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Barrel Aged Naked Evil - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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483 Ratings
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Ratings: 483
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 257
Gots: 206 | FT: 14
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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ChrisPro

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewing blind on 12/23/11 as part of a "BA barleywine" tasting. Finished #3 of 6 for me.

A - Pours light copper (very different from the others) with a smattering of bubbles.

S - Tons of bubblegum and circus peanuts. This candy sugar just dominates the nose, but there is a bit of vanilla and banana as well.

T - Extremely sweet toffee and circus peanuts dominate the flavor. This is a pretty light malt bill, with a very dry finish on the tongue.

M - Great carbonation and full bodied, but a bit oily. No head present.

O - Incredibly unique beer. Extremely drinkable and I don't think I've had anything else like this, though it sort of reminds me of Arquebus. I think if I had this beer on its own, it would be stellar, but with the other barleywines having different yeasts and a darker malt bill, this left me wanting a bit more from this beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2011 03:39:35 | More by ChrisPro
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sbricker

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-26-2011 04:05:22 | More by sbricker
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durwood64

Ohio

5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-25-2011 01:20:56 | More by durwood64
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jh1982

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-24-2011 22:14:09 | More by jh1982
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auroracrisis

Kentucky

4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz into a snifter.

Clear amber with golden highlights. No head, but a ring of foam around the edges that dissipates after a few quaffs.

Plum glaze and sherry, with some vanilla on the nose at first. Then moves into other pitted fruit scents like cherry and raisins. As it warms, a bit medicinal and hot but these only compliment the existing aroma and never become offensive. Subtle hints of toffee and caramel as well.

Rich toffee with undertones of plum and raisin, with a vanilla finish. As it warms, more confectionery sweetness comes out and begins to mask the fruit quality of the malt. More boozeyness as well.

Full and smooth, with heat on the finish.

Great fruity and sweet malt characterisitcs with a barrel character that doesn't overpower. A great bourbon barrel barleywine, but I wish the Belgian yeast came out a bit more. Seems like the sweetness, barrel aging, and alcohol content leave no room for the yeast to display it's character. Maybe in due time.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2011 07:56:54 | More by auroracrisis
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Jakers90

Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-22-2011 22:06:39 | More by Jakers90
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ne0m00re

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12/13/11- Had a 22 oz bottle of this one.
A: Clear copper, cream collar and film, and constant bubbles.
S: Strong fig/raisin, very dark caramel, nice bourbon bananas, hot character.
T: Sticky sweet dark caramel, bourbon figs with bananas, some port oxidation, great sipping beer.
M: Thick, slow-developing froth, cleansing alcohol finish.
O: Nice sipping beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2011 01:00:09 | More by ne0m00re
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ShogoKawada

Rhode Island

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

unexpected find on the shelves in MA. $23 (yikes!), poured into duvel tulip. I heard very good things about this... let's hope they're right, 'cause that's a lot of money for a bottle.

A- Low carbonation, a thin tan head rises and settles quickly. Large bubbles. Beer is ruby red and burgundy in the glass, very vibrant. 2nd pour kicks up a much nicer creamy eggshell white head, bumping score significantly. I guess it's all in the pour.

S- Lots of bready, malty sweetness, subtle whiskey barrel. What kind of whiskey? Hmm, going to have to investigate.

T- Right off the bat there's a pretty intense strawberry jam flavor. Sweet, though, no tartness. It's followed by a mellow toasty oak and vanilla. Very fruity and sweet malt base. A bit of brown sugar/molasses and some honey too. This whiskey treatment is mellow, refined, subtle... stunning, really.

M- Boozy but not hot, warming as it goes down. This one's been tempered a bit for the better. Lush, full flavors, lots of lingering sweetness... even for the style it's sweet. This might detract for some, I don't mind it. I'd say it's more 4.75 than 5.0 but I'm rounding up because I'm in a good mood.

O- Yes, please. A treat, a luxury, and not a good value per se.. but an awesome beer nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2011 04:01:12 | More by ShogoKawada
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scottyg354

Pennsylvania

4.95/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Amber Brown. Nice Two finger head. Some decent lacing. Pretty looking beer.

S: Bourbon, Mal and Booze. A little smoke as well. Some dried fruit notes.

T: Bourbon, Raisins and other dried fruits directly up front. Oak in the middle. This finished only to what I can compare to a Worthers Original butterscotch, really enjoyable.

M: Smooth, Thick and Heavy. Mild stickiness on the lips. Mild carbonation.

O: This really was a great beer. I would definetely drink this one again. Stands up to the barleywine style, with some great characteristics for the bourbon barrel aging.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2011 03:16:05 | More by scottyg354
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a chestnutt color with good carbonation leaving a dirty white cap and some lacing

S: Booze, candy sugar, bourbon, vanilla and caramelized sugars are the standouts

T: First thing I notice is a big sweet, stickiness with candy sugar, booze, caramelized sugars with bourbon, vanilla. Medium way I spy a sherry and cherry taste with hints at dark fruits and bubblegum

M: Sticky sweet, thinner than I expected, boozy, low carbonation and heavy but thin. Lots of sweetness on this leaves me wanting to check my blood sugar. Syrupy, gooey and a bit bitter

O: A pretty good take. Not impressed as the ratings are a a bit inflated. Definitely not the trade demand it drives.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2011 21:35:55 | More by barleywinefiend
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pest

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-16-2011 04:04:42 | More by pest
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PhineasGage

Iowa

5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-14-2011 05:16:16 | More by PhineasGage
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amphion1065

Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle served in a Portsmouth tulip. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a clear, dark ruby. A quarter-finger yellow-brown head with loose bubbles fades quickly. Minor lacing.

Man, there's a lot going on in the aroma. Big ester fruits, namely banana. There's an unmistakable smell of coconut, which I'd imagine is the pleasant byproduct of the -bal aging. A slight touch of bourbon, but it's really quite restrained. Nice, smooth caramel.

Incredibly smooth. The bourbon heat only really plays into the finish, but the barrel - with its wood and vanilla - is all over the taste. Ripe, juicy apricots. Sweet dark fruits, almost like a quad: prunes, plums. It's very sweet, but just doesn't seem overdone. Hard to believe this is an 11.3% ABV beer.

Mouthfeel is awesome, thick with just enough carbonation to really open up the flavors. In spite of the sweetness and huge flavors at work, this is quite easy to drink.

Though, like most Hoppin' Frog beers, this is borderline prohibitively expensive, it is excellent nonetheless. I loved the Belgian qualities of this barleywine, and would love to drink another bottle.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 01:40:05 | More by amphion1065
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spycow

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-12-2011 16:03:11 | More by spycow
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.93/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

dark brown in color with a huge head of tan that just towered over the top of the glass. Settling down smoothly and evenly it produced a thick coating of lace all along the sides of the glass. Rich vanilla and woody aromas are being picked up almost immediately. Huge notes of oak and subtle caramel and toffee and truly dominating here for sure. Warming only brings this out further, rich and decadent, sweet aromas just building off each other here. The first sip is divine, subtle, and rich and perfectly carbonated it simply rolls across the tongue with a gentleness that is unheard of. Vanilla and caramel merging with oak like notes and touches of earthy hops all working together seamlessly. I am still not sure how strong this one is, but subtleness is key here as it was barely detectable at all.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2011 06:16:25 | More by mikesgroove
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Anthony1

Colorado

5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-09-2011 23:36:57 | More by Anthony1
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GimmeGumballHead

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-09-2011 00:33:25 | More by GimmeGumballHead
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: a glowing golden brown bodied beer with a white head. Little bit of lacing and head retention is decent considering the style.

Smell: Lots of things going on here. Huge barrel notes of oak and vanilla. Spicy notes that are coming from the belgian yeast. Smells really malty. Wow.

Taste: Fairly similiar to the nose. Nice malty beer that has a huge caramel and toffee malt profile. The whiskey barrel adds strong oak and vanilla notes to the mix; which really compliments the malt forward profile. To add good measure... the belgian yeast adds a lively spice that keeps things interesting.

Mouthfeel: This beer is full bodied and has low carbonation. Smooth and delicious. This beer is 11% and the only way of knowing is looking at the label. No boozey burn and no harshness is encountered. Its hard to believe that this beer has NOT been in a cellar for a few years; when its actually quite fresh. Damn!

Overall: This is the BEST Hoppin Frog beer I have drank! BORIS and DORIS are Shit compaired to this beer. Amazingly complex beer that is super smooth and drinks easy on a cold winter evening among good friends. One of the best barleywines I have tried this year. I paid $20 for a bottle...totally worth it!

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2011 07:29:18 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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StoutFest

Illinois

3/5  rDev -29.7%

12-07-2011 05:25:49 | More by StoutFest
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Duff27

Illinois

4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Short light tan head on a murky amber beer. Above average head retention, some lacing.

S- Definitely Belgian yeast aroma, "smell reminiscent of a Quad."

T-Fruity, hot from the whiskey -bals but smooth. Complex spiciness. Vanilla notes galore. Well intrigrated alcohol.

M- Full mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

D/O- Having the the same night as MoaS...this is right up there with it because of its uniqueness. If your a fan of Belgians, barrels, and barleywines then this is the beer for you. Thanks a ton 4DAloveofSTOUT!

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2011 05:07:55 | More by Duff27
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wtfuggles

Missouri

5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-06-2011 04:20:39 | More by wtfuggles
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-06-2011 00:49:40 | More by Rochefort10nh
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - 22oz bottle

Appearance - Brownish ruby tan, 1/4 white creamy head, some decent lacing.

Smell - Barley, Lots of fruits, some oak, malts, spices, carmal, some vanilla, more bourbon/whiskey aroma. And also hasa distint alcohol smell.

Taste - Well this is something special. Lots of oaked bourbon and carmal nail you at first sip. Lots of sweet fruits like apple, plum, fig and grapes. You can tell this is a big beer, plenty of alcohol warmth in each drink, but theres a load of flavors to balance it out some. The yeast give it the tradmark belgian flavor we all come to know.

Mouthfeel - Alot going on, this will wreck mouth with all the goodness mentioned. The whiskey coats everything in sight, the fruits add sweetness to the tounge, and palette is left sweetened, bittered, and ready for more. Aftertaste is bourbon, yeast, and alcohol warmth.

Overall - Really special. Tons of flavor, fun to drink, espically if you like aged in whiskey barrel beers. This is a big beer, meant to be enjoy on occassion, and with a fan of the style. Fantasic, hope i can find another bottle to age.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2011 02:24:58 | More by wvsabbath
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MarcatGSB

Michigan

5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-02-2011 02:07:08 | More by MarcatGSB
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birchstick

Colorado

4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a caramel color without much of a head

S - the nose consists of stick caramel malts, vanilla, and bourbon all mixed together nicely

T - Loads of caramel malts up front. Up next is a nice pop of vanilla from the barrel aged treatment. Whiskey rounds out the palate with more vanilla and some charred oak. These flavors are all very well integrated into the beer and form a really nice tasting beer.

M - full bodied, a little sticky and somewhat dry on the finish

D - awesome barleywine here. The whiskey is really well integrated into the profile and makes for a very enjoyable brew. Recommended if you can get your hands one some, one of the better barleywines I have ever tried.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2011 20:24:41 | More by birchstick
Barrel Aged Naked Evil from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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