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

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RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MacBoost (1488) - Pouring Bus, 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 (408) - Montesarchio, 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 (5889) - 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 (2603) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ICEatALAMO (1125) - Troy, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle. The pour is black with a full head. The aroma is mild overall, but some chocolate and malts. The taste is a malt bomb. Good chocolate and rye flavors. Some hops in the back end and their bitterness is cut by the malt nicely. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nilsas (2252) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2015
Lukt: Duft av kaffe, bek og krydder.
Utseende: Dyp sort farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt brunt skum, ring langs kant.
Smak: Smak av kaffe, frukter, bek og krydder.
Hvor: Nydt@Lokal hjemme tasting hos Bryne
Medium: Flaske@650ml, ABV@7,5%, Når@02.01.2015

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3233) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Pours dark brown color with tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate. Roasted malt and chocolate flavors with some rye and hops.Medium to full body with moderate carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremyh70 (873) - Missouri, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Pours almost completely black with a very nice and fluffy tan head that sustains well and leaves great lacing. Aroma of rye bread, chocolate and a hint of soy sauce. Taste has an earthy and spicy rye flavor along with a good deal of roast and only a hint of chocolate. Also get black coffee and a bit of soy sauce. Finished dry with some roasty bitterness. Mouthfeel is semi silky with a medium/full body and moderate/high carbonation. Great looking beer but the soy in the aroma and taste turned me off somewhat. Also wanted more chocolate in the flavor and was a little over carbonated.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (1350) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bconch (314) - - 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.


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