Civil Disobedience #8
Hill Farmstead Brewery

Civil Disobedience #8Civil Disobedience #8
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From:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV:
Not listed
Score:
93
Avg:
4.2 | pDev: 10.48%
Ratings:
91
Status:
Retired
Rated:
May 03, 2017
Added:
Feb 05, 2014
Wants:
  40
Gots:
  9
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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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Ratings by Ace1117:
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
by Ace1117 from Massachusetts

Dec 14, 2014
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3.94 by NHbeerfishing from New Hampshire on May 03, 2017
 
3.75 by oline73 from Maryland on May 28, 2016
 
4.25 by BEER88 from Washington on May 12, 2016
 
4.1 by Mesa512 from Connecticut on Jan 26, 2016
 
4.28 by mendvicdog from Maryland on Jan 14, 2016
 
4.17 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands on Jan 14, 2016
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4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Chibeerguy1 from Illinois

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
 
4.21 by hillvt4me from Vermont on Aug 10, 2015
Photo of TampaRainman
3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by TampaRainman from Florida

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
 
4.19 by DCLAguy11 from California on Jul 15, 2015
 
4.35 by boredalready from Massachusetts on Jul 11, 2015
 
4.02 by canadianghetto from Texas on Jun 09, 2015
 
4.33 by Kurmaraja from California on May 25, 2015
 
3.75 by ncaudle from Virginia on May 06, 2015
Photo of Rutager
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Rutager from Canada (BC)

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
 
4.15 by gonzowestwood from Connecticut on Apr 13, 2015
 
4.5 by Kirk from England on Mar 12, 2015
 
4.23 by taospowder from New Mexico on Mar 01, 2015
 
4.33 by Ihadbeer from Virginia on Feb 27, 2015
 
4.4 by Onestophopshop from New Jersey on Feb 12, 2015
 
4.5 by xenjoiii from New York on Feb 05, 2015
 
4.18 by lateralundertow from New Jersey on Jan 31, 2015
 
3.63 by Guzzle_McBrew from Connecticut on Jan 06, 2015
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4.51/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by SadMachine from New Jersey

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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4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by jaasen64 from Massachusetts

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
 
4.5 by judkinst from Vermont on Dec 14, 2014
 
4.5 by Dicers from Colorado on Nov 06, 2014
 
4.25 by wethorseblanket from California on Nov 03, 2014
 
4.08 by facesnorth from Pennsylvania on Oct 26, 2014
 
3.75 by RAKeeler from Connecticut on Oct 13, 2014
 
4.5 by blabaer from California on Sep 26, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -14.3%
by Alieniloquium from Florida

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
 
4 by WeisGuy from New York on Sep 03, 2014
 
4.5 by jampics2 from Ohio on Sep 02, 2014
 
3.75 by Takeanotherswing from New York on Aug 20, 2014
 
3.75 by dkw0063 from Texas on Aug 19, 2014
 
4 by CSO from Illinois on Aug 12, 2014
 
4.25 by UWBadgerFan4Life from Wisconsin on Aug 11, 2014
 
4 by greenspointexas from Texas on Aug 10, 2014
Civil Disobedience #8 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 91 ratings