D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer | Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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D.O.R.I.S. The DestroyerD.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer

Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Ohio, United States

Style: American Double / 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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Ratings: 1,333 |  Reviews: 448
Photo of lvoutlawjlh
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of rkasten1
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of beerthulhu
4.73/5  rDev +12.1%
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 +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of dbrauneis
4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
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 +0.7%

Photo of metter98
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
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 +0.7%

Photo of WesM63
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
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 +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
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 -0.5%
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 -5.2%

Photo of Jaldama
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of rkarimi
4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BostonHops
3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
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 -5.2%

Photo of Cresant
4.59/5  rDev +8.8%
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 +5.9%
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 +18.5%

Photo of Bammo22
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of DovaliHops
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
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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