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RATINGS: 227   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (6415) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle 650ml @ Haakonm
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and rye. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long coffee, chocolate and roasted finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Westchesterco (785) - mclean, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Poured from a bottlebit is a dark brown with a tan head the aroma is of chocolate. The taste is of dark chocolate with an aftertaste of chocolate

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (2677) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2013
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours black with a fine tan head. Surprisingly hoppy nose. Flavors of roasted malts, hints of chocolate and grain. Bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (5869) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2013
22 oz. bottle via local trade. Pours a very deep brown with a tan head. Notes of bitter dark chocolate, earth, burnt toast, some rye and pepper, and even some earthy hops in here. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a bitter mouthfeel. The bitter dark chocolate and earthy hops reminded me of the other collaboration imperial stout with Amager. I am not wild about either, but they aren’t bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (4945) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (5338) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (3071) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (5272) - 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.
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (1974) - 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. .

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dEnk (3482) - 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!


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