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Silk Porter - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

267 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 267
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 13
Gots: 24 | 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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tmzl

Slovenia

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2014 10:52:47 | More by tmzl
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plinythederek

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-16-2014 20:48:14 | More by plinythederek
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dtomes

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-20-2014 16:34:13 | More by dtomes
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

01-30-2014 01:15:56 | More by hollywood_15063
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LightnerLiquorKS

Kansas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-28-2014 02:28:45 | More by LightnerLiquorKS
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jeff1973

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

01-26-2014 02:01:03 | More by jeff1973
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-31-2013 23:40:38 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-27-2013 17:06:49 | More by DrunkinYogi
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CGMLS3

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-25-2013 14:05:13 | More by CGMLS3
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-22-2013 13:06:45 | More by jbaker67
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smccann

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-20-2013 01:07:49 | More by smccann
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fellowrs

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-19-2013 20:18:05 | More by fellowrs
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21Maestro8

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

12-15-2013 15:25:45 | More by 21Maestro8
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dillon_1005

Wyoming

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-11-2013 17:45:54 | More by dillon_1005
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JamesBell

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-10-2013 13:34:27 | More by JamesBell
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BourbonDork

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

12-10-2013 02:43:52 | More by BourbonDork
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

12-02-2013 03:57:52 | More by jaydoc
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NooseJustice

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

12-01-2013 22:49:59 | More by NooseJustice
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riemster

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.7%

10-25-2013 04:21:39 | More by riemster
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SierraJosh

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

10-25-2013 03:50:44 | More by SierraJosh
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

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

Nice dark brew. A dark brown color with near opacity. The head never really formed. I have a thin cap settled on-top to appreciate.

Sultry dark cocoa notes with malt burliness and heavy roast. Has a little 'rugged' beneath the velvety decadence of the maltiness. Hints of coffee and berries. Refreshing nuances of dark fruit; refreshing, considering the volume of deep malt roast. There might be a nip of citrusy hops underneath it all, but it's hard to pick up on.

Minerally and earthy with a bit of grit, but it's just accented by a longly-kilned grain base with specialty malts adding dry bitterness and flavors of cocoa powder, oats, and blackberry. The hops almost have a rhubarb tanginess to them, but they're so far removed from the mainstay maltiness. Hints of espresso and chicory. Solid porter flavor.

The body is absolutely dreamy; silky with great body and a smooth wetness that gets patched up with some sporadic grainy mealiness. That's right, if you hold in on the tongue long enough, you can feel some texture. The levels of carbonation are low enough to enjoy the exquisite body and feel of this beer.

This is quite damn good. Not the cheapest bomber, at $8.99 a pop, but I didn't mind swinging it, after the fact. Not something I'll go to again anytime soon, but that's a barrier that the retail price put in place. The beer is certainly good enough to revisit, and again and again.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 02:57:53 | More by thecheapies
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

10-06-2013 02:02:44 | More by outoffocus
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

10-04-2013 15:05:34 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3/5  rDev -21.5%

09-26-2013 11:58:27 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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civicm87

New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

09-01-2013 21:00:52 | More by civicm87
Silk Porter from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 267 ratings.