Scopey (8515) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to leighton at the Returneth of Jack tasting. It pours deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is dark fruit, blueberry, blackberry, bramble, jammy aspect and a touch of funk. The taste is crisp, tart, bramble, black grape, sherbet, tangy fruits, wood, earth, slightly vinous and a touch of spice. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Nice tart, funky dark farmhouse number. Plenty going on and well-balanced. Nice.
Leighton (13576) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared in London while Jack’s in town. Picked up at the brewery. Pours clear, deep brown with a strong, creamy beige head. Tangy dark berries in the nose, good funk, sweat. Light sweet flavor with assertive tangy dark fruits, nice funk, hints of dark malts. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Great finish, loads of tangy dark fruits, dirty sweat, funky earth. Exceptional depth. All the flavors are true and deep. Wonderful.
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour brown dark amber. Nose is of sour cherry. Taste has sour cherry and raisin. Good stuff.
rxeight (1791) - Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Erik via TB. This is a dark ass beer. Almost looks like a light porter. Aroma of sour cider. Taste is Grammy smith apple cherry. Just the right amount of sour and tartness. This is a really good sour.
Mora2000 (5924) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with a tan head. The aroma has some strong toffee and dark fruit notes. The flavor is a mix of dark fruit, caramel and toffee malt, and some light tartness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
birdmachine (226) - San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle poured into the #properglassware. Aroma is almond milk, faint cocoa, earthy spice, faint vinous quality with a mix of sour vinegar. Pours cola brown with off white that that recedes to the sides of the glass. Taste follows aroma with nutty earthy tones, bakers cocoa, some red wine, oak, dates and figs with a sour bite. Definitely a funky beer. The body is light, maybe a little thin with high carbonation and a dry finish. I enjoyed the HFs wild ales quite a bit, and this was an interesting mix of flavors that are not overly acidic, or off. Solid beer.
thirdeye11 (5739) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(375ml bottle) clear medium dark brown, dark tan bubbles. Nose of chocolTe malt, light oak, bugs, wet wood, bit of cellar floor. Taste of tart lemon, wet wood, complex, light smoke. Palate linger is as good as it gets. Perfect carbonation.
Steasy66 (1053) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with little head. Tart and fruity aroma, hint of dark malt. Really lactic and fruity. Really great beer.
Steve_0 (3268) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Matt’s with friends, courtesy of Armin. Big thanks for the pour man!! Pour is deep brown with a small tan head and decent lacing. Tangy, dark fruity, lightly spicy, cherries, funky, somewhat cheesy, bretty, caramelly, and roasty aroma. Taste is tart fruity, red grapey, blueberries, oaky, cherries, raspberry, lightly roasty, bretty, and vinegary with a medium tart finish. Slick mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Another solid offering from Hill Farmstead.
arminjewell (8478) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 375 mL, thanks James! Thick brownish black pour with thin but lacing off white head, aroma brought notes of dark vinegar, oak, slight nice slight red wine vinegar notes, hints of nice bread, biscuit, hints of nice grass. Taste is a mix of nice yeasty notes, slight oak, red fruit, hints of red wine vinegar, finishing bitter, dry, slightly oak, hints of red fruits. Pretty nice.