JDTerry1 (16) - - OCT 28, 2017 Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, - MAY 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A well malted and medium smoky black beer with just the right amount of everything.
How: Tap at Prohibition Pig, Waterbury VT. Then a fresh 500ml bottle home.
The look: Very very dark mahogany body (pretty much black) topped by a medium tan head with good retention.
In long: Nose is medium smoky with a smoke character that is part smoked pull-pork and part campfire. Body has a rich malt backbone with a velvety pillow texture with a perfectly levelled medium carbonation. The malts offer flavors of chocolate brownies, caramel, almonds, all-grain brown bread. The smoke is strong part of the flavor spectrum but doesn’t overwhelmed the beer, this is smoky beer, not an uber-smoky beer. Very nice meaty and woody smoke. More hoppy than usual for the style but less hoppy than usual for a Hill Farmstead beer. The hop profile feels leafy, fresh tobacco and even a bit citrusy. Despite a rich malty body the sweetness sensation is kept in check. Very enjoyable offering, I preferred this base beer over all three barrel aged treatments of this beer I had before. And if I ever go missing and the tv says “5 feet 11, long brown hair, was last seen driving a truck full of Hill Farmstead beers”, please don’t look for me, I’m hiding, I don’t wanna be found.
Not a heavy dark beer but still 9%. Highly recommended.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Johnsense (1753) - - JUL 24, 2017
Near black pour, larger light tan head, good retention, gobs of lacing. Aroma of smoked malts, black coffee, light woody notes, bakers cocoa. Moderate smoke up front, dark malts, light black strap molasses, strong black coffee. Medium body, very light smoky aftertaste. Pair with a rainy day and some Alpha Tolman. skrip (230) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2017
550ml bottle poured into a Dogfish snifter.
A~ black as night with a sandy colored head.
S~ smokey up front, following with dark malts and a hint of vanilla.
T~ mmm...! and i’m not one for smoked brews. almost follows the nose, smoke and maple syrup up front, dark malts and some bitterness on the finish.
M~ i’m in love with how this feels (no homo lol) amazingly thick and syrupy with a crazy smooth finish.
O~ i haven’t had too many darker brews from HF but this one is definitely my favorite so far. and thats really saying a lot cause i normally don’t like a "smoked" beer. i would definitely drink again! gregwilsonstl (2640) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 6, 2017
Dark brown. Very thick foamy head. Sooo smooth. Toffee sweetness. Sweet and first then becomes quite smokey. Thx Patrick! beerplace (2032) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2017
500ml bottle (thx, Nick M.!) that accidentally fallen and opened from the shelf while I was packing the box for Alex G. and Jonathan M, hehe. Bottled on 2015-10-28. Pours an almost black with a dark beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, smokiness, mazut notes, some dark fruits. Taste is similar, moderately sweet. Smokey roasted malt aftertaste. Very good stuff.
ThirstyBird (2996) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2017
2016 bottle, Pours a pitch black/brown with a rich tan head. The smell is faint smoke, roasted malt, licorice and molasses. The taste is touch of char, smoke, roasted dark malt, licorice, molasses while ending dry. The body is light/medium with fine elegant carbonation. Geiserich (4595) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 2, 2017
500 ml bottle, shared by Werckmeister, thanks! Almost black color, brownish head. Aroma is roasty, dark chocolate, toffee, hints of smoke. Flavor is smooth, dark chocolate, coffee, roastiness, molasses. Very nice one. Sebilinz (2620) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JAN 28, 2017
Bottle. Thanks to Werkmeister. Black body with tan head. Aroma is nice roasted malts with dried fruits and some cocoa. Taste is cocoa chocolate some dried fruits Saeglopur (2326) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JAN 28, 2017
500 ml bottle, bottled 9.13.16, shared by Werckmeister, thanks!
Werckmeister (3328) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 28, 2017
Almost black body, with a medium, dense, creamy, lacing, dark beige head.
Aroma of coffee, liquorice, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, ash, subtle dark fruits.
Tastes quite similar, with some more subtle hops.
Medium, creamy mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes roasty, medium dry, a bit wooden, with liquorice, coffee, cocoa powder, subtle ash.
Really tasty! Very smooth and balanced, with just the right amount of roastiness, dryness and sweetness. Alcohol is almost completely hidden. One of my favourite style examples I’ve had so far!
0,5l bottle at Linz Tasting shared by me. Bottled 09/13/2016. black color, small coffee-colored head. smells earthy, spices, some smoke, bit milky, chocolate. nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes earthy, smoke, rather leathery, some coffee, roast, light peat. finishes rather bitter and rather earthy with notes of coffee, leather and hints of caramel. Ok, but rather unbalanced, quite leathery / bitter. not such a bit fan.