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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

130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 6
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:
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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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

mattmarka1, Jan 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

bgramels, Jan 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

jfstilling, Jan 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Bandi, Dec 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

metter98, Dec 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

supa0525, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of drpimento
3.3/5  rDev -14.7%

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.

drpimento, Dec 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

jaydoc, Dec 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

DustinSWB, Nov 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

spoonhawk, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%

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.

StonedTrippin, Nov 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

fredmugs, Nov 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

BuckTuckian, Nov 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

stortore, Nov 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

GRG1313, Oct 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Kirk, Oct 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

campfirebrew, Oct 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

MSandahl23, Oct 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

drewone, Oct 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

kjkinsey, Oct 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Texasfan549, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%

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.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 01, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev +9.6%

The Natasha Rocks ME!!! The Chocolate Rye Stout is AWESOME!!! The beer pours an opaque dark with ecru head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent is predominent espresso with chocolate hints that are amazing. The taste is dry and carries a chocolate burst that eventually turns to coffee. The mouthfeel is full in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a sharp beer that is very ...very good!

WoodBrew, Sep 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Tyrawlings, Sep 17, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev +0.8%

Bought this in Orlando Florida at Knightly Spirits.

Served in Schlafly's tulip at about 2:30 AM.

A: Poured a ridiculously black color, without much of a head to speak of.

S: Bitter cacao. If that's you're thing, this might be your beer. Pretty rich.

T: The rye stains the teeth like a rat bastard from hell and I actually dig that quality here. Chocolate is also most certainly evident.

M: Bitter, but not too. No lacing left on the glass.

O: Cowabunga man! I liked this, but didn't love it.

Chaney, Sep 14, 2013
Hoppin’ Frog / Fanø Natasha Røcks America Chocolate Rye Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.