Barrel Aged Outta Kilter | Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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198 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
198
Reviews:
54
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
9.39%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
39
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 198 |  Reviews: 54
Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sour and sweet, thanks Johnsense. Honeyish. Dark brown coloured body. Barreling was good. Decent drinkability.

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Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.64/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to AndresR for sharing this one at jmgrub's tasting.

Pours a slightly hazy orange with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, caramel, vanilla, wood, and whisky. Taste is much the same with a slight hop presence and a woody finish on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but I think it smells better than it tastes.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

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Photo of brentk56
4.06/5  rDev +3%
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

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of oberon
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not retired by any means...Pours into an impy nonic a dull burnt orange infused russet brown with a thin light beige head atop.Bourbon and toast along with big fruitiness in the nose,a touch of lactic-like sourness is in there as well.Fruit and vanilla flavors with underlying toasty barrel,a bit of an abrupt finish leaves just under outstanding.A nice cold weather brew,it warms ya.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of dcmchew
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of russpowell
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
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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Photo of drewone
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of ZEB89
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served alongside Outta Kilter.

Nearly identical appearance to the base beer. The BA version is slightly darker. Bourbon character is mild in the aroma, emerging mid palate with a light tannic note. Well blended. Wet breads, fruit, malt, tannic notes, oak, cotton candy, barrel, bourbon. Medium body with a bit of stickiness on the palate. Tasty.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Murky red with a small khaki head. Wisps on the surface. Didn't let it sit not enough to make any judgement on retention.

Smell - Whiskey is apparent. Barrel provides some vanilla character. There's a sharp fruitiness to the aroma that I can't place. The scotch ale behind is kinda lost, but I get some of that buttery aroma.

Taste - The barrel is very strong. Lots of whiskey and vanilla laced in with the brown sugar flavors of the beer. The beer dies down into a woody aftertaste. Alcohol bite in the back.

Mouthfeel - Maybe a little too light for a barrel. The whiskey dominates and gives it a lot of heat. Medium carbonation and a nice creamy feel, though.

Overall - It's not great, but it's got some good characteristics. Hoppin' Frog's barrel stuff is usually nice. This isn't really an exception to that, but it just doesn't completely deliver.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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

Photo of BMart
3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, ruby red coloring with a low profile, halo of off-white head. Aromas of honey, caramel, roasted toffee, thistle, and subtle earthy tones. Flavors are heavily roasted and richly sweet forward, with notes of caramel, apple, honey, and toffee, all on a bready backbone. Pretty balanced malt bomb, with some of the bourbon and woody highlights coming through as you drink. Robust and smooth bodied, with a boozy and richly sweet aftertaste. The finish has a slightly cloying linger of caramel, and a slowly building warmth. Good beer.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of sendbeer
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Barrel Aged Outta Kilter from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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