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:
656
Reviews:
171
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
10.66%
 
 
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of mattizmyname
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Vonerichs
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange copper body with a thin head.

Whiskey notes of oak and vanilla with a strong brown sugar sweetness. The Belgian yeast adds a nice aroma.

The whiskey in the flavor is mellow and enjoyable. There's not much heat. It is a little too sweet for my liking.

Mouthfeel is thick and almost syrupy, though the carbonation does cut it.

Over, a solid BA barley wine.

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Photo of ArrogantB
2.32/5  rDev -45%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

So I pretty much confirmed my own stupidity by buying this beer. I told myself not to buy it last year because I know Hopping Frog beers are overpriced for the quality. After reading reviews and hearing the hype I wrestled with the $22 price tag before succumbing to my foolish nature. Ugh. Dark ruby red with absolutely no head, though it was not flat. Aroma of vanilla and whiskey, hint of fruit. The flavor was such a disgusting amount of sugar, cloying, no hints of whiskey, barrel, barleywine. This beer really sucks unless you like overpriced sugary pieces of shit. This is the absolute last bottle of Hopping Frog I will ever taste, pathetic.

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Photo of ColForbinBC
3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a tulip; black cap

Thanks to Keanlacrosse for the share

The body is a ruby infused amber color, with a light beige cap. Some good sized sip marks on the glass. The nose is really sweet. Loads of candied sugar, cherries, plums, oak, bourbon, vanilla, sticky toffee, and soft leather. We had this at ambient room temp at the time of serving, so all of the flavors were pretty bold by this point. On the palate, fresh, vinous fruit were omnipresent, with the barrel aging notes playing a secondary role. Candied sugar, sticky toffee, and some leather notes poked their way through here and there. Full body, syrupy, but yet more on the smooth/creamy side than the thick/chewy side. Loads of flavor that took me aback initially. Very sweet all the way through. Some more prominent oak could go a long way in cutting through the sweetness. Overall though, this is a nice beer, just cloyingly sweet.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of WankelEngine
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a pure and translucent ruby amber color. There is a foamy tan head of one finger that disappears fairly quickly.

S: Sweet malt aromas leap out of the glass. Huge dark fruit presence; fig, raisin, black cherry. Burnt brown sugar and toffee. Very sweet overall, with some coconut to complement the sugary malt. I pick up only mild oak notes along with some alcohol presence.

T: An incredibly sweet beer. Brown sugar, toffee, caramel, vanilla and butter scotch. Some fruits but less than the nose; just some raisin and perhaps dates. The barrel aging is somewhat more apparent than I picked up from the aroma, with a good bit of oak and a touch of smoke. Some subtle bourbon notes complement a mild alcohol heat, which just manages to cut through the sugar and makes it a little more palatable to drink.

M: Thick and syrupy, but not in a bad way. Leaves my lips feeling sticky with sugar. Not much carbonation and alcohol heat is pleasant.

O: A pretty good beer, but a little too sweet. I'm hoping a year or two in the cellar will calm this one down a little bit.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of robboyd
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been looking forward to this one. Cracked it because the Bears were losing to the Packers. Appearance is a deep amber, almost red. No head to speak of. Smells wonderful, banana peal, cognac, port wine, sweet malt. The taste is outstanding for the style. I'm not a huge BW fan but this is great. The wood notes are there but subtle. I do get a small amount of banana and vanilla. Reminds me of bananas foster, honestly, the flavors of brandy, banana, and caramel are all there to me. It's slightly boozy but the sweetness compliments it well. Mouthfeel is heavy but it is drinkable. I didn't think I'd be able to finish the bottle solo after my first couple swigs but I'm down to the last 3-4 ounces and it's still drinking fine. My favorite barley wine to date.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of RuckusDu
3.8/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

White cap into Duvel tulip.

A - It gets up to about a finger of head. Foam is average light beige. The body is a deep amber that one would look for in a beer. Maybe some orange in the color as well. Light lacing.

S - Starts off a little plain, but then comes on strong with bourbon, vanilla, and candied sugar. Extremely sweet, only the slightest alcohol. Only the slightest vegital notes that seem way up high.

T - Still very sweet - maybe a bit too much. Wonderful bourbon and vanilla. There is the slightest hint of sourness, but it adds to the complexity and is really wonderful.

M - It leaves the tongue very nicely and feels good. Some butteriness, good carbonation and body is fairly thick. A little alcohol burn on the way down.

O - It's in my wheelhouse, but just a bit too sweet. The sourness helps nicely with this though.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of waltonc
3.1/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a fairly light amber color without much head. Smells like bourbon, vanilla, toffee, and a shitload of alcohol. Taste is far from nuanced or subtle. My mou is blasted with hot alcohol, way too much sugar, and some bourbon, vanilla and toffee. If King Henry represents the ultimate in big, yet smooth, refined and complex BA barleywines, I put this at the opposite end of the spectrum. Just a slap over the head with a bourbon-soaked plank of sugar cane. I also get a note of Dimetapp (or is it robitussIn?). Body is nice for the style - fairly thick and decent carbonation. Overall, I am disappointed by is beer. Super expensive for the quality. Not recommended for those who demand a lot from an expensive BA barleywine.

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of popery
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from ~2012 - not totally sure of the year. A barleywine at the end of a day of sours. The beer is a deep reddish mahogany. Small beige head. The aroma has a whole bunch of brown sugar and molasses. Deep sweetness. Some citrus. Light phenolic note. Vanilla, very light bourbon barrel note. Taste is fairly sweet, not overwhelmingly so. Aged toasted malt sugars. Some oxidation. Not much barrel flavor. Medium to thick feel. A bit sticky but it works with the flavor. Solid barleywine.

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Photo of thegrogbog
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Barrel Aged Naked Evil from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
4.22 out of 5 based on 656 ratings.
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