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Barrel Aged Naked Evil | Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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4.26/5
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660 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#856
Reviews:
172
Ratings:
660
pDev:
10.56%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
278
Gots:
232
Trade:
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Ratings: 660 |  Reviews: 172
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of bryang002
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of popery
4/5  rDev -6.1%
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 +5.6%

Photo of duceswild
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of davey101
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber into a tulip glass at cellar temperature. Batch 2 - Black Cap.

A - Pours a clear burnt amber/light red body. Fluffy light khaki head forms and settles down to a thin cap. Excellent lacing and retention on the sides of the glass.

S - Chewy toffee, burnt caramel, candied figs and plums, vanilla and light coconut. Almost comes off like a coconut strong sunscreen...but in a pleasant way. Very sweet and intense aroma with a noticeable alcohol warmth and a faint oak bourbon barrel presence.

T - Sweet caramel and toffee, candied figs and raisins, coconut, vanilla, and light oak on the finish. Boozy warmth with zero burn or alcohol flavor. Just super sweet bourbon soaked fig goodness with that english style BW toffee bite.

M - Medium bodied, syrupy and coating. High level of carbonation makes it very drinkable.

O - A bit of a different beer than Abacus and King Henry. This one takes the sweetness up a notch, almost on the verge of cloying. The whiskey notes are barely noticeable actually, just some faint oak tannins and boozy warmth. Love the coconut element. This beer just falls short of greatness.

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Photo of goblue3509
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of atone315
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Durb777
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of BWHD
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of xnicknj
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into tulip - batch 1 (sorry, i forget who sent this but thank you)

Pours a hazed burnt copper and golden color with a thin white head bubbling on top. Dissolves into a cloud of slick retention with a collar leaving spots of lacing behind.

Plenty of barrel character in the nose - oak, leather, vanilla, bourbon and sweetness. Warm and rich with caramel, burnt sugar and toasted bread. Soft hops with a boozy kick to the senses.

Warm and sweet up front with caramel, brown sugar and bourbon. Light hop presence, definitely faded with age, but a piny kick still persists. Bread crust, honey and burnt sugar with a notion of Belgian yeast. The soft funkiness from the yeast disspiates within the oak, vanilla and leather. Boozy and warm in the finish with a smooth sweetness.

Fuller medium body, decent carbonation, creamy and full on the tongue with a lingering stickiness. I really enjoyed the integration of English barleywine, Belgian yeast and bourbon barrel - a unique beer that blends a number elements. I'd definitely like more of this, but at the $25-30 tag, I don't know if I'll buy another.

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Photo of Psychmusic
3.16/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Saw this in my favorite bottle shop and couldn't stop myself from buying it despite the $25 price tag. I'm a big barleywine fan, and this is one I've desperately wanted to try for a while.

A: Nice hazelnut/orangish color. No head to speak of, even the small amount of fizz around the sides of the glass quickly dissipated.

S: Caramel, coconut, marshmallow and some dried fruit smell. Everything in the nose should've been a warning for how sweet this would be. Some alcohol as would be expected given the ABV.

T: Sickeningly sweet. Overwhelmingly sweet. I had planned on splitting this bottle two ways but after a few sips realized how unreasonable that would be. Felt nauseous from how sweet it was after 4-5 oz.

There is some complexity here. Coconut and butterscotch are apparent. It's just so hard to concentrate on subtleties of flavor when there's such a sweet smack in the head right off the bat.

M: Thick and syrupy. The edges of my glass were so sticky you'd think I was drinking maple syrup. The mouth feel is not good, but not absolutely terrible. Very small sips aren't entirely unpleasant.

O: This is a huge disappointment to me. I wanted to love this beer, and I certainly paid more money for it than I'm comfortable with. I think this could benefit from some more nuanced blending. There was literally no bitterness at all, and I thought that was a serious flaw. There are definitely much better BA Barleywines out there.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of cfrances33
3.57/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Batch 2 bottle enjoyed on 8/18/12, served in a Hoppin Frog tulip.

Pour: Clear amber with a small off white head. No lacing, but this beer has serious legs.

Smell: Bourbon, caramel, raisons, fig newtons.

Taste: Chewy fig newtons (im not even kidding). Boozy caramel sweetness. Some raisons. Really, really sweet, erring on the side of too sweet even. Better as it warmed.

Mouthfeel: Pretty easy going down. Super sticky. Not much alcohol presence, but definitely a little. Sweetness is painfully cloying.

Overall: I liked this, but was a little disappointed. For the price, and the taste, I will always prefer Sucaba. This was just WAY too sweet for me.

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4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle opened on 8.17.12.

A - Pours a medium carmel brown with a one inch light cream foamy head with good retention.

S - Lots of carmel and dark fruit, the some mild booze and wood.

T - Very sweet carmel, whiskey, oak, ripe fruit and vanilla.

D - Good carbonation, phew! Lighter body, maybe on the thin side.

O - Sweet carmel, toffee, dark fruit, slight booze finish.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer is orange / copper hued with a small, white head. The aroma brings malt, booze, citrus. The flavor is bold, wth a huge malt presence. Slightly sweet, with a touch of tangy citrus. A bit of sweet toffee and butterscotch as well. Medium bodied. Overall, pretty tasty, albeit best in small doses. On the verge of being awesome.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I couldn’t believe it when I found this at a bottle shop; I had no idea this one was even being released this time of the year, and never even expected to see a bottle when it finally was. Needless to say, I’m happy to have a bottle.

A: Lovely burnt orange body with a smooth tan head that never gets to anything more than a thin film of smooth fizz. Sandy lacing ends up forming spots all around the glass. Looks thick.

S: A nose that’s intense and layered, with an emphasis on dark sugar: mild fig, date, raisin and a sugary jam-like scent are all evident, mixed in with the core scents of brown sugar and rich cinnamon butter. Lots of big bread aromas – mainly dark toast and rye crust – set a thick foundation with oak barrel undertones. And right on top is a bold whiskey tone, just a layer of powerful, peppery, brandy-like booze. Incredibly intriguing, and satisfying as hell.

T: When you sip a big beer, sometimes there’s moments where the palate falters and it sort of plateaus – this isn’t one of them. A smoothing sugariness of honey, molasses, maple, and rich caramel comes first; these malts run deep. Smooth and sweet, there’s oak-heavy bourbon, prune, date, and raisin up front, with sugarplum, vanilla, and bubblegum in the not-so-distant background. Some Belgian esters are there, though mild and fleeting, giving it a light, vinous character at times. This palate isn’t cloying at all, but its sweetness is dense and complex. Finishes with a weightless marshmallow taste; mild-to-moderate aftertaste, which is staggering for a beer with this kind of gravity.

M: A bit of heat, a bit of thickness; you really couldn’t ask for anything more. It’s never too full to handle, but has a very solid body to it.

O: This reminds me a lot of Curmudgeon’s Better Half from Founders, just much, much more drinkable and satisfying. Funny thing is, though, it’s a totally different style – this barleywine is malty and boozy enough to pass as an old ale. Bold, but not too big, and with loads of intricate taste.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Barrel Aged Naked Evil from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 660 ratings
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