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Hill Farmstead Jimmy

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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900 Bottles. Imperial Black IPA (Society and Solitude #2) aged in French oak wine barrels for four months.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (3103) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2012
Bottle 500 ml. Black with a small persistent brown head and nice lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, pepper, citrus, raisin, plum and wood. Taste of roasted malt with citrus and strong presence of the wine barrel aging. Mouthfeel is dry but almost creamy too with a vinous finish. Crazily complex but not 100% that all those flavors fits perfectly well together. Still a superb beer!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2012
500ml bottle released over the previous weekend. couldn’t resist the opportunity to drink this as fresh as one possibly could outside of being there in person. thanks to you know who for sharing... pours as it should yielding a dark licorice hued consistency, fairly homogenous throughout, with the edges showing a bit more of a dark reddish transparency. a thin to medium khaki rests on top which gradually recedes to a thin wispy film... aroma of semi-sticky roasty chocolate notes upfront that mingle rather effortlessly with a semi-pungent green piney citrus hop notes. the oak smoothens things out adding a bit of wet wood and vanilla sweetness. i personally enjoyed the more vibrant hoppiness of the ss#2 but this explores that base beer in a different perspective... smooth, softer and lush, the oak really adds a less assertive nature to its former self, more gentile overall. while the hops and roasty chocolate notes continue to intermingle, the aging in oak seems to encourage the synergy between the three dimensions. sweetness comes into play midway through but a soft bitterness surfaces late offering a welcoming respite. overall it comes together resoundingly well. the mouthfeel is smooth as can be, a bit fluffy even on the palate. quite enjoyable to drink even at its strength which i might add creepingly sneaks up on you... all in all, another fantastic HF offering. i absolutely cannot wait to visit in person to witness shaun, the site, the surroundings, even the terroir if you will, which is Hill Farmstead.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phredrik (1011) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - DEC 17, 2012
50 cl bottle sent to us Mikkeller Bartenders by a very generous Chicago bar owner. Black pour, small brown head. Aroma is ripe grapefruit and cantaloupe, roasted malts, chocolate, cake crust, a very hoppy over-all impression, a bit of piney hop notes, citrus. A component of berries and mild oak is present beneath, which sort of surrounds the whole aroma with a subtle red wine aroma. The taste reveals the red wine barrel more than the aroma. A tannic note of berries and oak, complimenting the malts very nicely. Hops have the high pitch, adding bitterness and citrus notes in the finish. Body is as full as the style allows, and the hops have a large enough play space to steal the show together with the barrel. Well deserving of the score.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ed5388 (2236) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours deep dark brown/ black color with a finger of frothy tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, burnt caramel, red grapes, and slightly boozy. Taste of roasted malt, slight coffee, some red wine/grape notes, dark fruits, and some piney bitterness.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (1989) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle at EBT2 2013. Shared with Mathieu87 and Joris. APPEARANCE: black beer, nice stable beige head. NOSE: vanilla, coffee, some bitterness, little white wine notes, quite boozy. TASTE: vanilla, some hops, wood, some wine. Very good balanced, best Black IPA I ever tasted.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerGolem (715) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2012
Pours dark brown. Good lacing. Aroma: torefied malt, dark fruits, citrus, barley, hops. Taste: Torefied malt, wine acidity, sweetness, barley. Medium bodied beer. Alcohol is well hidden. Oily texture. Really good, but hard to tell if it is on style. The sweetness and the colour reminds us of a sweet stout. High sweetness gives it a low medium drinkability

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5409) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Nearly opaque black color with a medium sized, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, red wine, citrus, pine, light roast and some floral hops. Taste of some roasted malts, vanilla, red wine, tobacco, cocoa, and a creamy mouthfeel. I liked Jim better.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, thanks to Steve for the pour! Dark brownish black with tan head, aroma has notes of pine, grass, orange, some lemon, grass notes, hints of some slight oak, touch of slight grape notes. Taste is a nice mix of grass, pine, bready caramel notes, hints of orange, some nice oak, grape mixes with fruit, hints of roast, finishing fairly roasted, fruity and slightly oaky. I like this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2881) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Bottle at home with friends. Pitch black in appearance with a small khaki head and great lacing. Smell is very hop forward with aromas of grapefruit, wine notes, tannin, light char, and grass. Smoke, tobacco, light grapefruit, graham crackers, and dark fruit with a lightly bitter finish. Creamy mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Alcohol is hidden very well and really easy to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5074) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Black and cool to pour with a head that separates. I will sy it. The best thing about this black ipa is that it does not tadye like one. But there is some roastiness. It is a very nice ipa. I like this a lot.


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