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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
A deep red malt-forward ale brewed with plenty of caramel malts and a touch of rye, brewed and dry-hopped with Palisade and Zythos hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (7470) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2013
can. pours slightly hazy red with a nice off-white head, some retention and lacing. fruity caramel, toasted, spicy and doughy malts, grass, strawberry-like hops, warming alcohol, citrus. average to moderate carbonation, medium body - oily but not too heavy, bold spicy-citrusy finish. tad too sweet though. actually enjoyed this caramel-forward brew, maybe because of rye presence and assertive hoppiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Daytonbeer (726) - Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Pours cloudy and red with an off white head and no lacing. Aroma of brown sugar, caramel, and cotton candy. Taste of light malts, burnt sugar, and light friut. Enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thewade (340) - USA - SEP 9, 2013
Not a fan. Overly malty and unbalanced. A friend and I split a can, and found it chewy, and incredibly average.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2013
$2.99 16oz can with no bottling date poured into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Appearance: A super hazy, red-orange brown color. More simply... copper colored. There’s a finger or two of a light brown head. It doesn’t last too long, but bubbles float on top and to the sides of the glass throughout the glass. A lot of sediment at the bottom of the can that I poured into the beer made it even hazier, and some particles started floating around. Smell: I figured this beer was probably dry-hopped, and it turns out that it was. A surprising hop nose on this one. Subtle, sweet, piney... pleasant. Taste/feel: A bit weird for me. The flavor of the beer itself is pretty solid, but it changes dramatically between sips. One moment it’s immensely bitter, and the next it’s super sweet. It changes a lot throughout the same sip, as well -- sweet start, super bitter finish. I like a subtle change to add depth, but this one’s pretty big. A good malty sweetness is generally at the front though, followed by a decent brunt of bitterness, with only a little bit of hoppy flavor. It’s like Finch’s tried to balance this beer, and it just backfired. The label also mentions rye being in this beer -- now that I’ve read that fact, I can sort of taste it. It’s definitely in the background, though. The feel on Fascist Pig is creamy smooth, with a pretty light carbonation, which is good -- a prickly carbonation with this kind of bitterness would be killer. The can says this beer is 72 IBUs, but it tastes more like 100. I like, but don’t like this beer ... I like the name and label of Fascist Pig, and in an ODD way, it somewhat explains the beer. On one hand, I love the way that this beer smells and feels, but on the other, the balance is out of whack and just unusual. I’d definitely drink it again -- it’s interesting, pretty fairly priced, and most importantly, pretty tasty. Strangely compelling would be the best way to describe Fascist Pig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricTeusink (700) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Unknowledgeable bartender told me this was an amber ale. The taste characteristics immediately indicated that he had led me astray. Should have been that tool who checks every beer on his phone. Pours amber with a slight haze and decent white head. Scent is sugary with a touch of citrus. Flavor is boozy and sweet with a mild bitter finish. A touch overcarbonated for the ABV. Draft - Iberian Pig - Decatur, GA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBunn (2711) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Can. Pours a murky reddish brown with a thin head and aromas of figgy brown sugar with a little leaf litter and very faint resin. First sip reveals a thick and sugary beer with a decent hop bitterness, but not a lot of direction in either. Brown sugar, dates and figs drive the malt, while the hops profile plays second fiddle with a bit of non-descript bitterness. Stick and sweet, but I am left wanting a bit more direction.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6249) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Can. Solid, sturdy pour of furniture-polish red, the head thin but stoic. The aroma gets back to the varnish theme. And although the 8% alcohol is readily apparent here, this is a relatively easy-going drink, with a nice robust-yet-pleasant caramel malt backbone of iron. Well done. (#5207, 8/23/2013)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5555) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Rich deep copper coloured body with a thick, three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of alcohol, tons of fruit sweetness, honey, resinous hops, pine and a good malt backbone. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong malty flavour with plenty of alcohol, hops, honey and some light fruit notes - even on the finish. Aftertaste shows a very nice rich malt flavour with a good hint of alcohol, but not overwhelming and a rather syrupy and resinous hop finish. Overall, a nice beer with plenty of flavour, some good hop kicks and a nice malt backbone throughout. I sampled this 16 ounce can purchased from Merchant’s in Dearborn, Michigan on 02-August-2013 for US$2.99 sampled a day later at home in Woodhaven, Michigan on 03-August-2013.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
firkinChad (49) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Poured from 16oz can into a snifter. A- Sweet Caramel and Raisin. Pulling some Molasses in the scent. A-Murky, dark amber hue. Frothy head initailly that disappears in a minute to a minimal amount. T-Sweet, Raisin, dark fruit, with a little spice at the end. must be from the rye. Hard to pull much hop character out of this other than the dryness/bitterness at the end. Seems maybe the rye is playing the same role as the hops with the spiciness perhaps. P-Dense liquid with velvety carbonation. Actually makes really good sense with the flavors and slight heat from alcohol. O- Very enjoyable. I like the dark fruit quality playing with the rye. Creative and Interesting to say the least. A fun beer to share with friends to challage their norm beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 4, 2013
473ml can at Nosh in Portland, ME. Caramel colour. Big hop aroma. Taste is some strong grapefruit, pine and earthy hops followed by some strong caramel malt, finished with a little rye spiciness. Body was a little syrupy. Alcohol taste was mostly masked, but one can gave me a decent buzz. Overall, not sure this worked together great, but it is what it says it is, and was rather intense.

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