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Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged Naked Evil BBW

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RATINGS: 260   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 339   ABV: 11.3%
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On a recent trip through Belgium visiting the monastery breweries, we discovered an excellent barrel aged ale that had an incredibly satisfying flavor combination. Aging in oak barrels added a memorable richness, that we seek to achieve with this barrel aged Belgian-style barley wine-style ale. Being the ideal celebration beer to release on our 5-year anniversary, Barrel Aged Naked Evil is fermented with both British and Belgian yeasts and aged in whiskey barrels for a lightly spicy twist on this old-world beer style. Sweet malt flavors will become smoother and rich dark fruit characters will build with time to add a wonderful complexity and depth of flavor.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (10720) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2015
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of bourbon, oak, toffee and frutiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bourbon, toffee, oak and a hint of fruitines with a smooth lingering bourbon finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
umich03jm (2501) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2015
Bottle. Dark copper pour with a one finger creamy head that fades to a ring. Aromas are rich dark fruit, caramel, yeast, vanilla, light chocolate, and butterscotch. Taste very sweet. Brown sugar, caramel, and dark fruit mostly. Boozy whiskey and chocolate in the finish. A bit harsh to drink. The sweetness and the booze don’t blend that well. Decent but it really wears on you.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3215) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2015
Sample, draught, during the Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savoured on October 4 2014; eye: coppery, clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of beige head, light lacing; nose: woody, caramel, light pepper, alcohol, rich; mouth: woody, caramel, light pepper, alcohol, rich, alcohol, alcohol warmth, hops, dry finale in toffee with presence of caramel, full body, below-average carbonation, mildly bitter, mildly sweet, alcoholic texture; overall: quite likable FRANÇAIS Échantillon, en fût, lors du Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savourée le 4 octobre 2014; œil : cuivrée, limpide, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse beige, légère dentelle; nez : boisé, caramel, léger poivre, alcool, riche; bouche : boisé, caramel, léger poivre, alcool, riche, alcool, chaleur d’alcool, houblon, finale sèche en toffee avec présence de caramel, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement amère, moyennement sucrée, texture alcoolique; en résumé : bien aimé

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1274) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Poured into a snifter at Dad’s house. 2012 bottle cellared. Pours a deep hazy brown with a nice thin head. Lacing and a ring lasted. The aroma is oak barrel, sweet dark fruits overly ripe, caramel, vanilla, sweet candies, flower. The taste is sweet fruits, slight syrup, caramel, vanilla, and candies. Booze finish and slight heat (booze heat.) Slight Belgium yeast. Thick oily mouth. Full body. Solid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (2093) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle shared at east end. Pours a clear golden brown. No head. Aromas of vanilla caramel and booze with candies dark fruits. Taste is sweet with a boozy heat. Medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6701) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2015
bottle at Coles Barleywine Contest 2015, cola colored pour. Lots of nail polish remover. Acetone, fruity notes, touch of Pledge, woody finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (5247) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2015
bottle shared at a tasting by tom10101, thanks bro! pours almost clear red burgundy with a small reviving light beige cap, nice lacing. bourbon-soaked red fruits-galore, tasty red maltiness, golden and concord raisins, cotton-candy, fairly herbal and grassy, controlled level of sweetness - sweet grape purée/jam, peppery and earthy warming alcohol. light to low carbonation, medium to full body - oily and heavy; sweet but not cloying and fruity-oaky-spicy-grassy finish. tasty and good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4844) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle shared at tasting. Lots of sugar, very sweet. Bourbon in the aroma, and it is there in the flavor as well along with oak and some vanilla. Too much bourbon.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (1898) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2015
Pours a clear caramel with a medium white rim on top that leaves some lacing. Nose is of some boozey caramel, not bad at all and somewhat expected by the style. Taste is of caramel and oak with whisky and other alcohols in trail. It is not hot at all, booze just supports all that luscious malt. Body was medium-full and carbonation light, sticky and syrupy. Overall a nice nightcap!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Tasted on 10/27/13 from a capped 22oz bomber bottle that I had obtained in a trade quite some time earlier. Pours clear light, orange tinted, brown with a thin beige head that leaves a very thin collar of lace. The nose is full of caramel, date, raisin, vanilla, cinnamon, toffee, and a touch of spicy yeast. The flavor is a bit hot with all of the sweet caramel, date, raisin, and vanilla up front, moving to some cinnamon and burnt toffee bitterness. The body is full with light carbonation and a long vanilla and lightly bitter finish.


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