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Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged DORIS The Destroyer

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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Aged in bourbon whiskey barrels to add a wonderful complexity to our massive American Double Imperial Stout. This barrel aging imparts memorable buttery, vanilla-like, and savory whiskey character, making this one of our most complex beers we’ve ever brewed. Another testament to our hard work and dedication in bringing our customers the very best.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SeniorZozo (182) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 30, 2015
Thick oily black beer, brown head. Aroma of coffee, whiskey, vanilla and sweet roasted malt, nice. Tastes really awesome and rich, with vanilla, coffee, heavy bourbon, dark cacao and a buttery touch. Really long and evolving taste, it just keeps going on. Amazing, this is true greatness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5773) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2015
(22oz bomber) jet black, as thick as any beer I’ve seen, dark tan head. Nose of whiskey, dark chocolate, American hops, very roasty. Taste is roasty, high cacao content dark chocolate, American hops that are moderately bitter, well balanced by the bourbon. Thick body, dark chocolate linger.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (9451) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2015
Draught @ Hoppin Frog, Akron, OH
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, alcohol, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, oak and molasses. Taste is heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and oak finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (15191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2015
On tap at the tap room. Black in the glass, with a dense finger thick tan head. It’s a tad boozy on the nose, with lots of mocha. Dark chocolate, coffee, resiny hops, brown sugar and some licorice too. It’s heavy on the palate, full bodied smooth and warming, with flavors of molasses, mocha and roasted malts. Some booze. Lasting roasted, sweet and warming finish. Nice indeed, but I think I prefer the regular edition. 150616

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Bomber. Hazy dark black pour with tan head. Nose is dark malt, cacao, vanilla, molasses. Rich and complex body, great favors of dark malt cacao, molasses.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBunker (906) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours jet black with a big brown head. Aroma is of roasted malt, wood, bourbon, oatmeal, and chocolate. Taste is huge on the bourbon and oak. There. Is also lots of oatmeal, chocolate, and dark fruit. Has a hop flavor that comes through after a few sips. Has a roasted malt backbone. Mouthfeel is thick and sticky. Body is heavy and sticky. Drinks very easy, and the alcohol is well masked. Just delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (2480) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle 22oz. Pours jet black with low beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of dark fruits, licorice, molasses, alcohol. Taste is of licorice, molasses, alcohol, roasted malt, slight vegetal stuff. Palate: Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Overall: Pretty good. Nice malt features.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (5568) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2015
bottle shared by tom10101, thanks bro! pours oily black with a reviving dark beige head, soem lacing. sweet hot chocolate, toasts, raisins, sweet toasts, smoky hot, burnt maltiness - some ashes, burnt caramel, vegemite, whiskey and bourbon - lots of it. light carbonation, medium-full bodysweet, hot and spicy finish. umami-plenty. nice BA stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (2084) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle shared by tom10101, thanks Tom! Pours a dark brown with a roux head that quickly diminishes to a small rim that leaves some lacing. Nose is of roasted malt, chocolate, light licorice and smoke. Taste is of dark chocolate, caramel, bourbon, grapes and moderately hot. Body is full, carbonation restrained and mouthfeel smooth and rich. Overall a pretty good barrel-aged imperial stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (3794) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle (22 oz). From OntBeerTaster, thanks! Split 5-ways.

Appearance: Black with a small diminishing brown head and little to no lacing.

Aroma: Roasted malts, whiskey, mild vegetal notes, molasses, vanilla, liquorice and dark chocolate.

Taste: Moderately sweet with roasted malt, dark chocolate, molasses, whiskey, vanilla, vegetal notes, liquorice and oak.

Palate: Full body. Moderate carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. A bit silky as well, probably from the oatmeal but the barrel treatment made it a little bit less silky than the regular version I think. Oaky finish. Nice warmth.

Overall: Another tasty, complex and well-balanced RIS from Hoppin’ Frog. Their base RIS are solid and can handle the different barrel treatments really well. Very good.



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