davey101 (751) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 4, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bomber into a tulip glass. No clue what age/vintage it is, but I believe its somewhat fresh.
A - Pitch black body which lets zero light through. Massive fluffy mocha head. Settles down to a frothy cap with crazy amounts of retention. The foam just clings to the glass the entire time. Probably the best lacing I’ve ever seen on a beer.
S - Robust indeed. Deep roasty malts, fresh espresso beans, sweet and lactic milk chocolate, and a touch of bitter mineral rich water. Finishes with sweet and rich vanilla. Perfect aroma.
T - Follows the nose with a pleasant mix of intense espresso beans, milk chocolate, vanilla and perfectly roasted malts. Just a touch of hop bitterness to work against the sweetness and richness of it all. Booze isn’t present in the taste but there is a light warmth happening in the throat.
M - Slick and coating mouth feel. Very silky with a high level of carbonation that prevents it from being cloying.
O - The best porter I’v ever had, easily. Which sucks considering how tough it is to get bottles of this beer. Hype and availability aside, Hill Farmstead is the real deal. Unbelievable beer.
Sudz4Dayz (21) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 16, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle purchased on site at Hill Farmstead. Pours a thick oily black with an everlasting, thick brown foamy head. Aroma has some roastiness with a hint of cherry and chocolate. Taste roasty, coffee, chocolatey. Very Smooth mouthfeel and leaves a wonderful aftertaste of dark chocolate cocoa. Top notch Porter, best around.
tapefuzz (125) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at brewery. Nitro. Pours a nearly black dark brown with a large light brown head. Roasty aroma of coffee with some wood. Tastes of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Lightly bitter coffee finish. Full body. Rich, creamy, and a little bit oily mouthfeel.
DuffMan (9538) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared at RBAG by me. Very dark brown, light brown head.nmilk chocolate, brown bread, lightly nutty, dry finish. Balanced and rich.
Iznogud (2500) - CROATIA - AUG 24, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Warpigs, Copenhagen. Hill Farmstead tap takeover. Pours black with light brownish head. Roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, some coffee notes, hops with some citrus. Sweet with bitter finish. Medium to full bodied. Quite smooth and easy drinkable.
Speko (220) - DENMARK - AUG 12, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0,5 at Slacker. Pours black with large beige head, excellent lacing. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate, dried fruits, some wood. Very mild and pleasant. Taste is coffee, cocoa, dried fruit, licorice, roasted malts. Once again very mild and pleasant. Full body, oily texture and soft carbonation.
SlackerMads (2860) - DENMARK - AUG 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle with Bob. Dark brown close to black with a large diminishing light brown head. Nose has roasted malt, chalk, dark bitter chocolate, vanilla, twigs. Soft and filling mouthfeel, mild acidity. Wood, vanilla, roasted malt, chocolate cake, chalk, minerals, earthy. Faint citrus and flowers. Soft and gentle.
gregwilsonstl (2107) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black. Dry. Mocha head. Shared with John (porch beer!) Cocoa nibs. Somewhat bitter. Burnt flavor.
vyvvy (5855) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours dark brown with a dense tan head. The aroma had smooth roast, licorice, chocolate, coffee and a bit of woodiness. It has a pretty full body with soft carbonation. The taste has deep roast, molasses, cocoa and woody hops. The finish is a little on the char side. quite good.
daje (3995) - NORWAY - JUL 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hill Farmestad tap takeover at Warpigs may 12th 2016. Black body with a light brown head. Aroma is roasty with chocolate and toffee. Taste is sweet, coffee, cocoa, malty. Good balanced, finish brings a mild hoppiness. Quite nice!
italianjohn (2890) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a perfect khaki to tan head and sticky lacing .... Aroma of cocoa, chocolate, tobacco, roasted malts, coffee and caramel malts ...... Taste is of cocoa, roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and caramel malts .... Mouthfeel is slick, oily and the body is soft and creamy .... Finish is roasted, bitter and has lingering cocoa and coffee ... Excellent Porter