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

Formerly brewed at Hoppin’ Frog Brewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Akron, Ohio USA
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
In a collaboration with Fanø Brewery on Fano Island in Denmark, we created an Imperial Stout recipe to satisfy our own deepest desires. Brewing it on this picturesque summertime vacation island is how Natasha started, and of course we couldn’t wait to brew it at Hoppin’ Frog! The result is Natasha Rocks America - a rich, hoppy Imperial Stout with the deep-roasted, smooth flavor of Chocolate Rye malt. And, Natasha is generously dry-hopped with the perfect mix of select American hops, adding a great hop character to this super-tasty Imperial Stout collaboration brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (8081) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2013
65 cl bottle @ RIP camp
Aroma is rather hoppy with fruits, coffee notes and cocoa. Flavour is messy with hops, fruity notes, some cocoa and salty licorice. Quite unusual with all the hops, but somehow I like this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7700) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2013
650 ml bottle @ RIP camp.
Pours a pitch black colour with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, salty licorice, soy sauce and dark chocolate. Flavour of roasted malts, soy sauce, lactose, dark chocolate, some bitterness, honey-like sweetness, grapefruit and some mild but noticeable sourness. Medium bodied, oily mouthfeel and a sweet, roasty, creamy finish. Not completely balanced, unfortunately, but still a nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (6483) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2013
650ml bottle @ RIP Camp

Pours pitch black with a small light brown head. Aroma of sweet chocolate, rye, roastiness, fruity hops, syrup and coffee. Taste is a bit messy with mix of roastiness, sweet fruity notes, fruity hops, rye and berries. Finish is roasty and stingy fruity with notes of rye, berries, chocolate and syrup. Strange and quite unbalanced taste. Nowhere nearly as good as the Fanø’s version.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9368) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2013
65 cl bottle @ RIP Camp.
Pours jet black color with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, rye, some hops, caramel and chocolate. Flavor of chocolate, rye, some oat, cocoa, roasted malts and resinous hops, faint vanilla and distant fruity notes also. Somewhat bitter malty palate. A bit messy, harsh taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (9515) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2013
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013. Opaque black and caramel pour with a greyish tan head. Nose is citrus lemon rind and soft roast. Prickly carbonation. Some tart berry, choc grapefruit and light roast. .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2013
Bottle @ home, thanks vaiz! Aroma is big chocolate, smokey rye bread, caramel malt madness. Flavour is roasty liquorice malt chocolate coffee roast goodness. Everlasting roasty bitter coffee finish. Awesome!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (4332) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2013
Bottle at home. Black pour, thin tan head. Aroma is roasted, spicy, some wood, rye and ash. Flavor is bitter, roasted, quite spicy and slightly alcoholic. Decent body and a bit rough, but well drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
koleminer20 (2591) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Bomber. Pours a nice black with a thick khaki head that leaves an incredible lace on the glass. The aroma is very hoppy on the immediate nose, with a strong chocolate finish and a good amount of roasted malt. The taste is in an opposite order. The beginning is a nice roasted chocolate on the front end, that fades into a little rye spiciness. The finish is a little dry, but it's a solid stout ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GranvilleTim (1854) - Granville, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Black pour with a brown head. Aroma is hops with a little rye in the background. Toast is roasted malt, rye, hops, a little sweetness. Roasted malt aftertaste. Great lacing. A little weak in alcohol for an Imperial in my opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (15578) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle @ Ølkonsortiet, Aalborg. Pours black with a small creamy head and lacings. Nose and flavors are roast, coffee, chocolate, rye and hops. Bitter flavor and finish from both hops and roasted malts. Tasty uncomplicated stuff.

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