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RATINGS: 269   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14936) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Pitch black - nice big offwhite head. High malty, chocolate, smooth body, light spicy rye notes, citrus, lots of chocolate, ok hoppy, dry burned malts, dry bitter hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBunn (2643) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Bottle. So this is the second of the Hoppin Frog collaboration stouts I have sampled, and I must say that I far preferred the other one. This beer pours a deep brown with a tan head and aromas that are a little odd... Lots of herbal and slightly resiny hops are present as is a twang of rye or something. It’s almost a sour edge to the nose, but it gets much more pronounced in the flavor. The thing tastes like a very bitter and maybe even tannin heavy beer. Kind of like an odd mix of old coffee and tea bag or something. Mouthfeel is a little thin and it just doesn’t work as well as most HF beers I have tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (4036) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Bottle, opened the night of rrbf by Ucusty, bottle provided by OSCF. Sunday morning breakfast sample, right before check-out. Still pours with a big tan rocky head, dark brown color. Nose shows lots of roast, rye, bakers cocoa. Flavor is similar, actually becomes more one-dimensional as it warms which I find a little odd. Lightly ashy finish with a bit of spice from rye.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Appearance: Pours dark brown with a thin tam head.

Aroma: Dark chocolate big herbal hops.

Taste: Spicy dry toasted malt. Black coffee, chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Thin side for impy. Moderate carbonation. A little silky.

Overall: A very well made, flavorful beer. For an Imperial Stout, I like it a little bigger, but names and styles aside, its a wonderful offering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GandGKevin (933) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Chocolaty aromas. Roasted chocolate with rye spicy finish. Overall a very good imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DalzAle (2017) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle. Dark black pour, a little lacing and an aroma of nice chocolate and a little rye. Flavor is roasty rye, dark chocolate, a little hint of coffee and toasted nuts. Decent beer, but probably won’t buy it again @ $10/bomber.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbaaron (1865) - Arizona, USA - JAN 25, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2013 Dark mahogany with full, thick, creamy beige head with a good beige lacing, reducing to a lasting soapy top. Aroma is an interesting blend of hops and chocolate. Full creamy body with some hoppy dry finish. Not quiet as flavorful as I anticipated but a very interesting taste. Some citrus but more so piney hops, milk chocolate, and rye.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarinEvelyn (755) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 25, 2013
hoppy smell. Rich dark color, with tan, strong head. A mix between sweet and hoppy tasting, with a slight dark chocolate aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
TAR (2581) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Impenetrable black. Thick and persistent beige froth. Undesirable nose of grapefruit peels, pine tar, resin, and juniper. Huge notes of mocha chocolate, pen ink, and burnt toffee beneath. Apparent fusel sharpness along with hints of tire rubber and stale coffee grounds, as well. Initially viscous and fudge-laden, yet discordantly acidic and grainy with a nausea-inducing interplay of abrasive char and strident hop resins. Profoundly unrefined hop character displays no nuance or sophistication, whatsoever. Unremitting smoky espresso and silky mocha chocolate manage to outlast the resins and citric peels, though the core remains relatively hollow due to the sour and cottony char. Pointy hops continue to weaken the body as their acids buckle the cheeks. Finishes continually dry and caustic with one dimensional chalky roast colliding with aspirin-like hops. Smoky espresso and burnt toffee linger amid fleeting glimpses of blueberry and pen ink. Does show some promise as the malt has some appealing layers of richness beneath the light huskiness and ashy harshness. And there is a bit of estery allure, as well. But, to be perfectly frank, they have ruined this by relying heavily on copious amounts of Columbus hops and little else. Lovely appearance, though, featuring a voluminous khaki head atop an opaque black body. A kitchen-sink-style stout, thus a total drain pour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3652) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Belmont bottle at cellar temp. Pours with a massive brown, foamy head that lasts forever with big time lacing. Surprisingly enough a big aroma of hops and rye escapes from underneath the head. Nice flavor that blends some chocolate and coffee with the larger hops and rye. Well done.

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