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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 335 |  Reviews: 162
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

Photo of StretchZep
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of StJimmy92
4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

Deep, dark, nearly opaque mahogany brown and red body; dense, rich, rocky head. Full aroma of roasted grains and cocoa powder; chocolate; mild maraschino cherry fruitiness. Charred grain flavor; milk chocolate; bitter. Heavy and smooth mouthfeel; mostly sweet finish.

Big in dark malt and roasted grain flavor followed by a dry, somewhat astringent bitterness sums up this beer. Flavorful and velvety smooth with a mild overall harshness that keeps this from being a truly outstanding porter.

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Photo of Jason
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

STYLE American Porter | ABV 6.2% | AVAILABILITY Year-round

Roasty, Burnt, Firm, Toasty

While my palate is processing the onslaught of roasty flavors, the silkiness of this beer rounds out the brashness. Good to know it has a fitting name. Hoppin’ Frog puts a bigger focus on the roasted malt character than anything else here. Chocolate, charcoal, burnt grain, molasses, chicory, a faint fruitiness and a suggestion of floral hops are the most noticeable complexities and nuances. Bold without decimating my palate, each sip brings me closer to this brew.

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #102 (JUL 2015)

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Photo of Jetnotjets
4.07/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Solid porter, but nothing special. There are many more porters out there that deliver where this one doesn't. It reminded me of a good base recipe that was never improved or embellished upon. I enjoyed it, and I'd probably by it again, but it doesn't make it to onto my go-to list of porters that I keep in the man cave. There's nothing special about it, but there's nothing bad about it either. More of an entry level porter for someone just trying out this genre of beer rather than an established porter drinker.

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Photo of Dewsby
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NCStateAE
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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