Infusion A Coffee Porter | Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Ohio, United States
hoppinfrog.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Infusion A starts with the base of our Silk Porter and adds to its deliciousness with tasty swirls of chocolate and peanut butter flavor!

Added by toppoop on 04-16-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
105
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
8.08%
 
 
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27
Gots:
21
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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 105
Photo of wattoclone
3/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On draft at Capone's on 8-26-2016. Overall a good porter with coffee vanilla and nutty notes. Small white head on top of a dark brown clear body. Not as deep or rich as the better porters, but interesting flavors. Here in the northeast the porter style is brewed thicker, richer and roastier without added flavors. Overpriced for the style so not likely to try again.

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Photo of wedge
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours black with a densely creamy tan layer on top. Smells like coffee with cream and sugar, freshly roasted beans, peanut butter cups, and some dark roasted malts. Flavor is sweetened coffee roast, nutty/fruity notes, vanilla bean, and a dry layer of peanut butter. Pretty sweet, but not terribly heavy or overly cloying. Creamy, frothy medium body. A really tasty flavored porter.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a thick black body with a surprisingly robust, voluminous light tan head that sounds fizzy and has pretty darn good retention. I always wondered if a black, thick beer was capable of this, question is answered. The nose is pungent; upon pouring and walking away a smell of peanut butter followed me across the room. Curious, for a coffee porter. Double checking confirms that there is indeed a lot of peanut butter, with some of the usual milk chocolate and roasty malt notes following, but no coffee. Oh well, this smells good too. Taste is more salty peanut butter but thankfully realistic, and just as it's about to become overpowering the sweet chocolate notes restrain it. Still no coffee. Body is incredibly soft, almost airy, still with good weight on the tongue and moderately viscous. At cooler temperatures it seems a bit light and fizzy, but not prickly.
No coffee, wah wah, but instead I discovered my first great peanut butter beer. Hardly any traditional 'beer notes', but as far as an adjunct oriented dessert beer goes this one is fantastic.

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Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The first few sips blew me away, as I thought the combination of coffee and peanut butter was outstanding. But after a while the lack of drinkability, that is often the case with these peanut butter beers, started to set in. Sure it is decent for what it is, a slow sipper, late night, dessert, novelty type beer, but not something I would want to drink everyday.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Dogfish traditional oversized snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a mostly opaque black color with a 1/2 inch tan head that retains decently before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a large side patch of bubbly surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Smells like a Reese's peanut butter cup for sure.

T- Taste follows suit. It's like drinking melted down Reese's that's been mixed with water. The coffee only really shows itself in the roasty aftertaste. Coffee comes through more as it warms and helps balance out the sweetness.

M- Has the usual porter feel with medium carbonation and a fullish body.

O- Very good. The only thing keeping it from being excellent is it's pretty one-note. Also, I wish it was a bit more coffee forward. Still, if you want a Reese's Cup beer, look no further.

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Photo of BB1313
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours almost black with a small khaki head that fades leaving decent retention and okay lacing. The aromas are awesome. Tons of roasted coffee blended perfectly with the peanut butter. Some roasted and cocoa malts in the mix. Smells so good. The flavors are great as well. The coffee really shines and the peanut butter seems to accent the coffee. Very roasty. The malts to their thing. Hints of chocolate. It's not that sweet and there's a subtle bitterness. Alcohol goes completely unnoticed. Mouthfeel is light with active carbonation. It's very smooth and very easy to drink.

This is an awesome brew from Hoppin' Frog. The coffee really shines, but the peanut butter isn't shy at all. Great aromas and flavors. Well done. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark mahogany with a thick, milk chocolate colored head.

The aroma of peanut butter wafer absolutely fills the glass, with a touch of roastiness and chocolate. Sharp, sweet, bitter notes of coffee and malt faintly come up in the background.

Super smooth peanut butter and chocolate flavors hit just the right levels without being too sweet. The roastiness of malt helps keep it sane, while at times it and the chocolate take over the peanut butter. The coffee is kicked up a notch in flavor as well, providing a little bitterness and touch of fruitiness to help make this a really scrumptious, hard to put down beer.

This is by far my favorite pb-chocolate beer. It is so luscious and rich in flavor and aroma, yet the feel is not too heavy, making it immensely drinkable. Maybe it's the coffee that helps it stand apart, but while chocolate and peanut butter might seem like a very rich and heavy combo, they aren't too much when paired with the lighter body of Silk, as opposed to if they used BORIS. While Frog's porter is quite a bit heavier than many others, its smooth texture is the perfect fit here.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4/5  rDev -5%

Very smooth, light. Getting more peanut than coffee. Chocolate rounds it out. Almost no bitterness which is surprising for a Hopping Frog beer. It's good.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Pours dark brown with good clarity. The aroma had chocolate, coffee, Choco banana. The taste has loads of delicious chocolate and coffee intertwined with nuts, vanilla and faint tree fruit. The sweetness is delicious working well with the roast. No hint of abv. Smooth all day and totally delicious.

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Photo of frenchblood21
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into Hoppin Frog snifter. Date of review is 7/13/14.

Appearance- Pours a deep dark brown color. Like the kind of brown that is borderline black. Super creamy looking cardboard brown head. Lacing is amazing for a porter.

Smell- WOW! Peanut butter and chocolate are dominating everything else. I do get coffee in the nose too, but much less than the two first scents. It smells exactly like Reese's Pieces.

Taste- Not like the nose at all. So much more coffee and just as much chocolate. The peanut butter is now taking a backseat to the other flavors. Not quite as good as the nose had indicated.

Mouthfeel- Just a bit too thin for the style. I wish the peanut butter and chocolate flavors coated my tongue and throat more, but that's just not the case. The beer disappears as soon as you take a sip.

Overall- Very good offering from one of the best breweries on the planet. You just have to respect the things Hoppin Frog does. They are never boring, always experimental and producers of sought- after beers.

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Photo of E_wood
4.56/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- very dark brown, almost black in color. Lacing is minimal with a small amount of head that doesn't stick around long.

S- very strong coffee smell as soon as you open the bottle. Once poured into the glass the coffee smell gives way to dark chocolate with a hint of peanut butter. One of the best smelling beers I've come across.

T- roasted coffee beans upfront that give way to chocolate notes and a swirl of peanut butter.

M- Seems like adding peanut butter has solved the dilemma of the thin porter. There is an almost creaminess to this that is very enjoyable.

O- Hoppin' Frog crushed it with Infusion A. The balance of these three flavor profiles really sets this beer apart from any other coffee porter I've had. I still can't get over how amazing this beer smells! I look forward to future Tower Tuesday releases.

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Photo of mpenning13
4.55/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Awesome deep brown, near black color with a small amount of lacing.

S: Absolutely delicious coffee smell with chocolate and a bit of the peanut butter coming through after the initial wave of coffee. Sweet, and really stands out amongst the best smelling beers I've ever had.

T: Deep, roasted coffee flavor up front that is really nice. The coffee fades into a bittersweet back half where the chocolate and slight peanut butter taste kick in subtly. Great combination and execution.

M: A little thin for my personal preference, but smooth and holds up well.

O: Overall a great beer that really lets each of the three flavors shine while combining them really well. Absolutely great and a great way to start of the Tower Series - i hope the rest are even a fraction as good as this.

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Photo of cmrncrzy10
4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A- pours like your typical porter, minimal lacing
S- fairly robust coffee, decent notes of bittersweet cocoa. Really nice
T- enticing coffee and starts as just really well done porter. The latter hits with sweet chocolate and obvious peanut butter. Rare to find it so we'll accomplished
M- almost froth like, as peanut butter would do, but not over powering
O- top notch from the frog, a decently rare style that has been incredibly well done


Tried it a few months later. Coffee dominates and does not disappoint. Amazing

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Photo of Mshull
4.59/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smell-this is easily the best smelling beer I have had. Freshly ground coffee with a touch of jiff. This is really where this beer shines

Taste-once again the coffee takes a lead roll in this beer with the peanut butter and chocolate to follow. Very creamy for just a porter

Overall-being a big fan of peanut butter based beers(sweet baby Jesus and willoughby peanut butter cup porter) this one easily takes the cake. Such a balance of great coffee flavor with peanut butter and chocolate to balance it out, and the smell, so intoxicating

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Photo of toppoop
4.73/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A - pours out nice and dark with a bit of head that was fighting to stick around. No lacing to speak of.
S - amazing coffee nose on this one. Smells like you're sticking your nose into a bag of freshly ground beans. One of the best I've ever smelled.
T - coffee definitely jumps out in front. A bit of a bitter aftertaste which is where you can taste the peanut butter and chocolate which the beans were roasted in.
M - being a huge fan of stouts, I'm always looking for a brew that completely covers and films my mouth, but for a porter it does alright.
O - this beer is outstanding. Tops in my books in the smell category and the taste is excellent as well. Great job Hoppin' Frog! Keep em coming!

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Infusion A Coffee Porter from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
4.21 out of 5 based on 105 ratings.
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