Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Barrel Aged Outta Kilter | Hoppin' Frog Brewery

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Barrel Aged Outta KilterBarrel Aged Outta Kilter
BA SCORE
3.92/5
Very Good
203 Ratings
Barrel Aged Outta KilterBarrel Aged Outta Kilter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Ohio, United States
hoppinfrog.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Strong Scotch Ale aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels that were previously used to aged Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Imperial Stout.

Added by MasterSki on 08-06-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,437
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
203
pDev:
9.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
38
Trade:
3
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 203 |  Reviews: 55
Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tvenne
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 2GOOFY
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EmperorBevis
4.48/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled and possibly bottle conditioned
Pours a dark rusty red body with minimal off white head
Whiskey flavoured dairy fudge aroma
Whiskey flavoured dairy fudge flavour
Solid

 178 characters

Photo of Babalu614
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ohiobeer29
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BRiddoch
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22 Oz. Bottle into a Sam Adams glass. Poured the color of Coca Cola with a slight tan head. Malty and vanilla with a very sweet aftertaste. Overall not a bad beer but a little too sweet for my taste.

 216 characters

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rick778
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dkline39
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this is rad on so many levels. i am surprised more good scotch ale like this doesnt make it into barrels. it always seems the wood and the whiskey (especially bourbon) are made for the richer malt flavors of a beer like this. its also really cool that they use the barrels that were used to age boris, their big imperial stout. some of the roast and velvety smoothness from that beer is retained here, and it makes a real difference. this has a great depth of flavor to it, even just as the not barrel aged beer is concerned, leather and tobacco low end, sweet long boil qualities of molasses and raisin and dried cherry, even a nutty and a smoky layer work in. the barrel makes a huge impact though too, sweet bourbon, vanilla, honey, barrel char, and the boris notes, which are all pretty cool, and super well matched with the base beer. i like the warming alcohol beer, and think this is about as good as it gets here in the heart of autumn. i love what these guys do, high quality beer all around and some really special barrel aged stuff. more breweries should do the scotch ale like this, its a perfect fit.

 1,113 characters

Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a snifter to a nice copper color with a small off white head that quickly fades to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of caramelized malts and some dark fruits with some vanilla and wood
T: Taste on this one is big caramel with some dark fruits, vanilla and some oak. Lots of malty sweetness on this one and layers of caramel flavor. Swallow is more caramel with some oak and vanilla with some lingering dark fruits. Hints of smoke at times as well
M: This one is big and sticky on the palate with soft carbonation and a drying finish
O: Overall this is one pretty impressive beer. The flavors are good and the barrel adds some nice complexity but the base beer still shines through pretty well. Definitely one to try if you like Scotch Ales and BA beers.

 813 characters

Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Dark red-orange color, good clarity.mcreamy off white head settles after a while. Thin collars of lacing.

S: The barrel brings forward but well-integrated smells of bourbon, oak, and vanilla. The underlying scotch ale provides a perfect base of caramel, toffee, toast, and red fruits. So,e earthy yeast and perhaps the faintest whiff of leafy, gritty hops.

T: Rich malty backbone of caramel, toffee, toast, and grain. Currants and red fruit. The barrel plays very nicely off of all this, bringing bourbon, toasty oak, and vanillins to the table. Earthy yeast. Subtle leafy hop bitterness. Trailing toasty and bourbon finish.

M: Rich malt body. Silky and chewy. Soft carbonation. Warming and comforting alcohol.

O: Where the interests of malt lovers and bourbon barrel fanboys intersect, we have this beer. I've always thought that of all beer styles, scotch ales lend themselves exceptionally well to the bourbon barrel. The rich malt focused flavors blend beautifully with the sweetness of the bourbon and drying toasty wood. Everything is easily rounded off and flavors meld perfectly. Good drinking.

 1,146 characters

Photo of calcnerd
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmrncrzy10
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FBarber
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted as part of a blind tasting.

Pours a light crisp amber color, thin khaki head that quickly dissipates.

Smell is of raisins, blackcurrant, overlaid by a very sweet booziness.

Taste follows the nose with notes of raisins, sweet vanilla, oak, bourbon and black currant.

Feel was very smooth but kind of thin and light. kind of watery for a barrel aged beer. Medium carbonation and very drinkable.

Overall this was tasted as part of a blind tasting of five barrel aged wee heavies. Bit thin and weak for a barrel aged beer, but not bad. Not a great example of the style.

 581 characters

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TBonez477
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cuvtcuv
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gjoker321
2.85/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jw4free
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Weizen glass. L: dark Amber, light brown. Decent carbonation, clear. Moderate head fades to a small ring that last the whole drink. Limited lacing. S: caramel oak char. The malts show up towards the end. T: alcohol, definite whiskey barrel, vanilla and dark caramel. F: medium body. O: correct as labeled.

 339 characters

Photo of Griggsy
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Barrel Aged Outta Kilter from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 203 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.