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Hoppin Frog Barrel Aged Outta Kilter

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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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"The rich and malty character of our Outta Kilter Scotch Style Red Ale is masterfully complimented by barrel aging, as the ’angel’s share’ slowly evaporates resulting in a wonderful concentrating of flavors. The full flavor experience goes one step further with the vanillin undertones from the oak wood of the barrel, adding a savory, satisfying depth of flavor, ultimately creating a wonderful sensory experience!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TET (1859) - FINLAND - FEB 19, 2015
A reddish, dark brown beer with a medium and beige head. The aroma is strongly sweet and berry, caramell, some bread and dark chocolate, dry barrel and vanilla. Taste has riped fruits, caramelly and rich maltyness, not too sweet, vanilla, some barrel and hint of chocolate. Warming alcohol without taste in the end. Almost full bodied, nice and smooth, not sticky. Clearly better than normal Outta Kilter without barrel. The good beer, complex and balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (8247) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2015
My Bottom Line:
This Barrel-Aged Scotch Ale is bothered by cardboard notes which surround caramel malts and the vanilla undercurrents offered by the oak.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the turbid dark red.
-The flavor profile is unrefined.
-There is no date on the bottle, so I have no idea how old this is. But it is clearly past its peak, which is strange for such a strong brew bought in a good store.
-Carbonation is relatively low.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (4807) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2015
22oz bomber. Big booze in the aroma...caramel whiskey harshness. Kind of filtered amber body Not much of a head. Barrel forward, like someone poured some cheap scotch in your beer. Pretty big for the ABV...but at the same time pretty damn smooth. OK...I’m starting to feel it...this one is quite nice, sublime, the barrel is pretty well incorporated after a few sips. In 2015, this is a great Scotch Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (5052) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2015
light fruit Vanilla aroma,amber, hazy, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice barrel aged finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
EHSRanders (1841) - Tjele, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle. Hazy amber colour with medium creamy white mostly lasting head. Hoppy aroma. Barrel. Sweet and bitter flavor. Creamy palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (5311) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 27, 2015
22oz bottle pours a murky caramel amber with some cloudy white head. Nose has plenty of caramel and vanilla, quite boozy, some orange, heavy butterscotch. Flavor has more traditional toasted oak notes, plenty of butterscotch and toffee, plenty of whiskey, some soap. Finishes boozy and quite tannic. Perhaps laying this down for 12-18months is a good idea.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogreface (1375) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 21, 2015
Ennek bizony nagyon jót tett a hordós érlelés, elvesztette a gumicukros ragacsosságát, kiegyensúlyozottabb lett, karamellás, meggyes, bourbonos, pici illatos dohányfüsttel, nem túl édes, pont jó. Gratula az ötletért!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4635) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Pours clear deep amber into a thistle. Off-white head with little retention recedes to mottle surface. Sweet vanilla and oak aromas. Sweet caramel and vanilla upfront turning to dry bourbon in the lasting finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dr_Fellini (672) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a beautiful burnt sienna color with a thin off white head. Aroma is a mild scotch ale character, touch of bourbon and vanilla. Nice and creamy with a good balance of scotch ale and bourbon. I’d like a bit more bourbon, but overall a solid beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cool_Bond (1704) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2015
The aroma of caramel and oak barrels. The taste is of whiskey, sweetness, oak barrels with some syrup. Wonderful bitterness that fills the mouth a weak moment. I enjoy this beer really. But that’s because I love whiskey too. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

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