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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GandGKevin (917) - 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 (882) - 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 (2401) - 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 (3102) - 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 (1402) - 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 (2853) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (2880) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2013
22 ounce bottle
This release was on my radar as soon as I saw it on the shelves. I have a couple of others to drink very soon as well. Writing up this review makes me want to crack one open right now. Hoppin’ Frog is still hitting it out of the park though this is not quite as good as Naked Evil.

Aroma / Appearance - The ruby red base is rich with virtually no carbonation or head except the occasional trickle. Candi sugar, English malts, and cotton candy are almost like a carnival in a bottle. The base is thick as if tea grounds were left too long in the mug. Thick, boozy, and strong, it lives up to expectations.

Flavor / Palate - Southern style iced tea with a generous amount of candi sugar and yeast sweetens the palate. The body is heavy yet surprisingly not overly boozy. It might be full and robust but not over the top. One drawback is that it does get to be cloying after a sip or two. However this is true of most aged barleywines. Buy a bottle now and one to open in two years’ time.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljthiessen (320) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle courtesy of northropfrye. Aromas of candied fruits and bubblegum. Very sweet taste, no bitterness, and easy drinking. Nice candy flavour, a bit of yeast. ABV is well hidden. Very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarinEvelyn (532) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Aroma is very sweet, malty, a tiny bit dark fruity, some hops. Taste is interesting. Fairly sweet, fruity, some sugary malts and hops added in. Lighter than expected, but still a slight, slight syrupy taste.


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