Barrel Aged Naked Evil - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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Reviews: 161
Hads: 610
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 278
Gots: 237 | FT: 26
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Hoppin' Frog Brewery visit their website
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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Photo of SudSavant
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Aroma 12/12
I smell this and instantly feel like I should be in more formal surroundings. You are immediately embraced by dark boozy fruits, raisins, vanilla, whiskey, and a lesser oak. It is simply a fantastic blend. As it warms the whiskey takes the forefront with strong tones of vanilla, toffee, a lesser oak, and a faint Belgian spiciness hidden in the back. The dark fruits are still very present, but know their place.

Appearance 3/3
Pours like silk with very little head. In fact, one wonders if they'll receive any head at all until it begins to fade in at the middle of the glass and slowly push its way to the top like a person newly awakened and slowly making their way through the first of their morning routine. The ale's legs on the other hand are ridiculous. They stick to the glass and show virtually no signs of falling. The color is a bright copper with an abundance of ruby glints, sunset orange hues, and earthy reds. Gorgeous.

Flavor 20/20
Oh my! This begins in the same sweet fashion as the aroma with boozy fruits, but makes a gradual and seamless transition into vanilla, toffee, candi sugar, and more whiskey. Somehow the oak is not completely subdued by all these imposing flavors and still manages to make its own small contribution. Sitting in the mouth it continues to enjoy all those confectionery inspired flavors and ceased to be quelled. The finish is like the smoothest, sweetest shot you could imagine. Think high end, "no burn" whiskey, and caramelized hardened sugar. Oh, but add amazing dark fruits and oak. Enticed yet? The aftertaste adds some bitter, but it appears to be a result of the dark fruits and alcohol, not so much that of hops. Absolutely wondrous, rich flavor as complex as it is harmonious.

Mouthfeel 5/5
The mouthfeel was the first clue that this beer was not going to be Belgian-style in a yeasty, banana, bubble gun, clove, spicy kind of way. It was going to be a Belgian-style in a quad, knock your socks off, highly carbonated, dark fruit kind of way. Carbonation is initially pretty strong, but fades to a perfectly appropriate level; being present to provide texture, but never allowing that sensation to become too strong or to distract from the flavor. It also never threatens to lighten the medium-full body. Obviously, the whiskey provides some heat to the beer at 11.3% ABV, but again in congenial way where it never threatens to usurp the other more important flavors. The spiciness incorporated by the brewers doesn't hurt one bit either, nor does the way it leaves the mouth sticky with caramel in the aftertaste.

Overall Impression 10/10
A masterpiece for Hoppin' Frog! By far the best offering of theirs that I have ever tasted. It is a rich, superbly blended cornucopia of Belgian quad goodness: active carbonation, dark fruits, whiskey heat, and smooth as you please. Good gracious! Can we all sign a petition so that they'll make this again?

Total 50/50
Well, Hoppin' Frog has joined the elite ranks as one of the few beers to earn a perfect score on Sud Savant. Deservedly so. This beer is fantastic! The barleywine style that they claim in their descriptor can be difficult to find sometimes, especially if the drinker is more accustomed to the more common "American Barleywine" style. However, as a traditional or "English barleywine," this beer is a marvelous blending of styles. It incorporates all the malty, caramel-laden, fruity, boozy, silky goodness that we've come to know and love and combines it with even more dark fruits, active carbonation, and spice from the Belgian style. On top of that it throws in whiskey and oak! What else could you want?! The correct answer? Some in your glass and then some in your stomach. Top marks to Hoppin' Frog! What a beautiful bruiser! (3,765 characters)

Photo of scottyg354
4.95/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Amber Brown. Nice Two finger head. Some decent lacing. Pretty looking beer.

S: Bourbon, Mal and Booze. A little smoke as well. Some dried fruit notes.

T: Bourbon, Raisins and other dried fruits directly up front. Oak in the middle. This finished only to what I can compare to a Worthers Original butterscotch, really enjoyable.

M: Smooth, Thick and Heavy. Mild stickiness on the lips. Mild carbonation.

O: This really was a great beer. I would definetely drink this one again. Stands up to the barleywine style, with some great characteristics for the bourbon barrel aging. (580 characters)

Photo of J0hnGustafson
4.94/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - This stuff pours thick. Very deep amber. Almost opaque.

S - Very sweet on the nose. Definitely picking up the vanilla, oak, and bourbon from the barrel aging. Perhaps a hint of caramel. Definite alcohol presence.

T - Probably one of the sweetest beers I've had, though not in an overwhelming way. Just enough hop bitter to keep it from being outrageous. And what an example of barrel aging done right. The vanilla, oak, and bourbon notes blend perfectly into this style.

M - One of the thickest beers I've ever experienced. It's almost syrupy, but again, not in an off-putting way. Really accentuates the bold flavor and bigness of this beer.

O - This is my overall favorite beer of the past year of drinking. If you like a big, if you like sweet, and if you like barrels...you are doing yourself a disservice by not hunting this one down...immediately. (863 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
4.92/5  rDev +17.1%
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. (805 characters)

Photo of Brew33
4.88/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Finally decided to crack one of these beasts, I'm glad I did.

Let me start by saying this is probably one of the 10 best beers I have ever tasted. I cannot believe this beer doesn't get talked about.

It pours a perfect color. Dark amber with a small crown of bubbles. Perfectly clear, which is surprising for a bal-aged, bottle conditioned, beer. Absolutely perfect color for the style. The aroma is damn near perfect but not quite. I would have liked it to be a bit bigger, richer. Sugary, bourbony, malty, fruity, fantastic. I would have liked this beer to have a more full aroma.

The flavor is just perfection. Toffee all over this bitch. Caramelized sugars, whiskey, wood, vanilla. Damn! This is fantastic! Perfectly attenuated. Perfect amount of residual sugar. Perfect amount of time in the barrel. A grand slam! Un-freaking-believeable.

Mouthfeel is spot on. Carbonation is perfect. It leaves a heavy, slightly syrupy beer but it never feels like too much and is never cloying. Overall, my satisfaction was very high. I'll be trying to track down more of this beast. It's truly an exceptional beer. Fantastic, seek out. (1,134 characters)

Photo of SomethingClever
4.86/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

22 oz bottle poured into snifter

A: big soapy fat head, insane ruby brown color with great clarity head dissipates to a film

S: soft bourbon smells light banana caramel toffee slight floral and piney hops

T: lots of Banana from the belgian yeast big bourbon and nice load of hops malty though the hops are a flash in the pan piney resin then it washes away with malts

M: clean for a BB beer its clean and almost crisp the beer is so layered

O: Completely blown away this beer has so much going on all at once its insane. Its crisp clean full and so layered with lots of banana spice bourbon and hops then a layer of malts this beer is a sensory explosion. (665 characters)

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.85/5  rDev +15.5%
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. (860 characters)

Photo of DCon
4.85/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Received a 1 PINT 6 FL. OZ. (22 FL.OZ.) in a trade w/ mdvatab. Poured from the Black/White Labeled bottle into a 12oz Shaker Glass. This is a 2011 Anniversary beer celebrating their 5th year of brewing fantastic beers.

Aroma- Dark Fruits and a Bourbon/Whiskey Punch starts this one out. A huge malt character is present too but all of these are very well blended and in a way, subtle. Fantastic nose!

Appearance- Pours a 1 finger head that (441 characters)

Photo of ktrillionaire
4.84/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Huge thanks to Bobby8405 for the share, and to Jparkanzky for sending it this way. The brew pours a reddish copper hue with a very silky appearance and it is capped with a short-lived taupe froth. The nose is redolent of luscious coconut liquor, pineapple upside-down cake, delectable toffee notes, vibrant oaken vanilla, and buttery richness. As far as the flavor goes, I can add no more to the descriptors, other than to say that it is stunningly delicious, and that there is a modicum of well-placed anise nuance that is not detected aromatically, as well as a trace suggestion of dried golden fruits likely imparted by the yeast. The feel is exceptionally silky. Overall this is one of my favorite beers I’ve ever had. It is like a hybrid of (gasp!) Wooden Hell and BA Magnolia Star. ISO! (794 characters)

Photo of Juuroumaru
4.83/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A- poured very aggressive with about a 1in tan head and is a very nice red with small particles floating around. Head dissipated rather quickly.
S-Sweet caramel malts come across nicely but its about the only thing that i can pick up.
T-heavy sweetness but it doesnt come across as cloyingly with a strong malt backbone.
M-medium body, thin creamy feel.
O- A+ this is an amazing beer very well done and im so sad that i only had 1 of these. I'm was blown away by almost every aspect of this beer. (496 characters)

Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.82/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a tulip glass from a 22oz bottle.
Batch # 1 (White Cap)

Pours a very nice slightly hazy dark amber with some nice ruby red hues. There is a nice 0.5 inch head that forms with some dense bubbles and some medium sized ones. The head recedes down to a nice ring around the glass. (4.0)

Aroma starts with some ripe dark fruit notes. Very delicious. There is some red grape skin notes and some nice date notes. Fresh fruit sweetness is present mixed in with some more whiskey sweetness, with notes of vanilla and some molasses. There is some fresh oaky notes that underlain the whiskeys and fruit sweetness. There are some yeasty esters present int the nose that work very ell with the vanilla notes from the whiskey and the slight spicy oak notes. Very delicious and complex aroma. There is also some slight butterscotch notes mixed in with some nice boozy heat. (4.5)

Flavor is impressive!! Wow. Delicious rich ripe sweet dates and figs. Pure molasses and caramel notes envelope some nice oaky and vanilla notes. The dark fruit sweetness is amazing and rich. the middle of the beer highlights the barrel very well. Tons of molasses, toffee and caramel. Nice vanilla notes and some good whiskey sweetness. I can even perceive some coconut sweetness and even some banana (Belgian yeast) in there. Very good and well balanced. Not cloying at all. The mouthfeel is perfect also. Rich, oily and velvety. It coats every inch of my mouth and lingers for a bit. There is a nice slightly boozy finish. (5.0)(5.0)

Overall, this brew is amazing. Delicious barrel aged notes and delicious Barleywine notes mixed in with some nice slightly spicy yeast notes. The sweetness is perfect and not cloying. This rivals King Henry IMHO. (5.0) (1,735 characters)

Photo of gkatsoris
4.82/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Rusty and murky. Lots of bubbles, light head, no lacing.

S: Smells delicious! Lots of brandy, candy and malts. Butterscotch and bread. Light raisins. Vanilla.

T: Perfect. This is delicious!!!! OMG, why isn't this a whale??? No alcohol at all. Vanill, butterscotch, caramel, candied sugar. WOW; period.

M: Nice and chewy. Full bodied. Perfect coat left on the tongue. Wow again.

O: A gem, almost perfect gem by Hoppin Frog. Loved it.

Thanks Charity (Towamencin Bev)!!!! (478 characters)

Photo of Pahn
4.82/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22oz bottle into Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Free pour yields a 1/3 inch white head that dissipates quickly, leaving behind a tight ring of lacing. Pours a translucent maroon and leaves sparse, small lacing spots.

Smell: Vanilla and whiskey, with a strong fig note. Very unified and pastry like; great aroma. Balanced and supremely inviting.

Held back from a 5.0 for lack of development over time (some booziness emerges, but the overall profile is pretty constant) and lack of complexity.

Taste: First sip: immediately apparent well-done barrel-aging influence (vanilla, whiskey, caramel-like flavors, deep smoothness), caramel, finishing with a somewhat indistinct, fig-like dark fruit flavor with a long vanilla/whiskey finish. Exceptionally smooth in taste and feel.

Second sip yields a surprising bit of estery Belgian yeast character like in a good tripel (I didn't expect the Belgian yeast to impact this barrel aged 11.3% ABV beer whatsoever). Beautiful chewy toffee barleywine malt flavors.

Further sips bring notes of dark cherry, subdued molasses, constant vanilla and whiskey, lots of fig and toffee. This is a joy to drink... there's no solvent flavor whatsoever, just a mild (but constant) heat. Several distinct, delicious notes emerge, but they all compliment each other in a way that really doesn't demand "close attention." Every sip makes sense, and is amazing.

Mouthfeel: Light side of medium bodied. Soft and creamy, with perfect (low to moderate) carbonation and a semi-dry finish with a long, consistently palatable aftertaste. Perfect vehicle for these refined, rich and balanced flavors.

Overall: For my tastes, this beer is an unmitigated success. It's unique, it's full of distinct, bold, and delicious flavors, it's perfectly barrel aged (the oak and whiskey flavors couldn't match the base beer more fittingly), just hot enough, just-right feel, etc.

I recently reviewed a beer that was good, but not a "Let's sit at our desk and drink this, focusing only on it," kind of beer. BA Naked Evil is what I'm talking about when I'm talking about a "let's sit and drink this," beer. I am going to spend the next hour or two relishing every sip left in the bottle. (2,198 characters)

Photo of Reagan1984
4.79/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to Bhalter8 for sharing this bottle this evening. Almost didn’t get to try it as we felt we may be overstaying our welcome. After we went upstairs Ben suggested that we stay for one more beer that he wanted to share. Great Call and I am thankful we stayed. This was a treat.

Typical of barleywines, there was not really a head on the beer but only a wisp of foam. The beer was a fairly straight amber color with a little nod of brown. A touch lighter in color than most in the style.

Aroma was really fantastic and became better as the beer opened and warmed. One of the first whiffs reminded me of suntan lotion (positive) and then I realized it was coconut. Lots of oak and no doubt about the presence of whiskey. A moment of vanilla now and again, but really more coconut. Very Nice.

Flavor was very complex and I just loved this. The coconut was again center stage for me. A very complex caramel that played perfectly with the whiskey, oak and coconut notes. As I said to Ben, I would have never picked out the use of some Belgian Yeast had I not known, but there is a great complexity here that I assume is due to the use of some of this yeast.

Silky, rounded and soft mouth feel. A pleasure to drink.

I savored this to the last sip and was so happy we stayed to enjoy this bottle. Ben, many thanks. Excellent beer. (1,339 characters)

Photo of ratedz
4.79/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter.

A - Pours a mostly clear amber color with little to no head, which isn't unusual for a good barrel aged beer.

S - I poured this and set the glass on an end table about a foot away from me. As I let it warm for a couple minutes, I was suddenly overtaken by a sweet caramel scent. I picked up the glass and brought it closer. Sure enough, it was the beer I could smell. In addition to the caramel, there are some notes of oak, vanilla, and whiskey.

T - WOW, I thought I'd had the best barrel aged barleywine when I tried Abacus, but this might actually surpass it. It starts with the same sweet caramel notes found in the nose, but it isn't cloyingly sweet. The oak and vanilla blend in perfectly and a bit of heat from the whiskey appears on the back end. The barrel aging on this is perfect for my tastes...it is there and noticeable, but it doesn't overpower the other subtleties of the barleywine.

M - Very little carbonation, which I prefer in a barrel aged barleywine or stout. Medium body.

O - Possibly my new favorite barrel aged barleywine, which I didn't think I would ever say after trying Abacus. This is the first Hoppin' Frog beer that I've tried that I didn't drink a little of and then think "I paid how much for this?!" No regrets on paying $20 per bottle of this one. I have a couple more in the cellar that I look forward to aging and trying in the future. (1,420 characters)

Photo of cosmicevan
4.77/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

thank you yeahnatenelson! enjoyed from a HF oversized wineglass.

a - brew poured a transparent rich chestnut amber with a thin creamy head that fizzled away rather quickly. looks appetizing.

s - caramel and toffee with a great mix of oak and whiskey. mild hints of clove and banana. pretty spot on.

t - WOW. spot on flavor. thick and rich caramel. the whiskey is really nice with the oak. good change up from all the bourbon barrel aged barleys.

m - thick and rich, but smooth as silk. finishes a touch dry, but really just drinks amazing.

o - overall, this brew hangs with the big boys and lives up to the hype. i was expecting something good, but this far exceeded my expectations. what a beer! (701 characters)

Photo of StlHopHead77
4.72/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours out a nearly opaque,mahogany body that supported 1 1/2 inches of quickly dissipating, light tan foam that left broad waves of lacing on the glass.

S-Unbelievable nose here.Initially there is the smell of whiskey,vanilla and whole grain toast but that gives way to sweet scents of caramelized banana,toffee glazed nuts and brown sugar.The nose finishes with a hint of blonde tobacco and dry Belgian spice.

T-Sweet with flavors of baked apple,vanilla bean,bread pudding,toffee,rum soaked raisin,caramelized banana and baked sugar.Flavors of whiskey barrel and tobacco appear through the middle and finish of each drink.As it warms,more earthy/woody/toast comes through.

M-Full,rich and sweet with a seamless complexity
and balance.Not overly sweet but rich and filling.

O-I honestly can't think of a barleywine that I've enjoyed more.Extremely glad that I've got another one stashed away. (899 characters)

Photo of alpinebryant
4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dull copper color with a dusty powdering and some small white bubbles at the edges.

S: Aroma of candied sugar, light oaked barrels, fresh two row pale malt and a very light hopping.

T: Very sweet pale malt flavors combined with a light whiskey barrel flavoring. This is velvety smooth, with sugarplum, cotton candy and juicyfruit bubblegum mixed into a nice beer. After having a few Hoppin Frog beers, I thought this was not going to quite live up to the hype and luckily I did not have to worry about that in this bottle.

M: Medium body with a very low level of carbonation which seems right for the style.

O: Impressed with this beer. I had expected it to be good, but it is extremely smooth and well rounded. Not too much booze, too much of anything for that matter. Just a little more whiskey flavor would make it better, but it is hard to complain. (870 characters)

Photo of nlmartin
4.67/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was served in a shifter.

A- A bright clear amber body. Actively carbonate. Thin white head with little retention. The lacing on the glass looks like pancake batter.

S- Vanilla oak, brown sugar and caramel aromas play with banannas. This smells like an idealized bannanas foster. A bit boozey like bourbon but in a well done way.

T- The flavors of the beer are very well done. I am picking up banannas brown sugar and caramel notes. Soft and subtle bourbon notes are present. The beer doesnt have a hint of alcohol in the flavor.

M- The body of the beer is full. The carbonation is light and gentle. A bit of alcohol heat but I think it works well with the beers overall character.

O- This is a very easy to drink beer treat. Well done guys! (757 characters)

Photo of Lukass
4.63/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Black cap!

Pours a dark brown with hardly any head at all. I poured it a bit warmer – around 50 degrees, and the heat from the alcohol was definitely on the nose, along with some boozy liquor, sweet bread and whiskey. Taste was a lot like the smell, but with even more added complexity. Almost reminiscent of a scotch ale – a little Backwoods Bastard in there somewhere. Sweet, sugary malts, bourbon as well as some vanilla, oak and coconut on the back end. Some burn of alcohol is present, but in the most decadent way possible. This one was a delicious sipper. I'd easily pay $20/bomber on another one of these any day, and that doesn't happen too often. (661 characters)

Photo of Matonika
4.61/5  rDev +9.8%
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. (250 characters)

Photo of ZenAgnostic
4.59/5  rDev +9.3%
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. (645 characters)

Photo of GregSVT
4.59/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber into a snifter - White Cap Batch #1

A: Pours a dark amber/toffee color with a small offwhite head that fades to a ring and leaves some lacing on the glass.

S: The nose is amazing on this one...huge notes of caramel, toffee, vanilla, buttery whiskey, and oak tannins. My god I could smell this all night.

T: The taste is pretty impressive as well. Big flavors of english toffee, carmalized nuts, vanilla, and buttery whiskey slide across the tounge during each sip. The finish has a huge amount of sweet vanilla and a hint of an earthy roasted malt flavor.

M: the feel is thick and syrupy with a slightly low amount of carbonation...it works for this beer though.

O: One of the better BA English Barleywines I've had under MoaS. The flavors and aromas were top notch. If you don't like sweet beers this might not be for you though. I will be seeking out another one of these...well worth the $25. (912 characters)

Photo of mdvatab
4.57/5  rDev +8.8%
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. (1,017 characters)

Photo of Lemke10
4.56/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This pours a murky, medium brown color with very little head. The scent is sweet with tart fruit. The taste is amazingly rich with sweet malts, sugar, caramel, vanilla, and so much more. It drinks very smooth with not a whole lot of carbonation. You can tell the alcohol is there, but it blends together nicely with the other ingredients. A great find and well worth it at $20/bottle. (384 characters)

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Barrel Aged Naked Evil from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.