Silk Porter | Hoppin' Frog Brewery

BA SCORE
86
very good
331 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:
331
Reviews:
161
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
10.18%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
43
For Trade:
0
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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

Photo of gntsmly13
4.44/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Photo of Eziel
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of bgold86
4.29/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Winston3737
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcmchew
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown with a light mocha head, pretty frothy and messy.
There's a bit of oxidation on the nose, but also nice roasted malts, an unexpected fruitiness, not just the generic dried dark fruit, bit of chocolate and faint coffee. Doesn't really scream anything in particular.
Zesty sip, with a nice berry note, fresh plum, but quickly getting drier and drier, with raisin and faint dried fig. Roast, chocolate biscuits, sweet dark caramel malt, with dry dusty hints of walnut and coffee in the finish, with the zestiness still lingering.
Aftertaste has sugared toast, light prune, burnt sugar and a touch of hop. Medium to light body, medium carbonation, "soft" and pretty smooth.
A refreshing porter, nothing too complicated, but no reason to be disappointed.

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Photo of jzlyo
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma is dark malts, fruit and bananas. The flavor is bananas, chocolate, malts, fruit and a mix of acidity and tartness in the finish.

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Photo of dcbobcat
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrismattlin
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JNForsyth
3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Rizzy17
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of BeerBro108
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of KJ2013
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of djrn2
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Mjlong1
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of mikepcarney
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Silk Porter from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
3.83 out of 5 based on 331 ratings.
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