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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

92 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.1%
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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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1%

08-05-2013 00:45:52 | More by MNBeer1017
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warnerry

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1%

07-31-2013 21:36:32 | More by warnerry
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jivex5k

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-30-2013 18:37:38 | More by jivex5k
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pathman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1%

07-17-2013 01:41:54 | More by pathman
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +1%

06-30-2013 02:08:16 | More by williamjbauer
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +1%

06-22-2013 10:47:03 | More by Kirk
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riemster

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1%

06-17-2013 18:54:36 | More by riemster
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outsider

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

06-14-2013 01:12:57 | More by outsider
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

06-13-2013 00:11:06 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

06-08-2013 18:03:20 | More by ryanpj
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DrIPA

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1%

05-30-2013 20:00:00 | More by DrIPA
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yamar68

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks alelover!

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 23:41:17 | More by yamar68
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Draft at Stubbies in Gaineville. Pours black with small kahki head. Smells like roasted coffee, spicy earthiness and more coffee. Smooth velvety mouthfeel. Lots of coffee up front, bit of malt sweetness in the middle, ending with more coffee. Good porter, slightly thin but nicely robust flavors melding together with the coffee and roast.

Serving type: on-tap

05-12-2013 13:51:50 | More by BMMillsy
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-05-2013 00:57:33 | More by mendvicdog
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Brenden

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A fairly thick-looking dark brown, this beer develops a tan head just about one finger tall. It doesn't drop to less than about 1/4 of a finger, remaining thick and dense. Lacing is dropped in patches well down the glass.
Pretty straightforward, the coffee comes out nicely with a roastiness to it, free of any off-putting bitterness, acidity, or acrid notes. A note of cocoa sneaks out as well.
The flavor translates as exactly as any beer I've ever tried. Coffee, roast, cocoa: check. Just a bit of hops for balance under a sturdy malt foundation. Balance is really very good.
The feel is standard for a porter. If this was huge and massively thick, I'd probably dock points. If they wanted to call this a stout, I'd dock points. As it is, it's right. There's a good thickness and robustness to a full body, none of it taken too far. Nicely crisp just up front but without being given up later, it's otherwise the smoothness that makes it.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 00:12:47 | More by Brenden
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Bierguy5

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1%

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Gomeza

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1%

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Ohio

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Ohio

5/5  rDev +26.3%

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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First had: bottle from the brewery fridge

Poured into a HF goblet, a dark brown-black color with a luscious tan head that receded to a thin layer, and rejuvenated when swirled; nice lacing. Aroma of dark roasted malts, coffee. Simple and obvious, but very nice. Taste of rich coffee, not too much, not too little, roasty, accompanying the dark malts, a bit of creamy sweetness to balance things out. Great mouthfeel for a porter, on the fuller side of medium-bodied--for a porter--smooth, and delicious. A very good brew overall. Should've gotten more.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2013 02:03:39 | More by Rifugium
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McNealc31

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the first smell, the extra coffee is evident. In fact, that’s all I smell. Thankfully, there is enough going on in the flavor, including chocolate and toffee, to balance things out. The texture is quite smooth and creamy. Finishes dry and slightly bitter. I am surprised how much the other flavors come through considering how strong the coffee aroma is.

I actually like this better than the regular Silk Porter. The texture is smoother and the coffee flavor is wonderful.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 02:40:47 | More by McNealc31
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1%

02-19-2013 03:54:36 | More by tobelerone
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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

3/5  rDev -24.2%

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imperialking

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

02-13-2013 17:22:11 | More by imperialking
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.31/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a perfect pint.

4.0 A: Black color. One and a half fingers of tan creamy/frothy head. Retention is pretty good for a coffee beer and a good bit of lacing is left.

3.5 S: The nose is a bit mild - even the coffee is weaker than I'd expect. Still, what is there, is very pleasant. Roastiness, grainy maltiness, and hints of chocolate. Not a lot of complexity, but good enough.

3.25 T: The taste is even more mild. Same flavors - coffee, grain, roast, and chocolate - but there's less depth than in the nose.

3.0 M: Light to lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Not much creaminess. Though creaminess is tough to get when coffee is in play, I still expect a bit more. Goes down easy though.

3.25 D: It's not bad, but I don't see a re-buy anytime in the near future.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 03:21:48 | More by DavoleBomb
Café Silk Porter from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.