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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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Sweet Evil BBW is fermented with both British and Belgian yeasts to create a memorable smoothness for this Belgian-style barley wine-style ale. Sweet malt flavors will become smoother and rich dark fruit characters will build with time to add a wonderful complexity and depth of flavor


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Menkros (36) - - SEP 16, 2012
It pours a golden color. The smell is like liquid brown sugar. The taste is a perfectly sweet barley wine. I heart it so much. ---Rated via Beer Buddy Deez nuts

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cernjoh (140) - Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Poured from a 2 year old bottle obtained from the brewery. Aroma is a yummy caramel brown sugar and booze. Appearance is a red amber with a 1 finger light tan head that vanishes quickly. Taste is well balanced with dark fruits caramel and a boozy presence. Palate is like drinking a cognac with a slight fizz. Overall an excellent beer but I recommend aging it two years or so. Cheers!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fitwitchik (360) - USA - NOV 1, 2014
Poured from an aged 2 year old bomber into a Hoppin Frog snifter an slightly cloudt deep amber with a head that left quickly. Aroma is brown sugared dark fruits. Flavor is phenom! Had a couple of years ago and liked but age makes this brew exquisite. Think a caramelized prune with a touch of citrus to balance the sugar. Smooth to the mouth. Faint funk here says this is not your typical American Barleywine. Fred makes some amazing brews and this is definitely one when aged for awhile.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lisowczyk (59) - POLAND - SEP 22, 2014
Butelka Piana niska, szybko znika. Barwa miedziano-bursztynowa. W aromacie rodzynki, winogrona, miód, wanilia. W smaku dochodzą jeszcze cytrusy, biszkopty i po ogrzaniu bakalie. Słodkie, likierowe. Alkohol świetnie ukryty. Goryczka niska.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Aged a year. Caramel and sweet red fruit. Well integrated alcohol. It’s delicious!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mixmasterob (883) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Bottle from Santa. Awesome addition! Clear dark amber pour with no head. Aroma was very sugary, full of dried fruits. Figs come to mind. Caramel malt for days, good bit of booze. Flavors were very complex going in different directions at times. You first notice the sweet caramel malt, once you get past it an array of burnt sugar, apricots and light peach hit the palate. Very pleasing. Syrupy mouthfeel with light carbonation, slick and coating. Long sugary sweet finish. Almost Hardy like, although I haven’t had a Hardy in some time. Either way I am enjoying this very much. A unique take on the style, very well done. Thanks a ton to whoever sent this!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2496) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Bottle sampled at a tasting. From notes. Super sweet and boozy with loads of belgian sugar, vanilla and caramel. Good dose of dark fermented fruits in there too. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgianBeerGal (3221) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Bottled at Big Beers and Barley Wines. I was completely surprised by this offering...in a good way. Super slick and still looking pour. Trended to sweet side and was velvet smooth. The name says it all: sweet evil.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (1675) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Beautiful crystal clear deep amber pour from a 22oz bomber. Slight off white head. Viscous and thick, you can tell this is high gravity goodness. Malty nose - on the sweet side for sure, but also a few pepper notes and big juicy fruit. Very nice!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (3166) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle. The pour is fairly dark brown, but has good translucency and just a thin head of white foam. The aroma has a caramel apple thing going on that I really enjoy. The taste is sweet caramel and dark fruits and some apple. Pretty good despite its current ratings.


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