Café Silk Porter - Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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3.69/5 rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Dark black, completely opaque. Thin sand colored head.
Smells like my great grandma's kitchen - cheap, strong coffee lingering over bread and a host of other unidentifiable scents. I guess that's a compliment.
Taste of roasted malt with notes of vanilla and berry. Black coffee aftertaste.
Quite smooth, though a little watery.
Coffee is present in the scent and taste but not particularly strong. More like a porter with coffee notes rather than a "coffee porter." I strongly prefer this to the regular silk porter. More intricate tastes and lives up to the silk in the name better.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2014 01:53:49 | More by msquared36
3.7/5 rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours black with light tan head.
Smell is toasted malts and coffee. Roasted nuts.
Taste is dark toasted malts. Bittersweet chocolate and coffee. Moderate bitterness late.
Mouthfeel is light bodied. Light carbonation.
Overall this is good. I am always dissappointed with the thinness of porters but this was good for the style.
Serving type: bottle
02-11-2014 00:00:47 | More by TrappistJohnMD
4.28/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I was orinally draw to this beer by the claim of it being a coffee porter. I've had plenty of stouts brewed with coffee, but its not every day you find a porter. I've had many of Hoppin Frogs other offerings and have never been disappointed.
This one is no different. A very dark porter when poured. You then get blasted with coffee smell. The same goes for the first taste. Coffee is squarely in the forefront of this brew. The 'Cafe' taste fades and goes on to a familiar Porter malty taste.
This one definitely ranks up there. My wife (who doesn't drink too regularly) actually liked it enough she ordered her own. She loves the coffee tastes but a Stout is usually just too heavy for her. She tasted this and said it was just right for her with it being a bit lighter as a Porter.
Serving type: on-tap
01-12-2014 02:36:45 | More by wildcatboy
Café Silk Porter from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.