oteyj (2138) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 31, 2011
On tap at Hill Farmstead’s 1st anniversary celebration. Uber rich and dark imperial stout with waves and waves of chocolates of all sorts of varieties. Massively thick palate with low carbonation- superb. Matts_Property (837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 8, 2011
Bottle split with mcberko. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark roasted coffee/espresso, and chocolate. Flavour is largely of good quality dark chocolate with lots of espresso in there too, complimented beautifully but the roasted malts. Full bodied and beautifully luxurious! Ratman197 (15616) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Growler shared with Doodler and company poured a clear dark redish brownearly black with a lasting brown head. Aromasof roasted malt, bitter chocolate, grapefruit, light coffee and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, vanilla, light coffee and light citrus with a smooth dry lingering bitter chocolate finish. Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2011
Draught at MikkellerBAR. Pitch black - light brown head. High sweetness. Carcoal. Hard burned. High malty. Nice hoppy. Grassy. Peppery. Light bitterness. Coffee. Lots of chocolate. Dark chocolate. Smooth body. Lovely. Dry finish. Fred82 (2332) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2011
On tap at HF first anniversary.
mcberko (19832) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2011
Appearance : Deep black with a small head.
Aroma : Lots of hops and roasted malt with a light acidity. Light licorice and molasses.
Taste : Roasted malt with great hops. Great roasty finish with great resinous hops and coffee. Light smoke. Light alcohol. Finish is rather dry.
Overall : Well done IS. Nice balance, really nice hops and nice malt. I liked it a lot but it was not as good as Genealogy.
750mL growler, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks Dany!), split with Matts_Property, pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and espresso - pretty standard but rich. Flavour of rich chocolate malt, lots of roasted notes and some espresso. Thick and full-bodied. Nothing unique but done exceptionally well. Very warm and satisfying. cubs (10740) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Growler with doodler. Thanks a bunch! Deep black appearance with a dark brown head. Roasty, dark chocolate, a touch citrusy, coffee aroma. A bit citrusy, dark chocolate, roasty chocolate flavor. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Big frothy tan head here, burnt roasty malts, tastes a little like weasel. I like this more than the other peeps AdamChandler (5206) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 13, 2012
On Tap at Hill Farmstead Tap Takeover at Positive Pie in Plainfield. $8 for an 8 ounce pour.
lusikka (7833) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2011
A - One finger head of gigantic bubbles. Coffee color and the bubbles fade very slowly. Nice lacing left over. Beer is Midnight black but doesn’t pour very viscous. Pours smooth.
S - Scent is very subdued. This beer is almost 2 years old. Big coffee notes, smokiness and a big chocolate profile. chocolate syrup and some pepper.
T - OH YEAH! The taste is a chocolate syrup bomb. Very high mocha chocolate flavor and a huge malt backbone. Very sweet and crisp finish with a lingering almond like bitterness.
M - 50/50 carbonation on the mouth swish. Heavy body and a long lingering dark cocoa taste.
O - Consider the age of this brew and its history, the 1st Anniversary Hill Farmstead beer from Mikkeller to Shaun is drinking great and tastes amazing. I’d love a bottle of this but knowing this was the only time I’d get to try it makes me yearn for more even more so. This was a delicious beer.
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Rated @ 27.5.2011.
Pours a black colour with a dark brown head. Aroma of sweet dried fruits, roasted malts and caramel. Flavour of roasted malts, milk coffee, dark chocolate, licorice and toffee. Full bodied with a dry, roasty, fruity finish. Nice one.