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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
Released May 2014, Editor’s Note: This version aged in Bourbon barrels only 500ML bottle no-wax

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rouhlas (2760) - GREECE - MAR 6, 2016
500 ml v2016 (3 weeks old) bottle shared with friends at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki, from trade with Frank. Black color with brown head. Malty aroma, bourbon, coconut, vanilla, chocolate, fruity, wood. Sweet and light bitter taste, milk chocolate, brownie, fruity, coconut and vanilla, apple brandy?! Great!! Full silky creamy body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyCraft (5761) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle, cracked with Al during gunners fa cup win. Pours black with medium beige head. Taste is char, bitter grain, coffee, tobacco, dark cocoa, and hops. Aroma was most of the same with milk chocolate, malt, pine hops, cigars and some bourbon barrel richness. Never got sweet and maintained a hoppiness, cheech ah.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ernesto987 (5578) - Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2014
bottle thanks to Matt. Huge aroma, tons of bourbon barrel, but absolutely perfectly balanced with the rich roasty body of everett. Tons of lingering roastyness as the sweetness of the barrel aging resides. Awesome stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pfriesen (113) - Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
Thanks to Johnsense for sharing. Heavy black pour, foam dissipates with little lacing. Sweet bourbon nose, black cherry and cassis liqueur. Barrel dominates the flavour, and the porter can’t quite stand up to it. Finishes sweet with a hint of cigar

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jkwood04 (5281) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 7, 2014
500ml bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, bourbon and oak and vanilla, some dark chocolate and hints of coffee, and light dough. Flavor an incredible blend of everything. Smooth texture. A really good beer, you know, just another amazing dark, barrel-aged beer by Hill Farmstead.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bacterial (2827) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle shared by me - thanks!! Thick black pour with a tan head. Nose is bourbon and roasted malt, smoked wood, alcohol. Really nice mouthfeel. Thick but still dry. Big bourbon goodness. Smoky. Oaky. Really yummy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DalzAle (2020) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle shared by Bacterial. Dark black pour, little carbonation and a smoky soy aroma. Flavor is also a bit of soy, light prune, red wine, hints of earthy chocolate and warming alcohol on the finish. Outstanding beer, at any price.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
knickskicks (1151) - - AUG 30, 2014
Dark brown pour, thick tan head. Very carbonated. Nose is booze, a touch vinous, chocolate, somewhat metallic and vegetal. Taste is a touch vinous, fresh water, rich chocolate, dark fruits. Medium creamy mouthfeel. Wow, did not expect a HF BA dark beer to be so damn good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrHangover (3952) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle shared by guests @ Brouwcafé de Molen. Pours a very dark brown, deep black beer with a small tanned head on top. Aroma has massive roasty bourbon woody notes, thick molasses, vanilla and caramel. Flavor is very sweet with loads of sugary notes, molasses and bourbon. Great oak aging going on here. Silky mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Amazingly sweet and long balanced aftertaste. Awesome stuff!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reynolds314 (3315) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Great ba porter. Supremely drinkable, lightly bourbony with subtle vanilla, cocoa, coffee, sweet malts and light hops. I love this.

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