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Barrel Aged Naked Evil - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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496 Ratings
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Ratings: 496
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 261
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)
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Agold, Jun 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

GuisseppeFranco, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of prototypic
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Barrel-Aged Naked Evil pours an attractive color. It’s mostly clear. Backlighting gives it a really nice crimson look. Love the color. A soft, light vanilla colored head barely covers the surface. It disappears quickly, leaving a very light, spotty lacing behind. Maybe the abv was a little too much for it. In any event, I do like the color.

The nose is quite good. It smells quite malty and sweet. Chock full of caramel. Whiskey follows. It has a moderate presence that complements the malt base extremely well. The barrel-aging definitely imparted oak and vanilla, as well. There are some light fruity notes. Apple is the most notable. Belgian yeast is definitely noted and smells spicy. Alcohol is there, but smells pretty well integrated. It smells rich, complex, and delicious! Excellent!

The flavor is extremely impressive! It definitely has a very sweet, rich caramel/toffee malt base. If you’re averse to sweet beer, this one may be a problem. Whiskey has a moderately strong presence and is a very nice complement to the malts. It never overpowers the other flavors. Vanilla, coconut, and oak are also noted. Hints of apple and pear appear at times. Belgian yeast works much better than I anticipated. It adds a bit of a spicy flavor and really drives the flavor up a notch. Alcohol is there, but never seems too strong or hot. Finishes spicy, malty, and very sweet.

Barrel-Aged Naked Evil has a body that’s on the lighter side of full. Carbonation is very light and soft. It’s extremely smooth and silky. Goes down far, far too easy for a big, barrel-aged English Barleywine.

I’ve come to expect excellent beer from Hoppin’ Frog Brewery. Every so often, they release a beer that’s nothing short of exceptional. Barrel-Aged Naked Evil is one of those cases. I’m shocked at how good it is. The only slight downside is that it’s a bit too sweet. A little less would be more. That’s nitpicking though. This is great stuff! Highly recommended!

prototypic, May 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

monitorpop, May 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Devi0us, May 19, 2012
Photo of nrbw23
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a pretty clear amber color almost no head at all just a few bubbles. No lacing here at all.

S– Sweet malts, a touch of vanilla, caramel, toffee, a touch of booze, a very light touch of yeast spice.

T- Follows the nose quite well. A little more sweet than I was expecting. A great taste from the barrel with a good amount of booze. A touch of spice/funk from the yeast.

M- Medium in body and carbonation was pretty light too.

O– A very good brew. Probably right up there with some of the big dogs of the style and probably over looked too.

nrbw23, May 15, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to cmrillo for sharing this one as soon as I arrived at his house the night before his big 40 Beers* @ 40 Birthday Bash! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a deep red-orange with a minimal off-white head. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, wood, sugar, and sweet alcohol. The flavor was of sweet malt, caramel, sugar, wood, and subtle sweet alcohol. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. I really went into this one blind not knowing what to expect, but what I found was quite pleasant. The sweetness on this one was really nice and made this brew stand out from some of the others from this style I’ve had. It did this all while not destroying a delicate balance of flavors and aromas. I’m really glad that I got the opportunity to have this one and hope to do so again in the future.

thagr81us, May 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

damngoode, May 07, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

sliverX, May 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

metalgdog, May 06, 2012
Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this beer had aged for over six months, and I have not had it fresh.

The beer pours a clear light brown with almost no head. The nose is orgasmic with incredible sweetness and an outstanding barrel vanilla. There are toasty notes of coconut and caramelized sugars. The taste is godly smooth with intense whiskey barrel and barleywine sweetness. The aftertaste after each sip is equally smooth... definitely a sipper. However, the alcohol is incredibly well masked except for a slight burning in the back of the throat. Completely worth trying and seeking out, definitely the best barrel aged barleywine I've had.

ThePorterSorter, May 06, 2012
Photo of KevSal
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

my favorite beer at the blind ba barelywine tasting. (well aside from the alpine great). decided to crack mine open tonight in hopes of getting the same flavors from it i had before.

huge thanks to pahn for this guy. thank you evan!

22oz split into eclipse snifters

a- it looks alright, very light colored ba barelywine, little to no head. looks a lot like apple juice.

s- awesome, the fruity bouquet i remember from the blind tasting, i love it! its in line with hifi and ba old dipsea with fruitiness on the nose, i love this in my ba barleywines. fresh grean fuirt up front, green apple, hint of pear, followed by big malts and vanilla barrel with slight alch on the backend

t- taste is awesomme! just as good as i remember from the tasting. green fruits upfront, vanilla, toffee and sweet malts up front, alch burn in the finish with an odd after taste (from the belgian yeast maybe?) this is a sweet beer, but when it warms it really opens up

m- mouthfeel is big! thick body with lots of carbonation for ba beer. coats the tongue. very, viscous alch is present.

o- very good beer! its very sweet but very tasty. probably the fruitiest ba barleywine ive had to date. this is what i was hoping for with shmalts 15:15 but this one is done right. its very similar to hi fi but not quite as smooth, kinda wished i aged this guy for a year, i can see this guy smoothing out and tasting very special. definitly seek this one out if ur a fan of the style

KevSal, May 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

jmarsh123, May 02, 2012
Photo of ehammond1
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle (2011)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, dannyfrost!

Blind Tasting and Review

(Aged for 6 months)

Clear, dark orange with a very minimal head. There's some slight sediment floating around the beer. This leaves the glass oily, but no lace in the classic manner.

Sweet, somewhat simple, though very nice aroma of caramel, toffee, vanilla, and bourbon.

The flavor is similarly nice, with good amounts of bourbon, oak, vanilla, caramel, and slight dark fruit.

Medium bodied with low to moderate carbonation.

Very nice, though I was disappointed in this one, only because my expectations were so high. This is quite nice.

ehammond1, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of tewaris
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Barrel Aged Naked Evil
Belgian Style Barleywine. Poured into a snifter. Thanks match1112 and IrishColonial.

Aroma is quite fruity with a hint of sweet alcohol. Smells more like a quadrupel than a barleywine! Mixed esters, toasted pear and dessert in general. Only a hint of barrels in aroma but it is stronger in the taste. Sweet and boozy with sticky caramel, and still clean finishing. I'd rather have the finish be a little longer but otherwise very very good. Mellow, subtle and understated. I need to drink this outside of a tasting environment to fully appreciate it!

4, 4, 4.5, 4, 4.5

tewaris, Apr 25, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: One-finger khaki head, orange-brown amber color, some carbonation, little lacing

S: Dark fruits, sweet molasses and caramel, whiskey, vanilla and oak

T: Sweet dark fruits, nice blend of malts, whiskey spiciness, vanilla and oak

M: Smooth and creamy, very little carbonation, slightly warming, medium bodied

O: Good English Barleywine, was excited to get this and it did not disappoint, the yeasts used pair well

derkfromwi, Apr 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

jacewg, Apr 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

egrace84, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of J0hnGustafson
4.95/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

J0hnGustafson, Apr 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

kevwcamp, Apr 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

CheapBeerBuzz, Apr 16, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

dborginis, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.8/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle pour provided by ehammond1 at the blind barrel aged barleywine tasting hosted by DarthKostrizer.

Pours a clear orange with a orange-white head that fades to nothing. There is no lacing on this one. Smell is of malt and dark fruits. Taste is of malt, brown sugar, and some random fruity flavors. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good barleywine but it tastes better than it smells in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

BraatenBrew, Apr 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

mdillon86, Apr 10, 2012
Barrel Aged Naked Evil from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 496 ratings.