1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Fear And Trembling (Cabernet/Bourbon Blend) - Hill Farmstead Brewery

Not Rated.
Fear And Trembling (Cabernet/Bourbon Blend)Fear And Trembling (Cabernet/Bourbon Blend)

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

111 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 111
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 166
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Fear and Trembling is Hill Farmstead’s first collaboration – a Baltic Porter brewed with malt that was hand smoked over maple wood by our Danish friend, and former colleague, Anders Kissmeyer. This bottled version was blended from beer aged in both American Oak Cabernet barrels and Bourbon barrels. As a student of philosophy and former resident of Copenhagen, it is fitting that our brewer named our first collaboration after Denmark’s great thinker: Søren Kierkegaard. All three contemplated absurdity, faith, and salvation while wandering the shores of the Baltic Sea…

“…continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling…”

(Beer added by: Slatetank on 10-12-2010)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 111 | Reviews: 52 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of goldspire
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

goldspire, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of zestar
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

zestar, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of JWalterWeatherman
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

JWalterWeatherman, May 05, 2014
Photo of cfrances33
4/5  rDev -6.5%

cfrances33, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of POTABLE83
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

POTABLE83, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

drewone, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, smoke, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and smoke flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast and smoke bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that doesn't really have any barrel aged characteristics at this point other than wood qualities

UCLABrewN84, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -6.5%

GRG1313, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of metalgdog
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

metalgdog, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of beernads
3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

beernads, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of Brabander
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Brabander, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of iatethecloudsfor
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

iatethecloudsfor, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of Lunch
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Lunch, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of Luk13
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Luk13, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of InspectorBob
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

InspectorBob, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of IpeeA
2.75/5  rDev -35.7%

IpeeA, May 17, 2013
Photo of cadaugherty
4/5  rDev -6.5%

cadaugherty, May 08, 2013
Photo of arash1000
4/5  rDev -6.5%

arash1000, May 03, 2013
Photo of Quackus
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Quackus, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of Takeanotherswing
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Takeanotherswing, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of halo913
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

halo913, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

acurtis, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of jbuddle
4/5  rDev -6.5%

jbuddle, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

djrn2, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of CypherEnigma
4.75/5  rDev +11%

CypherEnigma, Dec 12, 2012
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Fear And Trembling (Cabernet/Bourbon Blend) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.