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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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of brystmar
3.97/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Boring black pour with the syrupy body yielding zero head. Boozy, roasty aroma hints at burnt sugar and toffee.

Thick, creamy body delivers deeply roasted malt and black coffee to my palate. Mild sweetness in the middle is quickly squashed by the boozy warmth and bitter coffee aftertaste. Really deserves a 4.25 in taste, but alas...

DORIS might be my favorite stout from Hoppin Frog.

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

Poured from a bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. I had to give it a pretty rough pour to get 1 finger of dark tan head (which quickly dissipated - not surprising with ABV this high). The pour was quite black and viscous. On the nose I'm getting typical RIS aromas of char, dark fruits, coffee, and chocolate.

Full-bodied flavor with a really nice, creamy mouthfeel. One thing immediately worth nothing: this beer is quite bitter, even for a RIS. A brief bit of chocolaty sweetness is quickly overcome by strong bitter flavors. The bitterness accompanies strong roasted malt in the front of the palate and intensify as the beer's flavor develops. In the back of the palate, the bitterness is met by a warming, fairly strong hit of alcohol. The two flavors both linger well in the mouth long after swallowing.

DORIS is another outstanding stout from Hoppin' Frog. I probably won't buy this gain, but only because I prefer BORIS and Barrel-aged BORIS to DORIS. Still, fans of big, roasty stouts (and who isn't one?) should seek this one out, especially if they like bitter RISs.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of zeff80
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a viscous, thick, jet-black color with a minimal, light brown head of foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of chocolate, rich roastiness and hints of coffee.

T - It tasted of dark chocolate, roasted malt, oats and coffee. There is a nice balance of sweet and bitter.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium to full bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a really tasty DIPA. I may have to buy some more of this one soon.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of BeerCon5
4.84/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours almost black in color with nearly a finger of coffee color head that doesn't last long, also a little oily on the glass.

The scent is very rich of flavor, chocolate is prominant along with roasted caramel malt, brown sugar is also present, along with a very boozy aroma.

The taste is again of chocolate and roasted malt, there is a strong alcohol presence, some dark sweet fruit, notes of earthy hops and some peppery spice.

Full bodied, thick, creamy and smooth, low carbonation.

This was an excellent RIS so much flavor and well balanced. I would definitely look for this again.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of rajendra82
4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

The dark brown body was opaque, and was topped by the darkest head I have ever seen in any beer. Smelling the beer revealed coffee, toffee, and lots of hops. The taste was not at aggressive at the beginning of the sip as the smell suggested. It started off as a sweet creamy coffee with vanilla, and then evolved into a very bitter chocolate. There was a some lactic acid sourness in the middle. The aftertaste was long, and very roasty. The body was oily, no doubt due to the addition of oats, and the feel was very soft and silky with no hint of harshness. This was a very good upgrade to B.O.R.I.S. Keep it coming Hoppin' Frog.

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Photo of hardy008
3.51/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours dark black with a mocha colored head with good retention and spotty lacing. The aroma has a lot of dark roasted malt, along with cocoa, and dark chocolate.

The taste has dark roasted malt, cocoa, dark chocolate, and alcohol. The taste is somewhat sweet, with a good amount of bitterness from the dark roasted malt. The alcohol is noticeable, and I would like this beer better if it was well disguised.

Full bodied and chewy with below average carbonation. There is a good amount of alcohol heat in the aftertaste. Overall a good beer, but not as good as B.O.R.I.S. the Crusher, due to the alcohol heat, and too much dark roasted malt for my liking.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of corby112
4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours viscous and jet black with a dark mocha head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. The head of this beer is a very dark brown color that's darker than I've seen in any other beer not named dark lord. Streaks and splotches of brown lace are left behind.

Deep roasted malt aroma with a complex balance of sweet and darker notes as well as some earthy, piny hops. Hints of dark chocolate, smoke, oatmeal and coffee bean followed by sweeter chocolate and lactic cream. Underneath there is some sweet booze and a resinous hop presence.

Chewy, viscous mouthfeel with a really complex flavor profile. Deeply roasted dark malt flavor without becoming burnt or acrid with a decent amount of sweetness and a surprising hop component. Slightly smokey with hints of roasted coffee bean, dark chocolate, burnt toast and oatmeal followed by some lactic cream. The hop characteristic is really interesting providing some nice bitterness that compliments the dark malts and a resinous pine flavor adding another level of flavor. Really complex and well balanced with an ABV that is excellently masked, making this beer dangerously drinkable.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

THE DESTROYER. Hell yes. I’ve had some experience with palate-wreckers before, and a taste of Barrel-Aged B.O.R.I.S. (which was awesome), so I have high hopes here. Cheers!

Green cap, but no date. I have a feeling this one has some age on it.

A: Pours absolutely black – pure molasses, the darkest beer I’ve ever seen. It’s the motor oil RIS look at its finest, with basically no head at all. It starts with a paper thin, super-oily dark brown film, evaporating almost instantly; in a way, it could be a testament to the alcoholic power of this brew, as it just dries up and disappears as soon as it hits air. Lacing is straight oil, sliding straight back down after leaving a greasy mark around the edge of the glass. Big, bad beer.

S: Pure chocolate, rich and sugary from the very first whiff. Lots of oak, char, and roasted caramel grain supports the cocoa explosion, which otherwise would end up just burning through nose with hot astringency (drying through with all the apparent heat of the evaporating head). Thick alcohol comes through in the end, along with even more complex sugars: spicy whiskey, cake frosting, maple syrup, and enough pure brown sugar to remind me of Founders Curmudgeon’s Better Half, the sweetest beer I’ve ever had.

T: Char city – a mouthful of burnt malt to start, which is an excellent alternative to the rich syrup heavy in the nose. It’s roasty, bitter, and with a thickly-present coffee and toffee character; it really is the most roast I’ve ever had in a beer. The transition is quick, right to the earthy, smoky, and relatively green bitters of Willamette-style hops; medium intensity, mixing perfectly with the dark roasts. It’s a bunch of hop flavor without a ton of bitter power, which I love for this style. Now here’s the sugars – chocolate fondue, maple, cherry syrup, vanilla, cookie dough, and bittersweet cocoa. Burnt marshmallow, covered in chocolate (in a good way). Aftertaste is strong, syrupy booze – spicy as ever – and a long-lasting taste of wood, roast, and dry pine. This is one hell of a stout.

M: OIL, thick and viscous. There’s not a ton of carb at all, so it just enhances the feel of coffee or chocolate milk. Smooth, rich.

O: What a stout, what a beer, what an experience. I couldn’t imagine loving char in a bottle, but this is it, and I love it. Not quite sure if I’d prefer this over BA B.O.R.I.S.; only way to find out is to do a side-by-side, I guess. What a tough life…

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