Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Double Imperial Stout
Big thanks to Lee for bringing back this bottle of Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer from Cleveland for us to try. Glad he was able to snag a few bottles before they were gone! I really feel like the barrel aging improves this beer a lot. The nose on this is very boozy, causing me to gear up for my first sip. Fortunately the beer is nowhere near as boozy as it smells, still has a great bourbon flavor though. The insanely slick and syrupy mouth-feel of the original is still present, but overall it is a much sweeter stout. The big roast is smoothed out and it’s much less dry than the original. Again lots of chocolate like regular D.O.R.I.S. but a much sweeter chocolate flavor, tasting less like dry bakers chocolate. This is a really nice beer, the kind of thing that you can just sink into and sip for quite a while.