Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Cloudy amber color, scant edge head. Aroma of pine, flowers. Taste is very bitter pine resin.
czar (3683) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Daytonbeer (573) - Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Thewade (261) - USA - SEP 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not a fan. Overly malty and unbalanced. A friend and I split a can, and found it chewy, and incredibly average.
Alextricity (417) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
$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. Thereís a finger or two of a light brown head. It doesnít 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 itís immensely bitter, and the next itís 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 oneís 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. Itís like Finchís tried to balance this beer, and it just backfired. The label also mentions rye being in this beer -- now that Iíve read that fact, I can sort of taste it. Itís 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 donít 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. Iíd definitely drink it again -- itís interesting, pretty fairly priced, and most importantly, pretty tasty.
Strangely compelling would be the best way to describe Fascist Pig.
EricTeusink (554) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
MrBunn (2374) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Braudog (5465) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
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)
jgb9348 (4440) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 Merchantís in Dearborn, Michigan on 02-August-2013 for US$2.99 sampled a day later at home in Woodhaven, Michigan on 03-August-2013.
firkinChad (49) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.