jc1762 (1436) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 8, 2017 davey101 (751) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 4, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bomber into a tulip glass. No clue what age/vintage it is, but I believe its somewhat fresh.
A - Pitch black body which lets zero light through. Massive fluffy mocha head. Settles down to a frothy cap with crazy amounts of retention. The foam just clings to the glass the entire time. Probably the best lacing I’ve ever seen on a beer.
S - Robust indeed. Deep roasty malts, fresh espresso beans, sweet and lactic milk chocolate, and a touch of bitter mineral rich water. Finishes with sweet and rich vanilla. Perfect aroma.
T - Follows the nose with a pleasant mix of intense espresso beans, milk chocolate, vanilla and perfectly roasted malts. Just a touch of hop bitterness to work against the sweetness and richness of it all. Booze isn’t present in the taste but there is a light warmth happening in the throat.
M - Slick and coating mouth feel. Very silky with a high level of carbonation that prevents it from being cloying.
O - The best porter I’v ever had, easily. Which sucks considering how tough it is to get bottles of this beer. Hype and availability aside, Hill Farmstead is the real deal. Unbelievable beer.
Growler into a wineglass showing pitch black center and a finger of latte colored foam.
The nose shows roasted coffee bean and notes of steel tank.
The palate is medium bodied and well carbonated. Roasted coffee bean with notes of steel tank. Moderate coffee bitterness on the finish. skrip (189) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2017
500ml bottled poured into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass.
A~ black! with hardly any head.
S~ sooo much roasty coffee! a little sweetness, kind of like a milk stout followed by dark chocolate and some figs.
T~ Cocoa, roasty malts, and dark figs up front. followed by a crazy sweetness on the finish with a dark coffee aftertaste. wow! way more coffee on the nose though.
M~ oh so smooth! slightly carbonated, has more of a stout feel then a porter.
O~ absolutely delicious! most flavor i’ve ever experienced in a porter. this is the newest batch, i would love to try a bottle of last years! jrodooo5 (1672) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - JUN 30, 2017
Perfect black pour w/ a retaining mocha head & excellent lacing. Aroma is exquisite but not really detectable & rather unusual. Taste is chocolate candy like with a coffee bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is smooth & overall is a top notch beer! Must try! trapped (3150) - New York, TURKEY - JUN 24, 2017
Draught @ Cooper’s Craft & Kitchen - Chelsea. Opaque dark brown with foamy beige head, coffee beans aroma, medium carbonation, slightly sweet mocha-roasted malt taste with alcohol undertones, smooth and thickish body, long bitter mocha finish. Very very good, as expected. DiarmaidBHK (4907) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2017
Draft at Armsby Abbey. Pours black with an inch of khaki foam. Leaves a shitload of lacing in the glass. Massive roasted chocolate malt notes on the nose. Lots of chocolate on the tongue. Very thick and luxiourius with a bit of hoppiness on the finish. Just a gorgeous gorgeous beer.
williamstome (1876) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 16, 2017
Black pour, small brown head. Amazing aroma of coffee, roast, dark chocolate, and cocoa. Taste follows, very roasty. guil0000 (433) - New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 12, 2017
Pours a dark black color with a nice mocha head. Nose of vanilla, chocolate malts, roasted coffee, woodyness, dark fruits, caramel malts. Taste is incredibly smooth, so creamy and thick. You get a lingering toastiness from the roasted malts. Full body. Finish is a bit dry. Extremely well made. GenDV138 (7285) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2017
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey during the Hill Farmstead tap takeover on 4/1/2017. Not an April Fool’s Joke. Black with tan head. Aromas of roasty notes, caramel, dark chocolate. Tastes of caramel, dark chocolate, roasty notes, coffee. Medium body with a dry finish. solidfunk (8964) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 1, 2017
Lots of roast. And some coffee. Light caramel. Creamy consistency. Black pour with good head and lacing. Bitter finish. Better than shirly Mae like Shirly Temple. Nice. Tap at Churchkey. jandd1983 (4330) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Shared at gregwilsonstl house. It poured a black color with a dark brown head. The aroma was of dark roast, bitter chocolate, caramel, malts, light smokiness and dark fruits. The taste was similar to the aroma with more dark chocolate, roast, caramel, tobacco, licorice, light smokiness, wood and dark sweet fruits. Tasty.