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RATINGS: 258   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2013 Pours black with a half finger length of a reddish mocha color that disispates quickly and leaves a nice lacing. Smells is an excellent mix of hops and stout qualities. Get the floral, little bit of grapefruit or cherry, and a little pine from the hops. At the same time, get lots of roasted qualities, dark chocolate, maybe a little coffee, vanilla, little rye from the stout side of it. Smells like an interesting berry chocolate smell overall. Taste starts with a lot of hop qualities. Get the floral, a lot of grapefruit, some kind of berry. Also get some roastiness, but not too much. Then the middle, get a nice dose of carmel or toffee, as well as some milk chocolate and some spicy rye. The hop qualities stay around, but a very creamy texture comes about. I’m guessing some oatmeal added to its creaminess and smoothness. Finish is very complex with some berry and grapefruit, dryness from the hops, as well as some roasted coffee and chocolate, perhaps some vanilla. Get a good amount of sweetness from the carmel or brown sugar flavors. A little spicy rye as well. A high medium body with a great creamy mouthfeel and carbonation. This is an extremely interesting beer that mixes an IPA with a stout beautifully in my opinion. Well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (1062) - oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 25, 2014
Botella de 65 cl de el lúpulo, tomada en el momento el 15-11-2014. Color negro intenso con espuma oscura no muy persistente. Aromas maltosos ligeramente ahumados y cacao. Cuerpo medio con 7.5 vol, fácil de beber, algo denso y espumoso. Sabores maltosos y cereales (centeno que le da un carácter rústico al conjunto ) tostados y ahumados ligeramente dulces y con lactosa, con toques buenos de cacao amargo que persiste en boca por un buen rato. Bastante buena, mas o menos densa y con una buena dosis de cacaos amargos, para repetir sin problema.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bconch (295) - - NOV 15, 2014
Jet black color. Nose of chocolate and licorice. Taste follows nose with a hint of the rye spiciness. Mild carbonation with less than advertised hop bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3316) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2014
Medium sized tan head dark pour near medium carbonation aromas roast malt rich note of fruit spice the rye malt liquorice dates the flavours roast chocolate rich rye taste cocoa caramel raisin roasted bitter taste medium level citrus stone fruit involved a crispness there mixes well with the rye and bitter the finish a good imperial with best tastes well selected hops bitter sweet rye and malt ending good classy stuff

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7954) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
Bottled 22 fl oz, at rlgk + Aniela tasting, USA comes to Göteborg 2014, on October 18, 2014.
Thanks to rlgk + Aniela!
Black color, dark brown head. Malty, grainy, roasted scent. Malty, grainy, roasted taste. Grainy, bitter aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Yoachim (46) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Flaska på provningen USA comes to Göteborg 2014. Luktar Choklad, frukt, salt, surt. Svart. Smakar trä, choklad, frukt, surt, sött, salt, bröd. Lite tunn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2948) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2014 Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours deep brownish black with a frothy and creamy mocha head that leaves some thick lacing on the glass while dissiapting. Smell is malty with rye bread, caramel, black pepper corns, hay, soil, alcohol, chocolate and coffee. Taste is bitter and malty with rye bread, rye flour, chocolate, coffee, toasted cereal and orange zest. Mouthfeel is soft, tiny tart and medium to full bodied. Finish is malty with rye bread, caramel, hay, soil, pepper corns and lemon zest. Solid beer but rather meh from this brewery. Something with the malt bill doesn’t quite work for me…

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (4775) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Black as the deepest dungeon. Frothy tan head that last. Good lacing. Coffee, roasted and chocolate flavor. Full body. Balanced beer. Lovely smooth mellow flavor. Coffee, roasted and chocolate. Nice easy drinkable impy.
[Bottle at rlgk plaza]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (11349)
- Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle at USA comes to Göteborg 2014. Opaque black beer with a nice beige/brownish head. Roasted chocolate and cocoa aroma, earthy, floral notes, tar, soot, salty, licorice, some dark fruits. Roasted chocolate and cocoa aroma, licorice, woody, hay, ryebread, tar and soot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3383) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2014
22 oz bottle. Black brown with a crema head. Nose is chocolate, caramel, rye, prune and hay. Soft medium body with a slight tang and dry rye. Taste is bittersweet chocolate, rye, light smoke and vague dark fruits. Finishes with espresso.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
[5686-20130817] Bottle. Roasted sweet barbecued meat aroma. Black brown body with a quick foamy tan head. Roasty light coffee flavour. Full body. Delicious. (7/3/8/4/16) 3.8
(@ Campground Brewdown 2013, Millmont, PA)
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