Hog Heaven Barley Wine - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by KajII:
3.9/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
[Best served in a Snifter]
The pour was a clear cherry brown with a large (2-3 finger) light brown creamy head that receded down to a few puddles and a large collar, which did produce excellent sheeting of lacing.
The aroma was mildly sweet of a toasted caramel malt, grassy hops and a doughy yeast with notes of citrus (grapefruit), dark fruit (plums and figs), caramel and a mild alcohol tinge.
The taste was powerful to say the least, with a strong malty caramel sweetness that lasted only seconds before being overshadowed by an intense hoppy bitterness along with hints of dark fruit, citrus peel and a big alcohol presence towards the end. The flavor lasted a decently long time proceeding the swallow with a bold bitter alcohol warming taste left to linger on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was almost medium in body with a strong dry texture and a tickly carbonation.
Overall a very intensely flavorful brew, sweet yet hoppy, bitter yet smooth, a beer in a class of its own, truly a hop heads dream Barleywine...
Serving type: bottle
06-04-2012 20:51:08 | More by KajII
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Hog Heaven Barley Wine from Avery Brewing Company
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