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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
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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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zeff80

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

08-17-2013 12:49:12 | More by zeff80
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jklecko2

Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.1%

08-15-2013 16:25:00 | More by jklecko2
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jschott75

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

08-10-2013 15:50:44 | More by jschott75
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beergoot

Colorado

3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Black and opaque with a very, very thick brown head, rich and foamy, plenty of sticky lacing. Licorice and anise in the aroma; mint and dark roasted malts. Spicy, hoppy flavors; peppery; slight alcohol edge. Light bodied; dry finish.

A rather interesting collaboration. The body comes across surprisingly light yet there is plenty of taste and aroma components to makes this one stand out in its own way.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 01:12:57 | More by beergoot
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TwoForty

Florida

5/5  rDev +28.9%

07-28-2013 00:42:08 | More by TwoForty
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jonathaniler

Florida

5/5  rDev +28.9%

07-27-2013 23:26:01 | More by jonathaniler
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-21-2013 23:15:12 | More by outoffocus
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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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sendbeer

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

07-16-2013 02:50:51 | More by MaseFace
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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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Zuidman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-07-2013 17:57:33 | More by Zuidman
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egrace84

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-05-2013 01:31:01 | More by egrace84
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Duff27

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-05-2013 00:18:20 | More by Duff27
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Jasonrm72

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

07-03-2013 16:28:00 | More by Jasonrm72
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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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JMBSH

Colorado

3/5  rDev -22.7%

06-23-2013 23:40:36 | More by JMBSH
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Jeffo

Netherlands

2.53/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Got this one at the De Molen beer shop. Sweet!

From a bomber into a snifter
European Tour Series 2 of 3
OG: 1.083
IBU: 55
Drunk beside the Amager wheat stout collaboration

APPEARANCE: A clearer black pour, clearer than the other one, with a one finger, looser looking, frothy, light mocha head with very good retention. Black body with medium-lower levels of carbonation. Head slowly fades to a solid foam cap with some foamy dots of lacing down the glass. A splotchy wisp remains until the end.

SMELL: An even bigger nose than the Amager with piles of hops. Some roasted and chocolately notes with loads of citrus hops. Grapefruit, more citrus, and lots of pine on the nose. Some melon as well. Lots of citrus, pine and spicy aromas over the roasted, chocolate base. Big and bold, but too hoppy for the style. They really dry-hopped the crap out of this.

TASTE: Mostly a hop bomb. This is more of a black IPA. Some roasted and spicy flavors up front, but it's an all-hop show at the swallow. Bitter pine, citrus and melon, as well as some bitter dark chocolate dominate the palate long, long after the swallow. Lots of citrusy grapefruit and piney bitterness. This is not really a stout; a hop bomb for sure, and definitely off for the style.

PALATE: Medium body and a touch higher levels of carbonation. A touch light perhaps, but creamy and smooth, goes down fine and finishes a touch drier than the Amager. A touch too light and carbonated for a stout.

OVERALL: Again, both these collab stouts are quite similar. The look on this one is a little lighter and more transparent, making it not quite as good as the Amager collab. Both are hoppy stouts, but the dry hopping on this one makes it almost like a black IPA, so even though the Amager was too hoppy, it was closer to a balanced stout than this one. Regerdless, the chocolate works and the hop bill makes it an enjoyable drink, though I think I'd go for the Amager over this one. In the end, I don't think these are great stouts, but they are good beers for sure.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 11:47:34 | More by Jeffo
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riemster

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-17-2013 18:55:21 | More by riemster
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thegodfather1076

Ohio

4.23/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: Very classy looking old school looking label. States that this beer is part of the European Tour Series(2of3), its a Collaboration Brew(Hoppin Frog and Fano Bryghus), has logos for both breweries, has a bit of brewery info on Hoppin Frog, ABV and IBU info, web info, and a beautiful back story on the beer.

Appearance: I allowed this to warm for 10min before dispensing from its 22oz bomber into a 16oz snifter. A aggressive pour lead to a 2½ finger deep brown foam head of an airy but dense nature atop a deep dark brown if not black Imperial Stout. Head retention was great at 5min 13sec before fading to a thick coating and ring. Excellent lacing was experienced.

Smell/Aroma: The aroma is intoxicating consisting of a citrus hop cent along with a bit of rye spiciness. This is blended superbly with deep chocolate and a slight roast coffee aroma!! WOW!!!

Flavor/Taste: Tastes of rye spiciness on the front end with a nice hop bite before giving way to a chocolate malt mid-point that finishes with a deep roast coffee back end that leads to a bitter coffee aftertaste.

MouthFeel/Drinkability: Thick and full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and a perfect amount of carbonation for this style. Very drinkable for the style.

Overall/Comments: Overall I thought this was an extremely unique Imperial Stout that had a great nose to go along with a very good flavor profile. This was a well done beer and I would recommend trying it! Classified as an American Double/Imperial Stout @ 7.5% ABV. Consumed 5/25/13.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 09:19:02 | More by thegodfather1076
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DersOne

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-14-2013 02:08:35 | More by DersOne
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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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JSchock7

Kansas

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-12-2013 06:55:42 | More by JSchock7
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: black, opaque, brown finger of head.

Smell: quite a lot of chocolate, hints of citrus, a faint spiciness, roast, raisins.

Taste: again, heavy chocolate, spice, dark fruit, light bitterness.

Mouthfeel: creamy, pretty much full bodied, which was nice.

**good stouts come out of Hoppin Frog, and this is as well.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 14:02:49 | More by EgadBananas
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greg4579

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-07-2013 23:45:07 | More by greg4579
Hoppin’ Frog / Fanø Natasha Røcks America Chocolate Rye Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.