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Barrel Aged Naked Evil - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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Ratings: 570
Reviews: 158
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 267
Gots: 232 | FT: 21
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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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Gosox8787
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 22 oz. bomber bottled served chilled and poured into a Bruery tulip glass.

Appearance: Amber to orange/brown in color. Not much head or retention at all.

Aroma: Big bourbon notes upfront. Sweet caramel, apple pie, and dark fruits are all present. The booze really is not as toned down as I expected. The heat is a bit much actually.

Taste: The bourbon is far more balanced here than in the nose. Lots of caramel, apple, and breadiness here, but tempered with dark fruits (plums and raisins) from the Belgian yeast. It is far more obvious here than the aroma that the Belgian yeast really plays a vital role. The bourbon and vanilla still stand out, and this is not perfectly balanced. Interesting and surprisingly drinkable considering the heat of the booze.

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation but a medium to full mouthfeel. Very smooth.

Overall, a really nice bourbon barrel barleywine but not quite the top level yet. The combination of Belgian and English yeast really seperate this, but the bourbon is still hot. I would definitely get this again, although the price tag is steep.

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4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 2 bomber poured into a snifter.

A- Pours a dark amber color with really no head to speak of. Lots of lacing along the sides of the glass.

S- Lots of whiskey/ booze smell is the most obvious. The booziness hit me upon popping the cap on this one. I also notice an overall sweetness to the aroma and hints of dark fruits.

T- Initially I get a malty sweetness, with a small hop hit afterward. The barrel aging is apparent and awesome in this one. Alcohol is definitely apparent, with an overall warming feeling at the end of each taste.

M- Medium bodied, sweet, malty, hot.

A fine example of an English Barleywine. This one drinks hot which I like. The price was a bit much like most Hoppin Frog beers, but I would treat myself to one again.

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4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 2.

A: An almost clear deep amber pour with a small tan head adorning it. Just smatterings of lacing when swirled.

S: Wonderful rich caramel and toffee aroma. Molasses and brown sugar as well. Hint of vanilla with some oak.

T: Super sweet caramel, molasses and toffee. A little raisin and fig in there too. Some earth towards the end, likely from the belgian yeast. Vanilla comes through in the aftertaste along with the oak again. Oak lingers a long time.

M: Heavy, syrupy sweet.

O: Pretty excellent barrel aged barelywine. Whiskey is a little light, could be stronger to hold up against the insane sweetness of the beer in my opinion. Otherwise it is a nice heavy and complex barleywine. A must-have for the super sweet barlyewine lovers out there. Make sure to have this one fully warmed up.

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

First of all, my wife and I were much proud to grab and enjoyed this unique English Barleywine.

(A)- White Batch 1; clear cooper and streaks of lace

(S)- Aroma is just wow! Rich sweet aroma, touch of caramel, hint of vanilla, slight sweet whiskey

(T)- Sweet with fruit notes, vanilla flavor and soft yeast notes

(M)- finished fruity with a good dose of alcohol warmth. Heavier-bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. alcohol presence was appropriate.

(O)- A very tasty beer! My wife and I cannot wait to taste this awesome beer in the nearest future again! It completely did not disappoint us which leaves a very positive note for this beer to be released again in the future!

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle into a snifter. Batch 1 (white cap). Thanks for the bottle Carleton!

A: Hard pour yields a dark ruby body with a small egg-shell head.

S: Beautiful aroma of soft, sweet prunes, apricot, candy sugar, vanilla, warm oak tannins, caramel.

T: Marshmallow, vanilla, mushed prune, cherry, dried peach, coconut, light sweet bourbon, caramel. Sweet, rich, and warming.

M: Slight carbonation, medium to thick body.

O: One of the richest barrel-aged barleywines I've had. Belgian yeast esters certainly add to the sweetness.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Bottle shared by Jason. Thanks! Batch 001.

A: Dark orange with a small fast fading white head.

S: Orange, vanilla, maple, apple, brown sugar, and big caramel notes. Oak blends with toffee, Belgian yeast character, and a firm whiskey presence. Well hidden alcohol.

T: Bready with apricot, almond, apple, and orange. Candied sugar. Dark toffee with caramel and a pleasant whiskey presence. Touch of vanilla. A little heat in the finish.

M: Medium body with upper low carbonation.

Overall: Unique and enjoyable.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of sleuthdog
3.58/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2012 vintage poured into tulip glass
Belgian-style Barley Wine-style aged in whiskey barrels
Thanks to BuckeyeDave for the trade.

Appearance: Naked Evil poured a beautiful crimson orange color with a half finger size off white head. It is a fairly clear beer with some small bubbles rising up to the surface. The color very appealing on this one.

Smell: The smells I pick up on this one are caramel, some vanilla, and toffee. This is a sweet smelling beer for sure. I also get the oak smell from the barrels and some spiceness from the whisky and yeast. Maybe some dark fruits on the tail end.

Taste: Wow I'm getting a lot of apples and booze on the initial taste. It is very sweet to the point of possibly overly sweet. I for sure get the yeast characteristics and the whiskey influence in the taste. I taste some of the caramel/toffee but it is so far hidden behind the apple taste it is hard to pick up on. I also do get some alcohol but it is not hot at all and I would say the 11.3% is well integrated in this beer.

Mouthfeel: I have to say I do enjoy the feel on this. It is medium-heavy with little to no carbonation. It is somewhat sticky with no burn at all.

Overall: I will say this did not impress me as much as I thought it would. It is a very good example of the style but not the best I have had. I enjoy the whiskey influence and the yeast addition. These add another dimension to this beer that saves it for me because without these I would not have enjoyed this as much

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4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Was lucky enough to get a couple of these from SliverX and hotpipes29. Cheers for the trades gents!

From a bomber into a snifter.
Vintage: 2011
Belgian style barleywine aged in whisky barrels

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, medium looking, off-white head with good retention. Perfectly clear, burnt orange in color, perhaps rust, with medium carbonation evident. A good ring remains until the end and leaves some splotchy lacing down the sides of the glass. Good looking.

SMELL: Big nose for sure. Caramel and toffee with whisky, oak and light vanilla notes from the barrel. Some light notes of red berries, like raspberries and cherries, works out nicely. Pretty good.

TASTE: Lots of caramel, toffee and a touch of butterscotch up front. Lots of sugary and candy sweetness, then it moves into some whisky barrel, oak and vanilla at the swallow. Very nice transition here. Bold and lingering aftertaste of caramel and red fruit sweetness, as well as whisky and oak from the barrel. Sweet malts, whisky and a touch of spicy booze linger on the palate. Pretty nice actually.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. A touch light on the palate, but definitely creamy, goes down fine with a slight burn at the swallow and finishes rather sticky.

OVERALL: A good beer, but the palate was not quite as heavy as I'd like. This is a sweet beer with lots of sweet barrel notes. I would appreciate a bigger bitter presence to add balance to the brew, but for a big, sweet, barrel aged barleywine, this is pretty nice. The flavors tell a story and the barrel doesn't overpower. A brew I'm glad to have tried and would enjoy trying a newer vintage, with the hopes that the palate thickens up and smoothens out a bit. Cheers for the bottels gents!

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Jesse13713
3.76/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A huge thanks to my buddy Aw Yeh for bringing this and splitting it with me. Reviewing from notes from early January. Forgot to put this up for awhile.

Appearance -A thickened, murky amber-orange color with a bit of a purplish hue as well. Very nice bubbly lacing. A very intoxicating/medicinal/mysterious appearance.

Smell – Smells strongly of a traditional barleywine - full of beets, sugar, and natural sweetness.

Taste – An insanely sweet candy taste. Plum and burning hops overtake the undertone of beets. A sweetened alcohol with an oaky-wood background.

Mouthfeel – Sweet, sweet, sweet. Barleywines are not my favorite category, but this one is surely more delicious and palatable than many of its competitors.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of pmarlowe
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to seeswo for this treat!

A: Beautiful orangish golden, with a few cm of off white head, very good retention and lots of nice lacing. Excellent clarity.

S: Layers of caramel, some bourbon, fruity esters, and vanilla.

T: Caramel forward, but less rich than I typically see in BBBWs, light smooth whiskey, balanced with some nice citrus notes, finishing with light sweetness and bitterness.

M: A round, medium-full body and medium carbonation.

O: Really nice, and damn drinkable for a bba barleywine. The addition of fruit lends some good complexity.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Barrel Aged Naked Evil from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 570 ratings.