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Barrel Aged Naked Evil - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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Ratings: 485
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 259
Gots: 205 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  11.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Batch 1 - White Cap
Batch 2 - Black Cap

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 09-04-2011)
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MbpBugeye

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to normyk for sharing this.

Appearance
This stuff is very thick on the glass, its viscosity coating the sides. There isn't much of a head, just tiny pearls of lacing here and there. The beer is a pretty clear, caramel-amber color.

Aroma
It almost smells like a bourbon barrel aged wheatwine. There is a lot of snappy graininess like wheat, or even possibly rye. Some honey-like sweetness plays along side an amazing fruitiness. Bourbon is light and mostly oaky and silken. More fruity, yeast-driven esters come out with warmth, giving off a very interesting and very awesome over-ripe, candied banana note. Alcohol is spicy and clove-like.

Taste
Sweet bananas covered in honey. Smooth bourbon blended nicely with vanilla and oak. A few nips of marshmallow and coconut are derived from the oaky bourbon. Fruitiness is wonderful. A lot of banana, and some baked apple. This beer has a spicy, alcoholic finish.

Mouthfeel
Full bodied and pretty warming, but not what I'd call hot, especially for the style. Carbonation is low, and this stuff is nearing syrupy.

Overall
Much, much, much better than I expected given the Belgian aspect. It has plenty of esters, but only the good, fruity ones and none of the bad, plasticy ones. I hope to get more of this for certain.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 20:21:11 | More by MbpBugeye
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A - A really nice ruby / mahogany color. My wife said its pretty looking in the light... I agree.

S - Oh so good. Has just what I was looking for in a Belgian Barleywine. Subtle hints of cherry. A nice maltiness.

T - On point. Not a 5 because I wanted it to be a stronger.

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Barrel Aged Naked Evil from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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