Fur Slipper
HopFusion Ale Works

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Style:
Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #691
ABV:
8.63%
Score:
87
Ranked #29,033
Avg:
3.79 | pDev: 6.6%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
30
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HopFusion Ale Works
 
Texas, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
  5
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Notes: Silky smooth with notes of roasted hazelnut, dark chocolate and toffee; our Fur Slipper is a fusion of the traditional Milk Stout with the rich tones of a Russian Imperial.
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Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hop fusion Fur Slipper (4.25, 4, 3.75, 3.75, 3.75)

Poured from a can into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown color with a billowy head of brown colored foam. The head has a good level of retention, fading slowly over time and leaving a ton of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is very strong of a roasted malt smell mixed with aromas of crème and milk chocolate. Along with these aromas comes some notes of brown sugar and molasses as well as a little bit of coffee and char.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweet molasses and brown sugar flavor that is backed by lots of roasted malt. At the start that is a rather decent showing of some woody and char flavors as well, with some notes of milk chocolate mixed within. As the flavors advance the milk chocolate gets slightly stronger in nature, all while the molasses fades a bit. At the end, there is a little bit of vanilla and more milk that joins the taste profile, and with a bit of booziness, it ends up leaving one with a roasted and moderately sweet warming taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is rather thick and creamy with a carbonation level that is low. For the roasted malt, lighter milk chocolate, and bits of char and wood, the feel is rather nice and makes for an easy and delicious sipper.

Overall – Not as heavy on the milky flavors as I would have anticipated initially. Its got a decent roasted malt kick with some sweetness to back it up. Overall a decent stout.

Sep 09, 2020
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brewerburgundy from California

3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can, wine glass, no date just “the great escape” on the bottom.

Oily brown with just a bit of garnet at the bottom of the glass. A chocolate brown head builds quickly and just as quickly dissipated leaving just an oil slick and fingernail thin ring of bubbles.

Chocolate syrup, graham crackers, toasty and roasty malts, milk chocolate.

It coats the mouth with that Hershey’s syrup malty milk chocolate stickiness, it’s quite a sweet beer. The finish has welcome dark roast malt bitterness and burnt flavors and even a little herbal hop.

It’s relatively thin for a stout, but the coating, sticky texture makes up for it. The carbonation is medium-high, but works.

This a core beer for one of my favorite local breweries. Imperial Milk Stouts seem to be popular in north Texas for some reason and Fur Slipper pours with the best of them.

Apr 06, 2020
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Zorro from California

3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Black colored beer with a large brown colored head.

Smells sweet and of chocolate and charred malt. Smells of chocolate and more faintly of berries. Not a whole lot of subtle scent underneath though.

Starts out rich and on the sweet side with lots of charred malt with an after taste of ash. Big chocolate flavor. Tastes a bit like chocolate syrup, it is quiet a sweet beer. Pretty much it, sweet chocolate.

Mouthfeel is genuinely thick.

Overall a tasty yet sweet beer. Not a chance you would notice it is 8.63% Alcohol.

Apr 14, 2019
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Megamickel from Texas

3.41/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter. At first glance, the head after pouring was very thin and lacing was nonexistent. Hazelnut came through in the aroma, with the chocolate being dominant. This followed in the taste, with the chocolate a bit overbearing, though the hazelnut was barely noticable. Feel was very thin and watery for a stout. While overall I wouldn't call myself disappointed, it's certainly not what I'd call a great beer.

Mar 10, 2019
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kojevergas from Louisiana

3.13/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Hazelnut hardly comes through. It's a pretty basic but competent milk stout.

Just buy Left Hand and save yourself the disappointment.

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

Jan 11, 2019
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beeragent from Texas

3.72/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a glass from a 12oz can.

L - Pours a deep brown, appearing jet black in the glass. Thin mocha head with light lace.

S - Chocolate malt sweetness dominates the nose.

T - Roasted malts, dark chocolate, a hint of coffee, and a slight hop bitterness in the finish.

F - Very thin bodied and not at all like an Imperial (or any kind of) stout. Very low carbonation.

O - Not bad flavor wise, but the lack of mouthfeel and one dimensional aroma just kills this one for me.

Feb 24, 2018
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BigGold from Mississippi

3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had poured from 12-oz. can, stamped on bottom “IT’S SLIPPER TIME 24580 60.5,” gift from friend, into faceted mug, Sweet then roasty, solid but big stock stout.

Jan 06, 2018
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tubeyes from Texas

3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Minimal head and lace, nose is sweet chocolate and coffee, taste is more of the same, mouthfeel is a tad on the watery side, considering its touting itself as an imperial stout I'm not overly impressed, but its a new brewery some growing is to be expected.

Dec 31, 2016
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Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 30 ratings