Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Hoppin' Frog 2011 Barrel Aged Naked Evil

I've had this bottle for a while and decided to share it with some friends a week or so ago. Barrel Aged Naked Evil is a belgian barleywine aged in bourbon barrels. I thought it was supposed to be a one-time release but they ended up releasing another batch this year. Considering the price, there are probably some more bottles in Philly too if you want one.
Huge nose. Caramel, candy sugar, vanilla, and some coconut. Very thick body, not syrupy but close. Flavors of caramel, apple, coconut, and more vanilla followed. Considering it was close to 11%, it was really quite smooth. There was some light burn in the finish but that was it. Really quite good and very tasty. Had all the qualities I like in a bourbon barrel barleywine and tons of great flavor. It was good enough that I'd buy another bottle if it wasn't nearly $25 or higher in some cases around here. I would recommend it to others if they haven't had it yet though.

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