Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, - MAY 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A well malted and medium smoky black beer with just the right amount of everything.
How: Tap at Prohibition Pig, Waterbury VT. Then a fresh 500ml bottle home.
The look: Very very dark mahogany body (pretty much black) topped by a medium tan head with good retention.
In long: Nose is medium smoky with a smoke character that is part smoked pull-pork and part campfire. Body has a rich malt backbone with a velvety pillow texture with a perfectly levelled medium carbonation. The malts offer flavors of chocolate brownies, caramel, almonds, all-grain brown bread. The smoke is strong part of the flavor spectrum but doesn’t overwhelmed the beer, this is smoky beer, not an uber-smoky beer. Very nice meaty and woody smoke. More hoppy than usual for the style but less hoppy than usual for a Hill Farmstead beer. The hop profile feels leafy, fresh tobacco and even a bit citrusy. Despite a rich malty body the sweetness sensation is kept in check. Very enjoyable offering, I preferred this base beer over all three barrel aged treatments of this beer I had before. And if I ever go missing and the tv says “5 feet 11, long brown hair, was last seen driving a truck full of Hill Farmstead beers”, please don’t look for me, I’m hiding, I don’t wanna be found.
yespr (39114) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted, dark malty and liqourice. Smooth amoked, dark malty, yarish, liqourice. Lingering dark malty and roasted. Bitter, roasted and lingering dark malty finish.
SlackerMads (2689) - DENMARK - MAY 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg. Black with a medium sized light brown head. Licorice, salt, charcoal, wood, light earthy, chocolate. Full body, warming alcohol, medium sweet, mild acidic, mild bitterness. Finishes with roasted malt and chocolate.
anders37 (21924) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty licorice and caramel aroma with weak smoky hints. Roasted malty chocolate, licorice and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty licorice and chocolate finish.
Desverger (7027) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap@Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen - black pour with tan head. Aroma and taste is medium roasted and sweet malty, solid notes of chocolate, caramel, some nice vanilla nuances, liquorice, some earthy burnt malty notes, roasted into the finish. Gorgeous.
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Meilby (10584) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Hill Farmstead Day - Warpigs Brewpub, København
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and licorice. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long chocolate and coffee finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
ciocanelu (910) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAY 18, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Dark brown color with brownish head. Aroma has sweet coffee and roasted malts. Taste follows with the same flavors plus some earthy hops. Medium body and carbonation. Well made beer but it’s not a style I enjoy very much.
mariuspoenari (1104) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Warpigs, pre-CBC. Dark, with a beige head. Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, cherries. Medium bodied.
Guruhso (332) - Grindsted, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at warpigs. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate and smokey notes. The flavours starts sweet but finish bitter with a long duration. The body is full and the texture is creamy. Nice one.
Plovmand (7668) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Warpigs, Hill Farmstead Day. It pours jet black with a firm beige head. The aroma is quite roasted with chocolate and tar notes. Smoked roasted flavor with licorice and tar notes.
VastActiv (5328) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Warpigs, Copenhagen. Colour is black with slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavors: Grain, rye, rye bread, some chocolate, bread and roasted malts. Very bready beer and I like it.