Silk Porter | Hoppin' Frog Brewery

BA SCORE
86
very good
335 Ratings
Silk PorterSilk Porter
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by klewis on 12-20-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
335
Reviews:
162
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
9.92%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
44
For Trade:
0
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4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JJKBeerLvr
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into pint glass in July 2017. There was no bottled on date, and I drank it about 1 monthafter purchase.

Appearance: Very dark black with a very thick tan/brown head. Head is thicker than many other porters & stouts, and left a good amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Strong aroma of roasted coffee and toasted malts. There is some hint of sweetness from caramel, chocolate, and cocoa as well, but overall the roasted malts dominate the others. I do not get much hops aroma. There is a little earthy aroma, which I do not like.

Taste: The roasted malt flavor is pronounced. There is an interesting balance between the coffee, roasted malts, and some bitterness from hops. There is some chocolate and a little berry sweetness, with these and the bitterness enhancing the taste and adding some complexity. There is a medium alcohol presence.

Mouth-feel: Medium alcohol, but with a very smooth body, that is not too creamy.

This is a nice, complex porter, and it has a variety of flavors that adds a nice complexity to the beer. Although this is a medium-bodied porter, it is very smooth and enjoyable to drink.

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Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a mug. The appearance was a mostly black color with a nice two finger white foamy head that fell off at a moderate pace. Some lace, slightly speckled. The aroma had some roasted malt, chocolate and coffee, slight smoke, slight brown sugar. The flavor blended the previously mentioned aromas together - roasty, sweet and subtle smoke. All leads into the aftertaste and bled into the finish. The feel was about medium bodied, perhaps just a touch above with a nice soft carbonation about it. ABV felt good. Overall, nicely done porter well worthy of having again.

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Photo of Beerhemoth
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tinafatlard1
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jakecattleco
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBen5
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.55/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Drank at Cerveteca, Lisbon.

A: The body is opaque black with a minor beige to brown head that looks terribly well.
S: The aroma has three main characteristics, being the most findable an awesome smell of coffee that connects almost perfectly with the roasted malts. On top of this, a minor yeast aroma that's like a cherry on top.
T: This is my kind of beer, where the roasted malts make a great bridge with the heavy coffee tones and the sweetness of both come together. This, for me, is heaven.
M: Silk Porter is, obviously, silky with a medium to high body and with high density. Low bitterness to respect the initial sweetness and awesomely balanced.
O: I'm into stouts and porters that are coffee based. With that in mind I'm able to say that this beer represents me in craft beer. Thank you Hoppin' Frog.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Black and sheening. Head settles quickly. Thin and delicate rings of lacing.

S: Molasses and soft notes of char. Charcoal. Coffee beans. Roasty barley. Semi-sweet chocolate. Subtle earthy hop.

T: Molasses up front. Semi sweet chocolate chips. Woody and roasty flavors build to impressive heights. Dark roast coffee. Woody. Heavily roasted barley. Dark fruit notes of plum and Concord grape deep at its core. Subtle earthy hops. Long roasty finish.

M: Medium bodied. Full with a silky smooth, velvety texture. Ample carbonation provides a bit of lift.

O: I personally enjoyed this quite a bit. The nose is a little on the shy side, but in taste and feel it has everything you could want in an American Porter. As advertised, it is silky smooth in body. The great mouthfeel really makes it.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CPAles
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stephenlee
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of khargro2
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ummswimmin
4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
4.16/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lighter black than their stouts, to dark brown, with a dense smooth tan head.

Frog really knows how to achieve a roasty element to the beers. However this is a touch more mellow than their heavier dark beers. Coffee, cocoa powder, and raisin also come forward on the nose.

Taste and feel is as you might expect is silky roasted malt and chocolate syrup with a nuttiness that rounds it out. It's a pretty balanced brew that is able to take on other flavors really well, which is why it does great in tower infusions and is such a good base beer for the Cafe and Infusion A variants.

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Photo of davet100
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of harryhops
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AMCimpi
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Silk Porter from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
3.83 out of 5 based on 335 ratings.
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