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Sweet Evil Barley Wine - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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BA SCORE
75
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85 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 17.96%
Wants: 6
Gots: 21 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ChadQuest on 08-01-2012

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 85 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of djtomain
3.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HoistinBrews
3.31/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Florida9
2.63/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Crystal clear chestnut brown in color. No head. No lacing. Appears flat. Aroma is sweet with notes of caramel, candy, and brown sugar. Taste is rather unappealing. Excessively sweet, yet the sweetness fails to mask the variety of off flavors: cardboard, candy apple, aunt jemima syrup, and a mild woodsy characteristic. There's even a slight note of mint, which is entirely out of place. Low carbonation. Almost flat, which does nothing for the syrupy mouthfeel that just compounds the sweetness. Yet somehow, the alcohol comes through like this a 10 or 12% beer.
There's little positive I can say about this beer. It really is rather atrocious and a regrettable purchase.

Photo of mbmiche
2.95/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kevinpitts
4/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Super sweet beer. Low carbonation. A little wierd for beer, but good.

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JeremyScott
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of grover37
4.3/5  rDev +33.1%

Photo of trevorpost
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Nbdreher
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of jlindros
3.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to friend Elijah for sharing, I guess...

No head, candy apple red caramel hazy color.

Nose big sweet candy malts, caramel, toffee, nutty, aged soft malt but mild oxidation, candy all over, sweetness.

Taste sweet candy, toffee, caramel, nutty, red candy, some warming booze, thick sweet syrupy, fairly sweet little oxidation, and aged sweet malt. Finish is syrupy sweet candy, little bitterness, candy syrupy, toffee, etc.

Mouth us heavy syrupy fairly thick, some warming booze, lighter carb.

Overall meh. I guess when they say sweet evil thye sure mean it, so friggen sweet I think it gave my kids diabeetus just byproxy. I can't even drink this, it has more sugar than a bowl full of sugar covered in syrup.

Photo of WesMantooth
3.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This one lives up to the title. Can't even describe how sweet. Tastes a lot like apple juice. A little apple cider like tartness, faint alcohol, some other fruit, and very light yeast. Honestly too sweet to notice much of anything. I wouldn't really say bad, a sweet or blush wine drinker may enjoy it, but not good for sure. Don't know if some age would help, but certainly can't hurt. Going to let it continue yo warm to see if I can finish it. Doubtful.

Photo of mpenning13
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of assman79
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of scruffwhor
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of TasteTester
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of BA_Berto
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Mugenlude
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of BrewClint
4/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of pathman
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Zaphog
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of prototypic
3/5  rDev -7.1%

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Sweet Evil Barley Wine from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.