jcwattsrugger (11315) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap @Capones RBSG-pours a light brown head and black color. Aroma is sweet dark malt, oak/vinuous. Taste is sweet dark malt-roasty/chocolate, oak/vinuous, earthy hops with some bite.
Beerman6686 (4975) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This poured a medium to dark brown color with a beige head. Aroma was very very complex, with lots of smoeky leather, dark fruits and some roasted malts, all laden with chewy bourbon, yum. Flavor was just as impressive as the aroma, lots of dark fruits and smoke, roast is subdued, the perfect amount of boubon to add flavor but not heat. The cab is there a bit as well. Another winner from Hill Farmstead.
TURDFERGUSON (4004) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at capones, rbsg. Deep reddish brown with no head. Nose is light bourbon, vanilla, some vinous notes, roast. Flavor is quite vinous, roast, cocoa, light hops. Thick body. A very unique offering that I enjoyed like every HF beer I’ve ever had.
decaturstevo (5334) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 7, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma of large esspresso and light sour malt. Sweet chocolate, espresso with a milk chocolate finish nice malt bitter with hinto sour. Full bodied with good carbonation.
blipp (6547) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Smokey and dark fruity aroma with some light bourbon. The flavor has smoke, roast, light dark fruits, and light bourbon. Awesome.
adrian910ss (2387) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Capones. Pours a pitch black with a tiny very light beige head. Aroma of light smoked meat, roasted malt, blackberries, red wine and hints of bacon ? Taste is much the same as the aroma.
TheEpeeist (3441) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Capones. Dark brown with a trace of beige suds. Nose is smoke and chocolate with a hint of bourbon. Almost full body with a tingle. Taste is smoked sausage, dark chocolate, red wine, espresso and bourbon. Hints of dark fruits and blackberry. Absolutely beautiful integration of the smoke and two barrels.
alobar (2965) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black pour with no head. Aroma of smoke and berries. Very complex flavor-mostly smoke initially, but as the bee warms and amazing combination of smoke, blackberries and cabernet with hints of chocolate and maple. One of the best I’ve had in a long time!
JulienHuxley (3789) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at HF gathering. The aroma is dominated by smoke and the bourbon barrel, strong notes of vanilla, spices and oak. The cabernet barrel adds a subtle fruityness to it. Flavors are similar, yo ucan definitly feel the bourbon heat. I don’t necessarly mind a big barrel presence but I found that the base beer was a little too thin handle. My least favourite from HF, but still a good one.
blklab2007 (2059) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
notb draft pour. aroma has lots of hefty smoke over dark malt with a nice hit from the wine barrels. mouth feel is medium but coats well. flavor brings on the smoke again, wine barrels, chocolate, rich malts, with a bit of bitterness on the finish. my notes say some what old ale like.