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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

124 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 6
Gots: 17 | FT: 2
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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and rye aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and rye flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a decent but somewhat mild rye presence.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 21:22:34 | More by UCLABrewN84
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metter98

New York

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-28-2013 21:02:22 | More by metter98
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-21-2013 02:45:00 | More by nmann08
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.1%

10-02-2013 23:21:53 | More by kjkinsey
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

12-02-2013 03:58:48 | More by jaydoc
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.1%

10-02-2013 23:21:00 | More by Texasfan549
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

08-18-2013 00:45:57 | More by kylehay2004
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GRG1313

California

3/5  rDev -22.7%

10-31-2013 18:01:05 | More by GRG1313
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip glass.

Well, if nothing else comes of this stuff, at least VDubb seems excited about it... Anyway, it pours a straight obsidian topped by over a finger of khaki foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, miscellaneous greens, pine resin, and light dark chocolate. The taste brings in more of the same, with the chocolate and roast definitely taking control over things, relegating the pine to a mere supporting role at best. The body is a solid medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a very nice stout. This one is touted on the label as being decidedly hoppy, but for me, it's best the hops play a largely minor part in the grand scheme of things, as it allows the chocolate and rye to really shine (even if the rye isn't incredibly self-expressive).

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2012 06:32:39 | More by TMoney2591
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zeff80

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

08-17-2013 12:49:12 | More by zeff80
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nickfl

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

04-23-2013 23:15:44 | More by nickfl
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
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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mdfb79

New York

3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From 05/13/14 notes. 22 oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

a - Pours a deep mahogany brown color, almost black color, with one inch of dark tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks great.

s - Smells of rye, chocolate, roasted malts, spice, toasted malts, cocoa, and dark chocolate. Nice nose, the rye comes through and a lot of chocolate.

t - Tastes of dark chocolate, roasted malts, rye, spices, chalk, lightly bitter dark chocolate and hops, burnt malts, and toasted malts. Little bitter, but good.

m - Thick full body and low to moderate carbonation. Thick and chewy but no heat, great mouthfeel for a stout.

o - Overall a nice rye-chocolate stout. I didn't like it as much as their normal stout lineup of BORIS< BA BORIS< and DORIS, but it has a lot of chocolate to it and the rye comes through. Worth checking out if you like their stouts.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2014 14:39:41 | More by mdfb79
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beernads

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

06-12-2013 08:25:11 | More by beernads
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imperialking

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

02-13-2013 16:32:19 | More by imperialking
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

06-24-2013 06:06:37 | More by MarkyMOD
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

08-19-2013 01:26:53 | More by orangesol
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

12-04-2012 04:40:21 | More by duceswild
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

LOOK: Dark black color, lots of off white lacing. Looks like an attractive, well hopped stout.

SMELL: Robust malt aroma with chocolate and grainy rye. Whole flower American hop signature. Just a hint of alcohol and coffee.

TASTE: Starts with a fresh hop and coffee like flavor, chocolate emerges midsip. Earthy bitterness and strong on the roasted malt. There is a mildly spicy dry rye note that adds some pepper. This is a complex stout that really delivers. Finishes with a spice and astringent bitterness. Little to no alcohol presence.

MOUTHFEEL: Full bodied, earthy dry finish, flavors of lingering hops, burnt coffee and cocoa.

OVERALL: A rich, excellent stout getting a good flavor from this interesting mix of ingredients. Got much better as it warmed, the malt needs to compete with the rye and resinous hop flavor. Very fine.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2012 21:36:56 | More by Stinkypuss
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Another late night share by RussianDragon. Thanks Dave!

The beer is near black with a small beige collar. Sparse lacing. The aroma brings baker's chocolate, roast, ripe dark fruits, bread. The rye character is subtle, but does add a nice touch. Cocoa and dark roast. Big time Danish influence in this stout. Medium to full bodied with moderately low carbonation. A touch of bitterness and dry cocoa powder in the finish. A solid beer. I really enjoyed this.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 02:19:43 | More by Huhzubendah
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superspak

Michigan

4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2013 06:46:52 | More by superspak
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drewone

California

3/5  rDev -22.7%

10-18-2013 06:49:09 | More by drewone
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sendbeer

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

07-18-2013 17:28:18 | More by sendbeer
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scruffwhor

Illinois

4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Black in color with a soft brown head and ring o foam. Foam sticks pretty well to the sides of my glass. Looks thick and frothy overall.

Dark, dry chocolate and coffee aroma. Add some spicy rye and hops to the mix, and you have a well balanced, bitter, roasty, malty smelling Stout.

Spicy, somewhat bitter roasted rye, chocolate and coffee flavors mix pretty well with the American hopping. Bitter roasted chocolate with some at times Earthy hop notes.

Creamy and syrupy palate, nice to sip.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 17:11:00 | More by scruffwhor
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours jet black with a tan head. In the aroma, rye stands out with some cocoa notes. In the taste, rye and chocolate malt dryness. A smooth and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry green apple ryeness and a roasty chocolate like aftertaste. Big rye, not too rich, nice presence of chocolate malts.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 16:50:30 | More by OWSLEY069
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Hoppin’ Frog / Fanø Natasha Røcks America Chocolate Rye Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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