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Hoppin’ Frog / Fanø Natasha Røcks America Chocolate Rye Imperial Stout

 
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Formerly brewed at Hoppin’ Frog Brewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Akron, Ohio USA
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


drewish9882's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewish9882 (24) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2013
Full body looking brew. I ordered the brew solely on the Russian prostitute name but must say I’m enjoying her fully. A great balanced beer.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11180) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2016
big in the chocolate. a bit oily. not at peak prime as demonstrated by light hop flavour still tasty drinkable. black colour.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hair6a11 (1479) - Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2016
Bottle; Pour is murky brown - a slightly over carbed khaki head - it retains well, though it’s not very pretty. The aroma reveals some char, molasses, and licorice root, with some mineral water. The flavor profile reveals both the rye notes and the bittering hops - Both seem over zealous here when coupled cocoa and the char - but it eventually makes way to a sweeter, and velvety backdrop of molasses, brown sugar, feint dark fruits, and finishing off with a dry and bitter ending.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Pours a jet black. Aromas of espresso/chocolate and roasted malts. Taste dark roasted coffee and bittersweet chocolate malt with a nice bitter bite.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (17350) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 21, 2016
Malziger, dunkel getreidiger Antrunk. Weich und trocken, intensive Schokoladenaromen. Würzig malziger Mittelteil, der Roggen kommt stärker zur Geltung. Vollmundig schokoladig bitterer Nachgeschmack, trocken, Nuancen von Alkohol zum Ende. 13/11/11/12/9/12

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5686) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Pitch black, oil slick looking deep body with hardly any head at all, sho5wing about 95% opacity. Aroma of chocolate, deep roasted malts, licorice, vanilla, oak, rye, cream and some strong fruit sweetness - deep and super pungent. Full-bodied; Deep roasty flavours show with anise, licorice, canella,cream, light chiles and a touch of oak. Aftertaste shows, interestingly enough, some watery flavours, but the deep roasted malt, earth, grain, rye, chocolate and coffee really come through as well - interesting. Overall, a well-balanced stout, but I wouldn’t say this is ’imperial’, but that perhaps is a good thing. Deep and strong flavoured with a good look and smell, and nice set of complexities. Good to try and interesting, but of course, on the expensive side. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Leuken’s Liqour in Dunedin, Florida on 03-October-2015 for US$9,99 sampled at home in Washington a few hours before a winter storm may come through here on 21-January-2016.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (9596) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle picked up at Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Nr Gent (I think) consumed at Thistledown Farm campsite Friday 11th September 2015 with Baz. Pours black with a light beige head. Wonderfully rich and velvety with chocolate the prominent flavour, it really is hugely cocoa forward but damn good quality addictive cocoa, a little fine sediment mouthfeel. I am amazed that I had not rated this before as I’d had this perhaps a couple of times. Malty with the hops (pine) also now showing, also like the fact that compared to many Impy Stouts this is actually not that strong. Really like this, beer of the weekend. A8 A4 T8 P5 Ov16 4.1

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MacBoost (1744) - Penfield, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle. Huge black pour with an even larger head. Semi sweet with resinous notes. Thick. Brushing and brutal like a creampie gangbang. Thick. Finished bitter on a spiced rye note. Decent enough.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fashawn (587) - ITALY - APR 18, 2015
Nocciola scura con testa color cappuccino. Aroma di orzo,cioccolata e caffè in bocca orzo tostato,cappuccino e cannella,con sentori di caffè torrefatto che vanno e vengono. Alcol inavvertibile e perfetta bevivilitá.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (10049) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2015
Bottle thanks to Nathan. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is strong rye and chocolate. Medium mouth, cracker, chocolate, rye, and very dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (3213) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 16, 2015
66cl bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. February 2015.
BBD: have to check, but within best before date for sure.
In short: dry roasty ale.
Pours black with little tan head. Short head retention, poor lacing. Roasty, coffe, spicy nose. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is quite dry, moderate bitter, spicy, some viscous mouthfeel.


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