davey101 (734) - 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.
Art (2067) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from willrunforbeer from free beer week. Worth staying up till 4am for. Pours a dark brown with a light brown head. Aromas of cocoa powder, light vanilla, light coffee. Taste is sweet. Mouthfeel is light and soft. Really easy drinking Porter. No acrid qualities.
charule (1473) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared thanks to artmcd8. Poured black with beige head. Aroma very choco with some remnants of hops. Light carb med bod. Tastes light bitter choc resin.
MacBoost (1449) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - APR 4, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle dated 3/14. Pours a deep brown, almost black with a scant head. Aromas of coffee, roasted malts. Taste is semi dry and lightly bitter. Flavored of roasted coffee, some chocolate. Dry and quaffable. Perfect in almost every way.
mrohia (182) - - MAR 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Farmhouse, Burlington, VT, draft. Blackity-black. Dark tan, creamy head. No lacing. Strong coffee with dark chocolate. Sticks around on the palate a long time. Thick.
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biggsbowler (448) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - this is how a porter should taste like. Pours brown. Nice chocolate nose with roasted malts. The taste is smooth and rich chocolate with some earthiness and roasted notes.
kraddel (4378) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black, small grey head . Smell is roasted malts, creamy . Taste is chocolatty , bitter . Roasted malts , very nice mouthfeel and carbo . Cool
BillWyce (805) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014 Philly Beer Week draft @ Jose Pistola’s. Poured deep brown-to-black. Not much of a head at all. Aromas of coffee and nutty malt. Body is medium-to-full and mildly oily. Flavor of nutty malt with a mild coffee note that lingers at the back. A mild note of char as well.
Westmeister (1983) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jan tasting with the crew. Hint of oxidation on this one, but not detracting at all. Bits of char, bold, roast, toffee, complex, thick molassess. Nice.
jrob21 (2801) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle with the crew. Big roasty malt and bittersweet coffee. Berry and cherry aroma. Bit of a burned malt character. Wood and earth texture. Complex and smooth like every hill beer.
marcus (7183) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours near black with a nice tan head and a marvelous treacle aroma. There is a hearty dark molasses flavor with some coffee and chocolate. Very tadty.