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Barrel Aged Naked Evil - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
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508 Ratings
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Ratings: 508
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 266
Gots: 213 | FT: 19
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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Photo of standardcherry
3.86/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

standardcherry, May 16, 2013
Photo of Brenden
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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.

Brenden, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of VelvetExtract
4.05/5  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.

VelvetExtract, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of Damian
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Damian, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of Resuin
4.44/5  rDev +4%
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.

Resuin, May 07, 2013
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3.72/5  rDev -12.9%

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Barrel Aged Naked Evil from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 508 ratings.