Fanø / Hoppin' Frog Natasha Rocks Denmark | Fanø Bryghus

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fanø Bryghus
Denmark
fanoebryghus.dk

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
American Hopped Chocolate Rye Imperial Stout collaboration with Hoppin Frog Brewery

Added by thagr81us on 09-21-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
54
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
9.9%
 
 
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1
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6
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Photo of kojevergas
2.37/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

BOTTLE: 22 fl oz. Brown glass. Generally appealing label art. Unbranded pry-off crown cap.

7.50% ABV. O.G. 83 SG. 20 Plato. 55 IBU.

Served cold into a tulip/snifter hybrid glass and allowed to come to temperature over the course of consumption. Reviewed live as an imperial stout per the label.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: Khaki colour. Nicely creamy and frothy. Recedes fully within 45 seconds, leaving no lacing.

BODY: Opaque solid black. No yeast or sediment is visible.

It's a nice looking imperial stout, and is within style conventions. But it isn't unique or special-looking.

AROMA: I don't find any of rye's signature spiciness. Dark malt sweetness, chocolate malts. I detect no roast. There's also something off about the aroma, but I can't put my finger on it...

Aromatic intensity is average.

TASTE: Chocolate. A hint of marshmallow. Dark malt sweetness. Burnt sugars. That's about it, aside from the odd off-flavour...which Blakelive784 rightly puts out as either vegetal notes (okra?) or DMS. There's something seriously wrong with this, and it ruins both the balance and the build.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, medium-bodied, overcarbonated, and of average thickness and heft on the palate.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, rough, or scratchy.

OVERALL: It's not repugnant, but boy is it off-putting with that vegetal off-flavour. Tough to stomach as a result. Not a beer I'd recommend to others, and of well below average quality for a Hoppin' Frog beer.

D+

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Photo of Kaveman
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.37/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured into a perfect pint. "Natasha Rocks America" on lable.

4.0 A: Black color. Two and a half fingers of frothy light brown head. Retention is good with lots of lacing left.

3.75 S: Hoppy as hell. Floral, citrusy, piney, herbal, and earthy in that order. The hops pretty much overshadow everything else, but you can pick up on a solid roastiness, a touch of chocolate, and hints of rye. Not a huge fan of hoppy stouts, but this one at least smells good.

3.25 T: Like every other hoppy stout out there, the hops don't mesh well with the dark, roasty flavors. Jumble of roast, hop bitterness, citrusy hoppiness, chocolate, herb and flower, and rye. Everything is out of place with everything else. It's slightly more palatable than most hoppy stouts, so I gave it a minor boost.

3.25 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Not as creamy as I'd like, which is a shame since it could easily be that way.

3.0 D: Not a huge fan. I want my hops in IPAs and my roasted barley in my stouts. I wish brewers would cut back on "being creative."

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Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of mportnoy
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of akttr
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of ThreeFishes
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of oline73
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this on-tap at Max's during Baltimore Beer Week.

Appearance: The beer pours almost black with some red at the edges when the light hits the pour. There is a thin ring of light tan head on top of the pour.

Smell: I'm getting tons of slightly burnt roast and some mild hops. There is a sweetness behind the bitter flavors along with some dark chocolate.

Taste: The hops and burnt roast flavors clash a bit. There isn't much sweetness here to balance things out. There is just a touch of dark chocolate in the background. The finish is really bitter and roasty.

Mouthfeel: The body is just a bit on the thin side with full carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: The black IPA quality to this beer bothered me. I think strong hop and roast combinations need to be well thought out. Too intense for me, just alright.

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Photo of John_M
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Max's the other day.

The beer pours a blackish brown color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is certainly intriguing in this beer, as I get the expected coffee and licorice, but with considerable smoke as well. The flavor profile replicates the nose, but with the smoke and licorice really dominating in this beer in a big way. It completely dries out the modest sweetness I get from the coffee and light malt, ultimatley to the point that I think it hurt this beer on the finish. Mouthfeel is at most medium bodied, with a long smoke, licorice and alcoholic finish.

An interesting beer, but not one that really works for me.

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Photo of buyyourfreedom
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of prototypic
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of stumac
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Bobby_Gray_84
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of ferrari29
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of bradfordjohnson
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of HumphreyLee
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of duceswild
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of MEW
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of thagr81us
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"A Hoppy American stout brewed with Cascade, Columbus, Centennial."

Served from tap into a Trappe Door tulip. Poured a massively dark brown (almost black) with a three finger dark tan head that subsided to a half finger very slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, dark chocolate, earth, earth hop, and subtle lemon zest. The flavor was of roasted malt, cream, dark chocolate, earth, and earth hop. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. When I heard this one was on tap I had to jump at the chance to try it. I’m actually glad that I did. Just about everything on this one was quite enjoyable. However, in the flavor, I found that the earthiness going on definitely dominated quite a bit of the subtleties going on here. Still though this was quite a good brew that no one should go without trying at least once. Tick.

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Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of xdtfx
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of aliveguy17
4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.84 out of 5 based on 54 ratings.
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