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Chin Wag - Hogshead Brewery

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Chin Wag
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BA SCORE
83
good

17 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 17.07%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hogshead Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Caution, one too many may cause you to talk Shite. It combines a chewy malt forward mouth feel balanced by a moderate hopping rate delivered by challenger golding and fuggles hops. Dangerously Quaffable at 38 IBU, Beer to savor over a good conversation.

(Beer added by: ArrogantB on 08-26-2012)
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Photo of cpetrone84
3.46/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From growler. Pour is dark ruby red with no head. Nose is faint, green apple skin, light caramel malt, and some dark berry sweetness. Taste has more malt presence, chewy feel, a bit of nuttiness and some sweet caramel. Hints of green apple skin and a touch of plum. Very light carbonation, crisp finish.

cpetrone84, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of JLeet
4/5  rDev +8.4%

JLeet, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of Cubsfan1087
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Cubsfan1087, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +22%

afsdan, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of beergoot
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had several pints of this beer at the Lucky Pie in LoDo (Denver) during the BA social at the bar/restaurant Feb 22, 2014. Review from notes taken while sampling my first glass.

Dark, golden copper colored body with a thin head. Not much aroma, just an extremely faint malt scent. The taste is rich and buttery; toffee and peanut brittle; nutty. Medium bodied; velvety smooth.

Topnotch taste and feel are the highlights and definitely exudes the malt character. Big bodied and viscous. A malty pleasure.

beergoot, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of WKrieger
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

WKrieger, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of carteravebrew
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

carteravebrew, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of famous_mortimur
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

famous_mortimur, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of rxthree
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

rxthree, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +8.4%

MarkyMOD, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of Twal
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Twal, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of Haybeerman
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Haybeerman, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Jason, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of Mebuzzard
4.08/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dry hopped with simcoe.

Pours a murky brown at first, then clears up with a hazelnut hue. Creamy head, waterfall. Looks great

Aroma is a touch piney with heavy malt backbone. Rich.

Flavors are a bit muddled with the dry hopped simcoe addition. While this is tasty, I think it becomes less of an ESB. Malt backbone is toned down a bit, but I'd like to see more of it. Caramel and biscuit sweetness.

Bites. Hops change this beer. Still very good, though

Mebuzzard, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of ucsbmullet
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

ucsbmullet, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of jenray
2/5  rDev -45.8%

jenray, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of ArrogantB
4.48/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On cask at the brewery. Dark chestnut color. Smells nice and malty. Taste is very good, chewy malts, caramel, nuts. Really surprising beer and something I would order again without hesitation. I don't see too many ESB's around and when I do they are unimpressive. This was very flavorful and just a real solid beer. MOAR!

Update had this on cask dry-hopped with Simcoes, intoxicating.

ArrogantB, Aug 26, 2012
Chin Wag from Hogshead Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.