Barrel Aged Naked Evil - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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Ratings: 550
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.27%
Wants: 264
Gots: 228 | FT: 20
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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3.49/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not sure why everyone regards this one as highly as they do, nor why its considered an english barleywine. It says right on the label Belgian Style Barleywine style. Lets think outside the box and style guidlines and ponder what that would really mean.... imo a quadrupel. Especially given the description on the label...which despite it not being a Belgian brewery, I have a good feeling they are subtlely refering to LA Trappe when they speak of a Belgian style strong, maly beer, aged on oak.

Oddly enough, the night before having this beer, I had a bottle of LA Trappe Oak Aged...and I have to say aside from the vanilla presence from the bourbon barrel aging, this beer was pretty much a dead ringer for a clone of La TRappe Quad. Cloying, strong fruitiness, booze, dark fruits, spices, sugar, basically a smooth but big sugar bomb.

So my verdict on this one; happy to have had it, but its over rated and wrongly labelled. If you like your beers big and sweet, this ones for you.

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4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Reviewed at part of the Blind Beer BIF. 22oz, stemless wine glass. Batch 2

Burnt orange color, translucent. Plenty of active carbonation although not much head/lace

Caramel, toasted bread, muted citrusy hops. White peach juice. Possibly some barrel or oak here. Not very strong... But maaaybe. I went back and forth of this for a while and never really landed one way or the other

Creamy orange flavor, not unlike creamsicle. I detect some kind of spice as well. Candied peaches, sweet bread, slight bitterness from the hops. A little sweet, dark fruit in the background. No signs of barrel here, guess my nose was playing tricks on me

Medium to full bodied. Brief carbonation up front, quickly smoothing out. Good balance between sweet and bitter prevents this from becoming cloying

My nose was right! Haha oh well. Apparently Belgian made me think more old ale due to the sweetness and also explains the bit of spice I picked up. If my memory is correct, this is a few years old now. Barrel integrated very well. Very nice beer

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4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours amber with deep ruby red accents capped with a one finger light beige head which dissipates very quickly, however leaves a bit of lacing throughout. Deep rich aroma of oak, vanilla, booze, dark fruit, and toffee. Opens with a burst of plum, black cherry, fig, and rich accents of date, joined by vanilla and caramel. Finishes with toffee, booziness, and just a hint of whiskey. Full bodied with a syrupy mouthfeel that coats the inside of the mouth and low to moderate carbonation. Overall, this beer certainly trends on the sweet side, but it never reaches the point of being cloying. I’ve had better “rare” barleywines in the past, but this was a very solid offering. Glad to have tried this one out!

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4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Procured in a trade at some point. Batch 2.

Appearance: Pours a very deep, clear copper color. About 1/4" of khaki colored head forms which reduces to a ring around the edges. Okay lacing, with light carbonation present. Very attractive barleywine. Excellent color.

Smell: Caramel and toffee makes up backbone of the beer. Surprisingly some light citrus notes present that do not seem to be from hops. Must be contributed from the Belgian yeast. Spicy whiskey character and vanilla rounds it out.

Taste: Caramel and toffee sweetness up front. Very rich. A clean and subtle citrus component as well, almost apple-like. As far as barrel notes, subtle yet great whiskey character. Not a lot of oak. Overall, very complex and enjoyable.

Mouthfeel/Overall:-Medium full mouthfeel; carbonation is about right. Lingering finish of toffee and whiskey. Overall, this beer hits about all the right notes for me. I'll throw in a disclaimer that it is very sweet, but for my tastes not overly sweet. It has plenty of subtlety and complexity in the flavor. The citrus component gives it some uniqueness. All in all I really enjoyed this beer.

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Barrel Aged Naked Evil from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 550 ratings.