasty malt, and chocolate covered raisins.

T - Warm milk chocolate coats the palate, as bright woody hops slowly wrap around the profile and linger through a dry finish of oak, roast, and dry red wine.

M - Smooth, full body with a pleasantly boozy backend.

O - Drinks like a chocolate covered hop. Simply delicious.

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Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Bammo22
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of DovaliHops
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a thick, dark black color with a small, dark brown head. Scent is a blast of chocolatey cocoa and some dark chocolate. Hints of vanilla and roasted malt. A bit of brown sugar. Taste is initially a lovely fresh coffee flavor with some lovely chocolate flavors. Not too bitter. Nice vanilla flavor and a bit of brown sugar. Very well balanced. Mouthfeel is full-bodied and syrupy. Drinkability is very high for the ABV...easy drinking. Overall, this is a great RIS. Thanks Bruce for sharing this one!

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Photo of herman77
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Black with a dark brown head. A bit of lacing.

S: Dark fruits, sweet dark chocolate and coffee. Was expecting a bit more here.

T: Lots of roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate and rich fudge. Lots of coffee flavors in this one too. Some dark fruits and some bitterness too. Great mix of sweet and bitter. Long finish with coffee notes and bittersweet dark chocolate.

M: Fuller body, thick with moderate carbonation. Smooooth.

O: ABV is hidden fairly well. Not quite as good as BORIS, but still pretty damn good.

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Photo of BrownNut
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 to tulip. Served cool.

A - Black with a light brown head. Loads of head off an aggressive pour which sticks around for five minutes and winds up as a broken film.

S - A combination of crackery smell and sweetness that comes off like a nice cookie or maybe a cake but not quite. A chocolate croissant? A brownie? That may be as close as I can get but it's a little more winey than that, almost with an element of a wine pan sauce after cooking meat, but not quite that savory. It smells exactly like a particular food but I can't put my finger on it.

T - Delicious and sweet, chocolatey, but fairly quickly a moderate bitter element comes forward reclaim the palate. It's like a mix of char bitter and woodyness more so than hop bitterness. It's part taste, part sensation. I didn't really get the coffee notes others have mentioned or the roast, unless that woody note is the roast. There's the slightest tang of tart after the swallow, replaced by hop abrasion on the tongue so low it's almost below the threshold. Delicious aftertaste of chocolate syrup but a little more refined, like chocolate lava cake. Zero booze detectable which is nuts for 10.5%.

M - medium body

O - Just delicious. Really almost a dessert beer. As with the BORIS, I could still wish for a little more complexity, a couple other things happening at the same time, but the richness of it is a feat of its own. And this one adds that woody element even though it's not barrel aged, so that's an extra thing happening. Unexpected, and I wasn't entirely sure I wanted it in there, but it does add another facet and gives it a signature, which is good if you're looking for something unique. I like this and would like to drink it again. At $15 it will probably not be soon.

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Photo of VncentLIFE
4.55/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks heatwave33! After a damn car accident, I need something strong, and this fits the bill. Beautiful looking stout to say the least. motor oil looking thick body. Caramel colored head, small ring. I like the roasted malt in the smell for sure. Bitterness isnt as pronounced as in BORIS, but there is still a good bit of bitterness. Thick creamy roasted malt as well. I like how this is going.

Now the taste reminds of FIS, only it feels a bit thinner. This is a bit more malty bitter. Nice dark chocolate notes, with a good bit of roasted coffee. It wants to bitter, yet smooth and creamy, and it definitely hits is dead on. Slight booze on the backend as well.

I like how it leaves you with bitter coffee and chocolate notes late, and they seem to stick around. Normally, I start getting this chewy malt thing really late in the beer, but not here. All bitterness all the way.

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Photo of svannorw
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of afksports
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

While this brew nails the mouthfeel of a Russian Imperial Stout, it simply does the style well. That's not a bad thing. There's a rich boozy chocolate taste with a hint of roast coffee in the back. There's a thick mouthfeel that emphasizes dessert beer. It coats the glass brown, despite having very little head. And the syrupy sweetness that you want in a big bodied stout comes on right through. Even a touch of the oatmeal it's made with. But that said, this bomber bottle comes in at $15-17 dollars in the city. For what you get, that's a bit high.

Think Stone when going for this quality at a lower price point. Nevertheless, DORIS is a Hoppin' Frog true-to-style example for the Ohio locals to enjoy.

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Photo of cfh64
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Double Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
4.2 out of 5 based on 1,302 ratings.
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