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RATINGS: 265   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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3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, - NOV 12, 2012
Bottle, at my 30th Birthday Tasting. Pours clear red-orange, thin off-white head, poor lacing. Nose is red fruit, caramel, biscuit, honey, maple; Flavours of maple, bourbon, smoke. A bit simple in the mouth, and a touch boozy, but overall enjoyable enough.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (7996) - 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 (828) - 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 (1664) - 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 (1215) - 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 (9624) - 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 (11222) - 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 (2761) - 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 (3303) - 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 (1303) - 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 (2232) - 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.


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