Barrel Aged Outta Kilter | Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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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:
200
Reviews:
54
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
9.39%
 
 
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19
Gots:
39
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3
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Ratings: 200 |  Reviews: 54
Photo of Sabtos
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at The Tasting Room at Hoppin' Frog.

This one pours a clear burnt amber color, with basically no head or lacing.

This one smells like dark fruit, raisins, caramel, and oak, with some light bourbon and honey.

This is an interesting take on a BA scotch ale. It's classified as a scotch red ale, and has a pretty fruity base, with some caramel and toffee as well, and a pretty strong bourbon character, for being aged in 3rd use barrels.

This is medium bodied, slightly syrupy, with a lower level of carbonation.

This was interesting but not one of the BA beers I've had.

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

Something of an old ale and thin barleywine. Fruits and sugars suggest dates and pineapple; vanilla and alcohol weave through... Medium-bodied but slick and slim-feeling. Leaves some resinous shellac behind, here conjuring impressions of a Scotch ale. Not hoppy enough to be a red ale despite the label. Not sure if this was a recent release or a left-over from last year.

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Photo of 303beer
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly cloudy red with a half inch of dense rocky head. Has a sweet smell and defined barrel notes in the nose. Super smooth is the immediate reaction. Then the barrel sweetness. Umm the barrel does overpower the red but that's not a problem because it tastes awesome.

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Photo of IckyT2012
3.49/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I love scotch ales and I love whiskey barrel beers, so this seemed like a natural home-run. I'm extremely disappointed. All I taste is booze booze booze. I've had 14%ers that tasted less boozy than this. Whatever the barrel did seems to have completely covered whatever beer was underneath. Will not be drinking this again.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.61/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrownAleMale
3.59/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HollyHops
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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 craftaholic
3.35/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of griffey123
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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Photo of Glebulon
3.08/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The taste is not even close to other barrel aged beers.

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

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

Photo of baggedlunch
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of n2185
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: pours a clear ruby-brown with a finger of beige head that fades into a frothy ring with a little lacing.

S: Vanilla, burnt sugar, and caramel dominate with some licorice, bubblegum, and only a hint of bourbon.

T: Vanilla and burnt sugar here as well with oak, bourbon, licorice, and toffee coming through. The finish is sweet and bready with a light alcohol warmth.

M: Medium-thick body with lowish carbonation, this beer is sticky sweet, but avoids being watery.

O An enjoyable beer, overall. The barrel doesn't come through very strongly, but everything there is nice. My main gripe is the price, which makes it not worth it.

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Photo of Bonis
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zip1991
4.42/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BigRizz62
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Barrel Aged Outta Kilter from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
3.94 out of 5 based on 200 ratings.
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