Glouglouburp (6022) - 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.
Pailhead (4820) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of mrebeks
Bottle: The aroma consists moderate-heavy smoke, light chocolate, caramel, and a hint of molasses. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a small beige head that quickly fades to a thin film. The flavor starts with a chocolate, caramel, and a touch of molasses. The finish has light-moderate smoke.
tectactoe (1871) - Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Thanks, Mike. Deep black body, dark khaki head recedes to a silky skin & foamy collar. Aroma has a good amount of smoke, slightly meaty with a light bacon & campfire woodsy essence. Hints of bittersweet cocoa, roasted malt, liquid smoke, & charcoal. Taste is nice & smooth with a brilliant smokiness from start to finish. Liquid smoke with a mild sweetness, light campfire essence, a touch of charred woodsiness, & a small bit of candied, cured meat, Roasted malt, bitter cocoa dust, & a distinct dryness in the finish. I’m generally a fan of smoked beers, & this is a very nice tackle of the style from Shaun.
queenholly (2923) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Meaty smoke, chocolate, dark fruit aroma. Black with a small brown head. Woody meaty smoke, chocolate, char, lightly acidic, and dark fruit flavor. Smooth medium body with prickly carbonation. Love this one!
48FanInCali (725) - California, USA - APR 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 Bottle - gorgeous black pour with off white head. Some lacing as well. Nose of roasted and smoked malts, chocolate, and maybe a touch of coffee. Taste follows the nose. Smoke is well integrated for a very balanced taste. I wish this was on nitro to smooth out the carb a bit more. Good stuff.
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vtafro (3430) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Smoked, meat, roasted malt aromas. Nice smoke, chocolate, roasted, woody flavors. Finishes with wood and sweetness.
Marheb (2050) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Un profil semblable à la Everett mais plus fruité (cerises, dattes, raisins secs) avec une touche de fumée qui enrobe délicatement.
GothGargoyle (1209) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown/black with a small off-white head. Aroma is smoke, caramel, malt, liquorice, dark fruit. Full bodied, smoky on the palate with a big malt character in the background. Taste is smoke, leather, dark fruits, chicory root, wood. Delicious.
BoBoChamp (5449) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl, bottled January 2013, new exclusive American brew Anno 2013, thx alot to KingCecil!, complex smoked Porter, roasted/malty and slightly smoked/spicy, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, good head, very good brew
cfrancis (2358) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Ryan for this. Pours silky black with a small beige ring. Aroma is smokey, roasty malts. Taste is a nice unabrasive smoke flavour with deep, rich roasted malts and some bitter dark chocolate. I usually don’t like smoke but this is divine.
drfabulous (3998) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the bottle. Smokey chocolate taste over a dark body beer. Stout like. Wish I had more. Tasty.