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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
James (1954-1998) is our Uncle; Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to him and his four siblings. In his honor, this Black Ale is dutifully crafted from American and German malted barley, American hops, our ale yeast, and water from James’ well. It is unfiltered, naturally carbonated, and dry hopped. Roasty and smooth, with accents of chocolate and a balanced hoppy finish, this is the ale that I dream to have shared with James. 6.8% ALC/VOL 16º P Ingredients: Pale and Caramel Malt; Roasted Barley; Centennial and Columbus hops; Ale Yeast, and our Well Water.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2014
Fad, Mikkeller & Friends. Sort med nogle dybe mørke røde nuancer og et flot, medium, holdbart, beige skum. Humlet. Armsvedig. Harpiksagtig. Frugtig. Grapefrugt. Gran. Toastede - mere end ristede - mørke maltnoter. Medium sødme. Creamy. Bitter uden at være bister. Meget veldrejet BIPA med høj, høj drikbarhed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zekada (427) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2014
Tap at Mikkeller & Friends. Aroma has some subtle hops but is overwhelmed by coffee, vanilla, malts. Pours black with a small beige head. Taste is hoppy with some notes of malts and chocolates. Thin and easy feeling to the tongue. Overall a nice surprise. Very nice BIPA with some porter-like qualities.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
humlelala (1307) - DENMARK - OCT 11, 2014
On tap @ Mikkeller & Friends. Pours a very deep copper, which is nearly indistinguishable from black unless subject to an open flame or similar direct light. Medium, creamy toffee head with impressive retention and beautiful lace. Impressive regeneration too. Aroma is vibrant sprucy and herbal hops along with a faint hint of something that could be either toasted malt or the spicy earthiness of CTZ hops or perhaps both. Oily texture, soft carbonation, medium body and a lingering, bitter finish that also has the toasted and ascorbic yet complementary notes of the dark malt. Flavour has an initial hop bitterness with aroma notes followed by the slight ascerbicity and toasted notes and finished with lingering bitterness. Very good and quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (2716) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2014
Pours dark with low head Aromas of coffee, ash, dark fruits Taste has coffee, yeast, hints of hoppyness, tarmac.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11370) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2014
Draught. Dark Brown almost Black coloured. Light Brown head. Aroma. Light roast, Cocoa, caramel, Spice, herbs. Flavour. Roast, herbs sweetness, liqourice, Light tropical fruits. Medium to full bodied. Ends herbal bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (12885) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2014
Black with a lasting off-white head. Aroma of herbal hops, fruity notes, and a faint roasted note. Dry, roasted and hoppy flavour, with citrus, pine and grass

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34362) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2014
Draft. A black beer with a lazing dark brown head. The aroma has notes of citrus fruits, hops, and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, caramel, bread, and chocolate, leading to roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brnandersen (3273) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2014
On tap at Mikkeller Bar.Pitch black with a dense, tanned head. Roasted aroma with citrus, dark malts, grape, fruits and slight herbal hops. Finishes dry and roasted with grape and citrus. Rather dry. Good.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (4052) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2014
Pours black with low light tan head. Aroma of coffee, citrus, grapefruit, chocolate. Taste is pine and coffee bitter, dark chocolate finish. Body is light and smooth with average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2014
Draught at Mikkeller & Friends. Black colored with a small off-white head. Light roasted aroma of hops and pine needles. Fruity flavor of hops and pine needles with roasted notes. Hoppy finish.

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