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: 273   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.

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4.8
SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Smells strongly of chocolate. Taste is dark chocolate with a hint of spicy rye. Full-bodied with a slick texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Hoppin Frog / Fanø Natasha Røcks America Chocolate Rye Imperial Stout finishes with a dark chocolate bite.

4.6
jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Black with big, flotsam, brown head, fine legs / Muted nose of dry hops, toasted grain, chocolate / Rich, full body, dry and toasty, hoppy with superb balance and bitter but smooth finish / Dusty flavors of cocoa, roast coffee, caramel, pine, citrus, plum, licorice, rye spice / Truly one of the best stouts I’ve had, but I like hoppy stouts.

4.5
ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 31, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2013 Mi lehetne más, mint teljesen fekete szín, vékony krémes barna habbal. Illata olyan, mintha egy száraz kakaóport tartalmazó zsákba szagolnánk, amihez adtak egy szép adag rumos meggyet . Íze aszalt meggy, szilva, kakaóbab, sötét gyümölcsös, tonna komló, vanília, fás fanyarság, fekete csoki. Teste nem nehéz, inkább játékos. Utóíze keseredés, kakaós, kissé fanyar, könnyű. Beszarás!

4.4
bluejacket74 (1992) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2012
22 ounce bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a dark brown/black color with about an inch frothy tan head that stayed around for a while. There’s also a lot of lacing. Aroma is very nice, it smells like roasted malt, milk and bittersweet chocolate, coffee, and some dark fruit and earthy hops. The dark fruit comes out more in the taste, along with roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, burnt/charred malt and some earthy hops. Mouthfeel/body is full, it’s creamy and a bit coating with moderate carbonation. Not as hoppy as I expected, considering the label says this is a hoppy stout. But I think this is a pretty good brew overall. Hopefully this will be made again in the future, I know I’d buy it again. $8.99 a bomber.

4.4
superspak (5591) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2013
22 ounce bottle into snifter; no bottle dating, but was released in 11/2012. Pours pitch black color with a nice 1-2 finger dense dark tan head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice thick soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, roasted malt, pine, grapefruit, orange zest, floral, toast, light char, dark bread, spicy rye, and hop earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance, strength, and complexity; did not a profile similar to a Black IPA. Taste of big dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, char, toast, pine, orange zest, grapefruit, floral, dark bread, spicy rye, light coffee, and hop earthiness. Fair amount of coffee and citrus bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, light char, toast, pine, orange zest, grapefruit, floral, dark bread, spicy rye, light coffee, and hop earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance, complexity, and robustness of roasted notes; with a great hop/malt balance; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an incredible rye imperial stout! Great balance, complexity, and robustness of flavors; and extremely easy to sip on. An extremely delicious offering, would definitely have it again.

4.4
back (2158) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2013
Sort skum brun tæt lang Kaffe vanilje træ citrus chokolade korn Bitter moderate sød modrates Cremet blød @ home

4.4
Cuso (8688) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 8, 2013
Bottle from bierkompass.de. Almost black colored beer with medium espresso like beige head. Roasted malt, chocolate, rye, licorice. Taste, roasted malt, coffee, rye, licorice, dark fruits. Coffee bitter finish. Alcohol is dangerously hidden. Very tasty beer.

4.4
Psytron (2285) - Turku, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2013
Smell of cocoa, malts, tar, ash. Blackish brown colour, dark brown head. Aroma of ash, roadted malts, tar, coffee, pepper, faints of chocolate. Very bitter with aslight sweetness. Heavy palate. Soft and plentiful carbon.

4.4
onceblind (9663) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Deep black pour with a thin foamy khaki head. Aroma is very hopped, like a hop cooler at a brewery in terms of aroma--so much hop profile going on, from spicy grassy to juicy grapefruit and floral grassy--but also a deep roastiness with a a nutty undertone, and the slightest hint of java. Flavor is large and bold, though not syrupy like I feared. Lots of stout roastiness and hop bitterness, almost like a BIPA, until the middle and finish when in comes a bittersweet cocoa tone, with morning rye toast and a kiss of roasty coffee. Not too bitter, but that’s probably well hidden by the roastiness and darkness..because there’s a ton of hop flavor, like on the nose. Floral, grassy, earthy, citrusy, piney...It’s like a great IPA mixed with a great stout.

4.4
KnutAlbert (6754) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2013
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Black. Dry cocoa nose. Bittersweet chocolate and espresso. Lovely flavour leaving a nioce mouth feel.


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