Naked Evil - Barrel-Aged
Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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Style:
Barleywine - English
ABV:
11.3%
Score:
95
Avg:
4.28 | pDev: 10.28%
Reviews:
177
Ratings:
664
From:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery
 
Ohio, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  275
Gots
  228
SCORE
95
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Naked Evil - Barrel-AgedNaked Evil - Barrel-Aged
Notes: Batch 1 - White Cap
Batch 2 - Black Cap
Reviews: 177 | Ratings: 664 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by JRod1969:
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JRod1969 from New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Apr 09, 2013
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standardcherry from Massachusetts

3.89/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Black cap

A: Pours very clear, almost no haze. Gold/amber color with no head.
S: Smells kinda like cognac.... weird. Very sweet, butterscotch, caramel, vanilla. A bit of brown sugar and booziness too.
T: SUPER sweet. Almost port-like. Tastes like LME (liquid malt-extract), caramel, toffee, vanilla, coconut. A bit of cherry and apple in there too. Sweet, toasted oak too. Finishes sweet and fruity, almost like orange/caramel candy.
M: Medium/full bodied with almost no carbonation. Sweet and syrupy while drinking.
O: This beer was ok. Taste was too sweet and all over the place.

May 16, 2013
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Brenden from Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

This one is a brown color that shows some red when the light shines through its body. It doesn't form much of a head, but does hold up a layer of lightly tanned foam that leaves some thin bubbling behind.
Lots of sweetness comes off the nose, and it's a big malt bomb. There's just a ton of dark fruits (raisin, plum, fig) and brown sugar leading to some rich blackstrap. That's not to say there isn't any hops presence, as some dryer leaf balances it well. The aroma is this beer's best aspect.
The main problem with the flavor in this otherwise excellent beer is that it can't avoid cloying. It's just too sweet and rich without much to cut it, though hops do try. It even gives off something like sugary bubble gum in the middle and ends with some thick fruitcake.
The body alternates confusingly but very interestingly between thick, rich and viscous and thinner, alcohol running in and out on the tongue so it's hard to keep track of. It adds a bit of sting as well, though not harshly. I remains semi-sweet and doesn't run too sweet because of the hoppier elements, mostly, keeping some dryness in it.

Sep 16, 2014
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Matonika from California

4.61/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Excellant barleywine . Big whiskey barrel flavor, plums, vanilla. very assertive flavor and aroma. Medium plus body. Not to hippy. Pairs great with dessert. Lively carbonation. Great head retention. This is awesome. I wish I could get in San Diego.

Feb 23, 2015
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Black Cap

A-Pours a clear, glowing orange color. Wine-like legs on the glass. Thin, off-white head. Minimal lace.

S-Old, dusty, dried out oak barrels. to picking up much of the Belgian yeast, definitely more British in my opinion. Caramel liqueur. Estery...maybe I am getting some Belgian yeast because I'm getting some apple notes too.

T-Quite sweet. Loads of caramel, vanilla extract, toffee and some brown sugar. Fruity yeastiness. Integrated bourbon notes. Finishes with that old, dried out oakiness. Both the Belgian and British elements come to fruition.

M-Sweetness and feel make this one a sipper as it should be. Soft carbonation. Heat is integrated well, too. Some age has helped to mellow this one.

O/D-This probably has about a year or more on it age wise. It's has mellowed and integrated itself. It's tasty but I must say I can imagine that I may have enjoyed it more fresh but how should I know? An expensive beer, I remember it being around $23 for a bomber. It got better after each sip.

Dec 09, 2013
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Resuin from Massachusetts

4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Goblet. This is the 2012 version.

Appearance: Pours a deep cherry/mahogany color - on the lighter side for a barrel aged barleywine. The beer is filled with floating particles - not sure if this always happens or not, the bottle had been sitting upright for a while.

Smell: Whiskey, molasses, caramel - very sweet. Some oak and perhaps a hint of vanilla. Nice smelling beer.

Taste: This one matches the smell very well - it's very sweet and has flavors of burnt caramel, whiskey, molasses, and raisins and figs. The alcohol is extremely well hidden here.

Mouth-feel: Light carbonation and medium bodied - this one goes down really smooth and definitely has a nice body feel to it. Not sticky at all.

Overall: This is a very tasty beer - the alcohol is very well balanced, and this beer is very sweet. I think the whiskey barrels made a huge contribution to this beer - it is very well rounded.

May 07, 2013
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Damian from Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 1 pint 6 fl. oz. (22 fl. oz) bottle purchased at Julio's Liquors, Westborough, MA
Batch 2 - Black Cap
Served in a snifter

Slightly hazed, glowing mahogany appearance. The liquid poured super thick and viscous. A thin film of tan colored bubbles coated the liquid and quickly faded to a thin ringlet.

The nose was interesting and quite complex. Super malty and rich. Lots of brown sugar, toffee and maple syrup. Strong dark fruit notes. Raisins were most apparent. Ripe plums came through as well. Moderately boozy. The whiskey presence was definitely noticeable. Not a lot of barrel character however. The Belgian yeast notes were quite restrained as well.

The flavor profile was very similar to the nose but perhaps a bit boozier. Tons of sweet caramel malts and toffee on the front end. Slightly toasty and biscuity. Loads of brown sugar as well. Somewhat cloying. Dark fruits were apparent in the center. Strong raisin, fig and plum notes. The finish was boozy to the point of being hot. Whiskey flavors kicked in big time and were a bit stinging. The one-year of age on this bottle did little to temper the alcohol heat. Like the nose, the flavor profile demonstrated little barrel character and no discernible Belgian-like notes.

The mouthfeel was super syrupy and viscous. Rich and slick on the palate. The liquid contained a fine, moderate effervescence that seemed appropriate for the style.

Hoppin' Frog's Barrel Aged Naked Evil barleywine is a notably rich and sweet beer that probably would have been better enjoyed if it were divided by four people on a cold January night, rather than split between two people on a warm August evening. As much as I enjoyed it, this beer is best in small quantities.

Aug 06, 2013
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KAF from Iowa

4/5  rDev -6.5%

Jun 24, 2014
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duff247 from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Jul 18, 2013
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penguinstout from West Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.5%

Apr 12, 2013
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gkatsoris

4.82/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Rusty and murky. Lots of bubbles, light head, no lacing.

S: Smells delicious! Lots of brandy, candy and malts. Butterscotch and bread. Light raisins. Vanilla.

T: Perfect. This is delicious!!!! OMG, why isn't this a whale??? No alcohol at all. Vanill, butterscotch, caramel, candied sugar. WOW; period.

M: Nice and chewy. Full bodied. Perfect coat left on the tongue. Wow again.

O: A gem, almost perfect gem by Hoppin Frog. Loved it.

Thanks Charity (Towamencin Bev)!!!!

Nov 22, 2012
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heysuz from Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 26, 2015
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KJ2013 from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Mar 22, 2015
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nrbw23 from Ohio

4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a pretty clear amber color almost no head at all just a few bubbles. No lacing here at all.

S– Sweet malts, a touch of vanilla, caramel, toffee, a touch of booze, a very light touch of yeast spice.

T- Follows the nose quite well. A little more sweet than I was expecting. A great taste from the barrel with a good amount of booze. A touch of spice/funk from the yeast.

M- Medium in body and carbonation was pretty light too.

O– A very good brew. Probably right up there with some of the big dogs of the style and probably over looked too.

May 15, 2012
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DCon from Missouri

4.85/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Received a 1 PINT 6 FL. OZ. (22 FL.OZ.) in a trade w/ mdvatab. Poured from the Black/White Labeled bottle into a 12oz Shaker Glass. This is a 2011 Anniversary beer celebrating their 5th year of brewing fantastic beers.

Aroma- Dark Fruits and a Bourbon/Whiskey Punch starts this one out. A huge malt character is present too but all of these are very well blended and in a way, subtle. Fantastic nose!

Appearance- Pours a 1 finger head that

Mar 19, 2012
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JonnyRebel from Michigan

4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

May 31, 2015
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birchstick from Colorado

4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Dec 01, 2011
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bluesplit63 from Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Dec 14, 2012
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cwelsh55 from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Oct 17, 2014
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pest from Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.5%

Dec 16, 2011
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jayhunter357 from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Sep 01, 2013
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claspada from New Jersey

3.54/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at a tasting this past weekend courtesy of BTPete I believe.

Pours a thick orange/copper color with almost no head. It doesn't leave any lacing down the glass.

Aromas are quite sweet and sugary. Initially reminds me of FunFetti Vanilla Icing. There's light bourbon and sweet pale/biscuity maltiness that diminate. As it warms I get some lesser brown sugar maltiness and Belgian yeast notes highlighted by caramelized bananas.

The teaste begin really sweet; highlighted by caramelized maltiness mixed with sweet candy sugar, sugar cookies, vanilla and light toffee. Light breadiness and fruity/banana yeast flavors in the background but this is a cloyingly sweet beast that is rough on the palate for me.

The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with low carbonation. Finish is slick, sweet and syrupy.

Overall this was a miss for me and I cannot understand the high ratings on BA right now. I can appreciate how a fresh Barleywine like this has little to no alcohol but it's just a sweet, cloying mess in my opinion. Definitely not worth the

Nov 14, 2011
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pmarlowe from Virginia

4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Jun 18, 2012
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BeerMeBro720 from Ohio

4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 02, 2015
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sliverX from S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

5/5  rDev +16.8%

May 06, 2012
Naked Evil - Barrel-Aged from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 664 ratings