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Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged Outta Kilter

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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"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!

Bottles marked "Barrel Aged" Outta Kilter is aged in Bourbon barrels while "Liquor Barrel" Outta Kilter are aged in Brandy barrels.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vells (1607) - Rîga, Latvija, LATVIA - SEP 24, 2016
Smooth malty caramel cocktail, toffee, some wood impact, corduroy, moderate sweet with light bitterness. Lovely but nothing fancy

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9288) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2016
65 cl bottle @ Timo A.
Pours dark mahogany red color with a small head, lots of sediment floating around. Sweet caramel and malts on the nose, mild nutty tones, some vanilla and bourbon notes, faint bread, syrupy sweetness. Sweet caramel malty flavor, nutty dry notes, resin, very subtle chocolaty tones, vanilla. Smooth and sweet, quite pleasant, alcohol comes slightly through but nothing disturbing.
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (10404) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2016
22 oz bottle. Courtesy of olio. Clear red amber color with a tiny tan head and some floaters. Sweetness, marmalade, resin and caramel malt in the aroma. The flavor is sweetness, malt, marmalade, apricot and some alcohol. German Bock notes. Strong red ale if you ask me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wombat23 (698) - Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Shared 22 oz. bottle. Pours medium brown/copper and hazy with a beige head. Aroma of booze and malt. Taste is malt, bourbon, caramel, and wood with faint vanilla notes. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
darbeer75 (523) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Aroma: lots of bourbon, vanilla and malt; Appearance: cloudy red pour with fairly thin off white head that dissipates quickly; Taste: follows nose but body a little thin; Palate: heavy body with long, sweet finish; Overall: good but not amazing; might buy again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (1708) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 31, 2016
Ruddy pour, big foamy off white head. Aroma of cherry, caramel, toffee, spices. Taste follows, with a lesser kick. Quite malty. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Pours with a large, slow head over a deep copper colored body. Boozy aroma first strikes me as rum. As it warms the alcohol becomes more distinct as whiskey, while malts provide a backdrop of caramel with a light roasted nuttiness. Smooth and silky, malty sweet yet tempered with that roast bitterness. Whiskey notes are obvious in the flavor, and the alcohol provides a pleasant warming sensation to the palate and gullet. I’ve been to a few "Festivals of Barrel Aged Beers" and I think this offering would fare well. ~~~~ 22 oz. bomber, purchased at the brewery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6737) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a dark bronze color with a medium sized foamy orange-white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was caramel, golden fruit, honey and coconut. The flavor was caramel, toasty malts, honey, golden fruit, coconut and a hint of smoke. Medium length finish. Medium body. Interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Torrefacto (1429) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 27, 2016
Rubí limpio y espuma marfil. Aromas de bourbon, maíz, fondo de Malta acaramelado. Cuerpo sedoso y denso, sabor dulce de bourbon y final seco.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (12511) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2016
Keg at Craft Holborn. It pours clear dark amber with a thick yellow - beige head. The aroma is rich, sweet, vanilla custard, creamy coconut, toffee, brown bread and fruit cake. The taste is pretty damn sweet upfront, vanilla, creamy, coconut, custard, toffee, alcohol warmth, fruit cake and wood with a dry, boozy finish. Medium - full body and moderate carbonation. A bit sweet and boozy, but fun in small doses.


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