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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

138 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 7
Gots: 19 | FT: 3
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a dark brown/black color with about an inch frothy tan head that stayed around for a while. There's also a lot of lacing. Aroma is very nice, it smells like roasted malt, milk and bittersweet chocolate, coffee, and some dark fruit and earthy hops. The dark fruit comes out more in the taste, along with roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, burnt/charred malt and some earthy hops. Mouthfeel/body is full, it's creamy and a bit coating with moderate carbonation. Not as hoppy as I expected, considering the label says this is a hoppy stout. But I think this is a pretty good brew overall. Hopefully this will be made again in the future, I know I'd buy it again. $8.99 a bomber.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of wvsabbath
4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - 22oz bottle

Appearance - Dark black, slight tanish tint, not much of a head or lacing. Looks like a russian stout for sure.

Smell - Very malty, smoke, chocolate, spices, mollasses, brown sugar. Nice coffee backbone.

Taste - Hmm, first sip is rather off the chart. Loads of smokey, roasted malts mixed with a very bitter hop punch. Chocolate and coffee is strong in the finish. Hops add a bitter piney flavor. Insane amount of smoked malts. Second only to alaskan smoked porter for amount of smoke flavor in this beer.

Mouthfeel - Tounge gets nailed with smokey malts and bitter hops. Coffee and chocolate coat palate along with some sugars. The finish is very smokey, coffee flavored and dry bitter from the hops.

Overall - This is pretty wild beer, overwelmed at first with the insane smoked flavors, along with the bitterness of the hops. The coffee adds even more bitterness but doesnt ruin or make this too bitter. Nothing else ive had that compairs to this, so the unique factor is really high. Enjoying this, try if you get this chance.

Photo of superspak
4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into snifter; no bottle dating, but was released in 11/2012. Pours pitch black color with a nice 1-2 finger dense dark tan head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice thick soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, roasted malt, pine, grapefruit, orange zest, floral, toast, light char, dark bread, spicy rye, and hop earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance, strength, and complexity; did not a profile similar to a Black IPA. Taste of big dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, char, toast, pine, orange zest, grapefruit, floral, dark bread, spicy rye, light coffee, and hop earthiness. Fair amount of coffee and citrus bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, light char, toast, pine, orange zest, grapefruit, floral, dark bread, spicy rye, light coffee, and hop earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance, complexity, and robustness of roasted notes; with a great hop/malt balance; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an incredible rye imperial stout! Great balance, complexity, and robustness of flavors; and extremely easy to sip on. An extremely delicious offering, would definitely have it again.

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4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz. bomber bottle into a standard pint glass.
Inky black in color, with a big chocolate-milkshake head of foam.
Aroma-Cofee and cream
Taste-Dark roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, spicy rye notes. Smooth and tasty, well balanced between chocolate, spicy rye, and citussy, earthy hops. Friendly and drinkable, not super high gravity. Great flavor and character. Must try.

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4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours pitch black with a small mocha head. Huge rye and hop aroma, some citrus, and heavy malt sweet smell. Big up front rye bitter that fades into bittersweet chocolate. Big heavy mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Rye spice lingers. Dry finish. Reminds me a lot of CCB Double Black, but heavier on the rye and lighter on the sweet citrus. Neat beer. The body says impy stout, but the dry hopping really makes this closer to a black DIPA, as does the ABV. If you go into it knowing you aren’t getting Dark Lord, this is very nicely done.

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Hoppin’ Frog / Fanø Natasha Røcks America Chocolate Rye Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.