malrubius (1807) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at blackback pub. Dark brown black with small head and lace. Coffee licorice chocolate boozy aroma. Chocolate coffee vanilla roasted bitter lingering finish. Very flavorful but not a sessionable porter. Medium full rich nutty. Very good..
PriorL (1988) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at first "Er klopt iemand op de deur" tasting aka EBT3. Thx to everyone for sharing today’s beers!
APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, small unstable beige head.
NOSE: coffee, chocolate, vanilla.
TASTE: coffee, chocolate, very balanced.
JorisPPattyn (8007) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick cream-tan head, jet-black beer. Very dry, "beery’" nose, ink, walnut, very roasted to burnt. Very roasted, if not burnt; light bitterness, some sweet maltiness in the background. Retronasal some faint, but nice fruity notes, surprising for such a beer. Long roasted aftertaste. Quite slick-viscous; well-bodied. Balanced; as most H-F beers.
77ships (4210) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. bottle sampled @ "Er Klopt Iemand Op De Deur" Samson & Gert Bierproeving I. Thanks! Spare creamy light brown head, dark brown. Big roasted coffee, toasted, grainy malt, barnyard, earth, leather, prune, faint smoke, very harsh bitterness, heavily roasted & charred coffee, black chocolate, largely just very bitter & roasted. Soft carbonation, grainy, faintly mineral. Very typical. This is the 3rd HF beer in a row that is confusing & not all that really, I am beginning to question their reputation or maybe they aren’t just to my personal preferences. Not bad at all but not all that.
wchesser (1213) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from cpetrone-huge thanks for my first HF, Chris!! Incredibly dark porter, with sparse dark brown coffee crema head. Incredible spot-on porter nose of dark roast and caramel malts, light smokiness, dark chocolate. Taste is same but less intense, with some light saline minerality. Quintessential porter.
SuperTiti33 (567) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Noire. Belle mousse moka. Nez: Chocolat. Truffe. Café espresso. Anis. Bouche: Sucré. Très riche. Longue. Belle amertume. Grain torréfié. Anis/boisé. Vanille. Houblon résineux. Mélasse. Très bien équilibré. Superbe.
WillRunForBeer (781) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes. Taster at the source. Pours dark brown, near black with a big coffee icecream head. Aroma roasty, chocolate, slight mineral. Tastes chocolaty, toffee and a touch of smoke. Smooth and soft. Really nice porter.
john_henry (115) - - JUL 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tried the taster at Hill farmstead, and was impressed, so got a 750ml Bottle to take, now drinking 4 days on.
Pours dark black with tan head. Good aroma which hits pretty quick out the bottle. The taste is rich and complex and as with all of the Hill beers the back bone of the water shines threw giving a soft complexity. A little nutty and chewy and if it didn’t say otherwise I’d say that was from a little rye. Just the right amount of roast and bitterness make this an awesome Porter. Hope to try again if I’m back In Vermont.
Ontape (340) - Valley Village, California, USA - JUN 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating 200, this one comes once again courtesy of Lukaduke. Somewhere between black and brown with a tan head. Rich, roasty, smooth with chocolate, caramel, toffee notes. Silky mouthfeel with light carbonation. Light hop presence in the background. Long finish. A treat.
ametras (478) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Three Penny Taproom. Black pour with a frothy tan head. Flavors are chocolate, coffee, licorice, molasses, dark fruits, caramel, biscuit, roasted malts, light smoke and resinous hops. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, silky texture.