Barrel Aged Naked Evil | Hoppin' Frog Brewery

Barrel Aged Naked EvilBarrel Aged Naked Evil
BA SCORE
91.6%
Liked This Beer
4.26 w/ 658 ratings
Barrel Aged Naked EvilBarrel Aged Naked Evil
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Ohio, United States
hoppinfrog.com

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Batch 1 - White Cap
Batch 2 - Black Cap

Added by TMoney2591 on 09-04-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#838
Reviews:
171
Ratings:
658
Liked:
603
Avg:
4.26/5
pDev:
10.56%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
279
Gots:
232
Trade:
21
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 658 |  Reviews: 171
Photo of ZEB89
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Muss42
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CraftFan5
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of petrusek23
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of suckaj
3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a snifter. No date, but I got this bottle circa 2011 so it is about 5 years old.

A: Red-orange color with great clarity. No real head formation or retention to speak of. Wisps of lacing.

S: Fruit-forward with a lot of vinous and brandy-like notes. Red fruit. Caramel, toffee, and a faint nuttiness. Faint whiffs of toast and oak, and interestingly not much in the way of whiskey. Subdued barrel-induced caramel chews and vanillins.

T: Fruit forward, as in the nose. Brandy -like. Stone fruits, red fruit, and maybe raisin too. Malts pull through with a lot of sweetness. Raw honey, runny caramel, toffee, nutty, maple, pinch of cocoa. The barrel swoops in and adds a bit of balancing dryness. Toasty oak picks it up on the back end. Caramel chews. Bourbon. Long sweet finish.

M: Full, slick, sticky and syrupy. Coating in the mouth. Chewy and hefty, but not overly heavy. Fine-bubbled carbonation prickled at the tongue and just barely lifts some of the sticky texture away.

O: When they said 'Belgian-style barleywine' I expected something very quad-like, but this does feel more like a Belgian influenced English barleywine. The Belgian yeast is not as active as expected, so I'm guessing they either fermented a little colder or used it in conjunction with an English ale yeast. Very fruity with a heavy-handed malt sweetness and some easy whiskey barrel character. Somewhat slow onset; it releases its complexities in time. It's one of those beers that soothes the body and the soul as its potency creeps up on you and leaves you in a most relaxed and contented state.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sweffin
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NMA
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BcOneSeven
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Klourie
4.73/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HeyYoMar
3.96/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cmrncrzy10
4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Myotus
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks, Eziel!
Batch 2. Poured gently from a 22oz bottle (batch 2, no date) at 48F into a snifter. Allowed to warm up to 50F before rating based on smell, taste, and feel. Consumed on 13Apr16.
LOOK: Pours with a fingers worth of light brown foam. Brown in color with a ruby tint and a moderate amount of cloudiness. Subtle amount of small rising bubbles. Lacing is thin and hardly present.
SMELL: Strong aromas of tree nuts, figs, plums, raisins, and molasses entangle with mild aromas of sweet bread, leather, spicy whiskey, toast, and chocolate along with subtle banana, oak, and vanilla aromas.
TASTE: Very strong flavors of molasses, plums, figs, and raisins instantly explode on to the palate and and leave behind a great first impression for my insatiable sweet tooth. Mild spicy whiskey, sweet bread, vanilla, oak, and leather flavors immediately trail to bring some balance to the beer while simultaneously adding to the sweetness. Mild flavors of tree nuts, bananas, toast, and sweet chocolate enter lastly as they balance out the beer even further while all previous flavors persist, except for spicy whiskey, which grow slightly stronger.
FEEL: This beer is so thick and full-bodied, it is nearly like drinking syrup. Carbonation is hardly present. This goes down incredibly smooth and creamy. Finishes with a strong, yet somewhat pleasant dryness. A strong and welcoming alcoholic warmth can be felt at it goes down the throat.
NOTE: Only my second of its style. I loved how the whiskey wasn't overwhelming, although I would have personally liked to have had a little bit less. The Belgian yeast was an excellent addition, resulting in the banana flavors that made this beer so much better.

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Photo of petermethot
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JVan
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbwimer
3.94/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattreitz49
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stillmakingnoise
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ilikebeer03
4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Soneast
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevoj
3.69/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Barley wine bottle share on 1/31/14. Poured out an amber color with aromas of toffee, bourbon, caramel, and some light dark fruit. Flavors are the same, dark pitted fruit within some toffee, and caramel added with alight bourbon aftertaste.

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Photo of stephens101
4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Full on Barleywine begging weather event happening and stuck inside the house. Have to make the best of it I guess.

The very promising and complex aroma overflows with notes of sweet bread, chocolate, cherry and raisin. Tastes sweet and bready with an array of dark fruits toward the back and a fine thread of lingering alcohol in faint hops in the finish. The oak peaks through in its own good time. Heavier and dessert-like but well carbonated and viscous.

Rich and complex and just about perfect in every respect.

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Photo of Grothgery
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

And amazing beer with notes of fruit and malts, semi-sweet with a velvet mouth feel.

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Photo of DRBiser
4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Barrel Aged Naked Evil from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Beer rating: 91.6% out of 100 with 658 ratings
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