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Jimmy - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Jimmy
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BA SCORE
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122 Ratings
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 59
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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Skrip

South Carolina

4.51/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass.

A~ dark as night just how it should be! nice tan head with a good amount of lacing.

S~ lots of wine barrel funk, roasty dark malts, and slight citrus notes from the hops.

T~ holy shit this is nice! this is about a year old now so theres a lot more wine funk coming out and over powering the hops slightly. which i don't mind at all, its very complex yet still very balanced if i do say so myself. bitter chocolate and roasty malts up front. followed by some nice, what seems like simcoe hop bitterness and a tiny bit of coffee. lots of red wine funk on the finish that just keeps on giving! the after taste lingers for a while, like a tart glass of red wine.

M~ smooth and thick! pretty syrupy, with medium carbonation.

O~ one of my favorite black ales for sure! not saying much caused it was aged in wine barrels. i love everything in a wine barrel put some prune juice in a wine barrel and hell, i'll drink it haha. i would really like to try Jim to see how it is before the funk. so you know... ISO!

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 22:04:44 | More by Skrip
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -6.5%

04-16-2013 10:02:53 | More by Kelp
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Noyt

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

04-14-2013 01:21:24 | More by Noyt
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-10-2013 02:05:01 | More by stereosforgeeks
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CliffBrake

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +16.8%

04-06-2013 16:14:43 | More by CliffBrake
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rondufresne

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-01-2013 01:57:28 | More by rondufresne
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CraftEyeDoc

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-30-2013 00:33:53 | More by CraftEyeDoc
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jvillefan

California

4.61/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: It has a black body that light has some ability to pass through. There is a one finger mocha colored head.

S: There is a simultaneous bitter hop bite with a sweet red wine aroma that come off throughout the nose of this beer. There is hint of roasted chocolate in the background. Very unique.

T: Very complex. It starts with a deep roasty chocolate and then transitions into a very oaky red wine flavor. The hops creep up at the end so it finishes with the tannins from the red wine and the bitter pine bite of hops. Well done.

M: Great body but it could be a little heavier. The carbonation is a little low.

O: Great Black IPA. One of the best I've had to date.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2013 01:48:22 | More by jvillefan
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Takeanotherswing

New York

3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

03-06-2013 03:14:56 | More by Takeanotherswing
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Drank this one summer of 2012 when it was fresh.

Pitch black viscous body topped by a lasting tan head. Pine, resin, roasted malt on the nose. A little tar and ash, too. Palate is full, somewhat viscous, big resinous hop flavors with a touch of citrus, though it leans greatly toward pine. Dark cocoa and vinous barrel notes. More barrel aged stout than DIPA to me, but a good beer nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 21:09:16 | More by largadeer
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beernut

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-01-2013 17:46:15 | More by beernut
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jegross2

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.5%

02-27-2013 04:24:13 | More by jegross2
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oline73

Maryland

4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a goblet.

Pours a dark mahogany with just a small amount of head. The head disappears rather quickly. I'm getting a sweet wine note in the nose along with some roast and maybe a little oak. The sweetness has a dark fruit component to it as well. The taste is quite sweet with the dark fruit and wine notes standing out. There is an oaky quality to this beer as well. The beer is a bit flat with a very dry finish. Overall I'd say this is a very complex beer and I can't think of anything else I've had that I could compare it to.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2013 00:37:10 | More by oline73
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BGsWo22

New York

3/5  rDev -29.9%

02-04-2013 00:24:49 | More by BGsWo22
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-03-2013 22:07:56 | More by TheRuss9585
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Retail1LO

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

02-02-2013 23:21:17 | More by Retail1LO
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bauermj

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

01-23-2013 14:37:09 | More by bauermj
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phishbone23

New York

3/5  rDev -29.9%

01-23-2013 13:07:05 | More by phishbone23
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jbuddle

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-22-2013 21:30:56 | More by jbuddle
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

01-19-2013 14:29:01 | More by oldp0rt
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Quackus

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-18-2013 22:43:53 | More by Quackus
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-13-2013 21:22:39 | More by spycow
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-10-2013 21:39:22 | More by Rochefort10nh
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Franch

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-09-2013 00:24:29 | More by Franch
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-08-2013 21:22:54 | More by starrdogg
Jimmy from Hill Farmstead Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.