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★ Review: Hill Farmstead Double Nelson

4.3/5 JAN 20, 2017 Draft at Big Fatty’s for Grassroots Tap Event A – Tangerine color, hazy, orange juice and and an orange white head. S – Smells like orange juice and cereal and tangerines and pineapple. T – Incredibly juicy. Really special. Like biting into a Florida juice orange and that includes the rind, …

★ Review: Hill Farmstead Vera Mae (Wine Barrel / 2016)

4.1/5    AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20   New Entry! YAY! Acquired in August 2016. First year I wasn’t able to help pick flowers. Sorry Shaun. Sat upright at 40F for 2 months and split 2 ways in Teku glassware. A – Looks like Vera of yore. An orange, golden glow, incredible clarity with a solid white tight bubbly head …

★ Review: Rodenbach Alexander (2015)

3.9/5  AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20   Most recent batch. Paid $13.99 at local Co-Op. Dark red pour. 3 finger egg white head that faded to a single One finger. Smells great. Cereal, cherries, plum and wood. Hmm. This is pretty darn good. Cherry is sweeter than I expected. Juicy, tart. Very sour in the middle. Finish is cherry …

★ Review: Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 16)

4.2/5 AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20   750ML Bottle picked up at the brewery. Stored upright in the fridge for a few months at 39F and split 2 ways into Teku stemware. A – Good cap pop, no gushing at all. Pour yielded a 2 finger off-white to brown head. The beer looks brown to black in the glass …

★ Review: Hill Farmstead Six Years

  4.2/5 AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20   375ML bottle, stored upright since purchase in May at 38F. Split 2 ways in Teku glassware. A – Dark reddish brown, wood-like color, 2 finger cream brown head. It’s fully carbed but not intensely, good whisp of air on cap pop w/o gushing. S – It smells like an ultra-aged Rodenbach …

★ Review: Bells Bourbon Barrel-Aged Expedition Stout

  4.2/5 AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20   Bottle from someone. I can’t remember. Anyway, 375 split two ways at fridge temp. Stupid thick oily pour. 2 finger espresso head. This aroma is ridiculous. Bells has taken an award winning imperial stout and done something remarkable. Smells like cold press coffee and fudge. Damn. This is a booze bomb …

★ Review: Hill Farmstead Dorothy (Wine Barrel Aged)

4.2/5 AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20   750ml bottle split two ways at fridge temp. Allowed to be stored upright for a few weeks but the beer did not really clarify. It’s still a burnt golden hazy color. 1 finger head that faded fast. This smells amazing. It’s distinctively Dorothy. Citra, juicy, tropical bright and there’s a wine presence …

★ Review: Omnipollo Agamemnon Bourbon

3.9/5 AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20   Thanks angst for the bottle. A stout made with syrup from Vermont in Sweden. Whoa. Pours like motor oil. Thick and syrupy. Two finger brown and creamy head appears at the very end of the pour. Fades quickly. Even at 40F, the aroma is potent. Almond joy, vanilla, coconut, chocolate and cream. …