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RATINGS: 250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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In a collaboration with FanÝ 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 couldnít wait to brew it at Hoppiní 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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (2007) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2012
22 oz bottle into snifter. Pours a dark black color with a thin beige head that quickly fades. Good lacing on the glass. Aroma is an unusual mix of chocolate, rye bread, light fruit, grassy hops, and coffee. Taste is fruit and rye bread at first but quickly turns to chocolate and roasted coffee. The fruit flavor is different than Iím used to, I think it might be plums or something. Moderately bitter. Very dry finish and slightly tart, leaves a lingering cocoa taste. A bit thin in the mouthfeel but silky smooth. Very odd beer and not sure how to rate it. The flavor is good and very unique but I donít like the dry, tart finish. Overall, I think itís good but not great.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3364) - 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.

3.8
   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)
Overheard: "That looks like a good piece..." -- chicken selection process song

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (3843) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 9, 2014
"maybe some time has domne this well. I went into this timidly, as 7.5% is on the low end for an "imperial" stout, and the reviews have been good but not great. Upon cracking the bottle, though, this was an eye opener. Wonderful full aroma of rye and chocolate, light licorice and roasted coffee. Surprisingly black. Body isnít as light as expected, though it has ample carbonation itís very smooth. Flavor is a wonderful balance of hoppy and roasted stout, with the rye (I admit, i have a soft spot) done to near perfection. FAR surpassed expectations."

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1113) - 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 (8958) - 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 (11137) - 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 (6538) - 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 (2162) - SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2014
@basunen: ganska lek och mjŲlkig 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 (11955) - 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 (61) - Wrocław, POLAND - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle @ Chmielarnia, Warsaw. Pours with medium high beige head, itís rather dark brown than black. In arome there is some coffee, little bit of hops (pine and herbs notes) but there isnít a lot of chocolate, and I was really expecting that. In taste itís 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.


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