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Society & Solitude #2 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Society & Solitude #2
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world-class

211 Ratings
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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 7.36%
Wants: 52
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial Black IPA

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 01-12-2012)
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chippo33

Vermont

3/5  rDev -31%

11-30-2012 03:28:26 | More by chippo33
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huskermike12

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

07-26-2013 13:22:07 | More by huskermike12
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BGsWo22

New York

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

06-14-2013 20:22:22 | More by BGsWo22
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Shilt

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

07-08-2013 02:43:58 | More by Shilt
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

03-29-2012 00:52:50 | More by Reagan1984
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bonbini26

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

04-27-2012 20:16:54 | More by bonbini26
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jmilo64

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

04-02-2012 01:22:32 | More by jmilo64
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afrokaze

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

07-30-2013 16:56:05 | More by afrokaze
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cadaugherty

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

05-07-2013 23:30:43 | More by cadaugherty
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Sean802

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

07-18-2013 15:20:26 | More by Sean802
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Urbancaver

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

05-28-2012 19:07:32 | More by Urbancaver
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

01-08-2013 22:36:38 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Their self-capping bottle, re: half a growler. Very floral.A big roast, and also big citrus hops. The two are too much. Less hop kick may have been better and improved drinkability. Looks great at black body.Fuller mouthfeel.Suitable carbonation.Some burnt bits.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2012 00:01:56 | More by Sammy
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NuclearRich

Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750mL growler purchased at the brewery 6/5/13 and poured into a HF snifter on 6/7.

A. Pitch black with a tan head that is solid and fairly lasting. Leaves subtle lace.

S. Black malt. Roasted aroma, pretty basic. Faint pine, coffee bean, toffee. Would like a little more floral hop aroma here.

T. Black bitterness up front, starting with an almost burnt quality, leading to a pine like hop bite. Nice flavor.

M. Medium bodied. Bitterness lends the carbonation an extra bite.

O. Solid for the style. A tad heavy on the bitter black malt, and could use a touch more hop aroma. I guess I'm being picky, but this is Hill Farmstead! It's got a reputation and a standard.

Serving type: growler

06-08-2013 18:37:59 | More by NuclearRich
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kingcrowing

Vermont

3.93/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap poured into a tulip.

Pours a very dark black with a small one finger dark brown head. Nose is hoppy and rich, really nice.

Taste is well balanced, bitter but it doesn't have that astringency I often find in black IPAs, really rich and it has a nice dry finish. Overall it's really good!

Serving type: on-tap

02-16-2012 23:11:58 | More by kingcrowing
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.98/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL growler poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black body with a nice khaki head. Almost mocha. Great retention and lacing.

Smell - Grapefruit citrus hops. Resiny pine too. Deep roast. Dark chocolate, but it's secondary.

Taste - More of a blend between the hops and dark malts. Bright citrus up front. Chocolate and some sweetness. Bitter. Dry and resiny hops in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, maybe too heavy. Medium carbonation.

Overall - It's a very good black IPA, which isn't an easy style. Even the best aren't great.

Serving type: growler

06-25-2013 00:50:48 | More by Alieniloquium
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -8%

07-27-2013 01:32:07 | More by acurtis
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GuisseppeFranco

New York

4/5  rDev -8%

04-06-2012 09:18:44 | More by GuisseppeFranco
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hiphopj5

Colorado

4/5  rDev -8%

07-08-2013 15:24:28 | More by hiphopj5
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8%

07-09-2013 03:28:59 | More by mdillon86
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BColton1

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -8%

08-11-2013 16:31:54 | More by BColton1
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oline73

Maryland

4/5  rDev -8%

06-28-2013 04:07:36 | More by oline73
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DarthKostrizer

California

4/5  rDev -8%

07-05-2013 01:51:59 | More by DarthKostrizer
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -8%

07-08-2013 12:25:48 | More by MinorThreat
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ThatsThatDude

New York

4/5  rDev -8%

01-05-2014 18:29:41 | More by ThatsThatDude
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Society & Solitude #2 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.