Friday, August 10, 2012

D.O.R.I.S the Destroyer Double Imperial Stout

  • SRM Color : 70 It does not get darker than this!
  • Brewer: Hoppin' Frog Brewery
  • Brewer's Description:   This extreme Double Oatmeal Russian Imperial Stout will overwhelm, satisfy, and destroy your taste buds like no other!! D.O.R.I.S. is even darker, hoppier, and stronger than our gold medal winning B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Stout.  Dry-hopped  and first wort hopped with the finest American hops for a great Imperial Stout experience! Enjoy the darkness!
  • Recommended Glassware: A Goblet 
  • Russ' rating: 10 of 10
  • With the brew: Shock and Awe
  • Comments: Once in a great while you are surprised. Shocked. Awestruck. DORIS is that kind of beer. Possibly the darkest thickest beer I have ever had, straight from the pour it sets itself aside as something special. The pour is slow and viscous. Thick and almost without head at the beginning. The average size bubbles (0.5mm - 0.7mm) eventually fight their way to the top of the beer to settle into a small head. it dissipates fairly quickly but there is a ring of wet lacing that lasts the entire beer and I never felt that the beer was flat. The drink itself is dark and thick. Not heavy mind you the flavor was toasted grain and a prominent hoppy bite, but the beer itself was thick. The mouth-feel was viscous, closer to a syrup than a beer but not to the point that it was a struggle to drink. Quite the opposite it was wonderful and easy to savor with the flavors resting on the back of your tongue even after the glass is set down empty. Whatever alchemy is responsible for this beer I will be looking forward to trying many more from Noppin' Frog in the future.


  1. Any time you decide drink Let's hope you first carefully consider beer flavor not to mention test.This one is good and you will be happy to take this.