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

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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dorain (866) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 2, 2017
Aus der Flasche im 2015-11 getrunken. Rye Stouts können ja recht anstregend werden, aber hier haben die Braumeister aus Ohio und Fanø ihr mit Schokoladen-Roggen-Malz Stout sehr harmonisch hinbekommen. Auch hier lohnt es sich dieses Bier nicht zu kalt zu trinken. Ich finde es toll auch wenn es nicht an die beiden Imperial Stout Flagschiffe "BORIS - The Crusher" und "DORIS - The Destroyer" vom Hüpfenden Frosch herankommt.

zvikar (7470) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 17, 2017
Pours black with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, caramel, toffee, flavor of chocolate, smoke, wood, toasty, medium bodied

DSG (15759) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 29, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting at troubles' place. Thanks zvikar. Black, tan head. Roast, coffee, dark chocolate, sweetish, bitterish finish, medium to full-bodied. Very nice.

Korcz (3388) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 5, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Alkoholowe i popiołowe.

dnstone (4175) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 10, 2016
Dry hop piney and chocolate aroma. Poured deep brown-black with an off-white head. Well-hopped piney flavor that becomes roasty-chocolatey with a rye bite; and interesting and evolving flavor like an everlasting beer gobstopper! Notes: Bottle pour at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting 8, during GABF Week 2016.

Sammy (13365) - 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.

Hair6a11 (1481) - 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.

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.

Koelschtrinker (23070) - 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

jgb9348 (6781) - 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.

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