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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Ratings: 1,302 |  Reviews: 442
Photo of JustHarmless
4.82/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I drank this from a bomber bottle poured into my trusty chalice glass.

A- Jet black color, with a half finger cream colored head that quickly dissipated

A- Wonderful aroma of bittersweet chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, dark fruits and molasses

T- Follows the nose pretty closely, with chocolate and cocoa up front, some coffee, some dark fruits like plums, sweet molasses. I get just a slight bitterness on the back end

M- Deliciously creamy, full bodied mouthfeel with little to no carbonation. Beautifully balanced beer. No alcohol burn detected.

O- I highly recommend this beer. Wonderful from start to finish, truly enjoyable experience. Another great beer from Hoppin Frog

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Photo of RoryOMoore
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of mcorwin
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Nameyourhop
4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of orangesol
3.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I opened this one during the super bowl for everyone to try. I think it was from early 2010.

A - Pours jet black with a small film of tan head leaving light lace down the glass. Wasn't too bad initially but it died over the course of the glass.

S - Smells of coffee, chocolate, dark roasted grains, and molasses. It has some good stuff going for it but nothing earth shattering so far.

T - Starts off with a big dose of dark roasted grains slowly giving way to hints of coffee, chocolate and molasses sweetness. Plenty of dark roast persists through the finish, lingering for some time.

M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Smooth, roasty initially growing pretty thin over the course of the glass.

O - This one wasn't too bad. It had some good flavors going for it but the lack of carbonation really let this one down. I still have another one, I hope that one will be a little better.

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Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Look: Black and opaque with just over a 1/4 inch tan head and good retention

Smell: Upfront is some roasted malt backed up by a kiss of coffee and chocolate

Taste: The flavors are not as complex as I was hoping for. It starts out with some coffee and is backed up by some chocolate and finishes with a slight bitterness

Mouthfeel: Full body and medium carbonation and a bit chewy

Overall: Good beer was hoping for more

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Photo of akttr
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of dudeabides76
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of cooncat
3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pitch black, dark as midnight, into your glass. A hard pour will produce a decent mocha head, which leaves some impressive lacing.

Nose is light for the style ... I was expecting a bit more. There is definitely coffee and chocolate, as well as some dark fruit in the nose. Hops don't make an appearance.

The taste follows the nose in that it is full and rich, yet not cloying. Mocha, coffee, expresso and chocolate notes are prominent. Hops don't make a showing, but a slight fusel note is there, if you are ready for it.

Mouthfeel is HUGE ... almost chewy. If you want a beer you can "bite into", this is it .. very thick, and the subdued carbonation adds to that feeling.

Overall, this is just another great brew from Hoppin Frog brewery, and Fred Karm, the head brewer. Definitely recommended to RIS fans.

Na Zdravje!

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Photo of meich75
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of SpdKilz
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A big thanks to Jonathan (Janderson91) for this great extra. Cheers!

Appearance – Pours into a tulip with a dark color and about two fingers of mocha head that dissipates slowly leaving nice lacing.

Smell – Nice roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate/cocoa, slight dark fruits such as plums, and molasses.

Taste – As the aroma lends one to believe, some nice dry roasted malt flavor up front mixed with a bit more milk chocolate (rather than bittersweet cocoa). Oatmeal, coffee, fudge.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, overall decent carbonation, finishes nice and dry.

Overall – A pretty darn good stout. Nice and dry, not overly sweet. Just how I like them.

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Photo of bluesplit63
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Billakowski
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of crashoveride
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of KAF
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Adrianized
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter.

Pours pitch black with a creamy dark mocha head.

Roasted malt and lots of dark chocolate.  Lingering hops.  I was hoping for more aroma.

Roasted malt, TONS of bitter dark chocolate, some licorice and dark fruits.  Finishes with cream and more dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel is full, thick, and creamy.  Carbonation is on the low end, but it's okay for something this viscous.  

Overall I was a little worried because some reviews make it overly bitter, but I don't find that to be true.  It's smooth and yummy.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of 57md
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours out pitch black and totally opaque. The thick chocolate brown head does not stay around very long, but it completes the perfect presentation even if it does not linger.

Alcohol is certainly present in the nose, but roasted malt is also present. The taste is strong malt with some traces of coffee to go along. There is plenty of alcohol in the finish - it does not quite get unpleasant, but it is on the border.

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Photo of btesta
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of russwbeck
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours out of the bottle like a sludge, giving only a faint look at a beautiful dark brown head. No lacing or retention, sadly.

S: Picking up some booze on the nose, with some chocolate and hints towards coffee. Smells like this is going to be a big drink!

T: The taste is really interesting. A bit watery up front, followed by a hit of booze and chocolate. BIG coffee taste on the backend. Balanced nicely, I really like how the taste develops on the palate.

MF: A bit too light for me, but syrupy nonetheless. Huge dry finish. Slight booziness.

O: This was tasty, but not great. Pretty drinkable for how big a beer this is. Wouldn't turn it down if it was offered, probably wouldn't seek it out again, however.

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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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