Barrel Aged Naked Evil | Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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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
Ratings:
655
Reviews:
170
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
10.66%
 
 
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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Photo of axeman9182
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle. Big thanks to radio2525 for sending this out in the Barrel Aged BIF. It was allowed to warm a little bit before being poured into my Brooklyn Brewery tulip.

Barrel Aged Naked Evil pours a brilliantly clear dark amber, with a handful of nice highlights. A finger and a half or so of white foam rises atop the beer before fading pretty quickly. Lacing is a bit on the scant side. I want to score the appearance lower, but the color is just too nice. The nose is wonderful, with aromas of brown sugar, figs, and plums all swimming together with a hint of whiskey. The flavor leads off with a malt profile that's definitely more brown sugar than caramel. The middle portion features some very nice esters from the Belgian and English yeast strains. Lots of fig, and a bit of plum to give it more of a dark fruit edge. The finish features some subtle oak and a bit of straight up whiskey (though it's not hot at all). The mouthfeel starts out fine, with a slightly heavy body and just a bit of carbonation. The carbonation seems to drop off soon after the beer's poured though, and the second half of each glass is just too syrupy (the mouthfeel score is a compromise between how each glass starts and finishes). Sure there are a couple minor technical flaws, but BANE excels where it counts (taste). I'd be lucky to come across another bottle of this brew.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of CharlieMurphy
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

'12. Thanks again normyk

A: Like the shit inside the old white haired professor's cane from Jurassic Park- petrified floaties amidst a thick viscous solidified light amber. Very small white head.

S: Pizza? there's some seriously smokey, dense, cheese aromas foremost. Aged cheddar and mozz. Some warmth and light hickory come through thereafter. Maybe a jab of tobacco. Pretty unidirectional.

T: Alrigghhhhttt! Syrupy smooth rolling honey, light amber maple, sweetness, and american barley hop twang. There's an ever so modest barrel presence that doesn't scream whiskey, but more apple brandy for me, or at least a blend of the 2. Maybe more like 60:40 apple brandy:whiskey.

M: Very light and smooth for a barelywine. Not overly sweet, definitely not overly hoppy, but still tells my tongue it's an american barelywine. For that, I give more credit than if it were darker/maltier/more english and presenting this flavor profile.

O: Very good at this point, especially for a lighter colored/bodied barelywine. I think I'd like to lay the rest of mine down for a good 2-3+ years and not sure if I'd seek this out as hard as I did or in large quantity next year.

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4.82/5  rDev +14.2%
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)!!!!

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of Gobzilla
3.92/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: poured an amber brown in color with mahogny highlights and a very thin head that left very little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: the aroma was very sweet upfront in the aroma consisting of caramel, toffee, plenty of brown sugar, noticeable dark fruits, signs of vanilla, some bourbon barrel character and a little booze for sure.

T: the booziness was more dominent on the palate alongside plenty of sweet caramel, brown sugar, toffee, dark fruits such as raisins and figs, bourbon barrel character that also added vanilla accents and a touch of sweet belgian yeast.

M: the brew was medium to full in body with a moderate amount of carbonation which had a sweet, semi boozey, bourbon barrel, slightly fruity and silky finish.

O: It was a solid barrel aged barleywine but nothing spectacular, still worth a try if you haven't had it already.

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4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Clear ruby, mahogany, brown body with one finger head. Looks like maple syrup.

S: Vanilla, dark fruits, booziness, caramel, sweetness, brown sugar

T: Hmmm ok. Interesting. Initially bourbon barrel notes are felt - vanilla, oak - ... but then the piney hops, fruits (cherry, orange, fig, blood orange, grape fruits), some sourness kick in right away. Finishes bitter/sweet. Without the bourbon treatment, I probably would have found this beer to be on the hoppier side (like big foot, old ruffian, etc.).

I find this beer to be too sweet and fruity for my liking (for the style), but it's delicious still. Alcohol can be tasted slightly throughot, but I wouldn't categorize this as a boozy beer.

M: Chewy, syrupy, thick, with very little carbonation.

O: Interesting. I'd rank this lower than the top tier barleywines I've had (Abacus/Sucaba, BA Hi-Fi Rye, etc.) but it was different for sure.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A bottle shared with some friends.

A brown colored Barleywine with a mix between dark bronze, and deep amber. There is a off white head on top so that's a plus in this barrel aged beer. A nice sheet of lacing on the way down. The smell is bold and the barrel aging while big, does not distract from the other scents. There is the base beer with all those malts and things, plus some whiskey/bourbon scent along with a plethora of fruits. This is a fruity big ass barleywine. A candi scent from the Belgian yeast. A big basket of fruits. Plums, pears, apricots, and others mashed in as well. English and Belgian yeast varieties. Malts with some bread. Bourbon is on the light end but I can still taste it distinctly. There is some alcohol in this 11 percenter. A very smooth ride with some slight heat in the finish. I gotta say this does have a fruity aftertaste, unlike any barleywine that i've had. Could it be the barrel's, could it be this batch, could it be me, I don't know. It's sweet, but not a cloying mess. above medium in feel and a good amount of carb going for it. I myself would go for a 12ozer if they made it available.. A lot of alcohol and a big fruit base makes for a weird BA'ed beer that's top notch.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of sweemzander
4.52/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bottle poured into a snifter. 2010 (white cap). Thanks for sharing Matt!

(A)- Pours a slightly hazed reddish amber color. Some minimal tan froth & lacing.

(S)- A really nice rich fig, toffee, and caramel sweetness. Really nice, almost creamy bourbon oak on the finish.

(T)- Really lovely blended sweetness and richness at the same time. Very sherry/tawny port -like with a subtle spicy fig oak with luscious fruit/caramel at the end.

(M)- A mellow but smooth as hell carbonation level, balance, and feel. So very rich, but what makes this really shine is while it is sweet, it is restrained and balanced superbly with the excellent dry oak nuances. Mouthfeel is just spot on.

(O)- Overall, just an excellent barleywine. Rich and smooth with an absolute dynamite balance and feel to it. It is clear this beer shines with the near 2 years of age this has on it. Never had fresh, but seeing it like this is clear that I would sit on fresh bottles considering what this was showing like after 2 years. Just excellent.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of angrybabboon
3.65/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 11/10/12

Cheers to Goblinmukey7 for sharing this beer

Appearance: Deep copper, a red orange in the light - Small, off-white head - fades quickly to a minimal cap, small ring, leaves some streaks of lacing

Smell: Rich malts, yet also light and sweet - chewy caramel and tons of toffee - sweet and lightly sugary, yet not as absurdly sweet as Hoppin' Frog's Sweet Evil - some fruits, fruity esters from the yeast - wood and whiskey barrels - some booze in the background

Taste: Sweet, boozy, yet almost balanced - malt extract, caramel malts, caramelized sugar, molasses, and lots of toffee - light fruits, light bananas and apples - lots of yeasty esters - whiskey and wood - sweet, reminiscent of a raw sugar packet, but not in a gross way

Mouthfeel: Borderline full body, somewhat slick and sticky, minimal carbonation, but it works

Overall: Naked times are good times

For an English Barleywine, this is good. On the sweet side, but it's dramatically more pleasant than Sweet Evil. It's a good sipper, but it's arguable whether it's worth the intense price point.

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Barrel Aged Naked Evil from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
4.22 out of 5 based on 655 ratings.
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