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Hill Farmstead Beyond Good and Evil

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American Style Sweet Stout brewed with Maple Syrup. Aged in Bourbon Barrels for nearly 2 years. 375ml. Released March, 2014

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3228) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle, shared in a location remote to my dining room.
Pours basically black with an espresso swirl head and some light lacing on the glass.

the aroma is roasty & sweet with lots of bourbon & maple syrup. It’s sort of wood heavy in a non-spirit-barrel kind of way... like the sun baked wood of an amusement park ride. The coolest thing about the aroma is the big ol smack of licorice that comes as it warms.

The flavor is big and sweet with plenty of maple syrup character. It’s got a big bourbon barrel presence with some vanilla and woodiness, there is some licorice and espresso roast coffee that bring some nice depth and bitterness to balance it all out.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Huhzubendah (2496) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael. The beer is near black with a small, brown head of broken bubbles. The aroma offers oak, bourbon, roast. The flavor takes everything up a notch. Absolutely delicious. Not sure what it is, but this beer is blowing me away. Noticeably better than Damon, Port Damon, M&C #3, etc. Possibly the best Hill Farmstead stout. Worth trading / traveling. Yes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4567) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle, thanks to Leighton! Deep brown with a small head. Strong sweet caramel and brown sugar. Vanilla cream pie and glazed donuts. Light dark roasted malts. Taste is similarly sweet. Chocolate donuts. Brown sugar and boozy bourbon heat. Vanilla. Bruised pears. Full body, quite oily. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6713) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours opaque black with a small tan head. The nose toasty, earthy, dark chocolate, fudge, toasty brown sugar and dirt. The taste is rich, bitter-sweet, earth, booze, dark fruits, jammy fruity, cocoa, plum and candy with a short, sweet finish. Fullish body and fine carbonation. Oily, but fine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10772) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle shared in London - picked up at the brewery. Pours black-brown with a creamy beige head. The aroma holds burnt wood, toasted toffee, light vanilla, dark bread. Medium to big sweet with rich chocolate, dark fruits, raisins, ripe and dried cherries, dark bread, figs. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warming finish with gooey dark malts, more ripe dark fruits, raisins and figs, some sugary chocolate. Big stuff, lots of sweet dark malts, only minimal maple character. Still, damn tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3480) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a motor oil black and medium creamy tan head that lasts. The aroma is a strong maple, bourbon, oak, roast. Slick mouthfeel with sweet roast, dark chocolate, light oak. Easy to drink, very impressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ineedbeer (707) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Poured from a 375 mL bottle. Aroma is slightly sweet with some roast and chocolate notes. Light maple syrup character with medium light bourbon. Some faint oak and vanilla. Light tobacco and leather character with hints of dark fruit. Pours black with a small, fairly thick dark mocha head that steadily recedes to the edges where it lingers. Light lacing an moderately long legs. Flavor is fairly sweet with a medium light maple syrup note. Moderate chocolate notes with some medium light roast. Some dark fruit character, mostly plums and prunes but also cherry. Faint tobacco and leather. Medium bitterness. Medium light bourbon notes with faint oak and vanilla. Light alcohol spice. Mouthfeel is full bodied with medium low carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall, another great stout from Hill Farmstead. Lots of sweetness with some nice maple syrup and chocolate notes. Aroma has nice roast and black malt complexity. Good bourbon notes that compliment rather than overwhelm.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RussianDragon (445) - - AUG 9, 2014
500 ml bottle shared by yourefragile, thanks Moll. Pours a near black with ruby cherry hues when backlit. Spotty lacing and thin bubbles line the edge of the glass. Aroma is chocolate malts, maple syrup and coconut notes. Flavor is same with balanced round roasty malty notes. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (747) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 19, 2014
375ml bottle pours dark black brown with a half finger of pale tan head. Nose is fruity bourbon spice, touch of booze, dark fruit, bitter cocoa. Taste is rich lightly fruity cocoa, dark chocolate, intertwined notes of maple and sublte woodiness. Medium mouthfeel. Finish is roasty charred maple toast and chocolate chips, some dark vanilla coffee bean, touch of bourbony fruit. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Johnsense (791) - - JUL 18, 2014
Pours midnight black with a finger of mocha head. Aroma of dark maple syrup, bourbon, black coffee. Bourbon up front, followed by maple, black coffee, dark toffee, treacle, black strap molasses. Some alcohol warming as i drink this. Vicious thick body, moderate carbonation.

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