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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Bottle shared by the one and only TURDFERGUSON. Gotdam, these beers are in someways so well done it seems pointless to talk about them. Like "yup, they got this right" is enough said. Pours dark brown, think foamy head. Nose is hoppy but not skunky or overdone like many of the style. Citrus notes and cocoa malts. Taste is similarly balanced between sweet and bitter; malt and hops. Light palate. Refreshing and not confrontational at all for this sometimes too-big style.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ed5388 (2134) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2014
750ml growler from the brewery thanks to Dan P. Shared with Kenny. Pours black with a finger of rocky tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, semi sweet chocolate, grapefruit, and some herbal hops. Taste of roasted coffee, burnt malts, grapefruit zest, and some earthyness, with a caramel/toffee finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (2157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2014
Tap@Mikkeller Bar (Viktoriagade) during Hill Farmstead EXTRAVAGANZA event - black coloured pour with a firm tan head. Aroma and taste is a mix of roasted malts and tropical fruits, prominent hoppy, grapefruit, pine, some caramel, cocoa, medium carbonation, nice mouthfeel, roasted and hoppy bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3563) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Growler. Black pour with tan head. Herbal, grassy, some dark aromas. Dark malt, se grassy and herbal hop flavors.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fbernier (2) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014 does not count
Growler @ friends. Black with beige head. Taste of wood, piney hops, coffee, all well blended together. Roasted finish with medium mouthfeel. Best BIPA I’ve had up to now.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RasmusOtt (1199) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2014
Tap @ Mikkeller & Friends. Pours black with a beige head. An aroma of citrusy hops, roasted coffee, orange, mandarin, herbs and roasted malts. Nice and solid balance between the fresh and the darker nuances. The taste is rather bitter and contains notes of citrusy hops, roasted coffee, raw cocoa beans and some roasted malts. Nice Bipa!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (1486) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2014
On tap at Hill Farmstead tap takeover, Mikkeller Bar Viktoriagade October 10th. Pours black with a low tan head. Aromas of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate grapefruit, pine cones and citrus notes. Taste is well blended coffee, roasted malts and chocolate notes along with some pine cone, grapefruit and citrus notes. Mouthfeel is quite smooth with low carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16895) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2014
Draft @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty piney hoppy chocolate aroma. Roasted malty piney hoppy bitter caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty piney hoppy bitter citrus finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zakoon (55) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2014
Draught @ Mikkeller & Friends. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is tropical fruits, roasted malt and coffee. There’s quite a lot of heavy roasted malt. Medium sweet with a medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Long and not that bitter roasted malt finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2662) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2014
Tap. Black body with an average, lacing, tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, flowery notes and citrus. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and nice bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice Black IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3699) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Growler thanks to Corey. Pours a black with medium frothy beige head that lasts. The aroma is roast, pine hop, wood. Medium mouthfeel with sweet roast, nice hop, piney, good.


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