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Hill Farmstead Elaborative #1

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Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Tart Brown Ale brewed with Ohio Walnuts. Aged 18 months in a variety of oak barrels with culture from each of the 3 participating breweries ... in friendship with Brad at Jackie O’s and Chad at Crooked Stave. Brewed in November 2011. 375ml.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (791) - - JUL 27, 2014
Reddish brown pour. Funky aroma, roast, woody. Nutty, funky, roast, tart cherry. Medium body

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8552) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
Cloudy reddish with lots of lac e. Hits the style and smooth despite palate erasing. Comlex with nuttiness. Sipper.some toasted brown

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3480) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong oak, funk, cherry skin. Thin mouthfeel with strong oak, funk, light tart finish. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cpetrone84 (1372) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Pour is deep brown with dark ruby red edges and a tight light brown head. Nose is tart cherry, faint lacto, lots of oaky wood and vanilla. Taste is tart, the walnuts come through a bit. Medium body and fairly present carbonation. Taste leans towards a Flanders red with strong oak and vanilla. The nuttiness is through the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wchesser (1151) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle from cpetrone-thanks, Chris! Slightly cloudy reddish brown. Good carbonation and heavy lacing. Nose is pretty standard sour brown, some cherry and oak, light dusty walnut. Flavor is lively tart cherry, wet wood, lightly sour. Don’t get the walnuts in flavor. Good and clean but underwhelming given the possibilities.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3094) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear ruby chestnut, medium creamy brown head, dissipates slowly, great lacing. Aroma is light, tart cherry, dust, oak, vinous. Flavor is medium tart, drying, little bitterness, tart cherries, oak, some molasses, a bit of nut. Lingering tart and oaky. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Nice, but not complex, and the ultra light aroma was a disappointment.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Clownoisseur (210) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Pours a copper color, almost looks like a cola. Nice tan head and spotty lacing. Aromas of wet oak, deep funk, some vinous notes and a faint nutty sweetness. Taste is fairly tart upfront, but settles nicely into a rich body with the walnut coming through. I really like this funky yeast profile. Adds nicely to the tartness and acidity. The roasted walnut, oak, vanilla and light bread give a nice rounding edge to the semi-dry and moderately tart finish. Really enjoyed this collaboration.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jool (183) - - MAY 25, 2014
Bouteille 375 mL. Brune quasi-translucide à la mousse blanche. Nez léger, un peu boisé, un peu de raisins pas encore à maturité. La bouche est dans la même lignée que le nez, sûre et un peu de noisettes en finale. Bof.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5812) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
bottle as shown .. . pours a deep almond skin brown .. mild foam .. . light nuttiness, mild sourness, and walnut skin .. . easy foam .. . pretty good but one dimensional .. . . what a tyrannical loaf of bread, he is on the rise!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftycarl21 (2220) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2014
Somehow got my hands on this. Murky mahogany pour. Nose and flavor certainly bring nuttiness, tart vinous character, big oak tannin and rich dark fruit. Good, but seemed a little bit contrived given the talent of the 3 brewers involved. Obviously tasty and some good tidbits from each, but certainly the sum was not the sum of the parts in this instance. Still, yum!


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