NOTES: Bottle @ Leon’s Full Service in Hotlanta

STYLE: Porter

ABV: 6.2%

APPEARANCE: Very dark brown…nearly black

HEAD: Frothy, tan head that settles down decently

LACING: Very nice, cohesive lacing

NOSE: Chocolate, coffee, chicory, and molasses with hints of dark, stone fruits like plums and cherries

TASTE: Milk chocolate, toffee, and roasted malt in the front that give way to a slightly lactic, sour middle. Some bitterness in the finish, but whether that’s from hops or alcohol is unclear.

MOUTHFEEL: The “Silk” in the title threw me off as this beer isn’t silky-smooth at all. It’s actually a touch thin-bodied and even a bit watery. Some decent carbonation makes up for it though.

DRINKABILITY: The B.O.R.I.S. the Crusher was the first Hoppin’ Frog I sampled and I had high expectations for the Silk Porter. Alas, it didn’t live up to its sister brew’s lofty reputation. Still, it’s an easy-drinking brew…nothing for Hoppin’ Frog to be ashamed of.

RATING: 3 Hops

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s