James Black Ale - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Ratings: 256 | Reviews: 52 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Bendurgin:
3.88/5 rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a pint glass. This one pours black with a dark khaki head about an inch tall. Nice thick sticky lace.
Lots of piney hops hit the aroma right away with some citrus in the background. Hints of cocoa and nice roasted malts in the background. Real nice balance here. The pallet is a bit more bitter than the aroma indicates. Piney hops with a bit of a citrus background. A little less of a roasted character in the background.
The body is medium with good carbonation. Overall this one is pretty enjoyable. A good one to grab when it's around.
Serving type: growler
09-10-2012 02:40:00 | More by Bendurgin
More User Reviews:
4.23/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
James on draft at Blackback Pub in Waterbury, VT. 12oz poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass today, 2/11/2014.
App- dark black body, two finger white head, good retention, solid lacing that looks like specks of sugar.
Smell- juicy citrus, earthiness and a bit of chocolate. Really smells like a hoppy IPA here.
Flavour- more of the roast malts show up here. Some espresso, roast, milk chocolate. Combine this with the juicy citrus hops and it's a fairly good combination.
Mouthfeel- medium bodied, creamy and rich. Good carbonation. Not a particularly bitter aftertaste, fairly sweet and dry on the finish, actually.
Overall- one of the better black IPAs I've had but certainly nowhere in the upper echelon of Shaun Hill brews.
Serving type: on-tap
02-12-2014 04:27:02 | More by Stevedore
4.05/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Pour is creamy black with a very tight light caramel head that just doesn't move. Huge roasted malt presence with light notes of citrus behind. Taste has a rich malt balance with strong roasted flavors. Hops aren't a huge centerpiece here at all. Some citrusy hops through the finish. Not acrid or bitter at all, good soft feel, a touch of creaminess to it. Carbonation is fairly strong with a good clean finish.
Serving type: on-tap
02-10-2014 00:31:05 | More by cpetrone84
James Black Ale from Hill Farmstead Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 256 ratings.