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RATINGS: 1506   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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This dangerously drinkable garnet beauty is a hop loverís 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (685) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle. Deep red copper with a thin ring head. Aroma is sweet earthy hops with candied malt in the background. The taste follows the aroma exactly. Dank bitter candy best describes this one. The alcohol lingers on the rich malty palate. This one is slightly on the complex, intense side of the spectrum. If someone wanted a not-quite barley wine, extra hoppy, candied sweet malt sipper this is it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
coachd (141) - Missouri, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Hog Heaven has a wonderful sweet caramel aroma counterbalanced with a pine hop bitter smell. Dark fruits, malt and black licorice are all in play as well. Nearly perfect aroma except for a musty dank smell underneath all the complexity. Looks great; wonderful crimson color with white head. Tastes sweet up front with a sharp hop bitterness afterward. Aftertaste curiously goes back to sweet after bitter. Palate is just ok. Very unique take on the style. When drunk fresh, itís like a barleywine mixed with an imperial IPA. I aged a bottle; Iím interested in how it will taste with a few years of age.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (2069) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Poured from 22 oz. bottle. Very hazy, dark amber orange with a 3-finger buff colored head and very good lacing. Aroma of pine, citrus and caramel. Taste of intense toffee and caramel malt amply balanced by piney and citric hops. Full/medium body and medium/low carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
swesson (258) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Poured from a bomber. Big, thick, frothy head that you could float a nickel on. The body is a coppery-cloudy amber with a lot of trailing bubbles. Smells of hops, alcohol, and pine. Very strong barley wine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mallen386 (20) - OKC, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 3, 2014
I feel like this pours so well and presents. Not viscous. Gorgeous almost dark amber color. Solid carbonation. No head to mention. Strong hop nose, almost a hint of lager mouthfeel or aftertaste (light tight bubbles) holds me back from what I expect to be a little more syrupy. Worth a buy, easy to drink, but just not quite on that top level.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kansascityCW (109) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Pours a light copper color and very hazy looking. Aroma is typical of a barley wine but a little dim and muted. Caramel, hops, maybe toffee. Taste is bitter with some alcohol. Light body. Decent barley wine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
njnut (273) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2014
Poured into snifter a nice copper color with tan head and little co2. Nice lacing. Aroma was pine, carmel and malt. Taste was pine resins, malt, carmel and toffee. I really liked the balance of this one. Bitter on the finish and pine through the end.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nickel (339) - - APR 30, 2014
Incredibly hoppy aroma. Bitter as hell. This is not a beer for everyday. But itís royal taste attracts to drink it again and again

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
annunz123 (880) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2014
Caramel, citrus, pine, and alcohol in the aroma. Bitter citrus flavor with a little underlying caramel malt. More pine/citrus bitterness in the finish, with lots of drying alcohol. Almost like a barley-wine IPA, but really good nonetheless.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHANER4 (480) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2014
Bottle-Poured rich copper color with medium head. Aroma-Pungent hops and sweet molasses! Just a fabulous smelling beer. Taste-has that distinct BW flavor with a more pungent bitter finish. Palate-Medium bodied with good carbonation. Finish is salty and dry. Overall-Another great beer from Avery Brewing....Cheers!


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