Barrel Aged Naked Evil - Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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Reviews by sukwonee:
4.15/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A: Clear ruby, mahogany, brown body with one finger head. Looks like maple syrup.
S: Vanilla, dark fruits, booziness, caramel, sweetness, brown sugar
T: Hmmm ok. Interesting. Initially bourbon barrel notes are felt - vanilla, oak - ... but then the piney hops, fruits (cherry, orange, fig, blood orange, grape fruits), some sourness kick in right away. Finishes bitter/sweet. Without the bourbon treatment, I probably would have found this beer to be on the hoppier side (like big foot, old ruffian, etc.).
I find this beer to be too sweet and fruity for my liking (for the style), but it's delicious still. Alcohol can be tasted slightly throughot, but I wouldn't categorize this as a boozy beer.
M: Chewy, syrupy, thick, with very little carbonation.
O: Interesting. I'd rank this lower than the top tier barleywines I've had (Abacus/Sucaba, BA Hi-Fi Rye, etc.) but it was different for sure.
Serving type: bottle
11-18-2012 04:13:38 | More by sukwonee
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4.05/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
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.
Serving type: bottle
12-09-2013 23:43:59 | More by VelvetExtract
Barrel Aged Naked Evil from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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