Birth Of Tragedy - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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2.3/5 rDev -48.2%
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.
05-11-2013 00:34:37 | More by caskstrength
3.26/5 rDev -26.6%
This bottle poured essentially flat and had a good bit of residue in the bottom of the glass.
The nose was nice barrel notes with hints of coconut. Really nice here
The taste was cloyingly sweet. I got nice, light barrel notes and next to no coffee. The sweetness, which tastes like unfermented priming sugar, was quite a distraction.
This beer had next to no carbonation, so the mouthfeel was a drag.
I loved, loved, loved the first batch of this beer, but this one is not nearly as good, imo. Last year's bottles had a nice level of carbonation for the style. Having read other reviews of low carbonation, I can't help but wonder if this was a widespread issue.
01-15-2013 04:39:24 | More by eyeenjoybeer
3.5/5 rDev -21.2%
Brought back from the north by a friend, thanks for the hookup Matt.
Pours a solid black color with about forty bubbles eventually making their way to the surface. Yup this one is flat. Smells of chocolate brownie batter, coconut, light bourbon, coffee, a bit of oak tannin and some sugary sweetness to tie this all together. The flavor is sweet and chocolatey with a bit of coconut, caramel, roast, warming alcohol, tannin, and earthy hop to provide some balance. This tastes like an alcoholic mounds bar really. Medium to thick body with a non existent level of carbonation and a sweet syrupy sugary mouthfeel. This honestly smells wonderful, tastes good, but the lack of bubbles messes with the mouthfeel a bit leaving a syrupy feel to it. I'd love to try this with bubbles.
12-17-2012 02:17:49 | More by johnnnniee
Birth Of Tragedy from Hill Farmstead Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 830 ratings.