Café Silk Porter - Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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4.6/5 rDev +15.9%
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a very dark brown with a small 1 finger light mocha head. Head settles to a film fairly quickly. Leaves plenty of lacing on the glass.
S: Smells of amazing dark coffee with a hint if some sweetness.
T: Spot on the nose, dark yet moderately sweet coffee.A tiny bit of roasted malts.
M: Silky smooth, medium body and carbonation.
O: Overall this is excellent. Lots of delicious silky smooth coffee. These guys never cease to amaze me.
10-20-2012 01:20:07 | More by WesM63
4.53/5 rDev +14.1%
Served in a Three Floyds Teku glass.
A - pours a clean looking tobacco colored brown. From a vigorous pour, a nearly 3 finger deep frothy head that's dark sand in colored. The head maintains longer than I was expectd, leaving some traces of lacing.
S - gourment coffee - more like Starbucks than Folgers. Yummy! Roasty, slightly acrid and chocolate.
T - lots of coffee roastiness paired with lots of sweet milk chocolate and a tad of sweetness. A slight bitterness linger but it seems to be more of a roasty malt and coffee bitterness than hop bitterness. A tad of fruitness, most linkely a yeast profile.
M - full bodied. Slick and creamy on the tongue. Very nice complement to the loads of flavor found in the bottle.
D - surprisingly easy to drink. I found myself drinking well over half the bottle while writing.
Overall, a damn tasty beer - I'm going to find a few more bottles tomorrow. The mouthfeel and gourmet coffee flavors and sweet chocolates make this beer so special. I'm a big a Breakfast Stout fan but would pick this up most any day over it.
11-01-2012 00:31:34 | More by beesy
4.46/5 rDev +12.3%
Poured into a balloon glass.
Look: Black as espresso beans with a mocha colored head that calms to a wisp with light watery lacing.
Aroma: Dark roasted malts, coffee grounds, dark chocolate.
Taste: Much like the aroma, bitter coffee and dark chocolate dominate. A nice roasted body with a tang of hops in the finish.
Mouthfeel: Fairly dry.
Overall: A lot of great coffee flavors in this, another great beer from Hoppin' Frog.
06-15-2014 14:55:28 | More by JuicesFlowing
4.41/5 rDev +11.1%
Serving Type - 22oz bottle
Appearance - Dark black with a nice foamy, tan 1 inch head, tons of lacing.
Smell - Huge coffee aroma. Nuts, smokey malts. Coffee is really overpowering.
Taste - As expected, up front punch of coffee at first sip. Not as aggressive as the smell lead me to believe, the coffee is nice and smooth, lighty sweet, smokey and nutty. Caramel malts add a really nice sweet flavor. Some chocolate along with some raisins and dates come out near the finish to eliminate any bitterness from the coffee.
Mouthfeel - The tongue gets the coffee, smokey malts and nut flavor, where the palate gets the sweet flavors of the malts, along with dark fruits and chocolates. Aftertaste is a mix of coffee and caramel malts.
Overall - Really nice beer. This is really balanced, smooth and easy to enjoy, even for a non coffee drinker like me. Has a great coffee bite mix with sweet malts and chocolate. Excellent beer, a great variation to silk porter, and I will be drinking this again.
11-27-2013 21:55:32 | More by wvsabbath
4.38/5 rDev +10.3%
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.
01-10-2013 21:54:10 | More by buschbeer
4.29/5 rDev +8.1%
A - Dark muddy brown with caramel and ruby highlights. Thin off-white head settles into a thick halo with great retention, but poor lace.
S - Dry bitter chocolate, chipotle, dry coffee grinds, toasted bread crumbs.
T - Dry, smooth and well integrated. Medium roast coffee, toasted rye brad, dusty char, cocoa powder, and a touch of caramel sweetness. Mineral finish.
M - Medium-light body. Great finish: dry with nice legs.
O - Smooth, fantastic, roasty coffee flavor.
05-30-2014 00:41:20 | More by vfgccp
4.28/5 rDev +7.8%
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.
01-12-2014 02:36:45 | More by wildcatboy
4.25/5 rDev +7.1%
Considerably darker than most standard porters I can think of. A nice khaki head swells to about a half finger before settling to form a thin cap that laces well.
Definite coffee aromas with milk chocolate and a touch of caramel. The coffee contribution takes a bittersweet direction like espresso or fresh oily beans. I like it. The coffee profile alone keeps me interested.
It's a bit more multidimensional on the palate... sort of a caramelized cane sugar thing going on... like a macchiato or something. Nice... well-executed traditional porter flavor profile with the addition of that deep, silky coffee.
Hoppin' Frog doesn't always impress but this one is hitting the spot.
05-26-2013 23:41:17 | More by yamar68
Café Silk Porter from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.