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Jimmy - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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124 Ratings
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 58
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Imperial Black IPA (Society and Solitude #2) aged in French oak wine barrels for four months.

(Beer added by: silentjay on 07-15-2012)
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Mbrown44, Aug 04, 2013
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3.76/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared on Canada Day. From notes.

A - Poured black with one finger of tan head. Good lace and film retention.

S - Strong roast, sweet chocolate, vinous, citrus.

T - Vinous, dark malt, chocolate, some alcohol, obvious wine notes. Complex.

M - Mild carbonation, full body, sweet then vinous finish.

O/D - Nice. Not hoppy enough by any means, but tasty. Wine character really takes over though. Would have liked to see more of the base beer shine.

tbeckett, Jul 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

pisano, Jul 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

BostonPhilly, Jul 21, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Drank from bottle (thanks Dave!)

I'll just say I'm a huge HF fan but this is the first beer that really missed the mark for me - I didn't get any notes from the CS barrel, nor any hoppiness. It drank more like a massively sweet and thick Imperial Stout rather than a black IPA. I dunno, a glass of molasses is not my thing I guess!

This beer aside HF is amazing.

jerrytodd, Jul 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Caleb, Jun 28, 2013
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4.93/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer is nothing short of phenomenal. Considering the variety of flavors and alcohol content, this beer is incredibly balanced. There is a considerable amount of aroma which is always attractive in a beer. It has an aroma of bourbon which is strange since it is aged in oak wine barrels.

The taste is just pure perfection. As a black ipa, it has more of a porter body and taste. The wine flavor is so balanced and plays beautifully with the oak and malt flavors. The aftertaste from each sip evolves over the course of a minute if you allow it. The mild sourness of the wine fades into a sweet oaky malt profile. Simply unbelievable.

Overall this beer almost couldn't be any better. I didn't even want to drink it, it was THAT good. Thanks to Dan for sharing.

Lledd, May 18, 2013
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Jimmy from Hill Farmstead Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.