Hoppin’ Frog / Fanø Natasha Røcks America Chocolate Rye Imperial Stout | Hoppin' Frog Brewery

Hoppin’ Frog / Fanø Natasha Røcks America Chocolate Rye Imperial StoutHoppin’ Frog / Fanø Natasha Røcks America Chocolate Rye Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
3.87/5
155 Ratings
Hoppin’ Frog / Fanø Natasha Røcks America Chocolate Rye Imperial StoutHoppin’ Frog / Fanø Natasha Røcks America Chocolate Rye Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A collaboration ale between Hoppin' Frog Brewery (Akron, Ohio) and Franø Bryghus (Fano Island, Denmark). Dry-hopped and bottle conditioned.

Added by bluejacket74 on 11-17-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
155
pDev:
11.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
17
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 155 |  Reviews: 32
Reviews by wvsabbath:
Photo of wvsabbath
4.42/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - 22oz bottle

Appearance - Dark black, slight tanish tint, not much of a head or lacing. Looks like a russian stout for sure.

Smell - Very malty, smoke, chocolate, spices, mollasses, brown sugar. Nice coffee backbone.

Taste - Hmm, first sip is rather off the chart. Loads of smokey, roasted malts mixed with a very bitter hop punch. Chocolate and coffee is strong in the finish. Hops add a bitter piney flavor. Insane amount of smoked malts. Second only to alaskan smoked porter for amount of smoke flavor in this beer.

Mouthfeel - Tounge gets nailed with smokey malts and bitter hops. Coffee and chocolate coat palate along with some sugars. The finish is very smokey, coffee flavored and dry bitter from the hops.

Overall - This is pretty wild beer, overwelmed at first with the insane smoked flavors, along with the bitterness of the hops. The coffee adds even more bitterness but doesnt ruin or make this too bitter. Nothing else ive had that compairs to this, so the unique factor is really high. Enjoying this, try if you get this chance.

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More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of DWolf
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of rwilde
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Brenden
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is thick, inky black. It manages a tan head nearly a finger high with some good staying power. A nice, creamy ring of lacing is left at the top of my snifter, and some leggy and patchy lacing follows.
At once sweet, roasty, creamy and just a little bitter, this beer's got a bit of complexity and plenty of heft in the aroma. Bittersweet chocolate alongside roast with a bit of pine and leaf and a touch of cream makes me want to take more than a few sniffs. This is what a big imperial stout is about. Alcohol is barely noticed and rye is just enough to add a little spiciness and earth.
The flavor carries the same profile with the exception that a bit more dark fruits come out and the bitterness and hops presence is more pronounced. In fact, if you have some and set some aside for a good while, the beer that's left out becomes quite a bit like a Cascadian Black / Black IPA (whatever your take on the style's name). If gets a little leafier than in the aroma. To be honest, I liked the bigger maltiness of the nose, and there's lots of competition with this style these days, but it's still very good.
The body has all the thickness and heft I'd expect and want out of it. It's not fantastically smooth or creamy, but it feels very nice regardless, and there is a good level of smoothness to it.

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Photo of Paponetti44
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaxWildwood
2.25/5  rDev -41.9%

Photo of Sammy
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The Natasha Rocks ME!!! The Chocolate Rye Stout is AWESOME!!! The beer pours an opaque dark with ecru head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent is predominent espresso with chocolate hints that are amazing. The taste is dry and carries a chocolate burst that eventually turns to coffee. The mouthfeel is full in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a sharp beer that is very ...very good!

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Photo of cjgator3
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of prototypic
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Chuck_25
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Austin32
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good offering from Hoppin Frog. Pretty much agree with reviews stating this is a good beer but not on par with D.O.R.I.S or B.O.R.I.S. Good chocolate and rye flavor but nothing incredible. Worth a taste if you have the opportunity but not a must have.

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Photo of Lanstrum
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Chrome_Dome
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of dtx00
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of oso
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of cyrushire
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of bluejacket74
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a dark brown/black color with about an inch frothy tan head that stayed around for a while. There's also a lot of lacing. Aroma is very nice, it smells like roasted malt, milk and bittersweet chocolate, coffee, and some dark fruit and earthy hops. The dark fruit comes out more in the taste, along with roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, burnt/charred malt and some earthy hops. Mouthfeel/body is full, it's creamy and a bit coating with moderate carbonation. Not as hoppy as I expected, considering the label says this is a hoppy stout. But I think this is a pretty good brew overall. Hopefully this will be made again in the future, I know I'd buy it again. $8.99 a bomber.

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Photo of CRJMellor
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of EgadBananas
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: black, opaque, brown finger of head.

Smell: quite a lot of chocolate, hints of citrus, a faint spiciness, roast, raisins.

Taste: again, heavy chocolate, spice, dark fruit, light bitterness.

Mouthfeel: creamy, pretty much full bodied, which was nice.

**good stouts come out of Hoppin Frog, and this is as well.

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Photo of BuckTuckian
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Hoppin’ Frog / Fanø Natasha Røcks America Chocolate Rye Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 155 ratings
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