My sister and her fiancée just moved into town. Woohoo! He used to live near Akron, and brought along this local stout for me. :D From the interestingly-named Hoppin’ Frog Brewery, it was, specifically, the barrel-aged version of their Oatmeal-Imperial Stout.
It’s quite smooth. There’s not much head, but it bubbles some in your mouth. The taste is very sweet, such that I can’t drink it very fast… it’s definitely a sipper. There is a hint of fruit, and you can really taste the whiskey flavor of the barrels in which it was aged. There is a lingering, slightly bitter aftertaste, reminiscent of the aftertaste from a sugary drink (like soda).
Overall, very good and unique! I give it an 8.5.