Birth Of Tragedy - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by DaveHS:
4.72/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A-Pours pitch bloack with a thin, bubbly coffee colored head. Sticky lacing.
S-Big roasty coffee aromas, followed by bittersweet chocolate, toffee and toasted marshmallow.
T/M-Exceptional on every level. Thinner bodied than the base beer (Twilight of the Idols) with a concentrated, thin caramel sweetness. Round, oaky bourbon goodness washes over the palate, fading softly into a slightly phenolic, dry warming finish. For a beer with such a nice bourbon character, it's not all that sweet.
O-Every aspect of this beer is harmonious. Wouldn't change a thing about it. I don't even know that aging would do anything for it, as it is drinking perfectly now. Another winner from Hill Farmstead.
Serving type: bottle
12-07-2011 01:32:55 | More by DaveHS
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4.6/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
22oz (?) bottle split 2 ways with BA morningthief.
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.
What's there to say? Lots of thin mint, dark fruit, coffee, vanilla. It's an excellent beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2014 04:24:04 | More by Pahn
5/5 rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Taste: beautiful, complex. subtle intermingling of flavors.
The bourbon and chocolate notes were both subtle and distinctive.
thick and substantial mouthfeel...The bourbon presence is perfection.
I absolutely loved this, from the moment I took my first sip,
and it immediately became my favorite beer of all time.
this is phenomenal! I cannot wait until the time I may be fortunate enough to have this truly special offering again.
Serving type: on-tap
06-29-2014 05:09:20 | More by wingwalker3
Birth Of Tragedy from Hill Farmstead Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 798 ratings.