Serve in Snifter


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1485   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
Share this beer with friends!
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.

stumpyiliz's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
stumpyiliz (213) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Overly hopped, good malt bill to back it up, but u might as well call this Yeti or sasquatch. since bigfoot has been around for years and this beer is just they’re own version of it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (872) - - AUG 12, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 11-6-12- Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – Served a slightly hazy honey brown color with a little bit of reddish hue. Upon serving there was a one finger cream colored head that faded to leave a decent level of lacing. Smell – The aroma was heaviest of a caramel and toffee sweetness. Mixed with these sweeter aromas are a lighter bready smell, some citrus hop aromas and a light boozy smell. Taste – The taste starts out with a strong biscuit and bready base with some of the caramel sweetness that was detected in the nose. As the taste advances further some of the caramel diminishes as hop flavors begin coming to the taste profile. Grapefruit and pine hop flavors begin the hop profile but are soon joined by some earthy hop flavors as well. In the end some alcohol flavors meet up with the lightly sweet and somewhat hoppy flavors of the brew to leave a warming hoppy flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was just above average in terms of creaminess with a carbonation level that was on the slightly lower side. Pretty nice for the style, the hop flavors, and the light alcohol burn at the end of the taste. Overall – Not a bad brew. A, not too sweet or too boozy, barleywine. It isn’t a powerhouse of flavor like some barley wines, but has its place as a more subtle but pleasant barleywine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (2067) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 19, 2014
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 (?)....don’t 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (963) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2014
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 it’s 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DakotaSouth (2) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 29, 2014 does not count
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brewballs (190) - USA - JUN 29, 2014
As far as barleywines are concerned I have a very discerning palate. Avery’s 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. I’d like to see the booze hiked up more. Dandy for a cool summer night but definitely not in league with the Alaskan Barleywine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewHaMeister (161) - - JUN 20, 2014
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beachmaster (110) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 19, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTStiles (734) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2014
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerKurve (497) - - JUN 16, 2014
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (427) - 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

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 149

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50