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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 and aged for over six months in Koval barrels, a local Chicago distillery.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ronaldtheriot (1630) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Finchís Pig in the Wood has a thin, yellow-white head, a lacing sheen left behind, and a murky, red-tan appearance. The aroma is of vanilla, coconut, rye whiskey, alcohol, red malts, and dates. Taste is of all that, with some fairly hefty bitterness to prevent nauseating sweetness. Mouthfeel is heavy, and Pig in the Wood finishes full and boozy. For a chewy mess, itís not bad. Iíd rather drink Icehouse Edge, honestly. RJT

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
malrubius (2319) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 30, 2015
Can from Brewtopia. Murky diarrhea color with ring and some lace. Caramel toasted nuts booze and herbal hop aroma. Caramel sweetness with nuts and overripe fruit with aggressive herbal bitterness that lingers with the wood and booze. Medium full body and fairly high fine carbo. Pretty much all around unpleasant. Hard to believe that this and the delicious Stone Kentucky Bourbon Bastard are basically the same style. This is harsh.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2471) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2015
you take a chance when you make a beer like this. i find these types particularly insulting when it comes to bourbon even though most of those beers are good. i just think itís a cop out. i mean easy to take a half assed brew and flavor it up in a bourbon barrel which adds in what you couldnt do in the first place. now i will be a hypocrit and state that i like this beer. even though itís not very beery. the whiskey flavor slightly oakey sweet so warming with the hit of salt near the end. barely fishey maybe burnt a touch i dont know. that character with the un assuming whiskey thatís good but doesnt remind of which whiskey. mmmmmm good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (3112) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with a minimal tan head. Aroma of caramel, whiskey and vanilla. Flavor of caramel, vanilla, oak, whiskey and toffee.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mfhennig (221) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2015
Nice reddish brown pour, beige head fades rapidly, nice lacing. Boozy aroma, caramel and wood. Taste is fairly sweet, fig, caramel and maybe some burnt sugar. Medium body, terrific creamy texture, not a lot of lingering carbonation. Taste stays with you. I suspect this is Fascist Pig aged in whisky barrels, and that makes a really good beer even better. I will look forward to this again!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2540) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Poured from 22 oz. bottle. Lightly hazy, dark reddish brown with a minimal tan head and fair lacing. Aroma of caramel, bourbon, toffee, vanilla, figs, plums, stone fruit and light spices. Taste of caramel, vanilla, sweet toffee, bourbon, oak, figs, plums, stone fruit and light spices. Medium body and medium/high carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2898) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Pours out an odd reddish color with a moderate off white head. Aroma is of bourbon, wood, caramel, light booze, vanilla and some lingering boozy notes. Taste is complex, caramel, bourbon, vanilla, wood, some sticky almost syrupy sweetness in there and a mild burn of some mild burning alcohol in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nsanders (886) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Bomber. Cloudy brown with particles and thin off white head. Rye, wood, whisky and fruity sweetness. Taste is fairly sweet with a dry woody aftertaste. Heavier body with a sticky feel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9143) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, dark reddish brown pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, whiskey, some nice dark fruit, some brown sugar into a bit of yeast, spice, nice earthy notes. Taste is a mix of dark fruit, brown sugar, toffee, hints of caramel into a bit of honey, vanilla, oak, and whiskey notes, finishing sweet, slightly bitter. Pretty nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5757) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle. Muddy copper pour with a short tan head. Caramel, bourbon notes, vanilla, floral hops and toasted malt in the nose. Taste is big vanilla, sweet malt, caramel, wood, floral hops and soft fruit notes. Body is medium with a soft, creamy carbonation. Ends with more vanilla, sweet malt, caramel, toasted malt, wood and floral hops.


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