Friday, May 15, 2015

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

We don't normally buy anything because of the label, but you have to love a beer named after a frog called D.O.R.I.S. the Destroyer. This 22 ouncer is a huge beer - a strong meaty aroma and long complex savory taste. From Akron, Ohio's, Hoppin' Frog Brewery, Doris pours out like motor oil. Like a lot of the aspects of this stout, we are not altogether sure if this is a good or a bad thing. When pouring, the label urges you to 'pour carefully to avoid disturbing the natural yeast sediment in the bottom of the bottle.' For us at the Lounge, we didn't like this advice. First, it left us a lousy head, thin and laceless. Second, we didn't have the breadiness that would help Doris' savory balance. Luckily, since Doris comes in 22 ouncers, you can pour it both ways to see which way you like it.