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Fear And Trembling (Bourbon) - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Fear And Trembling (Bourbon)Fear And Trembling (Bourbon)

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

77 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 175
Gots: 9 | 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 aged in 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…”

Aged in used Sam Adams Utopias barrels.

(Beer added by: SFLpunk on 10-19-2010)
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Reviews by domtronzero:
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domtronzero

California

4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Clear very dark brown with a big, quickly formed and long lasting tannish head. Little lacing left throughout.

S - Smoky phenols, sweet dark fruity esters, dark malts and a slight roast. Light alcohol also detectable, but pleasant.

F/M - Rich smoky dark malts, light roast, chocolate. Full moderate caramel and sweet malts, with a moderately firm bitterness. Medium full bodied with moderate carbonation. Lingering smoky chocolate malts.

D - Quite good. This is a well balanced, nicely smoked Baltic Porter. Full, rich and delicious, its also quite easy to put down.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2011 05:18:28 | More by domtronzero
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into a Funkwerks snifter.

A~ extremely dark brown with a small tanish head and minimal lacing.

S~ lots of smokeyness up front, followed by dark chocolate malts. all finishing with vanilla, caramel, and extreme sweetness from the bourbon.

T~ the bourbon sweetness really masks the smoke in this version. i mean don't get me wrong the smoke is definitely still there haha. other than the smoke, vanilla, caramel, and bourbon you get some leather, tobacco, and a bunch of burnt coffee.

M~ soooo smooth! nice carbonation but the bourbon definitely dumbs that down a bit. not boozy at all but still a little warming.

O~ this is the second one i've tried of the series following the cabernet version. definitely less smoke here then in the other version. the blend is next! and i seriously can't wait, the aspects and complexity that these both contributed can only lead to one of the most amazing blends in brew history. we shall see!

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A: Poured a deep, deep brown nearly jet black with a nice tan cap which left a slight foamy ring clinging to the glass

S: Nice smoke, chewy leather, chocolate, tobacco, oak, whiffs of vanilla with hints of bourbon and coffee. Out-damn-standing.

T: This beer demands respect from start to finish. I've had some pretty nice Baltic Porters including many Alaskan vintages and this just takes the cake on nose, taste and mouthfeel. Initial roastiness, smoke, leather, tobacco and cocoa blend right up front. Smacks you right in the kisser. A nice warming booziness courtesy of the bourbon peaks upfront and carries on with massive flavor profile from start to finish. The bourbon, wood, coconut, vanilla are very well balanced in this beer.

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Fear And Trembling (Bourbon) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.