Birth Of Tragedy - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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2.3/5 rDev -48.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2
2nd batch. Pours a flat black. I was hoping holding off for a while would result in some bubbles.
Smells are vanilla, chocolate. Barrel not that strong. Lack of bubbles leads to lack of aromatics.
Heavy and dull on the palate. I'm being harsh here, had a GI BCBS before drinking this, and this paled in comparison. Would have had a hard time standing up if carbonated. Without carbonation, this beer fell flat.
Mouthfeel sucked. Needed some bubbles to move things around.
Twilight of the Idols was much better. Everett rocks. This batch of beer was a failure.
Serving type: bottle
05-11-2013 00:34:37 | More by caskstrength
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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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