Civil Disobedience #12 | Hill Farmstead Brewery

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Civil Disobedience #12Civil Disobedience #12
BA SCORE
4.08/5
Exceptional
55 Ratings
Civil Disobedience #12Civil Disobedience #12
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
hillfarmstead.com

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Keeping with the theme of black beers landing on 4 in the series ... A single French Oak barrel blend of Black beers from the last 3 years - including Daybreak, Buckwheat Rye Porter, Everett, George, and other minute, fragmented components. Inoculated in the barrel with various strains of yeast and bacteria.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 03-10-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
55
pDev:
7.6%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of stevec32
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Trio2shine
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of codytwo
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodmanfor3
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very strange blend of beers that borders on the sour stout category without replicating the redundancy of tastes and flavors captured in the many The Bruery releases that share its style.

This beer basically tastes like a mix of lesser Hill Farmstead stouts and porters, finishing with a bit of sourness and roast on the end. At 1 bottle per person, I expected more from this release.

 388 characters

Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbertsch
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of M_chav
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of angrybabboon
3.59/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 3/12/16

Split with Goblinmunkey7

A: Dark brown, with some medium brown around the edges - some clarity around the edges - pours with a small, light tan head, retrains a small collar, leaves some streaks and spots of lacing

S: Big barrel aromas - wood, with some rich oak - some funk, musty cellar, yeasty weirdness - roasty and chocolaty - some dark chocolate malts - some caramel - chocolate sweetness, caramelized malts, and some lingering sweet

T: Sharp barrel and chocolate - dark chocolate, baker's chocolate - caramel malts and caramelized malts - sharp acidity, but mostly damp, lactic funk - musty cellar, with lots of oat - malts gain depth as this warms up, unsurprisingly - finishes with lingering tart and sour

M: Medium body, smooth with some lingering tart sour funk

O: Obey

This is basically a sour stout, and I've vowed not to review sour stouts because of how much I dislike the style. But I made an exception for Hill Farmstead. This is good, for what it is, but I think it would actually get increasingly complex with a few years.

 1,066 characters

Photo of leaversuch
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerRay
3.35/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Coorsy
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArtZan
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mesa512
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mendvicdog
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of duceswild
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of POTABLE83
3.38/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaasen64
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thegerm87
3.17/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.51/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of judkinst
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ace1117
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Civil Disobedience #12 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 55 ratings