Bullfrog El Rojo Diablo Oak Aged

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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Aged in an old Cabernet Sauvingon barrel, this wild, Imperial red ale has a strikingly complex aroma and palette filled with rich red fruits, loads of hops, and that good old sour barrel funk we all love. Dry hopped in the barrel with 3 pounds of Amarillo hops, this INTENSE elixir is the definition of extreme...and a wee bit devilish!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Aged in bottle for about 6 months
Aroma: strong oakiness, alcohol, dark fruits, honey, sour funk, some wine
Appearance: nice reddish, brownish color, off white head
Taste: Still lots of alcohol, hops have mellowed nicely but still apparent, oak comes out very strong, so do dark fruits, and the cab--mingles well with the funk--this is way better now than 6 months ago
Palate: very smooth, lingering hops, oakiness, fruitiness
Overall: excellent, if you still have one, I’d open it.

PhillyCraft (7231) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle shared by Bill. Pours copper with no head or lace, pretty much flat. Notes of old oak, cedar barrel, flowers, cinnamon stick, old hops, and some pepper. Tasted like a great aged barleywine, wish it wasn’t past its prime.

adrian910ss (2575) - Doylestown, PA, USA - AUG 12, 2012
750 ml bottle. Pours a honey caramel honey color with a small off white head. Aroma of Brett yeast, apple cider, funk and cinnamon. Taste is much the same as the aroma.

BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Bottle thanks to GRG1313. Pours with a hazed orange body with minimal head. Aromas are spicy, vinous, mild funk, red wine, rose petals, tannin and lightly grassy. Flavors are bitter, spicy, floral and sour. Very vinous, red wine. Tannic and bitter. Kind of a mess. Oxidized hops. Medium bubbles.

Koelschtrinker (20411) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JAN 30, 2012
Herb-hefiger säuerlicher Beginn. Starke Holznoten, dann etwas muffig. Die Säure bleibt muffig, sehr trocken, fast etwas aufdringlich. Dann bitterer, dunkel malzig. Ok aber sehr trocken! 11/10/8/9/12/8

Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JAN 28, 2012
750ml bottle from Trey. Rating #94. Bright orange/gold color with a small white head. Funky woody aroma with a light bitterness. Dry tartness and a bit of hops, real freaking nice. (2142)

nimbleprop (8382) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Sampled at the DC Local Tasting a 750ml bottle pours a transparent orange. Nose is medicinal, oranges, windex. Flavor is sweet, oranges, brett, windex. Full bodied, sticky finish.

sonnycheeba (5988) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear amber with faint beige head. Aroma is toasted malt, caramel, light sour fruit, and spice. Flavor is spice, caramel, and biscuit malt. Light/medium body with medium warmth and carbonation.

GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2012
750mL thanks to MrChopin. Pours a clear reddish amber with a short lived beige head. Blueberry nose with that odd bullfrog terroir of wild yeast. Berries, fruit juice, mustiness. Taste is hotly acetic with a dry and grassy herbal character. Drying Zataar spice medley. Stomach acid/bile comes through with an abrasive acid character. Corrosive mouthfeel down the esophagus. Oh no.

Travlr (24897) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle. Deep clear amber, small white head. Aroma of summer fruit. Taste is sour and bitter wood.

BeerandBlues2 (13323) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a medium, fizzy off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is light caramel and cookie malt, sour fruits and earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is malt with medium hops and bitterness, sour fruits and a sweet finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.

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