Hoppin' Frog Brewing Extended Barrel-Aged D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Double Oatmeal Imperial Stout
What the brewers say
"Extra-long aging in select Bourbon Barrels adds intense flavors and aromas of oak, toasted vanilla, and fine tobacco to the deep-roasted and full-bodied character of our infamous Double Oatmeal Russian Imperial Stout."
What our panel thought
“Smells like a bottle of vanilla dumped in a batch of brownie batter. Flavor-wise: intense punch of roast malt quickly tempered by caramel and vanilla, leading to a rich, sweet—not cloying—finish. Gradually fades into a soothing, boozy warmth.”
What our editors thought
“Musty oak cellar, hazelnut, and spicy blackberry lead into a staid sip of muted cacao and oak. The aroma’s energy gives way to the surety of the flavor, but the intensity builds with each sip.”