Birth Of Tragedy - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by davey101:
4.15/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
2012 Vintage - 9% abv. 500 ml bottle into a tulip glass. Thanks so much cfrances33!
A - Pours a very dark brown body that lets very little light through, not quite black. A small half finger of mocha bubbles forms and dissipates quickly. Some random edging but this beer sits mostly still. A swirl coats the sides of the glass with a staining brown coating and some very minimal lacing.
S - Fudge and bourbon heavy. Very sweet vanilla, chocolate ganache and some subdued coffee beans. A touch of woody oak on the finish.
T - Very fudgy and rich. Dense dark chocolate cake, sweet natural vanilla, smooth oak, and espresso beans. Finishes buttery and oily like a bourbon. A very decadent dessert beer. Seems to muddle the flavors of Twilight a bit.
M - A touch above flat. Does it hurt the beer? A little. I expect a lighter body in a porter and this one is coming off almost syrupy and thick. Its not a huge setback but a bit of carb would help this one out for sure.
O - An extremely decadent and tasty desert beer that's a bit too flat. I really liked this one, but its not as great as Everett or even Twilight.
Serving type: bottle
01-08-2013 03:32:45 | More by davey101
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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
98 out of 100 based on 659 ratings.