Hog Heaven Barley Wine

9.2% ABV, 100 IBU’s.

Cloudy, orange body with what looks like some chill haze, almost no head except for a little attractive, spottiness on the surface, and next to no lacing.

Aroma is a hop bomb, double IPA type with no hint of the malt sweetness that follows.

Super-sweet malts start this off, only to be balanced by an equally large burst of hops that come in the middle and the finish of this big BW. Sort of excess, followed by excess. A little peppery hoppiness in the finish. Quite a significant grapefruit bitterness too.

Mouthfeel is slick, but not oppressively so.

Drinkability about in line with the style, i.e. not great becasue of the massive nature of the beer, but not bad.

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12/03/2005
Format:
bottle
ABV: 9.2 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 3
Total: 3.5
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