Barrel Aged Naked Evil - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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Ratings: 604
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 278
Gots: 236 | FT: 25
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Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  11.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 09-04-2011

Batch 1 - White Cap
Batch 2 - Black Cap
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Reviews by ZenAgnostic:
Photo of ZenAgnostic
4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served room temp in a Trois Pistoles snifter. 1 pint 6 fl oz (22 fl oz).

5th year anniversary beer
OG = 28.2 P (120 sg)
FG = 9.4 P (38 sg)
48 IBU

A - Clear medium brown body with plenty of visible particulate matter. I didn't get a great look at the tan head, but there is one if you use a strong pour.

S - Powerful banana character. complex bouquet. sweet and smooth all the way. what little alcoholic solvency there may be is masked well by the malt.

T - Delicious explosion of banana.

M - Solvent finish with a stale astringency lingering well into the aftertaste. Medium bodied.

O - Had this beer after it was recapped for ~6 hours.

More User Reviews:
Photo of standardcherry
3.89/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Black cap

A: Pours very clear, almost no haze. Gold/amber color with no head.
S: Smells kinda like cognac.... weird. Very sweet, butterscotch, caramel, vanilla. A bit of brown sugar and booziness too.
T: SUPER sweet. Almost port-like. Tastes like LME (liquid malt-extract), caramel, toffee, vanilla, coconut. A bit of cherry and apple in there too. Sweet, toasted oak too. Finishes sweet and fruity, almost like orange/caramel candy.
M: Medium/full bodied with almost no carbonation. Sweet and syrupy while drinking.
O: This beer was ok. Taste was too sweet and all over the place.

Photo of Brenden
3.75/5  rDev -12%

This one is a brown color that shows some red when the light shines through its body. It doesn't form much of a head, but does hold up a layer of lightly tanned foam that leaves some thin bubbling behind.
Lots of sweetness comes off the nose, and it's a big malt bomb. There's just a ton of dark fruits (raisin, plum, fig) and brown sugar leading to some rich blackstrap. That's not to say there isn't any hops presence, as some dryer leaf balances it well. The aroma is this beer's best aspect.
The main problem with the flavor in this otherwise excellent beer is that it can't avoid cloying. It's just too sweet and rich without much to cut it, though hops do try. It even gives off something like sugary bubble gum in the middle and ends with some thick fruitcake.
The body alternates confusingly but very interestingly between thick, rich and viscous and thinner, alcohol running in and out on the tongue so it's hard to keep track of. It adds a bit of sting as well, though not harshly. I remains semi-sweet and doesn't run too sweet because of the hoppier elements, mostly, keeping some dryness in it.

Photo of Matonika
4.61/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Excellant barleywine . Big whiskey barrel flavor, plums, vanilla. very assertive flavor and aroma. Medium plus body. Not to hippy. Pairs great with dessert. Lively carbonation. Great head retention. This is awesome. I wish I could get in San Diego.

Photo of Damian
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 1 pint 6 fl. oz. (22 fl. oz) bottle purchased at Julio's Liquors, Westborough, MA
Batch 2 - Black Cap
Served in a snifter

Slightly hazed, glowing mahogany appearance. The liquid poured super thick and viscous. A thin film of tan colored bubbles coated the liquid and quickly faded to a thin ringlet.

The nose was interesting and quite complex. Super malty and rich. Lots of brown sugar, toffee and maple syrup. Strong dark fruit notes. Raisins were most apparent. Ripe plums came through as well. Moderately boozy. The whiskey presence was definitely noticeable. Not a lot of barrel character however. The Belgian yeast notes were quite restrained as well.

The flavor profile was very similar to the nose but perhaps a bit boozier. Tons of sweet caramel malts and toffee on the front end. Slightly toasty and biscuity. Loads of brown sugar as well. Somewhat cloying. Dark fruits were apparent in the center. Strong raisin, fig and plum notes. The finish was boozy to the point of being hot. Whiskey flavors kicked in big time and were a bit stinging. The one-year of age on this bottle did little to temper the alcohol heat. Like the nose, the flavor profile demonstrated little barrel character and no discernible Belgian-like notes.

The mouthfeel was super syrupy and viscous. Rich and slick on the palate. The liquid contained a fine, moderate effervescence that seemed appropriate for the style.

Hoppin' Frog's Barrel Aged Naked Evil barleywine is a notably rich and sweet beer that probably would have been better enjoyed if it were divided by four people on a cold January night, rather than split between two people on a warm August evening. As much as I enjoyed it, this beer is best in small quantities.

Photo of Resuin
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Goblet. This is the 2012 version.

Appearance: Pours a deep cherry/mahogany color - on the lighter side for a barrel aged barleywine. The beer is filled with floating particles - not sure if this always happens or not, the bottle had been sitting upright for a while.

Smell: Whiskey, molasses, caramel - very sweet. Some oak and perhaps a hint of vanilla. Nice smelling beer.

Taste: This one matches the smell very well - it's very sweet and has flavors of burnt caramel, whiskey, molasses, and raisins and figs. The alcohol is extremely well hidden here.

Mouth-feel: Light carbonation and medium bodied - this one goes down really smooth and definitely has a nice body feel to it. Not sticky at all.

Overall: This is a very tasty beer - the alcohol is very well balanced, and this beer is very sweet. I think the whiskey barrels made a huge contribution to this beer - it is very well rounded.

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Black Cap

A-Pours a clear, glowing orange color. Wine-like legs on the glass. Thin, off-white head. Minimal lace.

S-Old, dusty, dried out oak barrels. to picking up much of the Belgian yeast, definitely more British in my opinion. Caramel liqueur. Estery...maybe I am getting some Belgian yeast because I'm getting some apple notes too.

T-Quite sweet. Loads of caramel, vanilla extract, toffee and some brown sugar. Fruity yeastiness. Integrated bourbon notes. Finishes with that old, dried out oakiness. Both the Belgian and British elements come to fruition.

M-Sweetness and feel make this one a sipper as it should be. Soft carbonation. Heat is integrated well, too. Some age has helped to mellow this one.

O/D-This probably has about a year or more on it age wise. It's has mellowed and integrated itself. It's tasty but I must say I can imagine that I may have enjoyed it more fresh but how should I know? An expensive beer, I remember it being around $23 for a bomber. It got better after each sip.

Photo of dogfishandi
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a darkness snifter. purchased at the brewery.

pours out a really nice deep reddish, bronze color, maybe even a little burnt orange. not much head, even from a vigorous pour, but the thin layer that appeared faded to a rather retentive ring. just some light spotty lace at first. a little bit of legs noticable if you look hard enough.

big boozey whiskey, oaky barrel aromas, fruity esters, a little apple, lots of burnt caramel, carmalized sugars. smells nice.

lots of delicious sweet flavors. sweet caramels, carmelized, burnt sugars really cover the palate. some really nice oaky, vanilla, boozey whiskey flavors, some honey as well. a range of fruity estery flavors, mostly candy caramel apple like, a bit of rum soaked cherry. a touch of spicey rum like alcohol on the finish.

boozey, but not overly so, just the right level. big, sweet, sticky body. carbonation is a little on the low side which works very well with this beer. silky smooth.

definatly a top notch barleywine, worthy of all the hype. there definatly is a lot of sweetness going on, but its not at all cloying. right up there with mother of all storms IMO, but well have to see how it stacks up to king henry as soon as i open my bottle. im glad i got some bottles to sit on.

Photo of ehammond1
3.97/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle (2011)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, dannyfrost!

Blind Tasting and Review

(Aged for 6 months)

Clear, dark orange with a very minimal head. There's some slight sediment floating around the beer. This leaves the glass oily, but no lace in the classic manner.

Sweet, somewhat simple, though very nice aroma of caramel, toffee, vanilla, and bourbon.

The flavor is similarly nice, with good amounts of bourbon, oak, vanilla, caramel, and slight dark fruit.

Medium bodied with low to moderate carbonation.

Very nice, though I was disappointed in this one, only because my expectations were so high. This is quite nice.

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one came highly rated by a friend. Thanks to BlessedBeBeer for this one. Poured from a 22oz. bomber into a Southampton oversize snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Long pour yields a .5 finger creamy off-white head with poor retention. Beer is a clear, dark orange amber. Lacing is spotty and sparse with little cling but solid legs. Just above average for the style considering the poor head.

Nose is rich caramel, molasses, and brown sugar. Deep booziness lingers in the background. Very sweet. Vanilla and barrel characteristics are prominent also. Really nice.

Opens rich caramel and molasses. There's a pleasant sweet tartness that comes from the booze. A creamy hop profile sits in the background, happily suppressed by the barrel characteristics. More molasses and brown sugar towards the end with a spicy, hot finish and a sweet, sticky aftertaste. Flavors are very distinct but complement each other perfectly.

Medium bodied with low carbonation. Oily and silky in the mouth and warm and spicy going down with a messy finish and a lingering aftertaste. Super smooth but a touch thin for the style.

A buddy described this as "almost as good as M". I wouldn't say that but this is very very solid in its own right and has tons of aging potential. Rich and complex now with a flavor profile that is perfectly complementary. Definitely one to sit on.

Photo of prototypic
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Barrel-Aged Naked Evil pours an attractive color. It’s mostly clear. Backlighting gives it a really nice crimson look. Love the color. A soft, light vanilla colored head barely covers the surface. It disappears quickly, leaving a very light, spotty lacing behind. Maybe the abv was a little too much for it. In any event, I do like the color.

The nose is quite good. It smells quite malty and sweet. Chock full of caramel. Whiskey follows. It has a moderate presence that complements the malt base extremely well. The barrel-aging definitely imparted oak and vanilla, as well. There are some light fruity notes. Apple is the most notable. Belgian yeast is definitely noted and smells spicy. Alcohol is there, but smells pretty well integrated. It smells rich, complex, and delicious! Excellent!

The flavor is extremely impressive! It definitely has a very sweet, rich caramel/toffee malt base. If you’re averse to sweet beer, this one may be a problem. Whiskey has a moderately strong presence and is a very nice complement to the malts. It never overpowers the other flavors. Vanilla, coconut, and oak are also noted. Hints of apple and pear appear at times. Belgian yeast works much better than I anticipated. It adds a bit of a spicy flavor and really drives the flavor up a notch. Alcohol is there, but never seems too strong or hot. Finishes spicy, malty, and very sweet.

Barrel-Aged Naked Evil has a body that’s on the lighter side of full. Carbonation is very light and soft. It’s extremely smooth and silky. Goes down far, far too easy for a big, barrel-aged English Barleywine.

I’ve come to expect excellent beer from Hoppin’ Frog Brewery. Every so often, they release a beer that’s nothing short of exceptional. Barrel-Aged Naked Evil is one of those cases. I’m shocked at how good it is. The only slight downside is that it’s a bit too sweet. A little less would be more. That’s nitpicking though. This is great stuff! Highly recommended!

Photo of Crass3000
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a a nice darker maroon with a tiny white head with little retention.

Smell is awesome and unique. Definately some vanilla, bananas, cloves, and some nice fruity sweetness to go along with it. Taste is vanilla, banana to a lesser extent, spices, a little sweets that may be belgian candy sugar. Really nice tasting. Mouthfeel is fairly thick and nice for the style. Great beer!!! My first from Hoppin' Frog!!!

Photo of mdvatab
4.57/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz bottle into Bordeaux glass.

Aroma: Sticky, sweet caramel, honey, apple, vanilla, coconut, a faint clove note, and pineapple upside-down cake. It would be impossible to smell this one without wanting to try it.

Appearance: Crystal-clear copper body. Pours thick, with very minimal fine off-white bubbles. Nice legs drip down the inside of the glass after every sip.

Flavor: Pineapple upside-down cake, carmelized sugar, bourbon, coconut, vanilla, sweet maltiness, and a bit of peppery alcohol at the end.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full, syrupy mouthfeel. Low carbonation. A bit of peppery heat comes through after the finish.

Overall: All the positive buzz I'd heard about this one was definitely true. Very reminiscent of Kuhnhenn's BB4D (one of the best brews I've had this year). It's a little hotter on the finish than ideal. While this brew is a little bit on the pricy side, I'd recommend trying a bottle now, and holding onto one or more to enjoy after a year or two. It would be money well spent.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.74/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pours with no head. No bubbles at all. Nearly flat looking. Very clear amber body.

Smell - Wow, apples. Loaded with apple. Whiskey and some caramel in the back, but it's so fruity. Interesting, but not what I expected.

Taste - It takes a while to really come into a decent flavor. As it warms, it tastes much better. Otherwise, it's just apples and booze. The caramel becomes more prominent, but it's not a terribly exciting flavor.

Mouthfeel - Medium-heavy body. Low carbonation. A little syrupy, especially as it warms. It gets sticky sweet. Too sweet.

Overall - I don't expect most of the flavors this one delivers. Super appley. I see why they call it a Belgian-style barleywine, but the Belgian characteristics remove some of the depth of flavor that I seek in a whiskey barrel beer. It doesn't deliver flavors that are that appealing, but it's still good.

Photo of Vonerichs
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange copper body with a thin head.

Whiskey notes of oak and vanilla with a strong brown sugar sweetness. The Belgian yeast adds a nice aroma.

The whiskey in the flavor is mellow and enjoyable. There's not much heat. It is a little too sweet for my liking.

Mouthfeel is thick and almost syrupy, though the carbonation does cut it.

Over, a solid BA barley wine.

Photo of thagr81us
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to cmrillo for sharing this one as soon as I arrived at his house the night before his big 40 Beers* @ 40 Birthday Bash! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a deep red-orange with a minimal off-white head. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, wood, sugar, and sweet alcohol. The flavor was of sweet malt, caramel, sugar, wood, and subtle sweet alcohol. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. I really went into this one blind not knowing what to expect, but what I found was quite pleasant. The sweetness on this one was really nice and made this brew stand out from some of the others from this style I’ve had. It did this all while not destroying a delicate balance of flavors and aromas. I’m really glad that I got the opportunity to have this one and hope to do so again in the future.

Photo of hippityhops85
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into snifter

Appearance: Very clear amber with practically no head. Expected for the abv on this monster.

Nose: Lots of caramel notes that meld nicely with the light bourbon aromas. Really looking forward to the taste on this...

Taste: Again, loads of caramel and butterscotch, light bourbon flavors which I really appreciate as they're not overbearing. The abv is present but does not distract from the brew. A wonderful caramel/bourbon/bready concoction.

Very low carbonation on the mouth feel with a medium to medium heavy body. Exactly what I was looking for in this brew.

Probably the best beer I have had from Hoppin' Frog. I real gem. Surprised it drank so smoothly for being relatively fresh but I'm sure this will age nicely. Definitely seek this one out.

Photo of bluejacket74
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a reddish/copper color with about a half inch light tan head. The head didn't stay around for long, and there's a small amount of lacing. Aroma is rich and sweet, the brew smells like vanilla, coconut, caramel, dark fruit (figs, raisins), whiskey, sweet booze (maybe sherry?), and some brown sugar. It tastes like brown sugar, caramel, vanilla, bready malt, figs, plums, whiskey, and some sweet booze. Like the aroma, it's a mostly sweet tasting brew. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's syrupy and slick with low/moderate carbonation. Overall I think it's a pretty good beer, it's definitely worth trying. Picked up this bottle for $19.99 on a trip to Illinois a couple months ago.

Photo of Psychmusic
3.16/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Saw this in my favorite bottle shop and couldn't stop myself from buying it despite the $25 price tag. I'm a big barleywine fan, and this is one I've desperately wanted to try for a while.

A: Nice hazelnut/orangish color. No head to speak of, even the small amount of fizz around the sides of the glass quickly dissipated.

S: Caramel, coconut, marshmallow and some dried fruit smell. Everything in the nose should've been a warning for how sweet this would be. Some alcohol as would be expected given the ABV.

T: Sickeningly sweet. Overwhelmingly sweet. I had planned on splitting this bottle two ways but after a few sips realized how unreasonable that would be. Felt nauseous from how sweet it was after 4-5 oz.

There is some complexity here. Coconut and butterscotch are apparent. It's just so hard to concentrate on subtleties of flavor when there's such a sweet smack in the head right off the bat.

M: Thick and syrupy. The edges of my glass were so sticky you'd think I was drinking maple syrup. The mouth feel is not good, but not absolutely terrible. Very small sips aren't entirely unpleasant.

O: This is a huge disappointment to me. I wanted to love this beer, and I certainly paid more money for it than I'm comfortable with. I think this could benefit from some more nuanced blending. There was literally no bitterness at all, and I thought that was a serious flaw. There are definitely much better BA Barleywines out there.

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.85/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks to Brian for this bottle! Poured in to tulip.

A - Medium copper colour; translucent. A thin layer of dirty white head formed and receded to a nice ring around the glass.

S - Sweet whiskey and oak aromas up front that give way to vanilla, dark caramel, toffee and raisin notes. Not specifically getting the Belgian yeast in the nose. A great nose!

T - A big whiskey and oak profile up front with some lighter vanilla notes present from the barrel aging. The base beer adds rich caramel and toffee, spice and hints of raisin, plum and Belgian yeast. There is some warming alcohol that perfectly cuts through the sweetness and makes this a superbly balanced beer. Incredibly smooth for the ABV and considering the style.

M - Full body. Thick and chewy. Light carbonation.

O - One of the best barrel aged barleywines I have had. This was remarkable.

Photo of yamar68
4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

HUGE thanks to MordorMongo for sending this one my way! Batch 1 poured from bottle to brandy snifter:

Burnt caramel body hosts a bit of beading. Thin milky collar leaves precise, oily lacing. Quite an imposing looking drink.

The nose is really like nothing else I can think of - caramely dark fruits, faint vanilla, a whiskey presence that leans more towards sweet than hot, a touch of spice, various wood qualities, a modestly tart finish.

Oh, damn... that's good. There's a velvety whiskey sweetness that I notice before anything else. Then there's those dense, dense malts... tons of caramel and toffee or vanilla, the booze rises on the tail end, pretty sticky but not necessarily 'cloying.' Spectacular after dinner beer.

Thanks for this one Scott!

Photo of mikesgroove
4.92/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

dark brown in color with a huge head of tan that just towered over the top of the glass. Settling down smoothly and evenly it produced a thick coating of lace all along the sides of the glass. Rich vanilla and woody aromas are being picked up almost immediately. Huge notes of oak and subtle caramel and toffee and truly dominating here for sure. Warming only brings this out further, rich and decadent, sweet aromas just building off each other here. The first sip is divine, subtle, and rich and perfectly carbonated it simply rolls across the tongue with a gentleness that is unheard of. Vanilla and caramel merging with oak like notes and touches of earthy hops all working together seamlessly. I am still not sure how strong this one is, but subtleness is key here as it was barely detectable at all.

Photo of largadeer
3.53/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Paul for the bottle. Opened this at a blind barrel aged barleywine tasting. It ranked somewhere in the middle.

Appearance: Clear tawny with medium-light carbonation. The head dissipates quickly.

Smell: Incredibly sweet, with a strong Belgian yeast character. The yeast profile isn't dominant against the bourbon barrel and the toasty, grainy malt bill, but it's plainly noticeable, lending some bubblegum and spice. Barrel contributes a rich caramel and maple syrup backbone, and the foundation doesn't seem to be lacking sweetness either. There's a bit of oxidation in the form of dark fruit, which works very nicely against the richness of the malt and barrel. It smells good, but I don't love what the Belgian yeast adds to this style.

Taste & mouthfeel: Syrupy sweet. Maple syrup, brown sugar and bubblegum. Normally I hate any trace of bubblegum in beer, but it's subtle and inoffensive here. A decent amount of oak and brown malt, dark fruit, grape and plum. Borderline too sweet - this has a sugary, boozy burn going down. I feel like this has the same level of residual sugar as many of The Bruery's 18%+ ABV beers, only this isn't nearly as strong or full-bodied. It's not a thin beer, but it could use more heft for the level of sweetness.

Overall: Good, but not great. Too sweet, and I'm not thrilled by the yeast profile. It's still a pleasure to drink and ranks as one of the best beers I've had from this brewery.

Photo of angrybabboon
3.65/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 11/10/12

Cheers to Goblinmukey7 for sharing this beer

Appearance: Deep copper, a red orange in the light - Small, off-white head - fades quickly to a minimal cap, small ring, leaves some streaks of lacing

Smell: Rich malts, yet also light and sweet - chewy caramel and tons of toffee - sweet and lightly sugary, yet not as absurdly sweet as Hoppin' Frog's Sweet Evil - some fruits, fruity esters from the yeast - wood and whiskey barrels - some booze in the background

Taste: Sweet, boozy, yet almost balanced - malt extract, caramel malts, caramelized sugar, molasses, and lots of toffee - light fruits, light bananas and apples - lots of yeasty esters - whiskey and wood - sweet, reminiscent of a raw sugar packet, but not in a gross way

Mouthfeel: Borderline full body, somewhat slick and sticky, minimal carbonation, but it works

Overall: Naked times are good times

For an English Barleywine, this is good. On the sweet side, but it's dramatically more pleasant than Sweet Evil. It's a good sipper, but it's arguable whether it's worth the intense price point.

Photo of rlee1390
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-Clear ruby amber, not much carbonation or head at all.

S-Caramel, molasses, oak and darker fruits.

T-Caramel, molasses, sweet oak, mild darker fruits and some coconut.

M-Lighter, no much carbonation, smooth though.

O-One of the the better Barrel Aged barleywines, not as good as Sucaba but the alcohol is well hidden but some more barrel notes would improve the beer.

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Barrel Aged Naked Evil from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 604 ratings.