yespr (37624) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the tank at the brewery. Pours dark brown to black with a small and tan head. Aroma is coffee, toffee caramelish, roasted malt and quite clear vanilla notes - more vanilla than its Danish twin brew from Fanø. Smooth dark roasted to toffee sweet malty flavoured. Light sweetness mixed with a distinct vanilla presence. Smooth roasted malty and bitter finish. Lingering toffee, chocolate, coffee and smooth yet declining vanilla.
anders37 (20914) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ The Cad’s 10yr Shindig. Thanks to Leighton. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty coffee and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty coffee and chocolate flavor with weak hints of vanilla. Has a roasted malty coffee and chocolate finish.
madmitch76 (20080) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11th June 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to Leighton who always comes up with the Hill Farmstead treats! Opaque black - brown beer, good tan head. Palate is airy and a little soft. Fairly dry. Mellow dark malts, just a touch of roast and coffee. Mild roast bitterness develops but is offsett by vanilla and a trace of wood. Dry and mildly bitter finish. Not the smoothest of Hill Farmstead beers but pretty drinkable.
Travlr (18706) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Completely black, thick brown head, moderate retention. Aroma of seven layer death-by-chocolate cake. Taste is espresso poured over an Italian tartuffo dessert. Medium body. Very nice.
Leighton (16286) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at The Pony Bar, NYC. Pours oily brown with a creamy, tan head. Big coffee aroma with subtle roasted malt notes. Hints of cinnamon do poke through. Medium sweet flavor with moderate roast, roasty mocha, slight earth. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a rather silky feel. Roasty finish, some burnt cocoa and burnt earth, mild bitterness, light cinnamon spiciness. Lingering cocoa with a lasting chocolate-cinnamon mix flavor. I have used the old chocolate/cinnamon combination for years in oatmeal and smoothies, and I can tell you this is almost exactly the way it tastes. As I finish, Levon Helm’s rendition of Tennessee Jed comes on. Great beer overall, enjoyed in the best beer bar in NYC.
harrisoni (16082) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Toms 10 yr anniversary. Chocolate woody aroma. Decent chocolate. It’s ok a bit thin over carbonated harsh om the finish.
saxo (15694) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, chocolate, cinnamon, coffee, hops and hasa nice bitter finish.
Rasmus40 (15217) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of the dangerous bottle share group. Thanks guys. Black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and wood. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter. 230116
Dedollewaitor (15109) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler. 75cl. Pours black with a creamy head. Mild cinnamon, roast, chocolate and coffee. Smooth and silky. Bitter roasted finish. Balanced and not overdone. Very drinkable.
Theydon_Bois (15029) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Cads 10th Anniversary bash, big thanks to Leighton my HF stockist, 29/03/15.
Light black with a big old tan covering.
Nose is roast malt, coffee, spice, chocolate, dark toffee, charr.
Taste comprises roast malt, coffee, molasses, charr, spice, cocoa powder, dark malts, toffee.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close.