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RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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
corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Pours a dark golden amber color with mahogany edges and a half finger off-white head that immediately settles into a thin, lasting ring. Sporadic spotty lacin left behind. Sweet, slightly boozy aroma with very subtle barrel notes, leathery malt, candy sugar and dark fruit esters. I was expecting more barrel in the nose but is very faint with minimal oak and spicy whiskey character. Smells more like a regular barleywine/Belgian strong dark ale hybrid with leather and caramel malt sweetness along with toffee, plum, raisin and fig. As it warms, the slickness starts to show but I’m still having trouble picking up the oak and whiskey. Medium bodied with a blast of sweet booze that lingers over the vinous fruits and sweet and leathery malt back bone into a dry, slightly spicy finish. The barrel presence is much stronger than the nose suggests with subtle toasted oak, vanilla, coconut and spicy whiskey booziness. For all of the alcohol flavor up front, it’s actually not all that hot with lots of sweetness and a complex malt backbone balancing things out. It could actually use some more whiskey flavor and heat to counter all of the sweetness. Slightly leathery but the caramel malt, toffee and vinous dark fruit notes overpower almost everything that would suggest barleywine. Slight bubblegum character with hints of grape, raisin, date and plum. Pretty tasty with a well masked ABV but it’s intensely sweet and lacking in balance. Also could use more of a spirit/barrel presence for my liking.

4.1
hayduke (5731) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Sampled at GABF 2015. In the tasting glass a dark red amber and a beige head of foam. Nose is a medley of fruit aromas with chocolate and citrus. Whiskey as well. And finally some wood. Medium to full in body. Flavor is a lot of dark ripe fruit and there are plums, raisins, dates, along with chocolate and vanilla. The finish shows aging with whiskey and oak. Really really good.

4.2
GenDV138 (7828) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2015
22 oz bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Trade from a friend, thanks Daniel! Black cap with the Hoppin’ Frog logo, most recent batch. Dark ruby/amber color with a finger of beige head. Tiny sediment floaters. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel, some bourbon. Tastes of dark fruit, caramel, a bit of chocolate, whiskey, light oak. Medium body with a dry and warm finish.

4.1
tennisjoel (1496) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Dark Amber body with a thin head w/ floaties. Aroma of whiskey, oak, plum, raisin, vanilla. Sweet flavor. Palate is almost perfect. Could use some more hopping to balance out the sweetness. Very solid beer and enjoyable.

4.4
Bule (2309) - California, USA - AUG 7, 2015
22oz bottle pours a reddy brown color with a bit of head. Sweet caramel and nice mild whiskey flavor. So smooth.

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DuffMan (10751) - 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.

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Dr_Fellini (1020) - 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
popery (2231) - 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
ineedbeer (2297) - 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
Meilby (11790) - 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.


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