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Silk Porter - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

283 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 14
Gots: 28 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

jbaker67, Dec 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

smccann, Dec 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

fellowrs, Dec 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

21Maestro8, Dec 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

dillon_1005, Dec 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

JamesBell, Dec 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

BourbonDork, Dec 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

jaydoc, Dec 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

NooseJustice, Dec 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

riemster, Oct 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

SierraJosh, Oct 25, 2013
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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.

thecheapies, Oct 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

outoffocus, Oct 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

GeorgiaBeerGuy, Oct 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Sep 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

civicm87, Sep 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

cowboy83, Aug 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

RinZo, Aug 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 02, 2013
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3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark black with no head. a light tan coats the edges of the glass.

S: ROAST! light semi sweet dark chocolate with coffee beans and brown sugar. A little touch of burnt toast.

T: Sweet milk chocolate with a very earthy hop. Vanilla, roast and big bold coffee. Sweet toffee finishes this bad boy off. A little touch of bitterness.

M: Surprisingly light, very smooth.

O: This is a very tastey beer. Nothing outstanding, just solid all around / 88

schwemjw, Jul 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

lupercmda, Jul 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

pathman, Jul 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

williamjbauer, Jun 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Kirk, Jun 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Kevincredible, Jun 20, 2013
Silk Porter from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.