Beyond Good And Evil - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by 4DAloveofSTOUT:
4.48/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to jwk7324 for this beer!
375ml bottle sealed with pressure cap; bottled on 01/2014.
poured into HF Wine Stem.
Appearance: black bodied beer with 2 fingers of creamy head that is a medium brown color. The beer leaves a decent amount of lacing on the side of the glass and the head has some decent staying power that eventually drops to a thin cap with a thick ring around the glass.
Smell: This stout smells extremely chocolately and rather sweet. Hints of real maple sap straight from the tree and an earthy aroma maybe even some light smoke. A hint of mellow, spicy, and oaky bourbon. The spiciness is reminicent of rye whiskey.
Taste: Rich and decadant milk chocolates with undertones of earthy maple sap, mellow bourbon and a hint of oak. This beer is very chocolately just like it smells. Hints of vanilla, molasses and dark fruits. The oak notes from the bourbon and the earthy maple flavor really compliment each other nicely. The oak notes get bigger with each sip and seem to dry out the finish of the beer. You get a spicy rye whiskey note with the moderate oakiness in the finish, not to mention a decent amount of lingering milk chocolates. It starts to get slightly boozey the last few sips of the beer as the beer reaches room temperature.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low carbonation levels. This beer has such a creamy, silky, and lush mouthfeel; it coats every inch of your palate. The beer has got exactly the right amount of bubbles.
Overall: Complex and well integrated bourbon and maple syrup notes in both nose and flavor profile. I still cant believe how chocolately this beer is without becoming too sweet ot cloying. Not to mention the nose and mouthfeel are pretty nice as well. This is definately a dessert beer. I could have used some lite bitterness or roasty malts to help balance things out, but the beer was still very good without those elements present in the beer. Beyond Good and Evil is another fantastic stout by brewed Hill Farmstead. I think that its a great representation of what 100% maple syrup straight from the tree tastes like in a barrel aged stout.
Serving type: bottle
05-08-2014 03:28:42 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
More User Reviews:
4.3/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Pour is jet black with a thin amount of light brown head. Nose is vanilla, fudge, milk chocolate, light roast and bourbon with a good bit of syrup. Taste is rich, tons of maple sugar, lots of fudge and milk chocolate, the roast isn't really there. Bourbon is moderate in the finish. Full bodied, soft carbonation, very creamy and drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2014 15:57:54 | More by cpetrone84
Beyond Good And Evil from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.