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Barrel Aged Naked Evil - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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485 Ratings
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Ratings: 485
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 260
Gots: 206 | FT: 16
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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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
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Kaydogg

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bottle

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

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2011 16:51:31 | More by Kaydogg
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brystmar

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-01-2011 16:49:51 | More by brystmar
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HopsMatt

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-01-2011 10:12:04 | More by HopsMatt
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athouve1

North Dakota

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-01-2011 06:02:44 | More by athouve1
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Bmoyer0301

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance:

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.

Aroma:

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.

Taste:

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.

Drinkability:

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2011 19:06:51 | More by Bmoyer0301
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zeff80

Missouri

3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2011 02:31:13 | More by zeff80
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heyta

Georgia

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-28-2011 21:36:26 | More by heyta
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-28-2011 18:25:12 | More by kaelingirl
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hippityhops85

Pennsylvania

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2011 18:39:41 | More by hippityhops85
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cosmonick

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-25-2011 01:58:21 | More by cosmonick
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DavidEddie

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-24-2011 04:51:22 | More by DavidEddie
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levifunk

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-23-2011 00:37:29 | More by levifunk
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zchall23

Texas

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-23-2011 00:06:02 | More by zchall23
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captainbearcat

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-22-2011 21:53:36 | More by captainbearcat
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thetomG

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-22-2011 17:07:39 | More by thetomG
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bob727

Florida

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-22-2011 03:15:50 | More by bob727
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MrTopher

California

4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thank you Jim (RatedZ) for this little surprise, had been holding out on enjoying this for a time when I could enjoy it with my father. Served into Stone Double Bastard tumblers.

A – Pours an amber color, very clear no real haze or floaties, and there is practically no head. This leaves no lacing on the glass at all.

S – A lot of sweet malt up front, a little vanilla, some caramel/toffee/molasses, some whiskey notes that give it a boozy aroma. There is a little oak/earth funk also.

T – The sweetness of this smacks you first with caramel/toffee/molasses, and then a little vanilla, some brown sugar, and then the whiskey just dives in and adds that boozy layer of abrasiveness and pairs well with the earth funk character.

M – Little on the thinner side of the spectrum and the carbonation was very mild but didn’t take away from the overall experience. Also had a little creaminess to the body.

O – This a great barleywine, but better than Abacus (SUCABA) I don’t think so. This comes in 2nd right after Abacus in my book.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 19:12:30 | More by MrTopher
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seeswo

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-21-2011 16:22:33 | More by seeswo
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mfield14

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -18%

11-20-2011 09:05:31 | More by mfield14
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mdvatab

Indiana

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

Poured from 22oz bottle into Bordeaux glass.

Aroma: Sticky, sweet caramel, honey, apple, vanilla, coconut, a faint clove note, and pineapple upside-down cake. It would be impossible to smell this one without wanting to try it.

Appearance: Crystal-clear copper body. Pours thick, with very minimal fine off-white bubbles. Nice legs drip down the inside of the glass after every sip.

Flavor: Pineapple upside-down cake, carmelized sugar, bourbon, coconut, vanilla, sweet maltiness, and a bit of peppery alcohol at the end.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full, syrupy mouthfeel. Low carbonation. A bit of peppery heat comes through after the finish.

Overall: All the positive buzz I'd heard about this one was definitely true. Very reminiscent of Kuhnhenn's BB4D (one of the best brews I've had this year). It's a little hotter on the finish than ideal. While this brew is a little bit on the pricy side, I'd recommend trying a bottle now, and holding onto one or more to enjoy after a year or two. It would be money well spent.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 02:59:44 | More by mdvatab
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-18-2011 18:14:27 | More by HopStoopid120
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coreymcafee

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-17-2011 05:05:11 | More by coreymcafee
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imperialking

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-15-2011 21:46:30 | More by imperialking
Barrel Aged Naked Evil from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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