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Hoppin Frog Barrel Aged Naked Evil BBW

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RATINGS: 238   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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (1062) - oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 25, 2014
Botella de 65 cl en el momento en llamas el 17-08-2014 de 1420. Color cerezo con muy poca espuma de color beige. Aromas licorosos u dulces. Cuerpo medio a alto con 11.3 vol que se notan bastante bien. Sabores maltosos dulces dominando la sensación alcohólica en todo momento. Toques de maderas empapadas en licor y whisky. Bastante buena tal vez demasiado dulce y algo empalagosa al final.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1481) - Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle from Joe. Thanks! Pours dark brown color, some ruby on the edges where the light comes through, and a one finger khaki yellowish head. Unique aroma with plenty of whiskey, oak, fig, dark fruits, brown sugar as expected, but with some spice and another note that almost seems quad like. I assume the year is the "Belgian" influence? Flavor is sweet brown candi sugar, dark fruit, leather, caramel, some oak and dryness, coconut and vanilla finish. Thick body with medium low carbonation, coating the tongue. Definitely different from the standard BA Barleywine, but very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2530) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Shared bomber poured to snifters, showing a fairly clear, coppery red color, with a presentable layer of off white head foam, and spotty lacing. The nose was berry & dark cherry, with malt sweetness, bourbony alcohol at the ready, and a hint of barrel induced vanilla. The alcohol was expectedly more amped in the flavor, with the dark fruit, substantial malt & sweetness that was a little syrupy, and low carbonation, in a medium+ body. Tasty, and nicely warming.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamJackson (2802) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Burnt gold appearance. totally flat. Smells like mashed rotten bananas and whiskey.Acidic with a ton of sweetness. a lot of banana and fusel intensity. malt balance is nice, mild bitterness. this is not a bad beer the nose is a little weird.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
s_hartshorne (1625) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle midlands tasting group. Dark amber thin head. Aroma is sweet malts dark fruits vanilla bourbon. Taste is same great sweetness some alcohol. Grassy sticky body. Amazing!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlackHaddock (4038) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
What a fantastic beer: shared 650ml bottle on 23rd Aug 2014 at the Midlands meeting. This is what a bottle share is all about, trying stuff you’ll never normally see and finding something like this. The sour Stout before this was not to my taste but this beauty was awesome and my beer of the day. Dark orange hue to the body, not much head, orangey/white in colour. The nose was sweet malts, rich dark fruits and vanilla. My taste buds loved the oaked bourbon mellowness combined with the sweetness from the malts, caramel and toffee hints blending into the rich dark fruity flavours. Lovely and smooth, very, very drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (1823) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle @ Midlands Tasting Group Aug 14, at Richie’s Hop Palace. Pours deep amber with off-white head. Another great big Hoppin Frog beer. Sweet and strong with a strange, slick mouthfeel. Whisky, oak, vanilla, ripe hedgerow fruits & cassonade. A big boozy barnstormer of a beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (2257) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle@midland tasting group. Dark copper beer with small fizzy head. Aroma of toffee, sweet malts and some alcohol. Tasting is sweet malts, toffee and candy sugar. A little syrup and oil on the palate. Good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
tommann (2815) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
650ml bottle. Pours dark orange with a thin head. Aroma is sticky toffee, mint and caramel. Taste has sticky toffee to start and a minty bourbon finish. Fantastic.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (3338) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle at Midlands Tasting Group via Mikkeller on line shop; clear dark copper pour with a thin off white head, aroma is very boozy along with dark fruits, taste has dark ripe fruits, cherry, nut and caramel, a hint of wood, and a bitter finish.


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