Barrel Aged Frosted Frog Christmas Ale - Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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Reviews by bluejacket74:
3.1/5 rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
22 ounce bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a reddish/brown color with maybe a half inch light tan head that fizzled away quickly. There's a small amount of lacing. Aroma is very, very spicy. The brew smells like nutmeg, cinnamon, gingerbread, and some oak and vanilla. But the spices overpower the whiskey in the aroma. Taste is similar to how it the brew smells, but there's a better balance between the spice and whiskey flavors. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick with low/moderate carbonation. Overall I think the brew is still too spicy for me, it just gets worse and worse the closer I get to finishing the bottle. I don't think I cared for the regular version either, but I do like this version better as it doesn't seem as spicy in comparison as the barrel aging mellowed out the spices some. Worth a try if you've never had it before. $13.99 a bottle.
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2012 22:30:15 | More by bluejacket74
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4.04/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
22 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in an imperial pint glass
A - It is rust colored with amber highlights. A skim of tan head is all that graces the top.
S - It smell like the spices have faded and vanilla has replaced them. It definitely has a bourbon smell.
T - The barrel aging has definitely changed it. The spices are virtually gone. It almost tastes like a barrel aged wee heavy. There are lots of malt and bourbon.
M - Medium with low carbonation.
O - I think the regular Frosted Frog is good. I think the barrel aged is really good. I really like its similarities to a barrel aged wee heavy.
Serving type: bottle
01-05-2014 04:00:24 | More by buschbeer
Barrel Aged Frosted Frog Christmas Ale from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.