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RATINGS: 1605   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
This dangerously drinkable garnet beauty is a hop lover’s delight. The intense dry-hop nose and the alcohol content are perfectly balanced for a caramel candy-like malt finish. This is a serious beer for serious beer afficionados and it only gets better with age. Cellarable for 3 years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2006 Floral hops, caramel, and some fruit in the aroma. Sweet and fairly soft in the mouth, full bodied, mollases, and a strong bitterness. Nice alcohol warming. Fairly bitter this barleywine is a good example of the hop forward American style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
Dark golden with small head. Hop, citrus, grass in the aroma. Soft bitter sweet taste with lots of hop in the dry aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2005
Bottle: Gorgeous in appearance and aroma! Much hoppier than many barlywines. Warming alcohol esthers, but the alcohol is not overy apparent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FrkAabenhuus (147) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
Pours rubin red with an small of white head. Aroma and taste is fruity, sweet and powerfull with lots of hops. Very soft, thick and delicious. The taste last forever.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 29, 2005
An amber orange color that glows light red when held in the light. It had no head but some white film on the top. Aroma was sweet orange and lemon hops. The alcohol was noticable in the aroma too ever so slightly. The flavor is strong hops right out of the gate. It is a little thin, and some alcohol is noticable in the finish. The finish is grassy hops and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 24, 2005
Pours chestnut brown, with a light tan head. Aroma is very hoppy, with grassy notes. Taste is sweet, full, and very hoppy. This is a full bodied beer, with a long, full, bitter aftertaste-

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nquantz (28) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2005
22 oz bottle - Pours clear, dark red with small tan head. Smooth, hoppy taste with hardly a hint of alcohol considering the high abv. In sum, a very good, and easily drinkable, version of the "western" (hoppy) Barley Wine-style beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
liquidcrack (45) - Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2005
draft. nice dark amber red pour, good light head. hops, hops, for sure. nice barley wine for the "class". hides the kick of alcohol well. good smooth finish. nice beer for a nite cap.....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - APR 12, 2005
UPDATED: APR 13, 2005 22 oz bottle. Served in NB worthy glass @ 63.2°. Pours light red with an of white head. The nose is hoppy. Perfumy, piney, and floral aroma. The flavor is a HUGE malt, brown sugar, and mollases with a touch of bitterness at first. The midfinsh is spicy and somewhat hoppy. Tasty stuff. Thick in the mouth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ratman197 (13284) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2005
Pours a lovely garnet color with a small light amber head. The nose is full of hops.Hops all the way through with some carmel. Great mouthfeel. I think Hog Heaven is best when fresh from a keg, but if your not a hophead it ages nicely!

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