Civil Disobedience #8
Hill Farmstead Brewery

Civil Disobedience #8Civil Disobedience #8
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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
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4.2 | pDev: 10.48%
May 03, 2017
Feb 05, 2014
Civil Disobedience #8Civil Disobedience #8
Notes: Single oak barrel of blended black farmstead ale. Edith et al. 1 year in oak.
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Rated: 3.94 by NHbeerfishing from New Hampshire

May 03, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by oline73 from Maryland

May 28, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by BEER88 from North Carolina

May 12, 2016
Rated: 4.1 by Mesa512 from Connecticut

Jan 26, 2016
Rated: 4.28 by mendvicdog from Maryland

Jan 14, 2016
Rated: 4.17 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands

Jan 14, 2016
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Reviewed by Chibeerguy1 from Illinois

4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
355ml Bottle - Served in a HF Globe

Appears Dark Brown almost black in color, no haze, minimal tan head. Smells like a HF saison, delicate tart acidity, lots of cherry, a hint of chocolate and leathery oak. This beer is surprisingly good, despite the dark maltiness this beer remains refreshing and wonderfully complex, nicely done.
Nov 11, 2015
Rated: 4.21 by hillvt4me from Vermont

Aug 10, 2015
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Reviewed by TampaRainman from Florida

3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a thin dark reddish brown. Smells of funked cherries dark bread and figs. Tastes like malty sour cherries and plums with a fairly tart funky finish. A real decent dark sour.
Aug 09, 2015
Rated: 4.19 by DCLAguy11 from California

Jul 15, 2015
Rated: 4.35 by boredalready from Massachusetts

Jul 11, 2015
Rated: 4.02 by canadianghetto from Texas

Jun 09, 2015
Rated: 4.33 by Kurmaraja from California

May 25, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by ncaudle from Virginia

May 06, 2015
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Reviewed by Rutager from Canada (BC)

4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Cheers franklinn.

Pours a Deep dark brown with half a finger of khaki head. Lemony sourness and a touch of malt vinegar hits the nose first, followed by leather and dark fruits, roasted nuts, and bit of cocoa powder and caramel. Similar flavours as in the nose, lemony sourness (very little vinegar that I got in the nose), dark fruits, dank old wood and leather that lingers on the tongue. Getting some red wine as well. Interesting stuff.
Apr 14, 2015
Rated: 4.15 by gonzowestwood from Connecticut

Apr 13, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by Kirk from England

Mar 12, 2015
Rated: 4.23 by taospowder from New Mexico

Mar 01, 2015
Rated: 4.33 by Ihadbeer from Virginia

Feb 27, 2015
Rated: 4.4 by Onestophopshop from New Jersey

Feb 12, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by xenjoiii from New York

Feb 05, 2015
Rated: 4.18 by lateralundertow from New Jersey

Jan 31, 2015
Rated: 3.63 by Guzzle_McBrew from Connecticut

Jan 06, 2015
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Reviewed by SadMachine from New Jersey

4.51/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
A- Pours pitch black with dark brown hues at the edges when held to the light. A finger of tan head slowly recedes to a solid film and leaves some laving.

S- Smells of toasted oak, nuts, lightly tart apple, and a firm barnyard funk. The walnut is wonderful and reminiscent of Elaborative #1. A subtle smokiness brings complexity and pulls the aroma together.

T- There is sweet and nutty malt at the front, followed by oaky tannins, smoke, and finally a puckering tartness on the finish. Walnut, green apple tartness, and oak are the primary flavors here, with light smoke and sweetness bringing complexity and Roundness to the flavor.

M- Incredibly smooth with light, prickly carbonation. Puckering in the finish.

O- What can I say? Another fantastic and eclectic beer from Hill Farmstead! So complex, strange, but wonderful!
Jan 01, 2015
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Reviewed by jaasen64 from Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Consumed during a CD4-10 tasting. Pours a dark black with slightly off-white bubbly head and some spotty lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, grapes, cherries, dark malts, light char, and a hint of black chocolate. Tastes of black cherries, grapes, lightly tart wine, oak, lightly charred malts, and a light black chocolate.

Overall this was a great blend that lives up to the other blends in the series. You definitely get the Edith however I think the barrel smoothed it out nicely and added an additional complexity and tartness. Wasn't my favorite of the series and was slightly below CD4 in terms of black saisons, however I think this is better then a lot of people give it credit for.
Dec 28, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Ace1117 from Massachusetts

Dec 14, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by judkinst from Vermont

Dec 14, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Dicers from California

Nov 06, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by wethorseblanket from California

Nov 03, 2014
Rated: 4.08 by facesnorth from Pennsylvania

Oct 26, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by RAKeeler from Connecticut

Oct 13, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by blabaer from California

Sep 26, 2014
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.6/5  rDev -14.3%
375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black body. Medium off-white head. Thick collar.

Smell - Light fruitiness. Roasty. Light acidity.

Taste - Sharp tartness. Toasty malt moves into deep roasted malt. A bit of lemon. Yeasty. White wine peaks out behind the roast.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Well carbonated.

Overall - Tough to pull off the dark saison. Doesn't really work. A bit of a struggle.
Sep 09, 2014
Rated: 4 by WeisGuy from New York

Sep 03, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by jampics2 from Ohio

Sep 02, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Takeanotherswing from New York

Aug 20, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by dkw0063 from Texas

Aug 19, 2014
Rated: 4 by CSO from Illinois

Aug 12, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by UWBadgerFan4Life from Wisconsin

Aug 11, 2014
Rated: 4 by greenspointexas from Texas

Aug 10, 2014
Civil Disobedience #8 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 91 ratings