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Silk Porter - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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very good

273 Ratings
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Ratings: 273
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 13
Gots: 27 | 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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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%

$ 8.99/bomber at Vintage Estates, Boardman, OH
Undated bottle at 45 degrees into snifter
Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate
Head small (2 cm), light brown fizzy, rapidly diminishing to partial 2mm ring and some random floating bubbles
Lacing poor – rare small island which usually slides back down to join the ring
Body dark brown with a little light passing at the nadir of the snifter
Flavor begins with faint roasted malt and bitter chocolate, rapidly fading to just a faint roasted malt bitterness; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, creamy, lively carbonation

This is a porter, but not a particularly exciting one. The price point is rather high in relation to the quality – at $ 5.99/bomber I might be buying more, if I couldn’t find any Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald.

Ozzylizard, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of elkinbrown
4/5  rDev +4.7%

elkinbrown, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of Simko1209
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Simko1209, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of erialbill
4/5  rDev +4.7%

erialbill, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

ThePorterSorter, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of KAF
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

KAF, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of jimberflap
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

jimberflap, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of ohiobeer29
3/5  rDev -21.5%

ohiobeer29, May 31, 2014
Photo of neckbracesub
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

neckbracesub, May 29, 2014
Photo of 2013beer101
4/5  rDev +4.7%

2013beer101, May 28, 2014
Photo of weonfire
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

weonfire, May 27, 2014
Photo of dailyminefield
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

dailyminefield, May 20, 2014
Photo of bigfnjoe
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

bigfnjoe, May 19, 2014
Photo of MidwestBA
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

MidwestBA, May 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

whitenads, May 05, 2014
Photo of JakerLou
4/5  rDev +4.7%

JakerLou, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of msquared36
3.45/5  rDev -9.7%

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.

msquared36, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of digitalflood
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

digitalflood, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of WuBByG999
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

WuBByG999, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of IAmHollywood13
5/5  rDev +30.9%

IAmHollywood13, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of TasteTester
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

TasteTester, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of tmzl
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%

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.

tmzl, Mar 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

plinythederek, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of dtomes
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

dtomes, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of hollywood_15063
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

hollywood_15063, Jan 30, 2014
Silk Porter from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 273 ratings.