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Café Silk Porter - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

Café Silk PorterCafé Silk Porter

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BA SCORE
88
very good

82 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.61%


Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WesM63 on 10-20-2012)
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Reviews by buschbeer:
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buschbeer

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bottle
Served in a mug

A - It is pretty darn dark. Even when held to the light none comes through. The finishing touch was an inch of mocha head.

S - My nose is met with the pleasant aroma of fresh roasted coffee.

T - The first taste was like a sip of iced coffee. I was surprised by the amount of coffee flavor in this. After awhile some black coffee bitterness builds up in the aftertaste.

M - As the name suggests, it is silky smooth with little carbonation.

O - I haven't had a whole lot from Hoppin' Frog, but I have liked every offering to this point. Another great beer from a brewery that I am going to have to start sampling more.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2013 21:54:10 | More by buschbeer
More User Reviews:
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msquared36

Ohio

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
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +1%

04-17-2014 02:17:29 | More by jaydoc
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marmstrong1212

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-15-2014 02:07:21 | More by marmstrong1212
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rcjennings

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-13-2014 20:43:05 | More by rcjennings
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bcm75

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

04-09-2014 02:01:01 | More by bcm75
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-04-2014 05:20:04 | More by Kelp
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egrace84

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-31-2014 20:38:39 | More by egrace84
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jaycar06

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1%

03-29-2014 23:42:20 | More by jaycar06
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BeerOps

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-21-2014 03:52:11 | More by BeerOps
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ralerwen

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

03-21-2014 01:14:51 | More by ralerwen
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SouthSider14

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

02-26-2014 22:06:39 | More by SouthSider14
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KAF

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

02-26-2014 16:32:21 | More by KAF
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TrappistJohnMD

Mississippi

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
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JeffZeltwanger

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

02-01-2014 04:20:12 | More by JeffZeltwanger
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wildcatboy

Ohio

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
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rwilde

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1%

01-12-2014 00:05:31 | More by rwilde
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Lynn

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

01-05-2014 14:12:36 | More by Lynn
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RayOhioFelton

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

01-03-2014 03:09:01 | More by RayOhioFelton
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

01-01-2014 23:10:16 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

01-01-2014 22:57:27 | More by kjkinsey
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ldhughes3

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +1%

12-28-2013 23:31:22 | More by ldhughes3
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

12-28-2013 14:23:05 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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smccann

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1%

12-20-2013 01:08:41 | More by smccann
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Eastside151

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1%

12-10-2013 04:36:27 | More by Eastside151
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Café Silk Porter from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.