1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Café Silk Porter - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

Not Rated.
Café Silk PorterCafé Silk Porter

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
89
very good

132 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 132
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 9
Gots: 13 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: WesM63 on 10-20-2012

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 132 | Reviews: 29
Photo of msquared36
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of marmstrong1212
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of rcjennings
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of bcm75
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Kelp
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of egrace84
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of jaycar06
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of BeerOps
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of ralerwen
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of SouthSider14
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of KAF
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of TrappistJohnMD
3.73/5  rDev -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.

Photo of JeffZeltwanger
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of wildcatboy
4.29/5  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.

Photo of rwilde
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Lynn
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of RayOhioFelton
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of ldhughes3
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of smccann
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Eastside151
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of MikeCactusGordon
4/5  rDev +0.8%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Café Silk Porter from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.