reggiedunlop (3726) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2012
Pours a dark chocolate color with ruby hues and a thick mocha head...beautiful lacing and retention! Aroma is subdued a bit but has light roastiness, coffee notes, and soft citrus notes...refreshing. flavor has citrus up front that gives way to coffee, chocolate, hints of dark fruit, and great roastiness...very tasty! Mouthfeel is full and creamy and the finish lingers with dark chocolate...not bitter. This beer is amazing! Thanks Shannon and Isaac! BeerandBlues2 (13823) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Pours opaque with a large, creamy brown head with medium retention and good lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate, roast, coffee and smoke malt, light citrus, wood and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant, chocolate and smoke, citrus and light hops with medium bitterness, and a dry finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation. 77ships (11051) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2013
Thanks to Travlr for sharing this one. 50 cl. bottle sampled. Exited to actually try Hill Farmstead & it’s a “collab” with Mikkelller. + it’s an RIS with citrus, would love to see more stouts with fruits. Pours standard black with a mocha head. Sweet mocha, creamy nose, light bitterness, light touch of roast, touch hop, vanilla, milk chocolate. Taste is milk chocolate, light herbs, moderate bitter roast, milky, touch sweet creamy, fruity but not specifically picking up citrus, maybe a light touch of peel if I wanted to, would have like more but this is pretty good as it is now, light dark fruits, vanilla, light hop, light caramel. On the medium side body-wise for a stout but easy to drink. Hard to form a definite opinion of a brewery from just one beer & hype is just that, hype aka nonsense. This was a very lovely beer. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2012 On tap at hill farmstead fall festival, one
Of The creamiest richest imperial stouts I’ve ever had. Very roasted with a malty finish. Perfect brew Reynolds314 (3477) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 3, 2011
On draft at the Hill Farmstead Harvest Festival. The surprise of the day for me. This is one of the best beers I’ve ever had. Pours jet black with a brown head. Thick and creamy in the glass and leaves a translucent brown film anywhere it touches. Taste is very full and rich with strong coffee, burnt toast, chocolate, and a nice late caramel sweetness that is welcomed in such a roasty beer. Glad I got to try it.