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Beyond Good And Evil - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Reviews: 42
Hads: 495
Avg: 4.46
pDev: 26.91%
Wants: 571
Gots: 66 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 02-05-2014

Beyond Good and Evil is one of Nietzsche’s most powerful works, challenging conventional wisdom and urging us transcend good and evil while confronting the very nature of knowledge. This challenge both informs and inspires our work.

Beyond Good and Evil is also the name of our bourbon barrel-aged maple imperial sweet stout. Brewed in May of 2012, we crafted this beer with a touch of Vermont maple syrup and then allowed it to rest quietly and contentedly in hand-selected bourbon barrels for over 18 months.
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Reviews by 4DAloveofSTOUT:
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4.47/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to jwk7324 for this beer!

375ml bottle sealed with pressure cap; bottled on 01/2014.

poured into HF Wine Stem.

Appearance: black bodied beer with 2 fingers of creamy head that is a medium brown color. The beer leaves a decent amount of lacing on the side of the glass and the head has some decent staying power that eventually drops to a thin cap with a thick ring around the glass.

Smell: This stout smells extremely chocolately and rather sweet. Hints of real maple sap straight from the tree and an earthy aroma maybe even some light smoke. A hint of mellow, spicy, and oaky bourbon. The spiciness is reminicent of rye whiskey.

Taste: Rich and decadant milk chocolates with undertones of earthy maple sap, mellow bourbon and a hint of oak. This beer is very chocolately just like it smells. Hints of vanilla, molasses and dark fruits. The oak notes from the bourbon and the earthy maple flavor really compliment each other nicely. The oak notes get bigger with each sip and seem to dry out the finish of the beer. You get a spicy rye whiskey note with the moderate oakiness in the finish, not to mention a decent amount of lingering milk chocolates. It starts to get slightly boozey the last few sips of the beer as the beer reaches room temperature.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low carbonation levels. This beer has such a creamy, silky, and lush mouthfeel; it coats every inch of your palate. The beer has got exactly the right amount of bubbles.

Overall: Complex and well integrated bourbon and maple syrup notes in both nose and flavor profile. I still cant believe how chocolately this beer is without becoming too sweet ot cloying. Not to mention the nose and mouthfeel are pretty nice as well. This is definately a dessert beer. I could have used some lite bitterness or roasty malts to help balance things out, but the beer was still very good without those elements present in the beer. Beyond Good and Evil is another fantastic stout by brewed Hill Farmstead. I think that its a great representation of what 100% maple syrup straight from the tree tastes like in a barrel aged stout.

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Photo of IrishColonial
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

This is an interesting beer in an interesting category. Basically a chocolate and maple bomb, supplemented by some decent bourbon heat but not as much bourbon flavor as I usually like. Oak comes out more. Milky and rich with toffee, caramel, and slight molasses flavor. Not much roast or coffee and slightly thin on the mouthfeel.

Hard to rate for me. Basically liquid chocolate bourbon maple candy. Very sweet but not as cloying to me as Chocolate Rain or Black Tuesday. Delicious in its own way but the sweetness and lack of bourbon and coffee/roast starts to take a toll. Gave half to my wife after an initial attempt at taking it to the face. IMO, far better than the Faystons I have had but not in the same realm as beers like Maple Bacon Coffee Porter and KBBS. Have not had Mornin Delight but doubt it approaches that either from the reviews. Definitely worth seeking out but definitely best split with others.

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

This is a great beer very unique. First review using new ratings system.

A- Dark brown/black very very little head.

S- Cocoa, Maple, booze

T- Much like smell but with a touch of barrel and molasses?

MF- a touch like but drinks very well.

Overall a fantastic stout from HF and in general. Would drink this again.
Shout out to markgugs for this long time want

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Beyond Good And Evil from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.