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RATINGS: 261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (14338) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle, 22oz. A wonderful looking beer, black in color and with a dense, creamy, fingerthick light tan head leaving lacings. The aroma has some alcohol, with roasted malts, coffee, pine cones, orange peel and some sweetish notes. The flavor has a nice bitterness and hoppyness, some chocolate and sweetness, and roasted malts. Full-bodied and creamy, with some alcohol warmth. Lasting roasted and hop-bitter finish with sweetness in the back. A really nice one. Really nice. 140207

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2014
Appearance: Dark brown/black with cm thick tan head. Aroma: Citrus (lemon, orange) rye, chocolate malt, bread, toast, earthy, resinous. Taste: Medium bitterness, low/medium sweetness, low sourness and a slight saltiness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, dry lingering bitter sweet, citrus, chocolate, bready, toasty finish with a slight sour and peppery twist. Comments: Lovely and glass lace.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (2609) - NORWAY - MAR 4, 2014
Bottle at Øltorget september 3rd 2013. Black body with a medium tanned head. Aroma of dark roasted coffee beans, chocolate, grapefruit, rye. Fruity hoppy taste with roasted malt, toffee towards the end, light alcoholic. Nice bitterness with a herbal chocolate finish. Lots of taste in this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonusWagner (1632) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Just kinda whatever stout nose, surprisingly high ethyl alcohol presence. Taste is kinda generic chocolatey stout with noticeable peppery note from the rye, carbonation much higher than typical for RIS creates a weird sodalike character. Not a bad beer overall, but fairly bad by RIS standards (while not being horrible).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (1774) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2014
Bomber @ home. Pitch black color, oily. Thick, dense, beige head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma’s: heavy roast, ground coffee, piney hops, a bit soy sauce, a bit red fruit, chocoladevla. Retronasal there’s heavy roast, sour fruit, piney hops. Flavor is roasted, almost sour, fruity, light sweet, light bitter. In time the sourness all but disappears to make way for more mellow sweetness and chocolate. Medium bodied. Drinks quite easily actually. Finishes with ash and roasted bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Geokkjer (6111) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a big beige head. Aroma of floral hops, chocolate, some roasted malt, some citrus,some roasted notes and floralhops. Flavor is sweet and malty with some bitterness, chocolate, some pine, citrus and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerhunter111 (8647) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2014
650ml Flasche. Ins Glas ergießt sich ein schwarzes Bier mit geringer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Schokolade, Kaffee. Geschmack röstmalzig süß nach Schokolade, Kaffee, leicht alkoholisch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jstraw (1939) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Black with big, flotsam, brown head, fine legs / Muted nose of dry hops, toasted grain, chocolate / Rich, full body, dry and toasty, hoppy with superb balance and bitter but smooth finish / Dusty flavors of cocoa, roast coffee, caramel, pine, citrus, plum, licorice, rye spice / Truly one of the best stouts I’ve had, but I like hoppy stouts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arve_Christian (3356) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2014
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika, october 2013. Black color, brownish foam. Roasted aromas, hops, malt and dried fruits : medium high aroma intensity. Medium/ full body & high complexity. Solid bitterness- good balance . Very enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5057) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig. The pour’s brown with a small head. The nose is chocolate chip cookie. Burnt wood. Smooth toffee and dark chocolate. The taste is actually pretty hoppy. Nicely earthy, plenty of dark roasted malts, dry finish. Toffee-dipped chocolate cookie. Full body, rich. Quite good.

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