Style: Barrel-Aged Stout
Hoppin' Frog Rocky Mountain D.O.R.I.S.
What the brewers say
“Aged in very special whiskey barrels to add a super smooth, buttery, and complex whiskey character to our D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer. More assertive than our standard Barrel Aged D.O.R.I.S. Stout.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Rich dark malt, chocolate, and hops. There’s an intriguing hops profile, with subtle floral, earthiness, and an almost perfumey character. Nice hints of umami, citrus, and pine break up the chocolate, coffee, and roast. As it warms, more chocolate flavors emerge, with some smoke and wild molasses. It’s everything I love in an imperial stout.”
Flavor: “Huge chocolaty flavors, coupled with a unique citrus hops character, give it a chocolate orange note that works well with the rich nature of this beer. There’s some roast and toasted marshmallow in there, whiskey, umami notes, and dark cherry esters. The body is thick and chewy and almost viscous, but there’s enough heat and roast bitterness for balance.”
Overall: “The innovative use of hops in such a rich, chocolaty beer provides for a unique, yet wonderful, experience that is very encouraging for the style. A sipping beer for sure.”
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