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

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155 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
155
Reviews:
32
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
11%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
17
For Trade:
1
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3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and rye aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and rye flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a decent but somewhat mild rye presence.

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3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

one of the great logos in all of beer, this hoppin frog, and this is one of the best beers I have had from them. its a chocolate rye stout, no chocolate in it though. hersheys syrup looks on the pour, dense dark brown with an excitable quarter inch or so of mocha colored head. it smells real heavy on the rye malt, with notes of black pepper and other spices, and it smells like bitter coffee beans, slightly astringent. the darkness of the malt is intense, very robust in flavor, with the rye making up huge percentage of the grain bill I am sure. its also surprisingly hoppy for a stout, bitter and floral, seems a bit out of place, but I appreciate the hop character and the way it mixes with the rye. not sure why they add the world chocolate to the name, because aside from its appearance, there is nothing chocolate about this beer at all really. just a tad thin in body for me for the style, and perhaps a little undercarbonated. its got a silky feel but sort of sticks to the guts in that filling way. i love the originality of the flavors and all they depth and layering of dark malt here. a memorable brew for sure, and one that features rye in a way i have no experienced before. excellent.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.36/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into snifter; no bottle dating, but was released in 11/2012. Pours pitch black color with a nice 1-2 finger dense dark tan head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice thick soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, roasted malt, pine, grapefruit, orange zest, floral, toast, light char, dark bread, spicy rye, and hop earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance, strength, and complexity; did not a profile similar to a Black IPA. Taste of big dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, char, toast, pine, orange zest, grapefruit, floral, dark bread, spicy rye, light coffee, and hop earthiness. Fair amount of coffee and citrus bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, light char, toast, pine, orange zest, grapefruit, floral, dark bread, spicy rye, light coffee, and hop earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance, complexity, and robustness of roasted notes; with a great hop/malt balance; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an incredible rye imperial stout! Great balance, complexity, and robustness of flavors; and extremely easy to sip on. An extremely delicious offering, would definitely have it again.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From 05/13/14 notes. 22 oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

a - Pours a deep mahogany brown color, almost black color, with one inch of dark tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks great.

s - Smells of rye, chocolate, roasted malts, spice, toasted malts, cocoa, and dark chocolate. Nice nose, the rye comes through and a lot of chocolate.

t - Tastes of dark chocolate, roasted malts, rye, spices, chalk, lightly bitter dark chocolate and hops, burnt malts, and toasted malts. Little bitter, but good.

m - Thick full body and low to moderate carbonation. Thick and chewy but no heat, great mouthfeel for a stout.

o - Overall a nice rye-chocolate stout. I didn't like it as much as their normal stout lineup of BORIS< BA BORIS< and DORIS, but it has a lot of chocolate to it and the rye comes through. Worth checking out if you like their stouts.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip glass.

Well, if nothing else comes of this stuff, at least VDubb seems excited about it... Anyway, it pours a straight obsidian topped by over a finger of khaki foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, miscellaneous greens, pine resin, and light dark chocolate. The taste brings in more of the same, with the chocolate and roast definitely taking control over things, relegating the pine to a mere supporting role at best. The body is a solid medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a very nice stout. This one is touted on the label as being decidedly hoppy, but for me, it's best the hops play a largely minor part in the grand scheme of things, as it allows the chocolate and rye to really shine (even if the rye isn't incredibly self-expressive).

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4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Another late night share by RussianDragon. Thanks Dave!

The beer is near black with a small beige collar. Sparse lacing. The aroma brings baker's chocolate, roast, ripe dark fruits, bread. The rye character is subtle, but does add a nice touch. Cocoa and dark roast. Big time Danish influence in this stout. Medium to full bodied with moderately low carbonation. A touch of bitterness and dry cocoa powder in the finish. A solid beer. I really enjoyed this.

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4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
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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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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