Barrel Aged Outta Kilter - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 17
Gots: 34 | FT: 4
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Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 08-06-2012

Strong Scotch Ale aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels that were previously used to aged Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Imperial Stout.
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Ratings: 166 | Reviews: 45
Photo of McNealc31
4.64/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The whiskey barrel aging is evident before the first sip with a delightful aroma. Whiskey, vanilla, smoked peat blend extremely well. Some heat from the 8.2% ABV, but I don’t think as much as the original version. Just as it should be with Scotch ales, there is little to no presence from the hops. A twinge of bitterness at the end is all that is noticeable. Incredibly smooth and really coats the mouth with a delicious layer of whiskey goodness.

The barrel aging definitely adds flavor and texture, even if it does subdue some of the complexity of the non-barrel aged version. But if you like whiskey and Scotch ales in general, get it if you can!

Photo of BuckeyeSlim
4.59/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle poured into a NB snifter.

A - Pours a liquid caramel golden brown. A quite thin head of khaki tan almost immediately dissolves, leaving just a tiny island of tight bubbles produced by rising carbonation and a thin ring around the outside surface edge. Held to a full-spectrum light, beer is quite opaque and cloudy. Apricot orange/brown.

S - Rich dried fruits like apricots and figs mixed with notes of bourbon and dark rum - there's a touch of light molasses. Spices along the lines of cracked white pepper pop up and then disappear, likely the product of the oak barrel aging. Rich caramels mixed with hints of butterscotch. A bit of yeasty breadiness across the background. The only suggestion of hops is that the sugars don't overwhelm the noise, but snap off. My only complaint is that it's too subdued - it thins out as it warms without the bourbon punch pushing thru.

T - Nicely toasted malts mixed together with luscious caramels envelope rich dried fruits, and are then topped with a dollop of warm, smooth bourbon and just a touch of vanilla. It's as much a dessert creation as it is a beverage, as it delivers all these flavors completely integrated in each mouthful. What booze is there is present to enhance the flavors, not deliver an alcohol punch, similar to Bananas Foster. Someone needs to figure out how to deliver this flavor profile in a warm puff pastry and serve it beside a scoop of French vanilla ice cream. A rating of 5 isn't enough.

M - Somewhat fizzy, much more so than the absence of a head on the pour would suggest. Rich, but medium structure, and well-integrated components in the body. Smooth on the swallow, with a bit of a lingering finish of caramel and light brown sugars, but not cloying.

O - Houston, we have a problem: I paid $13 for this bottle, and I want it on tap in my personal bar. What a treat. A phenomenal beer, where the whole is truly greater than the sum of its parts. Quality ingredients are brought together exceptionally well to produce a collage of Scotch-style flavors that enhance each other and make each sip the launching pad for the next. I haven't been this impressed with the overall integration of delicious quality for the style since the Ayinger Kirta-Halbe two Oktoberfest seasons ago. If you enjoy this style, and want a rich, luscious expression of it, do yourself an immense favor and experience this beer.

Photo of wvsabbath
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - 22oz bottle

Appearance - Dark ruby tan/brown with a red tint. !/2 inch creamy head with some good lacing.

Smell - Huge whiskey aroma at first crack. Caramel malts, some spices and sugars. Whiskey is the main overpowering aroma.

Taste - AS expected, whiskey flavors mixed with scottch whiskey, carmael malts, and some spices and sugars. Really smooth and mild. The hops arent so much masked as you might think, there moreso mellowed out and balanced with the malts. This is more smokey/whiskey flavored then regular outta kilter.

Mouthfeel - Very smooth, mild and bold. Whiskey nails tounge along with smokey.caramel malts. Palate gets more whiskey, malts and a little hop dankness. The aftertaste is malty, and a little dry.

Overall - Very nice combo of whiskey and scottch that actaully mellows out a rather sweet beer. Its not as strong as i was expeceting, this is a fine drink. Why i enjoy this so much it really gets the whiskey barrel aged character down pat. I almost feel like im actually drinking a scottch moreso then a beer. Fantastic, if you enjoy outta kilter, or even think its a little to sweet, this is a must try.

Photo of Vierenner
4.36/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I really liked this beer ... will definitely need to find more.

Not much of a head. Color is copper/amber and a little cloudy. Not sure what to make of the smell ... bananas perhaps, maybe yeast ... really not that pleasant.

Taste is wonderful, but I think you need to like sweet beers to truly enjoy it. There is a slight bite/edge, but it doesn't seem to come from hops ... maybe sour fruit ... it's a nice counter to the sweetness beneath. Overall I get a generic fruit flavor with a hint of vanilla.

Congrats Hoppin' Frog ... Delicious!

Photo of cfrances33
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle enjoyed on 8/18/12, served in a Hoppin' Frog snifter.

Pour: Completely hazy amber brown with a finger and a half finger tan head.

Smell: Bourbon vanilla to the max. A really nice waft of raisins and figs come through, too, especially as the glass warmed. Caramel ends.

Taste: An epitome of the nose, with beautiful bourbon vanilla, that doesn't come across as too heavy. Figs and raisins are there in full force, but the lack of chocolate notes that would accompany a BB stout make this very welcome in my opinion. Nice caramel finish.

Mouthfeel: No burn, despite the wonderful bourbon presence. A sipper, but you come back for another sip pretty quickly.

Overall: I was really impressed with this beer, and I wished I grabbed more than a bottle.

Photo of cosmicevan
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

massive thanks to Lat for the excellent trade.

enjoyed from hoppin frog snifter.

a - brew poured a murky mahogany with a thin bubbly head. some visible bubbling could be seen dancing to the surface from about a half inch below the surface, but the beer was too opaque to see any action below that. kinda cool how the bubbling seems to come from just below the surface...and evenly around the glass.

s - whiskey sweetness glazed over caramel malt. some vanilla and even a hint of mint leaves. toasted malt. the booziness gives it a mentholated vibe in my nose as well as fresh brewed tea.

t - leads with toasted caramel malt with a splash of whiskey. the whiskey doesn't seem to be overbearing at all, but rather a side dish to the core scotch ale flavors. i'm a big fan of the style and this is a wonderful take.

m - rather smooth and not too boozy. extremely drinkable. kind of like a winter warmer. not nearly as abrasive as some other barrel aged wee heavies like backwoods. the whiskey is a great pairing on this beer.

o - overall a very nice medley of barrel aging on a base beer. i wish i had the base to compare it to although the reviews of outta kilter seem to suggest that the whiskey barrels doesn't change this one too much as all the descriptors used on the original can be found in this beer...with a whiskey glazing obviously. the barrels are much more integrated with the beer as opposed to a BA Wee Heavy where the barrel lead the charge. extremely enjoyable and a very accessible scotch ale.

Photo of Viciousknishs
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- pours a deep red color with a finger of tab head. Ok retention.

S-rich caramel aromas with notes of dried dark fruit. Undertones of whiskey barrel lend some layer and complexity to the rich malty character of the beer with notes of oak, vanilla and rum. Finishes with a toasty malt and tea like characteristics.

T- sticky rich caramel and brown sugar flavors envelope the palate at first. The barrel characteristics are integrated in the beer beautifully. Notes of dry oak, vanilla and a subtle earth tone highlight the beer itself but bring beautiful dynamic layers. Finishes with a tea like bitterness, dried dark fruit, cola and lingering whiskey tones.

MF- velvit smooth mouthfeel with a full body. Low soft carbonation.

D- superb drinkability

Photo of WesM63
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Tulip.

A: Pours a murky darker brown with a nice 2finger caramel colored head. Some retention and lacing are present.

S: Smells of whiskey, caramel malts and some smokeyness/toastyness (peat malts?).

T: The whiskey is present throughout the taste. Underneath the whiskey I get some caramel sweetness and smokeyness/toastyness from the malts.

M: Medium body and light-ish carbonation. Almost feels lighter than it should.

O: Not bad. I haven't had a chance to try the regular Outta Kilter, so I can't compare it to that. While I let it warm up some, I would lean on the side of the whiskey almost taking over the underlying scotch ale.

Photo of pjkelley82
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

I had a wee heavy tasting a few months back and we skipped on this one because we had too many. Too bad we did as this one would of held up with the best of em.

22oz bottle into taster glass...

Cloudy red amber in color, ruby edges and semi transparent. nice set of bubbles that were constantly springing to the top. 1/4 inch antique white head that went away fairly quickly and left a small ring and thin skin atop. Overall not too happy with the look.

Smell was of whiskey barrels with a malt backing. A little wood and burnt caremel with some dark stoned fruit in the mix.

Whiskey foward with the base wee heavy ever so lightly showing its face. Not overpowering whiskey but very noticeable. Slight wood, a touch of vanilla, burnt sugar and caramel, bready malt.

Smooth as butter. By far the best aspect of this beer is the feel. Medium thick bit feels thin, a little heavy but not stout heavy. Light carbonation smooth whiskey finish.

A delight. I finished the 22 oz bottle myself. One of, if not the only wee heavy at sub 9% I could say that about. 12 oz is usually enjoyable but this was great the whole way thru.

Photo of Morey
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a murky brown color with some reddish hues when held up to the light. There's about one finger's worth of khaki colored head that eventually settled to a thin and spotty layer. Some "ok" lacing, but nothing crazy.

Aroma: This is where this beer really shines...toffee, caramel, bourbon, vanilla, oak, and subtle dark fruits.

Taste: Not as in-your-face as the nose would suggest. It's actually rather well balanced between the whiskey, toffee, and sweetness. There's a touch of dark fruit towards the middle as well. Very smooth and well rounded malty finish with zero alcohol heat/burn.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied for the style with a nice low lying carbonation.

Morey's Bottom Line: A really easy drinking barrel aged beer. If you have a buddy who has yet to have anything aged in bourbon barrels, this would be a good gateway beer. Reminds me a bit of Weyerbacher's barrel aged beers. I was expecting a bigger beer, but this is still pretty tasty.

Photo of Dope
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a murky, rusty reddish-brown. Small tan head despite aggressive pour - fades to nothing almost immediately. Minimal lacing.

S: Toffee, caramel and a touch of molasses. A bit of oakiness. Lots of vanilla and raisin. Some burnt sugar. Very sweet and malty overall.

T: Not as much whiskey as in the nose but it's still here. Up front it's toffee, caramel and oak. Smooth and loaded with vanilla throughout. The middle is a bit smoky with caramel and then the oak really kicks in with a flourish of brown sugar. Finish is drying, oaky, and lots of bare whiskey. Lingering brown sugar is nice too.

M: Medium/heavy body, unusually smooth and slick. Really goes down nicely.

O: Surprisingly good scotch ale. Not too smoky or peaty like some. The whiskey really combines with and compliments the maltiness. Great sweet flavors all melded together to make a nice balanced beer. Highly drinkable due to excellent mouthfeel as well.

Photo of BMMillsy
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy reddish brown with no head. Aroma of straight whiskey and just a few hints of fruits. Wow. Expecting a shot of jameson, but it really just accents the bold red ale flavors. Some cherry notes going on here with maybe a little oaky smoke and some Belgian fruit strangely enough (quad?). A bit chewey on the mouthfeel. Very nice overall. A sipper, but very drinkable. A real fall Friday night beer. I really enjoyed this one.

Photo of brentk56
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy brown color with an auburn tinge; the modest head quickly fades to a ringlet though it does leave plenty of dots and dashes of lace behind

Smell: Caramel, cinnamon and dried apricots, with only the vaguest hint of the whiskey barrel

Taste: Caramel and cinnamon, up front, with the apricot and strawberry flavors (both fruity and slightly tart) developing in the middle; in the finish, there is a hint of whiskey along with some vanilla, but the effect is suprisingly subtle

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, almost syrupy, with low carbonation

Overall: Having not been much of a fan of the regular version of this ale, I found the subtle treatment of the whiskey barrel really added quite a lot of positives to this version; I had once again forgotten that this is not a classic Wee Heavy, but a "Scotch Style Red Ale" and, as a result, was wondering why it tasted the way it did; still, I quite enjoyed this beer

Thanks, Prost76, for the opportunity

Photo of BB1313
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a dark ruby with a small off-white head that fades quickly and leaves decent retention and not much lacing. There's also some sediment floating around. The aromas are full of cherries, sweet caramel malts, whiskey, vanilla and toffee. The flavors are rich and syrupy. Tons of cherries. Lots of caramel. The malts shine. Subtle hints of toffee and cocoa. Some butterscotch in the mix. Dark fruits are there. The whiskey barrels really come through, but are far from overwhelming. There's a great balance. Alcohol goes unnoticed and it's extremely easy to drink. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's creamy, but slick. This is a fun beer and it's dangerously drinkable.

Very good beer. I'm pretty sure there's at least a year on this bottle. The aging hasn't hurt this beer at all. Recommended.

Photo of axeman9182
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle thanks to radio2525. It was allowed to warm before being poured into my Bruery tulip.

Barrel Aged Outta Killa pours a very murky mahogany. Two fingers or so of cream colored foam crowns the beer. Head retention and lacing are both alright, but neither manages to really make an impression. The nose has a buttery caramel component to it, as well as an aroma of marshmallows (a characteristic I rarely get from barrel aged beers, but am always glad to find when I do) and just a little bit of bourbon. The flavor profile expands from there to include some spicy oak and a hint of vanilla. At the same time, the almost diacetyl like toffee sweetness is a little bit more intense than in the nose, almost overbearing. The body is surprsingly not syrupy (though still full bodied) given how malt driven the beer is. That's due, at least in part to a perfectly light carbonation level. I really enjoyed the subtle barrel character Hoppin Frog got with BA Outta Killa. It's a nice barrel aged Scottish ale.

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

$ 13.69/bomber at Vintage Estates, Boardman, OH
Undated bomber at 45 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of malt, caramel, and whiskey
Head small (2 cm), off white, fizzy, rapidly diminishing to nothing
Lacing – none
Body medium amber, slight chill haze
Flavor of whiskey, mostly bourbon and vanillin, slightly sweet; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium to full, creamy, soft carbonation

A nice variation on the typical Scotch ale – the alcohol is well hidden and it’s not annoyingly sweet. The flavor is good, the palate pleasing. The only gripe I have is the absence of any head or lacing.

Photo of buschbeer
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a tulip glass

A - It pours rust colored with orange highlights. It is topped with one inch of tan head.

S - The toffee and vanilla are more apparent in the barrel aged version along with oak and bourbon.

T - The barrel aging really accents the caramel and vanilla flavors and smooths it out.

M - Full

O - I really like barrel aged wee heavies. The oak and bourbon flavors and aromas compliment this beer's characteristics. It is smooth and enjoyable.

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into snifter; bottled in 8/2012. Pours hazy deep ruby red color with a small cream colored head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big raisin, cherry, apple, fig, caramel, toast, brown sugar, oak, toffee, clove, bourbon, vanilla, and toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of malt, fruitiness, and barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of raisin, fig, apple, caramel, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, toffee, oak, clove, bourbon, vanilla, and toasted earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, caramel, toast, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, oak, clove, bourbon, vanilla, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of malt and fruity flavors; with a very well balanced barrel presence and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a slight and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice barrel aged scotch ale! All around nice balance and complexity of flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of Gobzilla
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured a dark hazy brown in color with burgundy highlights and a very thin head that almost left no lacing sticking to the glass.

S: plenty of booze upfront in the aroma I'm assuming is from the barrel with lots of caramel, some vanilla,a bit of oakiness and hints of dark fruits.

T: like the aroma it had lots of scotch booze flavor from the barrel aging process alongside sweet caramel, toffee, vanilla accents, good oaky character, a touch of dark fruitiness and a little brown sugar.

M: the brew was medium to full in body with a moderate amount of carbonation which had a sweet, barrel boozy, mild dark fruits, oaky and velvety finish.

O: I thought it was a good beer but was a little too boozy for my liking. Might mellow out with a little time in the cellar.

Photo of PeterIngemi
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a duvel glass

A: pours a slightly redish brown with less them half a finger of khaki tanned head that dissapates quickly and leavs a few light spots of lacing... Murky looking.

S: alot less whisky then I expected, I get a nice mallty, lightly nutty scotch ale character, caramel and toffe notes ad a very light touch of oak and booze alon with some cherry notes.

T: barrel character is slightly more prevelant in the flavor adding notes of vanilla and a light toasty coconut, some dark cherry notes in there as well, The flavor here is very well balanced... Nice malty notes in there as well caramel and toffe, nice balance on the sweetness as well never getting overly sweet. A nice oaky/nuttyness as well.

M: medium to heavy bodied and a bit on the slick and viscous side, with lower carbonation. A touch of dryness in the finish which leavs a bit of a malty oaky/nutty aftertaste.

O: a very well balanced BA beer, I was expecting the brew to be a little heavier on the barrel character, i really enjoyed barrel aged borris, bit this is delicious all the same. As with all hopin frogs brews I find this one to be on the pricey side, but deffinatly worth a go if you enjoy barrel aged scotch ales.

Photo of PittBeerGirl
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle split with my husband-Purchased at VE.

A- Body is a nearly transparent ruby red hue. Pours with a 1-2 finger soapy white head which eventually fades to a thin collar and leaves some lacing behind in the glass.

S- Lots of caramel,whiskey, molasses. Oak is very faint. The highlight of the nose is definitely a sticky sweetness.

T- Upfront is a lot of whiskey and caramel sweetness. There are hints of oak, vanilla, and spice in the background. The finish is pretty consistent with the initial flavor with added alcohol astringency. Left to linger is a mild alcohol astringency as well as sticky bourbon, caramel, and molasses sweetness.

M- Low to medium carbonation with moderate to heavy weight. Consistency is lightly sticky and lightly astringent.

O- Overall this is a good BA scottish ale. A bit more astringent and not quite the caliber of Wulver or Backwoods Bastard-but still very good. Its quite sweet and pretty boozy. I am surprised by the sweetness in this one.

Photo of Flounder57
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle was poured into a snifter.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a layer. It is a murky amber brown with no vision of anything.

Smell: Caramel, toffee, vanilla, oak, and a little booze.

Taste: Same as above. Malty deliciousness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, malty, boozy, silky, low carbonation, and full bodied.

Overall: Barrel aged scotch ale. Yes please. Very enjoyable, tasty, and delicious.

Photo of prototypic
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Barrel Aged Outta Kilter pours a darker copper color. Looks like caramel. It’s very hazy. Backlighting gives it a bit of a crimson look. There aren’t many bubbles. A few gather on the surface and look to be tan in color. Doesn’t make for much of a head. They disappear quickly, leaving a very light lacing on the glass.

The nose isn’t very complicated, but it smells good! It definitely features a strong caramel malt base. Smells very sweet. Maybe a little too sweet? Whiskey certainly is noted. It has a moderately strong presence and complements the malt base really well. Smells tasty. At the secondary level, there’s a little oak, vanilla, and perhaps some golden fruit. Alcohol is there, but isn’t overly strong. Doesn’t seem too intimidating.

The flavor is likewise impressive. This is good stuff. The malt base features a really nice, prominent caramel flavor. Very sturdy base. Whiskey follows. It has a moderate presence, but adds a lot of flavor and character to the mix. Blends extremely well with the caramel malt base. Barrel aging also imparted nice flavors of vanilla and oak. It tastes like there are some apple and pear notes, as well. For the most part, it is rather straight forward. It’s definitely tasty beer though. No doubt about it. Alcohol is there, but isn’t too strong. It’s not warming or hot really. Finishes with a mix of sweet caramel and whiskey flavors.

The body is medium. Carbonation is definitely light and soft. It feels nice and smooth. Good feel. For its size, it’s relatively easy drinking. This bomber is going down quickly.

Barrel Aged Outta Kilter is very good beer. Hoppin’ Frog does a really nice job with all of their barrel aged beers. They always impress. This is no exception. If you run across a bottle, pick it up. You’ll be glad you did.

Photo of Bung
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz. Picked this up while passing through Columbus. A becalmed rust colored pour. Just a few bubbles upon close inspection.

Aroma, Caramel, vanilla, some peaty oak. Maybe a little subdued.

Taste, malty herbal tea from the red is quickly overridden by vanilla and heavy caramel. Some oaky tannins. There is a little base red peaks through in the finish.
Fairly barrel forward, for me it really delivered.

There is more carbonation than what appeared. Almost creamy. A little warming, but not overly. Drinks pretty well. Would get again if it was cheaper.

Photo of russpowell
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazed ruddy crimson with a sliver of tan head. Minimal head retention & lacing, cleared up nicely

S: Smokeyness, peat, toffee & boozeyness

T: Peat, a touch of whisky, toffee, & a bit of honey, plus oaky dryness up front. Peatyness, dryness & toffee notes, plus honey & oak. Finishes dry, with toffee sweetness, boozeyness, & peatyness

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation, some stickiness & some dryness & warming

Better than the plane Jane version, but still no Backwoods Bastard. I would buy this again, if this was on the shelves here ( it isn't). Give this a year or so & I bet its great

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Barrel Aged Outta Kilter from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.