Brewery Name and Location: Avery Brewing Company of Boulder, Colorado, USA
Name of Brew: Hog Heaven
Style of Brew: Barley Wine
Purchase Info: $5.99 for 22oz bottle
Ingredient Info: Columbus hops. Two row and caramel malt.
Vessel Used for Tasting: White wine glass.
Aroma/Olfactory: There is a strong hoppy aroma that sits over notes of alfalfa, black current, and brown sugar.
Visuals/Appearance: Deep, clear mahogany w/ a fine, frothy, tan head.
Taste/Flavor: Deep bitter taste that rolls across the palette. Alcohol is very upfront, boozy flavor.
Palate/Tactile: Thick, resinous, sticky.
Tasting Backstory: Most of Avery’s brews are fairly extreme and this is no exceptions. A boozy, somewhat overpowering, hop bomb.
Value Rating: 5/10