Café Silk Porter | Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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166 Ratings
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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:
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Added by WesM63 on 10-20-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
166
Reviews:
34
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
8.91%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
17
For Trade:
4
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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

22 ounce bottle into signature pine glass; no bottle dating, but was released recently. Pours fairly clear very dark reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of huge roasted coffee beans, espresso, roasted malt, dark chocolate, caramel, and light earthy hops. Damn nice aromas with big coffee presence and good balance; exactly what I hoped for with this bottle. Taste of dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, toast, and light earthy hops. Fair amount of earthy roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, toast, and earthy hops on the finish for a good bit. Very nice flavor balance and robustness of roasted flavors with the coffee; with zero cloying flavors noticed after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice coffee infused porter. Very nice coffee flavor and balance with roasted flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering as expected.

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3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Moderate coffee flavor is good but not great.
Long lasting aftertaste. Medium-light body seems a touch too thin.
Dark roasted grains struggle to peak through the coffee.

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4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First had: bottle from the brewery fridge

Poured into a HF goblet, a dark brown-black color with a luscious tan head that receded to a thin layer, and rejuvenated when swirled; nice lacing. Aroma of dark roasted malts, coffee. Simple and obvious, but very nice. Taste of rich coffee, not too much, not too little, roasty, accompanying the dark malts, a bit of creamy sweetness to balance things out. Great mouthfeel for a porter, on the fuller side of medium-bodied--for a porter--smooth, and delicious. A very good brew overall. Should've gotten more.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Dark muddy brown with caramel and ruby highlights. Thin off-white head settles into a thick halo with great retention, but poor lace.

S - Dry bitter chocolate, chipotle, dry coffee grinds, toasted bread crumbs.

T - Dry, smooth and well integrated. Medium roast coffee, toasted rye brad, dusty char, cocoa powder, and a touch of caramel sweetness. Mineral finish.

M - Medium-light body. Great finish: dry with nice legs.

O - Smooth, fantastic, roasty coffee flavor.

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4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +1.5%

Bottle shared by RussianDragon. Thanks man.

Black body with a small beige collar. Bittersweet chocolates, coffee, roast, light char. Smooth on the palate. Nice flavor, delivering good balance. Easy to drink. Solid.

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Café Silk Porter from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
4.04 out of 5 based on 166 ratings.
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