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Genealogy - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Genealogy
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25 Ratings
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Ratings: 25
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 7.98%
Wants: 83
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: yourefragile on 06-02-2011)
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Ratings: 25 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
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California

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

06-21-2014 22:05:45 | More by HopsintheSack
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MastaShonuf

California

4/5  rDev -11.3%

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DNICE555

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

05-26-2014 20:19:37 | More by DNICE555
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Dirtinabottle

New York

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

02-09-2014 23:08:18 | More by Dirtinabottle
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VTBeerTrade

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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corysmith01

New York

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

06-12-2013 14:12:37 | More by corysmith01
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New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

05-15-2013 06:53:32 | More by Kelp
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -11.3%

05-06-2013 02:24:48 | More by tom10101
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chippo33

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -22.4%

04-24-2013 22:29:33 | More by chippo33
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BeerCosmonaut

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

01-05-2013 04:48:56 | More by BeerCosmonaut
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On draft, from notes so calm down Shaun. Beer is black with a tan head, wispy, spotty lacing, some light carbonation, some retention.

Aroma is chocolate, sweet, alcohol, some fudge and sugar.

Beer is medium to big in body, sweet and chocolate, fudge and mild rye. I don't know if there is some rye in here but I get some of the acidity from the rye in the finish. A great beer. I'd have it again if that were possible.

Serving type: on-tap

08-03-2012 17:50:27 | More by drabmuh
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airbag11

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

06-01-2012 17:28:12 | More by airbag11
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Urbancaver

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

05-28-2012 19:07:47 | More by Urbancaver
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Gushue3

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

05-27-2012 19:01:45 | More by Gushue3
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phingdong

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +10.9%

01-31-2012 16:21:35 | More by phingdong
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +10.9%

11-21-2011 18:20:35 | More by Rochefort10nh
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rpstevens

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +10.9%

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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +10.9%

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TurdFurgison

Ohio

5/5  rDev +10.9%

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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Hill Farmstead First Anniversary Party. Served in a Hill Farmstead long-stem tulip.

Pours a deep, dark black color with a nice mocha head and a bit of spotty lacing on the sides as it goes down. The nose carries loads and loads of chocolate. Good coffee and roasted malt in the background as well. Heavy fudge and a bit of sweet malt. Really rich chocolate flavor in the taste, like a dark chocolate fudge bar. The rye is not extremely noticeable, but definitely makes an appearance in the flavor and more so in the feel. Really full body without any alcohol. Really creamy. Absolutely outstanding brew.

Serving type: on-tap

06-16-2011 15:22:49 | More by Thorpe429
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at Capone's during the Hill Farmstead party during Philly Beer Week. A rare treat for sure.

A - Pours dark as night black with a small half finger tall tan head leaving spotty lacing down the glass.

S - Smells of chocolate, smokey dark malt, rye spice, coffee, and a faint hint of booze. Lots going on with everything remaining well balanced.

T - Plenty of smokey dark roast up front slowly giving way to a mix of chocolate, coffee grounds, rye spice, and a touch more smokey malt. Finish had lots of dark roast, lingering for some time. This was quite complex yet enjoyable. Glad I got this one.

M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Rich, tick, feel with plenty of lingering roast in the finish. Lots of flavor without being overpowering, very nice.

O - Good stuff. Like I said it has lots of things going on within its dark core but they all remain balanced. A very well rounded stout. Glad I made the drive down for this event!

Serving type: on-tap

06-08-2011 22:38:54 | More by orangesol
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at capones.

A- no real head upon arivail just a coffee and cream color wisp on top of a pitch black brew.

S- loads of dark chocolate and coffee from the heaily roasted malts with some fudgey goodness. Some burnt brwon sugar and molasses but to a lesser extent.

T- lots of sweetness with the heavy roast giveing each the counter point they need. Rich hersheys syrup and some condesned milk. The coffee is very bold and keeps popping its head in. The rye brings in an interesting spicy hit that's different then a lot of the stouts out there. Cocoa powder and dark toased bread touch. Long roasty and sweet finish.

M- full bodied and a good sticky chew to it with a carb on the lighter side of things that let's the brew sit and sink in. Super smooth and creamy

O- very nice stout and so smooth you can almost forget how big it is. Another great beer from hill farmstead.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2011 03:34:44 | More by oglmcdgl
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On Tap at Capone's, this was a treat.

Genealogy is beyond black, it's pretty dark, it's a stout, it's jet black, it's a stout, that's how they do. A nice amount of foam on top semi thick and light tan looking, not much stick on the glass though. This one smells rich as all get out, cold it's very roasty but as time goes on some dark baker's chocolate, coffee notes and the rye adds another layer. A whole lot of rye and I likes it. One sip, and Im hooked. The roast is unmistakable and the accompanying coffee is espresso like, yet not harsh or heavy handed under all the other tastes which include, baker's chocolate(Duh) a rye spice in the middle finished off by even more roast and a slight hop bite afterwards ala storm king. This one is thick and has bubbles and it swarms the mouth, it means buisness. If I did not have to drive I coulda drank more, it's one of those stouts that keeps calling you till your done.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2011 01:18:01 | More by BARFLYB
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the HF Anniversary Party 2011.

Pours a syrupy, viscous black with a surprisingly large dark tan head. Aroma is decadent blend of roasted malt, rye spice, milk chocolate and ground coffee. Flavor is initially caramel malt and coffee roast before finishing with silky sweet chocolate, mild hop bitterness and spiciness peeking through from the rye. Thick, chewy, oily and silky; perfect coating mouthfeel. Trace amounts of alcohol. The rye and coffee combination push this from good to great and make it standout from other stouts. Overall, excellent balance, persistent flavor in the finish and surprising amounts of nuance make this an exceptional imperial stout.

Serving type: on-tap

06-02-2011 21:20:59 | More by yourefragile
Genealogy from Hill Farmstead Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.