Sweet Evil Barley Wine | Hoppin' Frog Brewery

Sweet Evil Barley WineSweet Evil Barley Wine
BA SCORE
3.23/5
93 Ratings
Sweet Evil Barley WineSweet Evil Barley Wine
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ChadQuest on 08-01-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,487
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
93
pDev:
18.27%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
21
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 93 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of Sammy
3.67/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.93/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from the 22 oz bomber in a snifter. This intense barley wine pours a beautiful and luminous medium dark amber with a moderately light head of off white foam that settles to a thin ring, subtle thin layer, and streaking light lacing. Nose of heavy brown sugar coated cherries mulled in brandy. Flavors follow the nose with sweet candy and lightly tart cherry notes on the front to middle, middle to back shows brandy, apples, and warming booze. Slick sugary mouth feel with low carbonation and a sweet fruity aftertaste. Substantial. Would be interesting to lay one of these down for a few years.

A malt lovers dream.

Cheers

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Photo of adamranders
3.45/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BuckeyeBeers
3.39/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Pours light brown with ruby highlights under a very thin light tan head.
S: Very fruity nose – hinting at cherry
T: Very fruity and porty palate, peppery finish, dark fruit flavors, cherry, dark black cherries, rich malt flavors, some grape. Hefty hops but malt driven and overall fairly sweet.
F: Chewy, medium low carbnation with some alcohol burn on the finish.
O: The bottle identifies this as a Belgian style barley wine but there is very little Belgian about it. Some wild yeast might bring it up a notch – right now it is too sweet.

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Photo of Bowers-Brew
1.97/5  rDev -39%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Wish I wouldn't have spent $18 on this sweet mess.

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Photo of BT_Bobandy
2.12/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Beer is a complete mess. Didn't reach full attenuation so they renamed it "Sweet Evil". thanks for selling us your mistakes.

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Photo of djtomain
3.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HoistinBrews
3.31/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Florida9
2.63/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Crystal clear chestnut brown in color. No head. No lacing. Appears flat. Aroma is sweet with notes of caramel, candy, and brown sugar. Taste is rather unappealing. Excessively sweet, yet the sweetness fails to mask the variety of off flavors: cardboard, candy apple, aunt jemima syrup, and a mild woodsy characteristic. There's even a slight note of mint, which is entirely out of place. Low carbonation. Almost flat, which does nothing for the syrupy mouthfeel that just compounds the sweetness. Yet somehow, the alcohol comes through like this a 10 or 12% beer.
There's little positive I can say about this beer. It really is rather atrocious and a regrettable purchase.

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Photo of mbmiche
2.95/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kevinpitts
4/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Super sweet beer. Low carbonation. A little wierd for beer, but good.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JeremyScott
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of grover37
4.3/5  rDev +33.1%

Photo of trevorpost
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Nbdreher
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of jlindros
3.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to friend Elijah for sharing, I guess...

No head, candy apple red caramel hazy color.

Nose big sweet candy malts, caramel, toffee, nutty, aged soft malt but mild oxidation, candy all over, sweetness.

Taste sweet candy, toffee, caramel, nutty, red candy, some warming booze, thick sweet syrupy, fairly sweet little oxidation, and aged sweet malt. Finish is syrupy sweet candy, little bitterness, candy syrupy, toffee, etc.

Mouth us heavy syrupy fairly thick, some warming booze, lighter carb.

Overall meh. I guess when they say sweet evil thye sure mean it, so friggen sweet I think it gave my kids diabeetus just byproxy. I can't even drink this, it has more sugar than a bowl full of sugar covered in syrup.

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Photo of WesMantooth
3.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This one lives up to the title. Can't even describe how sweet. Tastes a lot like apple juice. A little apple cider like tartness, faint alcohol, some other fruit, and very light yeast. Honestly too sweet to notice much of anything. I wouldn't really say bad, a sweet or blush wine drinker may enjoy it, but not good for sure. Don't know if some age would help, but certainly can't hurt. Going to let it continue yo warm to see if I can finish it. Doubtful.

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Photo of mpenning13
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of assman79
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

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Sweet Evil Barley Wine from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.23 out of 5 with 93 ratings
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