bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(500ml bottle, Jan 2013 vintage, courtesy of Errl) Pours a black body with a small beige head. Aroma of smoke, roasted malt, grilled lamb, dates, and cocoa. Flavor of smoke, sausage, subtle fennel, roasted malt, and dry cocoa with a bitter finish.
charule (602) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taste thanks to guy next to me at Tired Hands. Poure brown with brown head. Nutty aroma. Roasty smokey nut taste.
hopscotch (8375) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Pours black with a mid-sized, creamy, lightly-tanned head. The aroma is both smoky and chocolaty. Medium to full-bodied with stinging carbonation. The flavor presents bittersweet dark chocolate and fudge and a light nuance of smoke. Burnt, bitter, black mocha finish. Bottle generously shared by landhoney!
pineypower (2306) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared thanks to Dave. Pours out a dark brown color with a small off white head. Aroma is of lots of chocolate, light smoky earth notes. Taste is lots of earthy smoke, light wood, chocolate, some creamy sweetness, nice smooth mouth feel with a light amount of lingering alcohol.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Hill Farmstead during the Connoisseur session of the Third Anniversary Party. Pours a hazed brown to black with a medium to thick sized tan head. Long roastn, lots of dense malt. Loads of roast, cocoa, chocolate. Dense and thick, full of roast and cocoa. Chocolate leads into a long bitterness.
JulienHuxley (2142) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at 3rd Anniversary. Dark brown/black pour with beautiful brown foam. Aroma is roasty, almost smokey, intense black chocolate. Taste is smooth, nice roasty character, very well dosed sweetness, quite dry even for such a strong beer. Palate is just light enough to be quenching definitely veers away from an imperial stout. Maybe my favorite dark of the day.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a black color with an off white head. Chocolate, roast, dark fruits, some smoke and licorice,
Lukaduke (1475) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Hill 3rd Anniversary. Pours a rich burnt umber color with a finger of khaki foam. Roasty deep dark chocolate malts, dark plum fruit, touches of smoke and licorice. Long earthy finish.
Loineshawn (3007) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at hill farmstead third anniversary party. milky chocolate. charred smoke. some roast. somewhat vinous. good.
nimbleprop (3872) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle I picked up in Greensboro. Pours a slightly viscous, opaque black with some creamy, off white head. Nose of licorice and molasses, some burnt caramel, some smoke, a little lamb fat, some toasted chestnuts. Flavor is very solid, sweet, black licorice, molasses, some dark bread, a little raisin, some chocolate, more smoke, caramelized lamb fat. Clean, albeit slightly sweet finish.