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Barrel Aged Naked Evil - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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Ratings: 586
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 278
Gots: 238 | FT: 29
Brewed by:
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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Ratings: 586 | Reviews: 161
Photo of nollie77
3.96/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SportsandJorts
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: pours a deep almost black shade of garnet. thin parts show off a bit of clarity and brightness but mostly the darkness makes it appear black. a small tannish head forms, maybe about a finger when poured very aggressively. the retention is good and it leaves behind a nice strong lacing.

Smell: malty and sweet. notes of barley, caramels, molasses to syrup, toffees and dark fruits. vanilla, whisky and oak flavors come through fairly strong. some dark candi sugar

Taste: opens with dark fruity notes and candi sugar, with notes of plums, raisins and dates. the malt profile comes through nicely with caramel, toffee and a strong grain presence. The barrel is clearly there but well balanced and shows notes of whisky, vanilla and a strong oak. alcohol is moderate but makes appearances from time to time.

Mouthfeel: heavy and fairly creamy. pretty slick and sticky

Overall: my first Hoppin Frog and if they make other beers like this one far from my last. delicious combination of the english and Belgian aspects. I thought the barrel character may overwhelm this beer but was pleasantly surprised that it just melded nicely with the complexity

Photo of stortore
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black cap- guess that means batch #2. 22 ounce bomber into a snifter.

Good color, not much of a head but what little there is hangs around. Aroma is well balanced between the whiskey and the malts, some vanilla. Taste continues the balance, not too boozy, but that's the first thing you taste. It's a sweet one, but I favor that. Raisin, brown sugar and... just sweet. No hop presence at all, and though a little hopiness is usually desireable in a Barleywine, my favorites are just like this. Great body for the style, rich but not too thick, not a lot of carbonation.

This is a terrific beer. I hope I can still get another bottle and age it for a while.

Photo of imbuckeye
4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wellsnb
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mportnoy
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeerMeBro720
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of unclejazz
3.87/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zonian1
3.7/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BDeibs
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Arch578
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beersnake1
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the fridge to a tulip, and consumed it while it warmed over an hour.

Look - nice golden brown with some carbonation. Looked like a nice barleywine.

Smell - Here is the best part. Beautiful caramel coming through. The sweetness is clearly evident, and the barrel is there, but not too strong.

Taste - Very nice from the start. As it warmed, the sweetness increased and I got hints of syrup. This would be my only complaint about this beer - a bit too sweet. The barrel character was perfect, and the caramel and malts really shined. Feel was good. Overall, I'm happy I got to try this beer. Another great offering from Hoppin' Frog.

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of _morandi_
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mjc3151
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of toppoop
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lukass
4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

Photo of ChicagoNick
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of IrishColonial
3.52/5  rDev -17.4%

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

Black cap. Poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter. I had hoped to age it longer but the bottle took a spill in my trunk on the way home and the cap started to leak.
A: Mahogany color with a thin head that quickly disappears
S: Sweet cherry, molasses, prune, Belgian yeast, vanilla and whiskey
T: Matches the nose. Tons and tons of cherry pie filling. Underneath that distinct prune along with molasses, vanilla, brown sugar and a bit of Belgian yeast/fruitiness on the finish
M: This is definitely a big beer. Very sweet, the alcohol is there but not oppressive. It should mellow out with age
O: Complex and quite tasty. I do wish I could have aged it as I think it will integrate and gain complexity. Then again I'll just try to find another bottle

Photo of M_chav
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of McBAINx
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of JimmyFlatRock
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of huysmans
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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Barrel Aged Naked Evil from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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