Jimmy | 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): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Black IPA (Society and Solitude #2) aged in French oak wine barrels for four months.

Added by silentjay on 07-15-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
129
Reviews:
32
Avg:
4.32
pDev:
9.49%
 
 
Wants:
51
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17
For Trade:
1
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Bottle shared on Canada Day. From notes.

A - Poured black with one finger of tan head. Good lace and film retention.

S - Strong roast, sweet chocolate, vinous, citrus.

T - Vinous, dark malt, chocolate, some alcohol, obvious wine notes. Complex.

M - Mild carbonation, full body, sweet then vinous finish.

O/D - Nice. Not hoppy enough by any means, but tasty. Wine character really takes over though. Would have liked to see more of the base beer shine.

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Drank from bottle (thanks Dave!)

I'll just say I'm a huge HF fan but this is the first beer that really missed the mark for me - I didn't get any notes from the CS barrel, nor any hoppiness. It drank more like a massively sweet and thick Imperial Stout rather than a black IPA. I dunno, a glass of molasses is not my thing I guess!

This beer aside HF is amazing.

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Jimmy from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.32 out of 5 based on 129 ratings.
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