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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours nearly pitch black color with a 2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, dark bread, light smoke, light nuttiness, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, dark bread, nuttiness, light smoke, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of roast/herbal hop bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, nuttiness, light smoke, herbal, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of dark/roast/bready malt and light hop notes; with a nice roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly chalky/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good robust porter. All around nice balance, complexity, and robustness of dark/roast/bready malt and light hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

$ 8.99/bomber at Vintage Estates, Boardman, OH
Undated bottle at 45 degrees into snifter
Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate
Head small (2 cm), light brown fizzy, rapidly diminishing to partial 2mm ring and some random floating bubbles
Lacing poor – rare small island which usually slides back down to join the ring
Body dark brown with a little light passing at the nadir of the snifter
Flavor begins with faint roasted malt and bitter chocolate, rapidly fading to just a faint roasted malt bitterness; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, creamy, lively carbonation

This is a porter, but not a particularly exciting one. The price point is rather high in relation to the quality – at $ 5.99/bomber I might be buying more, if I couldn’t find any Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald.

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