Brewed by Hoppin’ Frog Brewery
Style: Russian Imperial Stout
Serve at 50-55 Degrees
Enjoyed from a snifter during my stay at the beautiful Mariemont Inn, Mariemont, OH.
A: Pours a black hole into the snifter. Black as night with a thin mocha head, lacing to the end.
S: Roasty to the max. Malts, burnt chocolate, coffee, caramel, smoke, anise, dark fruits, and an unusual hop presence. This is a picture of excellence thus far.
T: Huge roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate, cocoa powder, anise, molasses, raisins, and a perfect hoppy bite. To quote the show Archer – “Sploosh.”
M: Viscous and chewy, so luxurious and creamy. Softly carbonated – take the time to swirl the velvety goodness around.
O: Exceptional, just exquisite. These are the craft brews that make me proud and fortunate to be what everyone calls a “beer snob”. Your casual beer drinker is never going to experience this level of pride and quality in their shitty Bud or Lite. A mere $10.99 a bomber adds real value to this. Absolutely delicious. Hoppin’ Frog is gaining a great reputation with beer enthusiasts and their growing popularity is well-deserved. I urge you to try this one, kids. I might pick up Tracy Jordan and take this beer behind a middle school and get it pregnant.