★ Beer Haul: Mid-June / End of July 2012

I haven’t done one of these since my return from Belgium. It’s probably good as I didn’t get that much beer this summer. It’s been a slow month for me. I only did a handful of trades and really kept things slow. I also enjoyed many of the beers I had cellared / stored in …

★ Review: Hill Farmstead Art (2012)

Before we go into this one, I gave this beer a perfect 5. I’ve done that with one other beer. This is the beer I wish were available at Walgreens for $3.99 a bottle. It’s the beer I’d drink daily if it were canned and I had a fridge full of it. It’s the beer …

★ Review: Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 4)

4.7    AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20 adamjackson (480) – Canaan, USA – JUL 13, 2012 UPDATED: JUL 16, 2012 On Tap at Hill Farmstead Tap Takeover at Positive Pie in Plainfield.  A – Huge carbonation of 4-finger head with a leather appearance. The beer is dark brown to black. Clarity is pretty great.  S – There’s this really pleasant farmhouse funkiness on …

★ Review: Hill Farmstead Jimmy

4.5    AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20 adamjackson (480) – Canaan, USA – JUL 16, 2012 Picked this up at Hill Farmstead on Saturday. I put these in the fridge to retain the great IPA properties as long as possible. Today, enjoyed with a friend in a Hill Farmstead Glass on a beautiful afternoon in New Hampshire. Thanks Shaun for your time …

★ Review: Struise Pannepot Grand Reserva (2005 Vintage 375ML)

4.8    AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20 adamjackson (480) – Canaan, USA – JUN 4, 2012 UPDATED: JUL 13, 2012 Struise Pannepot reserva ’07  A – 3 finger off white carb. Pitch black. SRM of 65? Hard to tell dark bear.  S – French oak, slight bourbon notes. Candy corns. Brown sugar and vanilla. Smells close to BCBS vanilla. Not fully though. Bourbon …