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Silk Porter - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

263 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 263
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 13
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: klewis on 12-20-2007)
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andrewm190

North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a very good porter. My first from Hoppin Frog and certainly a fine enough attempt to warrant several more. Most notably, there is a strong coffee aroma, as well as a notably smokey aftertaste. One of the smoother porters as well. Pours with a healthy head and pitch black. Fairly thick, but about average for a porter, certainly not overbearing. A fine balance of taste and the alcohol is understated.

Worth your time.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2009 04:06:32 | More by andrewm190
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

06-24-2014 02:39:49 | More by KAF
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

06-16-2014 21:00:57 | More by jimberflap
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Ohio

3/5  rDev -21.5%

05-31-2014 18:01:52 | More by ohiobeer29
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-27-2014 22:16:10 | More by weonfire
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

05-20-2014 16:39:04 | More by dailyminefield
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

05-19-2014 13:02:30 | More by bigfnjoe
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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-17-2014 23:42:19 | More by JakerLou
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msquared36

Ohio

3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark chocolate with a reddish tint around the edges. Soft pour yields a fat sand color head.

Aroma of berries, malt and a hint of smoke. Not particularly strong scent.

Dry chocolate up front with a slight fruity sweetness toward the end.

Mouthfeel is a bit of a letdown. On the watery side. Expected more out of a beer with "silk" in the name.

Overall not bad but had higher hopes. Could have been more robust all around.

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04-16-2014 01:57:13 | More by msquared36
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Pennsylvania

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Ohio

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Ohio

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3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Look: Pours with average, semi-thick (bottom has small bubbles, they get bigger towards the top), creamy, mocha head. It has good retention, mostly diminishing; patchy, thin, thick layer leaves some fine lacing. Dark with light brown (maybe some amber) hue, can't see through but the pour was with lighter body.

Smell: Freshness from plums and black berries and smooth roast with mostly milk chocolate and caramel. Some oats and grain with light espresso underline too. Maybe a bit of lemon hops also in the mix.

Taste: Fresh start with dark berries and plum dumplings - light sourness. Continues into medium light sweetness with smooth darker malt character, roast, milk chocolate, caramel. Light mineral notes present. The end is also smooth, light bitterness, mostly roast with milk chocolate. Some light sourness comes in the after too.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, but creamy, smooth with right amount of carbonation - enhances the silky feeling.

Overall: Suiting name, nothing stands out, everything relatively smooth, light and well balanced, yet has many thing to show.

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Silk Porter from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.