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Birth Of Tragedy - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 797
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 9.23%
Wants: 878
Gots: 171 | FT: 26
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial porter brewed with coffee and honey and aged in bourbon barrels.

2011 vintage - 11% ABV

(Beer added by: s1ckboy on 11-20-2011)
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CADMixes

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Hill Farmstead is great at porters in general, and 2012 BoT follows the template. The barrel effect is really nicely done--very evident on the nose, and a big part of the overall taste without overpowering the base beer, which still tastes as fresh and lively as a nice bottle of Everett.

All this is why it's such a shame that the carbonation isn't there. It's a well-known fact about this beer and despite my respect for what HF does it's not really something I can look past. 500 ml of flat beer, no matter how good it tastes, gets tedious over time.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 03:08:27 | More by CADMixes
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Appearance: Pours black with a tan head and leaves a wall of lacing.

Smell: Coffee and some boozy malt notes.

Taste: Excellent. Coffee, raisin, bourbon soaked brownies, thin mints. I'm not a huge fan of the base beer, but the time in a bourbon barrel did the requisite magic.

Mouthfeel: Soft and creamy. Full side of medium bodied. No dryness, but still excellent.

Overall: Another great Hill Farmstead BBA beer. They're as good or better than Firestone Walker or Goose Island or Fifty/Fifty or the Bruery with barrel aging.

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