Society & Solitude #2 | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Black IPA

Added by MasterSki on 01-12-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
354
Reviews:
60
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
7.14%
 
 
Wants:
76
Gots:
21
For Trade:
0
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3/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of mklisz
3.33/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloyingly bitter for a beer by this brewery. Not an enjoyable drinking experience.

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Photo of huskermike12
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of BGsWo22
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.56/5  rDev -18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of earljones199
3.62/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of parris
3.62/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Abbbp
3.67/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of emottram
3.68/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hikeeba
3.7/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bonbini26
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of MenardMa
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.78/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.82/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Their self-capping bottle, re: half a growler. Very floral.A big roast, and also big citrus hops. The two are too much. Less hop kick may have been better and improved drinkability. Looks great at black body.Fuller mouthfeel.Suitable carbonation.Some burnt bits.

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3.87/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Quick notes:

Beautiful black beer, clear at the absolute edges. Great head retention.

Aroma is a nice blend of hops and roasted malts. Flavor hits a poor spot for me: oddly heavy on liquorice notes, giving it an off kind of sweetness that stood out too much.

Least impressive mouthfeel I've ever had from HF, as well. The 9.5% is not particularly well hidden at all; you can feel every bit of it. Detracts from that normal creaminess HF has mastered.

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Society & Solitude #2 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.34 out of 5 based on 354 ratings.
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