yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From tap at the brewery. Pours dark brown with a thick creamy off-white head. Aroma is crisp citrusy to almost grapefruity hoppy yet also with a distinct dark roasted malt. Smooth fruity swept in roasted medium dry breadish malt flavours. Crisp fruity, dominant citrusy into a fresh and crisp hoppy finish. Great stuff!
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
25th September 2012
The ChrisO small midweek tasting. Cheers Leighton for this rare treat. Opaque black brown beer, little tan head. Light piney nose. Mellow dark malts with big fruity and piney hops. All very well integrated. A really smooth black IPA.
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml. Growler. Pours Black With a creamy beige head and lacings. Lovely roast, coffee, chocolate, mild ash and grapefruity hops. Smooth and really soft. Absolutely freakin’ fuckin’ fantastic!
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shenandoah Throwdown, growler, thanks peregrinari. Medium tan head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some chocolate, orange, light smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some pine, orange, chocolate, light caramel. Medium body, some stickiness.
Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2013 Growler shared at a ChrisO tasting, London. Pours black-brown with a creamy, rich beige head. Big sticky pine nose, good roasted malts, dirt, cocoa. Medium sweet flavor, super smooth, great pine character, cocoa, smooth roast, light mud. The hops are just stupidly fresh and smooth. Medium bodied with average, creamy carbonation. Lightly sticky, resinous finish with nice roast, more cocoa, mellow chocolate, pine. Just crazy drinkable. No abrasiveness to the bitterness. Delicious.
Tmoney99 (10400) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler shared by phaleslu. Poured clear black color with an average frothy brown head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted dark malt and hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a very good beer.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 7, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2010 Growler courtesy of ygtbsm at DC Epic Sour Tasting 2010. Solid dark brown, large bubble edge head, scant lacing. Aroma of wood splinters from fresh pine 2x4s. Taste is pine resin and burnt cocoa. Interesting and unique.
TwoSipDip (8880) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler @ Rachel’s place, generously shared by Steve_0. Pours a deep brown/black appearance with a brown head. Huge amount of roast in the nose along with a ton of coffee that for some reason reminds me of waking up to a fresh pot of coffee at my grandparent’s house twenty years ago- that’s kind of cool. Fucken a bro, I love the coffee note in the nose. It’s not super overwhelming but once you get a whiff of it, it is really distinct. There’s also some pine, citrus fruits, chocolate, and herbal notes in the aroma. Fucken abroma 9/10. Soft mouth feel. Rich dark chocolate, somewhat bitter, fairly resiny, piney hoppy, coffee, very roasty malty, slightly charred flavor. Once of the best Black IPAs I’ve ever had. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised by Hill Farmstead quality at this point, but it’s still truly an honor and pleasure to taste such beautifully crafted beer. I can’t wait for the day that this stuff is easily obtainable.
hopscotch (8776) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Dark brown ale with a mid-sized, creamy, mushroom-colored head. Great retention. Dank, roasty, bong-like aroma. Light to medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. The flavor offers burnt, tannic and rindy bitterness. Finishes scorched, bitter, sandy and bone-dry. Bottle courtesy of landhoney!
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a dark brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of citrus and floral hops. Toasty. Tastes of citrus, floral, lighter roastiness, and nice and hoppy.