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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcane7 (1657) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours a lightly cloudy amber with no head and a little off-white lace. Nose of caramel, apple, dark fruits, vanilla, oak, bourbon, bubble gum, banana. A little boozy but not bad for 11.3%.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3351) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2013
22oz bottle purchased awhile back.. pours a mostly opaque deeper orange brown pour and topped with a wispy soapy white head... Aroma of caramel toffee with mild cotton candy sweetness followed with vanilla and bourbon barrel notes. Sweet with a touch of yeast influence to go alongside the aforementioned... Flavors are more of the same with syrupy caramel vanilla and mild barrel influence. A fair bit too sweet but def a mellow sweeter towards the end of an evening. Thicker syrupy bodied with mild prickly carbonation. A mild bitterness expresses itself moreso as it warms. A bit too saccharine overall but a bottle is probably better dispersed amongst a group.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madvike (2666) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle - Pours clear orange amber with a thin bubbly off-white head. Nose is fruity pineapple, sweet whiskey, a bit of boozy sharpness, and a pretty clean malt base. Same taste--ultra tropically fruity with a whiskey sweetness. So yeah, it’s sweet as hell, but it was great in a small sample. Slick and thinnish in the mouth, and not all that carbonated.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2271) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Bottle shared at GTMW line, thanks Matt! Pours a burnt orange almost amber with an off white head and a little bit of lacing, the aroma had a nice sweetness to it but it wasn’t overpoweringly sweet, some caramel mixed in with some vanilla and oak, the flavor has a little bit of dark fruit on the front end with a sweet finish, really nice mouthfeel, really enjoyed this one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2505) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Sampled at DLD 2013. It poured a clear burnt orange color with a thick white head. The aroma was of dates, caramel, burnt sugars, fruity notes and a slight burn of alcohol. The taste was sweet belgian yeastiness, delicious nectar fruitiness, caramel malt with boozy and woody tannins. Very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2517) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Pours a ruddy coppy, with no head, only a little effervescence. Aroma is a touch oaky and mostly malty, sugary caramel fruit malts. Flavor starts sweet with a raisiny sweet malt, with a strong oaky middle, finish is sweet with a lingering tannic oakiness, and a long bitterness after. Strangely light in palate for the ABV, apparently very well attenuated and I’m guessing might have used sugar to boost the ABV. Basically comes across as an oaky quad and its fair in that respect. Calling it a barleywine is a bit misleading (except for a relatively high bittering hop). But then again, quads are something like belgian barleywines. OK, so its a highly hopped barrel aged quad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Found this in the bargain bin at my local supermarket. Murky brown pour with thin fading light tan head. Aroma was faint whisky and sweet fruit. Taste was green apple, light whiskey, sweet, light carbonation. Alcohol hidden in flavor, but felt by the end.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (6000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2013
22 oz. bottle, sent from jmikolich (thanks a lot, Jim), pours a cloudy orangey amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of light barrels, green apples, caramel and candied sugar. Flavour brings out a more moderated profile, with the sweetness toned down by the whiskey; the apples are still there, but again are moderated. The sweetness is not as prominent as in Sweet Evil, but still quite present. More complex than the base beer, but still not the most elegant barley wine out there. Decent stuff, but overrated.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lemke10 (755) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2013
This pours a murky, medium brown color with very little head. The scent is sweet with tart fruit. The taste is amazingly rich with sweet malts, sugar, caramel, vanilla, and so much more. It drinks very smooth with not a whole lot of carbonation. You can tell the alcohol is there, but it blends together nicely with the other ingredients. A great find and well worth it at $20/bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brystmar (1191) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Sweet, malty, delicious. Booze soothes my throat without too much bite. Wish this were available on the shelves in NY.


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