Hoppin' Frog / Amager (Bryghus) Frog Hops From Amager - Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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4.7/5 rDev +19.3%
Served on tap into a mini 8 oz nonic glass.
A- Black as night with a very dark mocha colored frothy head (darkest head I've ever seen on a beer) that left dense splashy lace.
S- Big dark fruit, very roasty, and rich chocolate notes.
T- Huge dark fruit, raisin, and whiskey soaked cherries. Very roasty malt character with a lot of coffee like bitterness, rich dark chocolate, and a hint of vanilla.
M- Coats the mouth, full bodied, creamy, silky, dry finish, and big warming but no alcohol burn.
O- This is a killer imperial stout from Hoppin Frog and I look forward to trying many more of their imperial stouts. Very complex, perfect mouthfeel, and appearance for the style. Tastes like an incredible extra foreign stout.
06-30-2014 01:17:58 | More by Hoptometrist
3.98/5 rDev +1%
for some reason I thought this was gonna be a DIPA. I don't know why....
super dark brown with a chocolate milk tan head, nice and creamy....
smell is earthy and malty.
taste is earthy and malty... with some espresso. minor hop bitterness, but mostly roasted malt and barley....
my bottle also says 8%. thick, smooth and creamy. full flavor but easy to drink. average all the way around... don't see the need to ship this one half way around the world. got the same exact stuff just down the street at the local brewery.... could this be the beginning of the end to purchasing imports?
05-04-2014 20:19:35 | More by pkalix
3.84/5 rDev -2.5%
The version I have is 8% and technically bottled through Amager Bryghus, I assume this is the same beer though.
Appearance - Pours into a Stone IRS glass pitch black with a few fingers worth of brown head. Thick ring+patchy cap left, some lace.
Smell - Coffee-ish tones noticeable the most, along with some light roast, caramel, dark chocolate, and toasted malt. A good amount of hops for a stout here too but not overpowering. Hop flavor is kind vague, pine perhaps with maybe some citrus as well.
Taste - Taste is a bit hoppier while still maintaining the nice robust stout. Pine and grassy hops mostly along with herbal, some citrus. Good mix of coffee, chocolate and roast, wheat not particularly noticeable but definite toasted bread. Decent balance overall.
Mouthfeel - Solid, on the lighter side for an imperial stout. Bold flavors for the ABV, quite bitter, some alcohol there but it melds nicely.
Overall - Solid hoppy stout, intense flavors from all sides. Wheat is subtle but helps with the lighter feel and is a nice touch.
04-12-2014 03:35:48 | More by Chico1985
3.75/5 rDev -4.8%
peculiar but well executed beer here, a wheat malt based hoppy stout, highly unconventional, but satisfying. i like these international collaborations hopping frog gets up to, they are all so well done. this one pours dark inky black, clean looking, not much sediment or anything, not much light either, and a big off white head with great retention. a wildly hoppy nose for a stout, robust and bitter, more intense bitterness than even the barley malt, which is deep and dark consistent with other amager stout types. they do something special with grain, seem to extract a great deal of flavor and intensity from it, decidedly danish, from what i know about that brewing culture. the hops are weird, there is a fight on the palate for bitter dominance, a clash, still smooth in texture, but the flavors are not all the way compatible. the wheat smoothes this right out, and the alcohol is a little exposed, but it fits in well. very strange beer, unlike many others I've ever had. i don't love it, but i appreciate it.
04-06-2014 21:05:50 | More by StonedTrippin
District of Columbia
4.28/5 rDev +8.6%
The beer is near black with a half inch of dense beige head. The aroma is more Danish than American, offering rich, roasted, dark malts and chocolates with a hint of smoke. A delicious beer. These two breweries both make great imperial stouts, so it's no surprise that this collaboration turned out well. Smooth on the palate with soft carbonation. A delicious beer.
03-21-2014 02:29:08 | More by Huhzubendah
4/5 rDev +1.5%
The fine brewers of Amager and Hoppin' Frog hook up for a love beer that is bold, robust, full of character and one that doesn't shy away from American influences.
Its heady pour billows with a sandy-tan froth that errupts from its ominous black body beneath. Its pour is silky, smooth and lush to the eye while its head character struggles to stand through the later portions of the session and trickles with random lace above.
Its rich aromas abound with lavish dark-roast coffee, dark chocolate, burnt caramel and an off-smoke scent of burnt embers. Lightly of pine cones and bark, these spicier tones are backed by burnt toast, roasted walnut and a milky yogurt-like twang.
To taste, its the culmination of burnt sugars, french-press coffee and bitter chocolate that frame the beer's robust and lavish taste. Its bready-sweet underpinnings are of the same charred toast, nutty and woody flavors of the nose. Its finish is deeply bitterness, seemingly of pine needles with their slight sappiness.
Full bodied, the beer's lower-lying carbonation allows its velvety malt textures to brush against the palate with a silky smooth sensation. Fuller and richer than drier American stout but not as brazen or viscous as Imperial stout, Frog Hops to Amager lands right smack-dab in the middle and highlights its chcolate wheat character perfectly. Finishing warm, roasty and spicy with hop dryness the ale echoes with chocolate and char.
Without overstating any sense of complexity, the stout is focused on chocolate, coffee and hop bitterness. Its a straigh-forward taste and texture that's dangerously drinkable yet greatly rewarding to the taste buds.
01-22-2014 18:29:08 | More by BEERchitect
3.86/5 rDev -2%
Dark pitch black body with a tan head forming thick, nice chunky lacing great textures. This thing eats light there's no ruby highlights to speak of. Aromatics offer up dark chocolate roasted malts, big earthy herbal hops the Chinooks stand out with herbal pine, Tomahawk adds some alpha acids but I couldn't have picked those out. Very drinkable herbal, pine, and slightly citrus peel hop bitterness on the palate, it's quenched a bit by the dark roasted malts and even lets up a bit with the wheat additions the bottle says it's an imperial wheat stout. With each sip the bitterness really comes out, there's a ton of hops in this brew, I'm okay with it but it brings out more of a black IPA then an imperial stout, hop pellets left behind on the palate with each sip. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied soft flowing carbonation creamy smooth texture, bitter dry finish from the high alpha acid hop additions. Overall a beer I'm glad a gave a try, but not something I'm seeking out routinely.
The picture of this beer is the one brewed and bottled in Denmark and imported by the Shelton Brothers, there is also a different label that is brewed in Akron. It was retired under Amager's beer listing, and it said it was a duplicate entry. However there should be two different active versions out there.
12-18-2013 00:35:27 | More by WVbeergeek
Hoppin' Frog / Amager (Bryghus) Frog Hops From Amager from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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