1. Extreme Beer Fest tickets go on sale Sat, Sep 27 @ Noon EDT.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Barrel Aged Naked Evil - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

Not Rated.
Barrel Aged Naked EvilBarrel Aged Naked Evil

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
95
world-class

495 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 495
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 264
Gots: 202 | FT: 15
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 495 | Reviews: 149 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of FleetwoodMatt
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

FleetwoodMatt, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of skaboom420
4/5  rDev -6.3%

skaboom420, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of Zuidman
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Zuidman, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of penguinstout
4/5  rDev -6.3%

penguinstout, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of JRod1969
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

JRod1969, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of aslamm75
4/5  rDev -6.3%

aslamm75, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of scottfrie
4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Black cap, batch 2. Thanks for the replacement bottle Jay!

A: Pours clear light caramel color with pretty much no head. Wispy lace. Tons of specks of sediment in suspension.
S: Strong whiskey, vanilla, caramel, and light milk chocolate. Sweet smelling and boozy overall.
T: Taste very sweet, leather, caramel, tobacco, vanilla, grape, prune, whiskey, and oak. Finishes sweet and fruity, and the aftertaste is full of booze and vanilla.
M: The alcohol is hidden very well, not syrupy at all. Slick and sweet mouthfeel not cloying. Very low carbonation but it goes with the beer. Low fizzy mouthfeel, slightly boozy but not warm.
O: Really really good. Nothing wrong with this beer except that its maybe a bit on the sweet side. Nothing a little age wouldn't keep under control. Thanks again jbck109!

scottfrie, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of fredmugs
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

fredmugs, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I aged this one for about year and was rewarded nicely. Poured into a glass from the bottle, the ale was a golden color with a slight white head that left lacing along the sides of the glass. The beer had a pleasant boozy, malty aroma with hints of vanilla hidden in the aroma. In the initial taste, one gets a nutty, fruity, citrus sensation with hints of vanilla and dark fruit and vanilla in the background. There is a virtual explosion of taste here because there is so much going on. While one gets the warming sensation from the alcohol, it is well masked. The warming continues into the aftertaste with nutty and fruity sensations continuing. By far, this was the winner at a recent testing and my personal favorite from Hoppin' Frog.

JohnnyHopps, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of rlee1390
4.19/5  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.

rlee1390, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of ediaz
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

ediaz, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of Jimmys
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.25

black cap bottled. poured into taster.

A: pours very clear. copper in color. not too bright.

S: raisins, dark fruit. more of an oak than a bourbon aroma. a little bit of vanilla. more of a toffee aroma than a caramel. very sweet.

T: dark cherries, very fruity. not a ton of fusels. toasted grains. surprisingly mellow. booze comes out in the finish. tons of residual sweetness. a bit under-attenuated.

M: super thick. carb is low which makes it even richer. drinks similar to cough syrup.

D: a bit heavy, but good flavor. slightly thick. besides the under-attenuated nature of this brew, it has a great nose and good flavor. HF has a good thing going here, they should try and use a different strand of yeast, or two yeasts, and get this thing a bit lower. alcohol heat is there, but not over the top. if research serves correct, this was bottled around June '12, so not a very old bottle. I would say good to drink now cellar'ers.

Jimmys, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of AOShabaz
4/5  rDev -6.3%

AOShabaz, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of shehateme
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

shehateme, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of RedneckBeerz
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

RedneckBeerz, Mar 18, 2013
Photo of brentk56
3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Batch 2

Appearance: WIth the high ABV, I was not expecting much of a head and I didn't get one, though the liquid was a crystal clear golden infused amber color; instead of lacing, the beer draped legs down the chalice

Smell: Smells like Bananas Foster (though with whiskey substituted for the rum) - banana and caramel elements pair with the boozy aromatics

Taste: Caramel and bananas, up front, with toasted coconut, stone fruit and citrus peel, in the middle; after the swallow, the whiskey flavor adds another dimension, though the sweet flavors dominate the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low carbonation; loads of warmth in the gullet

Overall: An interesting melange between a quad and an English barleywine but I would have to say that the sweetness is too cloying and, to my palate, the beer is over-rated

Thanks, Prost76, for the opportunity

brentk56, Mar 18, 2013
Photo of corby112
3.76/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Batch 2

Pours a dark golden amber color with mahogany edges and a half finger off-white head that immediately settles into a thin, lasting ring. Sporadic spotty lacin left behind.

Sweet, slightly boozy aroma with very subtle barrel notes, leathery malt, candy sugar and dark fruit esters. I was expecting more barrel in the nose but is very faint with minimal oak and spicy whiskey character. Smells more like a regular barleywine/Belgian strong dark ale hybrid with leather and caramel malt sweetness along with toffee, plum, raisin and fig. As it warms, the slickness starts to show but I'm still having trouble picking up the oak and whiskey.

Medium bodied with a blast of sweet booze that lingers over the vinous fruits and sweet and leathery malt back bone into a dry, slightly spicy finish. The barrel presence is much stronger than the nose suggests with subtle toasted oak, vanilla, coconut and spicy whiskey booziness. For all of the alcohol flavor up front, it's actually not all that hot with lots of sweetness and a complex malt backbone balancing things out. It could actually use some more whiskey flavor and heat to counter all of the sweetness. Slightly leathery but the caramel malt, toffee and vinous dark fruit notes overpower almost everything that would suggest barleywine. Slight bubblegum character with hints of grape, raisin, date and plum. Pretty tasty with a well masked ABV but it's intensely sweet and lacking in balance. Also could use more of a spirit/barrel presence for my liking.

corby112, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of HopsintheSack
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

HopsintheSack, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of DarthKostrizer
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

DarthKostrizer, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of jriggins6
5/5  rDev +17.1%

jriggins6, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of Prost76
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Prost76, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of match1112
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

match1112, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of George1799
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

George1799, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of Lemke10
4.59/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

Lemke10, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of jaasen64
4/5  rDev -6.3%

jaasen64, Feb 25, 2013
Barrel Aged Naked Evil from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 495 ratings.