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Barrel Aged Naked Evil - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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Ratings: 492
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 263
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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5/5  rDev +17.4%

GimmeGumballHead, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.43/5  rDev +4%

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!

4DAloveofSTOUT, Dec 07, 2011
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3/5  rDev -29.6%

StoutFest, Dec 07, 2011
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4.55/5  rDev +6.8%

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!

Duff27, Dec 07, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

wtfuggles, Dec 06, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Rochefort10nh, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of wvsabbath
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%

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.

wvsabbath, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

MarcatGSB, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of birchstick
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%

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.

birchstick, Dec 01, 2011
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3.53/5  rDev -17.1%


A: brownish orange body with a small film of tan bubbles

S: very sweet smelling vanilla, caramel, toffee, whiskey,

T: Follows the nose. extremely sweet, some vanilla-a touch of oak. alcohol..some heat..but the overall sweetness made it difficult for some of the flavors to shine through

M: Sticky medium body. a tad thin,

O: I thought it was pretty good at first, but by 4 or 5 ozs the sweetness took over and thats all I could get out of it..by the end I wasn't enjoying it so much...almost cloying sweet..def. not worth the price tag. this beer isn't remotely close to the top barlywines like abacus and MoaS..IMO

Kaydogg, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

brystmar, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

HopsMatt, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

athouve1, Dec 01, 2011
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4.35/5  rDev +2.1%


My Glencairn tasting glass was a perfect fit for this job. I pulled the cap off this heavy ale and was greeted with a slight wisp of carbonation gasses. On the pour I went slowly and was left with a thin creamy head. When I hold my glass up to the light there is an array of deep brown and ruby-plum like colors that are pristine and clear. On the viscosity check I gave a generous swirl and noticed a healthy amount of legs sliding down my glass walls ever so slowly.


Wow, this is a huge punch in the face from the bourbon barrel. Initially all I can get is a huge amount of booze and oak from the barrel but as I let this warm up a little bit a load of caramel soaked raisins and burnt brown sugar are pushing through. I am having a hard time trying to pull out any Belgian notes but hey, the barrel is strong on the nose in this one. In the back end some fig flavors are rounding it out and even a slight pipe tobacco aroma.


I have to admit this is one of the most interesting variations I have ever had for the style, but I like it! Right off the start there is a huge kick from the bourbon but it is so much more complex than that. Vanilla, plums, figs, and bready malt is huge in the base. Smooth and warming on the palate and is reminding me of banana foster with some toasted marshmallow. I can see how some people might find this to be a little too sweet for their palate but this is right up my alley on this cold night. In the finish, a hint of bubblegum is poking through which is definitely a component of that Belgian yeast.


Overall this was one killer barley wine! The only thing I’m a little upset about is that this was my only bottle. This is a true sipping ale, and I must admit I’m glad that I lit a fire right before I started this one because they seem to go hand in hand on a cold snowy night like tonight. If you come across this one or have the opportunity to trade for it by all means go for it, because not only is it a limited release, it is fantastic for the style. Well until next time.

Bmoyer0301, Nov 30, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev -6.6%

A - Poured out a clear, golden copper color with a one-finger, white head of foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of whiskey and sweet caramel.

T - Strong whiskey flavor with sweet caramel and toffee presence. Subtle hop bitterness.

M - It was smooth yet sticky. A full bodied ale with a strong alcohol warmth.

O - This is a very good barrel aged barleywine. A nice rare find from Hoppin' Frog.

zeff80, Nov 29, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

heyta, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

kaelingirl, Nov 28, 2011
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4.43/5  rDev +4%

Poured from 22oz bomber into snifter

Appearance: Very clear amber with practically no head. Expected for the abv on this monster.

Nose: Lots of caramel notes that meld nicely with the light bourbon aromas. Really looking forward to the taste on this...

Taste: Again, loads of caramel and butterscotch, light bourbon flavors which I really appreciate as they're not overbearing. The abv is present but does not distract from the brew. A wonderful caramel/bourbon/bready concoction.

Very low carbonation on the mouth feel with a medium to medium heavy body. Exactly what I was looking for in this brew.

Probably the best beer I have had from Hoppin' Frog. I real gem. Surprised it drank so smoothly for being relatively fresh but I'm sure this will age nicely. Definitely seek this one out.

hippityhops85, Nov 25, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

cosmonick, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

DavidEddie, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

levifunk, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

zchall23, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

captainbearcat, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

thetomG, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

bob727, Nov 22, 2011
Barrel Aged Naked Evil from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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