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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenDV138 (5730) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2015
22 oz bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Trade from a friend, thanks Daniel! Black cap with the Hoppin’ Frog logo, most recent batch. Dark ruby/amber color with a finger of beige head. Tiny sediment floaters. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel, some bourbon. Tastes of dark fruit, caramel, a bit of chocolate, whiskey, light oak. Medium body with a dry and warm finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tennisjoel (1344) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Dark Amber body with a thin head w/ floaties. Aroma of whiskey, oak, plum, raisin, vanilla. Sweet flavor. Palate is almost perfect. Could use some more hopping to balance out the sweetness. Very solid beer and enjoyable.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bule (1809) - California, USA - AUG 7, 2015
22oz bottle pours a reddy brown color with a bit of head. Sweet caramel and nice mild whiskey flavor. So smooth.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (9498) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle, shared at game night. Deep amber with a thick golden head. Lovely chewy sponge-toffee malts, sweet with nuances of dates and maple candy. Pleasantly warming, with a nice dose of whiskey. This bottle has been in my cellar for 2.5 years, and it is drinking so beautifully right now.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle to glass. Wonderful toffee and vanilla in the aroma and flavor. Probably drank it a bit too cold, but delicious nonetheless.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (1975) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 4, 2015
~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. Solid barleywine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ineedbeer (1768) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Poured from a bottle that is at least a few years old. Aroma is malt forward with a lot of caramel, toffee and burnt sugar. Moderate raisin notes with light toasted bread. Hints of plum and prune. Light oxidation and bourbon notes. Pours a murky, amber brown with a small, thin tan head that recedes quickly to the edges. Light lacing and moderately long legs. Flavor is moderately to fairly sweet with a lot of dark caramel, toffee and burnt sugar. Some treacle and lighter raisin and plum notes. Light oak and bourbon notes with moderate bitterness. A bit of Belgian yeast character, but it is pretty faint. Light oxidation. Mouthfeel is full bodied with medium low carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall, a better barleywine than I was expecting. Really sweet though and it gets sweeter as it warms. A little more bourbon character would be nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (10934) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2015
Draught @ Hoppin Frog, Akron, OH
Pours hazy reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits, vanilla, oak and alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, caramel, dried fruity, vanilla and oak finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (13088) - 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 (3464) - 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.


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