Birth Of Tragedy - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by KickInTheChalice:
3.9/5 rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
From notes. Poured from a 500 mL bottle into a snifter.
Birth of Tragedy pours a mahogany, nearly black color with a small tan mocha cap.
Lots of espresso, somewhat bitter and a bit creamy, dark bitter chocolate, sweet milk chocolate, roasted malt, and a bit of spicy hops in the nose.
The flavor is full of a ton of espresso, a bit of cream, dark, bitter chocolate, deeply roasted malt, and a bit of spice toward the finish. There is a sweetness to some of chocolate notes, but overall it is fairly bitter. There is not very much bourbon character coming through.
The mouthfeel is fairly full, there is a creamy carbonation. It is a bit acrid in its bitterness, with a dryness toward the end. Even without the bourbon flavor coming through, it feels like the dryness from the oak barrel came through fairly strongly.
It was fairly nice, but I really noticed the acrid nature of it, which detracted from the experience.
Serving type: bottle
05-16-2012 03:01:35 | More by KickInTheChalice
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4.35/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
thanks to pjl44 for this bottle!
poured into a tulip glass.
bottle on date of 10/2013.
drank this side by side with Everett! 8oz pour of BoT and 8oz pour of Everett for comparision of base beer with the barrel aged verison and it adjuncts! Sounds like a fun beer experiment to me!
Appearance: black bodied beer with 1 finger of white head that drops down to a thin head on the beer.
Smell: A fairly mellow nose. Bourbon and honey sweetness. Nutty coffee notes. Oak barrel.
Taste: The beer starts of sweet and barrel forward with bourbon and honey. Milk chocolates. Mild nutty coffee. And the beer nears room temperature, molassess and hints of black licorice begin to emerge. Lingering honey, oak, and bourbon in the finish.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low carbonation. Super smooth and creamy mouthfeel. This beer drinks rediciously easily like its a 7% abv barrel aged porter! thats impressive.
Overall: You all are going to think that I am crazy, but i like regular Everett better that Birth of Tragedy. This even shocked me as I came to this conclusion... Great complexity and balance are found in this brew. i wish that a more roasty coffee was used in this beer, I think that would have made this beer even better. Its another great Hills Farmstead beer.
Serving type: bottle
02-23-2014 10:34:29 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
Birth Of Tragedy from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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