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Café Silk Porter - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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Café Silk PorterCafé Silk Porter

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BA SCORE
88
very good

91 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 7
Gots: 9 | FT: 2
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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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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ralerwen

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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

Mississippi

3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
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 -11.8%

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

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
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 +0.8%

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

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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smccann

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-10-2013 04:36:27 | More by Eastside151
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-29-2013 01:51:46 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

4.41/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 21:55:32 | More by wvsabbath
Café Silk Porter from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.