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RATINGS: 247   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.


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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
TAR (2436) - Lafayette, Colorado, 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1047) - sacramento, California, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours black with some off white head. Taste is coffee, roasted malts, rye and chocolate

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2014
22oz bottle. Poured a black color with a small sized off white head. Oily body. chocolate, roast, licorice, and some coffee. Bready as well.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10699) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Strong rye spice aroma with some chocolate. Med body. Flavor is very rye, and chocolate and dark malt. Seems to have some op. Lots of flavor. Good IS.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6318) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle from Supermarket Liquors, Fort Collins. Pours near black with a massive tan head and a chocolate and rye aroma. There is a hearty chocolate malt flavor with a dry bitter finish. A very nice stout with a hoppy element.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirLimpsalot (2061) - SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2014
@basunen: ganska lek och mjölkig sig med tydlig choklad och lite rom. God men inte spektaklet ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2014
(22oz bottle, 2 of 3) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, vinous, grass, and roasted malt. Flavor of chocolate, vinous, citrus, and grass with a bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beleggor (54) - Wrocław, POLAND - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle @ Chmielarnia, Warsaw. Pours with medium high beige head, it’s rather dark brown than black. In arome there is some coffee, little bit of hops (pine and herbs notes) but there isn’t a lot of chocolate, and I was really expecting that. In taste it’s rather sweet, but aftertaste is dominated by ashy and earthy notes. What is more, for me this got too light body as for imperial stout. Not bad, but nothing special.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcane7 (1651) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Bomber from brewpub. Pours black with thin mocha head. Aroma of chocolate, pine, rye, roast. Fairly creamy, strong hop bitterness and flavor. Bitter chocolate, caramel, roast. Pretty tasty, bordering on American stout

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7703) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Bomber from the brewery via PUB’R. Hazy, thick dark brown pour with minimal tan head. Nose was dark and rye malt, cacao, molasses, hops. Tasted thick and rich, with huge rye malt flavors, big hops, cacao, and a complex finish. This one was excellent, and a once in a lifetime experience for the Good Doctor.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1359) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Pours a deep dark black pour with a magnificent java coffee colored head. Nose is mocha , sweet chocolate and rye with a hint of alcohol. Taste is bittersweet chocolate, mocha and deep malt. Finishes on the sweet malty flavored notes with a moderately long ending. Well Done ! Quaff Score 8 / 10


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