cthomas2390 (213) - Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby color with thin tan head. Sweet, malty aroma with caramel, licorice, and piney hop notes. Heavy malt is almost immediately cut by hops which come to lay on the back of your tongue. Still finishes fairly dry. Carbonation is maybe a bit too sharp for a barleywine, but leave it out for a few minutes and it mellows nicely.
stevoj (2024) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one has it all, just hiding out of sight. Nice reddish body with minimal head. Aroma is malt and grains, alcohol also tickles the nose. Taste is more malt and (?)....donít know. I agree with Indiana Red that it might be worth while trying a cellared bottle. Very smooth and drinkable, alcohol hides nicely, and becomes apparent slowly.
Fritz123 (939) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Edgar at home. Snifter. Pours a crimson-brown with a small white head. Some mild lacing. Aroma is a combination of booze, carmelized malts, dark bread and dough, muddled hops, and leather. The taste is a unique for a barley wine. It has a slight booze taste up front with a warming on my palette. Then itís followed by a malt profile and chased with serious hops for a b wine. Finish is hoppy and slight bitter with booze. Medium body, moderate carb. Nicely done and unique.
DakotaSouth (2) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 29, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Avery does a nice bit of work with this one. One day I will think to do this rating business while I am consuming the beverage.
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brewballs (190) - USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
As far as barleywines are concerned I have a very discerning palate. Averyís Hog Heaven is a take on it. A plum hue. Lacy head. I can detect the booze but it is not overpowering. It is a bit more malty than I like. With a tinge of sweetness. It is pretty straightforward. Good but not great. Iíd like to see the booze hiked up more. Dandy for a cool summer night but definitely not in league with the Alaskan Barleywine.
BrewHaMeister (155) - - JUN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber pours copper with a one finger head and nice lacing. Aromas of, caramel, citrus, leather and malt. Flavor is mildly sweet with a slight bitter finish. Tasty!
Beachmaster (98) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber into a tulip glass. Pours a clear red-orange with a medium tan head which fades into a disc atop the liquid and leaves good lacing. Nose is all hops. Taste is caramel dark malt and dark fruit, but is overpowered by the excessive hopping. This could have been much better if some restraint had been used.
RickTStiles (709) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep red with a lasting white head and spotty lacing. Aroma is dried herbs and orange peel. Taste us honey, chamomile and flowers. Finish is citric and herbal.
BeerKurve (493) - - JUN 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark Orange with a orange/brown colored head; Mild carbonation and good lacing. Aroma of citrus and dry hops, strong candied caramel malts and toffee sweetness. Flavor possesses a strong caramel maltiness, citrus hops, toffee and a bitter resiny aftertaste. Thick and heavy body and mild carbonation. Delicious!
John25 (379) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
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coachd (89) - Missouri, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.