Saturday, March 2, 2013

Hoppin' Frog Barrel Aged Outta Kilter (10/10)

Akron, Ohio, based Hoppin' Frog Brewing Company produces a number of great beers.  I'm fond of their BORIS the Crusher stout, so I jumped at the opportunity to try Barrel Aged Outta Kilter when offered a bottle.

Barrel Aged Outta Kilter pours a semi-transparent coppery brown with little or no head or lacing.  The aroma is oaky, and even a touch like bourbon.

The flavor begins with a standard slightly hoppy scotch red ale flavor, which quickly gives way to a wash of vanilla and oaky notes.  It's an extremely smooth beer that is easy to drink in spite of its very rich flavor. Hops bitterness might be present in this ale, but it takes a back seat to the malt, vanilla, and oak – and that's fine by me.  The finish is oak and malt, and quite pleasant.

Ratebeer gives this a 94/100, which is certainly a well-deserved rating.  I'm giving it a 10/10.

(This can be found locally at The Andersons General Store near the intersection of Rt. 161 and Sawmill Road.)

ABV:  8.2%
IBU:  23
My Rating:  10/10

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