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

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

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very good

139 Ratings
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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 7
Gots: 19 | 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:
Beer added by: bluejacket74 on 11-17-2012

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.
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4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of Jeffo
2.53/5  rDev -34.6%
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.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of thegodfather1076
4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of EgadBananas
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Vec2267
4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

,A - black with a khaki head, great retention, nice lacing - spot on

S - a bit muted but still complex, chocolate first and the some spiciness

T - a char dominate stout, bittersweet chocolate, the spiciness of the rye accents the chocolate, the rye adds the same spicy balance that cayenne adds in other beers (or Mexican food), bitter finish but no real hop presence

M - rich without being sticky

O - big rich flavors that balance nicely, no alcohol presence

Photo of buschbeer
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a snifter

A - This beer is pretty dark. When held to a light source none gets through. It is capped with an inch of mocha head.

S - I get the advertised aromas of chocolate and rye.

T - The taste starts out with some dark chocolate. Through the middle the rye kicks in. The finish has some unsweetened chocolate and black coffee.

M - Full and smooth

O - It starts out great with the dark chocolate. Once the rye and the bitterness take hold it kind of loses me. This is a delicious beer, but the finish is a little too bitter for this style for me.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of BMMillsy
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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4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

Photo of nickfl
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Hoppin’ Frog / Fanø Natasha Røcks America Chocolate Rye Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.