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Infusion A Coffee Porter - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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Reviews: 8
Hads: 57
Avg: 4.42
pDev: 15.61%
Wants: 24
Gots: 16 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Ohio, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Porter | 6.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: toppoop on 04-16-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Infusion A starts with the base of our Silk Porter and adds to its deliciousness with tasty swirls of chocolate and peanut butter flavor!
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Reviews: 8 | Hads: 57
Photo of Davepoolesque
4/5  rDev -9.5%

Very smooth, light. Getting more peanut than coffee. Chocolate rounds it out. Almost no bitterness which is surprising for a Hopping Frog beer. It's good.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Pours dark brown with good clarity. The aroma had chocolate, coffee, Choco banana. The taste has loads of delicious chocolate and coffee intertwined with nuts, vanilla and faint tree fruit. The sweetness is delicious working well with the roast. No hint of abv. Smooth all day and totally delicious.

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Photo of frenchblood21
4.41/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into Hoppin Frog snifter. Date of review is 7/13/14.

Appearance- Pours a deep dark brown color. Like the kind of brown that is borderline black. Super creamy looking cardboard brown head. Lacing is amazing for a porter.

Smell- WOW! Peanut butter and chocolate are dominating everything else. I do get coffee in the nose too, but much less than the two first scents. It smells exactly like Reese's Pieces.

Taste- Not like the nose at all. So much more coffee and just as much chocolate. The peanut butter is now taking a backseat to the other flavors. Not quite as good as the nose had indicated.

Mouthfeel- Just a bit too thin for the style. I wish the peanut butter and chocolate flavors coated my tongue and throat more, but that's just not the case. The beer disappears as soon as you take a sip.

Overall- Very good offering from one of the best breweries on the planet. You just have to respect the things Hoppin Frog does. They are never boring, always experimental and producers of sought- after beers.

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Photo of E_wood
4.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- very dark brown, almost black in color. Lacing is minimal with a small amount of head that doesn't stick around long.

S- very strong coffee smell as soon as you open the bottle. Once poured into the glass the coffee smell gives way to dark chocolate with a hint of peanut butter. One of the best smelling beers I've come across.

T- roasted coffee beans upfront that give way to chocolate notes and a swirl of peanut butter.

M- Seems like adding peanut butter has solved the dilemma of the thin porter. There is an almost creaminess to this that is very enjoyable.

O- Hoppin' Frog crushed it with Infusion A. The balance of these three flavor profiles really sets this beer apart from any other coffee porter I've had. I still can't get over how amazing this beer smells! I look forward to future Tower Tuesday releases.

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Photo of mpenning13
4.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Awesome deep brown, near black color with a small amount of lacing.

S: Absolutely delicious coffee smell with chocolate and a bit of the peanut butter coming through after the initial wave of coffee. Sweet, and really stands out amongst the best smelling beers I've ever had.

T: Deep, roasted coffee flavor up front that is really nice. The coffee fades into a bittersweet back half where the chocolate and slight peanut butter taste kick in subtly. Great combination and execution.

M: A little thin for my personal preference, but smooth and holds up well.

O: Overall a great beer that really lets each of the three flavors shine while combining them really well. Absolutely great and a great way to start of the Tower Series - i hope the rest are even a fraction as good as this.

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Photo of cmrncrzy10
4.53/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A- pours like your typical porter, minimal lacing
S- fairly robust coffee, decent notes of bittersweet cocoa. Really nice
T- enticing coffee and starts as just really well done porter. The latter hits with sweet chocolate and obvious peanut butter. Rare to find it so we'll accomplished
M- almost froth like, as peanut butter would do, but not over powering
O- top notch from the frog, a decently rare style that has been incredibly well done

Tried it a few months later. Coffee dominates and does not disappoint. Amazing

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Photo of Mshull
4.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smell-this is easily the best smelling beer I have had. Freshly ground coffee with a touch of jiff. This is really where this beer shines

Taste-once again the coffee takes a lead roll in this beer with the peanut butter and chocolate to follow. Very creamy for just a porter

Overall-being a big fan of peanut butter based beers(sweet baby Jesus and willoughby peanut butter cup porter) this one easily takes the cake. Such a balance of great coffee flavor with peanut butter and chocolate to balance it out, and the smell, so intoxicating

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Photo of toppoop
4.73/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A - pours out nice and dark with a bit of head that was fighting to stick around. No lacing to speak of.
S - amazing coffee nose on this one. Smells like you're sticking your nose into a bag of freshly ground beans. One of the best I've ever smelled.
T - coffee definitely jumps out in front. A bit of a bitter aftertaste which is where you can taste the peanut butter and chocolate which the beans were roasted in.
M - being a huge fan of stouts, I'm always looking for a brew that completely covers and films my mouth, but for a porter it does alright.
O - this beer is outstanding. Tops in my books in the smell category and the taste is excellent as well. Great job Hoppin' Frog! Keep em coming!

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Infusion A Coffee Porter from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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