Tower Tuesday Series: Infusion A - Coffee Porter | Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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4.27/5
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222 Ratings
Tower Tuesday Series: Infusion A - Coffee PorterTower Tuesday Series: Infusion A - Coffee Porter
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!

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,527
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
222
pDev:
7.26%
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
28
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 222 |  Reviews: 47
Photo of themayorkoch
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pstam87
4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 22oz bottle into glass. No bottling date information found.
Dark brown colored body, with some garnet colored light pass throughs when back lit. One finger of light tan head, remains for quite some time as a bubble fed, creamy cap. No real lacing left behind.
Aroma is strong with peanut, dark coffee, and dark roasted malts. Suggests a hint of milk chocolate also.
Taste has lots of dark coffee, along with the peanut flavor. Dark roasted malts are the backbone. The chocolate is again a hint. No real bitterness and not real sweet, with just the dark, rich flavors dominating the taste.
Right at the medium level for mouth feel, with a rather smooth feel. Very good carbonation.
Overall, this is an excellently prepared porter. Very smooth and easy to drink, if you like dark coffee and the peanut flavor.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can from a cool dude named superspak. Poured into clear unmarked snifter.

Glossy black with a firm beige head of 1 finger.

Aroma of peanut butter, oats, roasted malts, and black coffee.

Flavor comes forth with nutty peanut hull, slight peanut butter, molasses/anise, and nutty roasted coffee. The anise note pops back up with some lingering roasted notes.

Feel is creamy, smooth, clean even - yet not overly thick for the style. About damn perfect for a porter.

Overall, a tasty experience that you've gotta try at least once. Very solid stuff.

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Photo of ChrisMon02
3.87/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can poured into a snifter. Black color with a small off white head that disappears quickly leaving no lacing.

Rich cocoa, peanut butter squares and faint coffee on the nose.

Taste follows the nose. Nice peanut butter and chocolate tones. Slightly nutty. Coffee is nowhere to be found.

Pretty thin mouthfeel bordering on watery. Carbonation is ok for the style but it doesn't drink all that well.

I have mixed feelings on this one. Some good things going on but many flaws make this seem incomplete. Amp up the coffee flavor and mouthfeel please.

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Photo of Benish
4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a dark dark brown with a light brown head that disappeared quickly. Abundant aromas of peanut butter, chocolate, but no trace of coffee. Tried finding what may be hints of mocha, but nothing. Then upon first taste, there were notes of PB and cocoa. Surprisingly not too artificial. Again no coffee, maybe just hints but I had to search for. Some notes of lactose leaving a slight milky and sweet taste. The mouth feel is smooth and medium bodied. Heavier than I expected for its ABV. Overall a delectable desert easy to drink, they really need to amp up the coffee if they are going to label it a coffee porter.

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Photo of GreenBayBA
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of loganburgh
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of strohme2
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce can with drink by date of 11/30/18 stamped on bottom. Poured into tulip.
Pours dark brown like a cup of black coffee. Light tan head of mixed sized bubbles of about half an inch. Recedes to leave a small ring around the interior rim. Magnificent nose of rich brownie batter, creamy peanut butter, espresso, vanilla. Slightly bitter coffee, decadent and rich Belgian chocolate, hazelnut, peanut butter, vanilla. Finishes with a faint roast. Just a bit thinner body than I prefer. Carbonation is light. As far as porters with coffee added, I’d say this is one of the better beers I’ve had. Quite enjoyable

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Photo of beersampler6
4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very surprising flavors that are perfectly balanced. Pours a nice dark brown color with some tan head and spotty lingering lacing. Smells of peanut butter and roast coffee. Tastes similarly, along with dark chocolate, vanilla, malt and a little caramel. Very easy to drink, smooth slightly creamy mouthfeel. Just the right amount of carbonation. It actually becomes more smooth as the beer warms a little. I’m not used to the peanut butter flavor in porters and this one just knocks it out of the park!

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Photo of drunkenmess
4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drummerdwzp
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ovaltine
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark chocolate brown, edging ever so close to black with a tan head. The first thing I get on the nose is peanut butter - I now officially love this beer. There’s also some char and stone fruit notes - it just keeps getting better and better.

The peanut butter is forward on the taste, then the coffee cuts in - and melds perfectly with the peanut butter. This is magnificent, IMHO. A Top 5 porter for me.

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Photo of trdtercel92
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rex_4539
4.71/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Dark brown color, half finger light brown head, nice thin lacing, light carbonation.

S: Peanut butter, chocolate, coffee. Insane!

T: Peanut butter, chocolate, coffee. Absolutely spectacular.

F: Light to medium bodied, smooth as silk.

O: On the top 3 porters I have tried.

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Photo of NickThePyro
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aasher
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jhlosito75
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of travelguy
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nephilium
3.99/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big, rich, aroma of peanut butter and chocolate. Dark black pour, with a quickly fading off-white head. Rich chocolate and peanut butter taste, with a hint of coffee. Full mouthfeel, with a lingering roasted finish with a hint of peanut butter. This is another really solid beer from Hoppin' Frog.

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Photo of Maillard
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Harrison8
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a finger of khaki foam. Head retention is fair. Aroma is rich peanut butter, coffee, milk chocolate, lactose, and toasted malts. Flavor profile is similar, hitting notes of peanut butter, coffee, milk chocolate and smooth roasted, nutted, and biscuit malts. Nice firm malty base with a delightful topping of borderline dessert flavors. Mouth feel is a touch fizzy which breaks up the smoothness. It has a medium thickness, but drinks like a 6% porter would. Overall, a good porter that comes across simple with a smattering of dessert-like flavors added. Nothing comes off harsh or artificial, just a standard porter injected with added flavors.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 22oz bottle.

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Photo of psoriasaurus
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ummswimmin
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Tower Tuesday Series: Infusion A - Coffee Porter from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 222 ratings