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Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged Outta Kilter

Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged Outta Kilter

As a big fan of the standard Hoppin’ Frog Outta Kilter, I am definitely curious to taste how the whiskey barrel aged version will differ.

The color is similar. I think if you sat a glass of each next to each other, you wouldn’t be able to tell a difference. 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!

Grade: A

 

 

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