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Finch Pig in the Wood

Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 72   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 and aged for over six months in Koval barrels, a local Chicago distillery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (4026) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2016
Canned. Pours hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of toasted caramel, wood, vanilla, bourbon, floral hops, pineapple and grassy notes. Sweet flavor that ends up being more dry and slightly bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice Strong Ale. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (3530) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2016
Can from Nørreport Estate Wine - Beer Paradise. Aroma is sweet malt, caramel, oak, Bourbon, ripe fruits, syrup, toffee, apricot, dried fruits, figs, vanilla. Flavour is sticky sweet and moderate bitter. Body is medium to full. Heavy malty and sticky with big oaky Bourbon notes and tons of sweet ripe fruits. Very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2016
Can at Haket, Göteborg. Cloudy deep golden beer with a rich beige head. Woody sour aroma, hay, grapes, vinegar notes, a bit sourish. Sourish flavor, vinous, woody, dill, some raisins. Might be infected, at least it is sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (3095) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Aroma is bourbon, spicy. The appearance is amber, thin white head. The flavor is bourbon, spicy, caramel, fruity. The finish is bourbon, spice. Medium in body. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (2296) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 9, 2016
A very nice bourbon barrel beer sweet with bourbon Carmel flavors. Creamy and lasting barrel beer. Perfect balanced beer. Wow. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (1267) - New York, USA - APR 26, 2016
Tap at Clubhouse BFD. Pours hay dark chestnut golden, big creamy white head. Aroma is citrus, lemon, spice, minimal bourbon. Flavor is bourbon, lemon, orange, lots of citrus. Creamy. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (3098) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2016
From the can with an expiration date of 2/23/16. Cloudy looking brown pour with a lingering tan colored head and lacing. The aroma is chocolate, caramel, and then the barrel aging whiskey kicks in. Low hop profile.The body is medium to full. The sweet chocolate and caramel shows up in the flavor at first but the boisterous whiskey barrel aging kicks in and digs into the senses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ronaldtheriot (1784) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Finch’s 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, it’s not bad. I’d rather drink Icehouse Edge, honestly. RJT

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
malrubius (2585) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2558) - 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 it’s 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 it’s 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 that’s good but doesnt remind of which whiskey. mmmmmm good.

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