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Hoppin’ Frog / Fanø Natasha Røcks America Chocolate Rye Imperial Stout - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

Hoppin’ Frog / Fanø Natasha Røcks America Chocolate Rye Imperial StoutHoppin’ Frog / Fanø Natasha Røcks America Chocolate Rye Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
87
very good

118 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%


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

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
A collaboration ale between Hoppin' Frog Brewery (Akron, Ohio) and Franø Bryghus (Fano Island, Denmark). Dry-hopped and bottle conditioned.

(Beer added by: bluejacket74 on 11-17-2012)
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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10%

12-10-2012 06:40:04 | More by WesM63
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz Bomber
$7.99
Kenwood liquors - Homer Glen, IL

Natasha pours coffee brown from the bottle but becomes blacker as it fills the glass. When finally full there's not a hint of light flashing through. The cocoa brown head rise to a finger and slowly falls to a thick cap completely coating the glass with lace on the way down. The foam has a nice velvety look and stays relevant thanks to the constant carbonation running up the glass.

What a unique nose. A light roast flashes off the bat but what's really unique here is the large amount of berries in the nose. There's also a good dose of baker's chocolate and when combined with the berries reminds me of truffles; raspberry and blueberry mostly. The rye adds a spicy, even floral note to the underlying stout. Pine driven happiness brings up the rear. I'm a fan of the uniqueness.

While the flavor has many of the same aspects as the nose it seems muddled and not near as bright. Again, the roast is light, the floral and spicy rye are more present in the flavor than nose. That comes along mid palate and glides through the finish. Berries I mentioned above flash through here and there. The pine happiness is big on the finish along with a little astringency. As this beer warms the pine tends to clash with the rye and berry notes.

The carbonation is on the heftier side of moderate with a tingly feel. It actually adds a unique frothiness. The body runs medium and finishes with a big hoppy bitterness that a dry finish accentuates. I like the bitter, I like the dry, I like the froth.

I'm a fan of some aspects and on the fence on others. The rye and floral characters I enjoy along with the bitterness, even though it could be toned down a notch. The large pine presence tends to clash at times but never in z totally off putting way. Would I buy this again? Probably not. I do enjoy it and glad I'm trying it though.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 02:51:48 | More by joe1510
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I've found that to my own personal tastes, very rarely do I find exceptions to what I do or don't like. This beer has qualities that when combined I don't usually like, but do yo its high ratings, thought I should give it a try. Dint work. Poured at a god temp with a modest, foamy, velvety, lite brown head that soon settled to very little and no lace. Color is an opaque black brown. Aroma dark ripe fruit, old leather, molasses, roast malt, hop. Flavor's like nose, soft tang and bitter up front with cocoa and medicine, fairly dry, and other Flavor's in back. Body/carbonation are for most part good, but some clashes yield harsh points. Finish is like flav, medicinal, longish, n not my thang.

Serving type: bottle

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

one of the great logos in all of beer, this hoppin frog, and this is one of the best beers I have had from them. its a chocolate rye stout, no chocolate in it though. hersheys syrup looks on the pour, dense dark brown with an excitable quarter inch or so of mocha colored head. it smells real heavy on the rye malt, with notes of black pepper and other spices, and it smells like bitter coffee beans, slightly astringent. the darkness of the malt is intense, very robust in flavor, with the rye making up huge percentage of the grain bill I am sure. its also surprisingly hoppy for a stout, bitter and floral, seems a bit out of place, but I appreciate the hop character and the way it mixes with the rye. not sure why they add the world chocolate to the name, because aside from its appearance, there is nothing chocolate about this beer at all really. just a tad thin in body for me for the style, and perhaps a little undercarbonated. its got a silky feel but sort of sticks to the guts in that filling way. i love the originality of the flavors and all they depth and layering of dark malt here. a memorable brew for sure, and one that features rye in a way i have no experienced before. excellent.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2013 17:54:53 | More by StonedTrippin
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Hoppin’ Frog / Fanø Natasha Røcks America Chocolate Rye Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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