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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sfontain (818) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2013
22 oz bottle, Andersons, $11.99 or $12.99. Had the non-barrel-aged 22 oz last night. Same unfiltered murky dark copper pour; dissipates into a small ring and a very light, sparse covering. -Much- more notable oak and vanilla and wood than the non-BA version, and surprisingly boozier too. Probably more dark fruit (prune?) than the non-BA. This was a fun beer to taste test because against the non-BA. With the non-BA at about 8 bucks I’d like to see the BA version at a little less of a markup, but this is really, really good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
King_Alex_II (103) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 17, 2014
Caramelly, vanilla and bananas in the taste. Very balanced and creamy but thin viscosity. Beneficial barrel storage.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SinH4 (249) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 17, 2014
Orange-amber color with small head. Aroma is very much vanilla and oak, tanines, also tropical fruit syrup, banana syrup, caramel, spicy, very complex. Taste is chocolate, caramel, more fruit syrup, boozy and warming. Smooth carbonation like it should be for a barrel aged beer. Very lovely. A real winner.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (2425) - BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2014
The whisky barrel aged version of Hoppin’ Frog’s Scotch. Thin, pale beige, creamy head over a hazy copper coloured beer, lighter than I am used to from this style. Seductively sweet, candyish and perfumey aroma of cranberry sauce, lychee, candied orange, dates, vanilla sugar, bourbon, passion fruit liqueur, banana ice cream, coconut, red apple, biscuit, apricots, pineapple discs in syrup, mint and chocolate. Sweet and refinedly sugary candied fruits in the taste, orange peel, smooth and resinous mouthfeel, caramelly and lightly chocolatey malt backbone, vanilla-like tannins in the finish with a refined and delightful woodiness along with a toasted touch, citrussy hops but not turning truly bitter (as expected from the style) and gently warming alcohol. Liquid candy but in an astonishingly refined and delicate way. Lovely!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lore (1203) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 17, 2014
reddish amber colour, some off-white head; aroma and taste of whisky, intensive malty sweetness; spicy alcohol, vanilla; woody-earthy notes and maybe some ash - great beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aaron68 (608) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2014
350 ml on tap @ "Schouskjelleren",Oslo. October 09, 2014. Beer from a tulip glass. Amber in color with a creamy beige head and medium to low carbonation. Aroma is malt,vanilla,wood,sweetness,dark berries and some hop. Tastes sweet and malty with a slightly boozy and warm feeling. The beer ends with a slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (1287) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle sample, poured a dark red amber colour, toffee, caramel, honey, barrel, whisky, vanilla, very sweet. Low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
"Vanilla and bourbon compete a little with the toffee and peat, but they end up playing nice together. The base beer, which I really liked, is still evident, though the barrel makes it a different animal. Nicely done."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3333) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 12, 2014
Amber red color that is rich and beautiful. Sweet heavenly whiskey notes though actually not too complex. Very malty heavy mouth with a fair amount of whiskey, but again, not a ton of depth. The whiskey adds the depth, which gives me the impression the underlying beer isn’t too spectacular and the barrel aging actually adds a fair amount. Nice warming lingering boozy whisky finish. Nice, but without being outstanding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - SEP 12, 2014
Nice oliy red and dark berries on the nose, some whiskey. Smooth mouthfeel, a little light for the ABV, but delicious. Big caramel body, big whiskey and some dry berries. Soft, warm finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charlotte (4325) - rødovre, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2014
Draught.Muddy brown colour with small head.Aroma of roasted caramel and malt with some hint of marmalade bread and vanilla,good full body and nice strong mouth feels and oily finish.

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