James Black Ale | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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4.22/5
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James Black AleJames Black Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
James was our Uncle (Edward James Hill Jr.). Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to him and his four siblings. In his honor, this Black Ale is dutifully crafted from American and German malted barley, American hops, our ale yeast, and water from James’ well. It is unfiltered, naturally carbonated, and dry hopped. Roasty and smooth, with accents of chocolate and a balanced hoppy finish, this is the ale that I dream to have shared with James.

Pale and Caramel Malt; Roasted Barley; Centennial and Columbus hops; Ale Yeast, and our Well Water.

Added by SFLpunk on 06-27-2010

BEER STATS
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#1,854
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
403
pDev:
7.35%
 
 
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on draft in a snifter glass

jet black, small head that fades. nice earthy hop aroma. good blanced in the flavors - the slightly roasted malt flavors work with mild hop bitterness, and hop flavor. medium bodied.

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James Black Ale from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 403 ratings