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Birth Of Tragedy - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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830 Ratings
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Ratings: 830
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 9.46%
Wants: 891
Gots: 174 | FT: 27
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial porter brewed with coffee and honey and aged in bourbon barrels.

2011 vintage - 11% ABV

(Beer added by: s1ckboy on 11-20-2011)
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JGVT

Vermont

1/5  rDev -77.5%

08-16-2014 18:33:46 | More by JGVT
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ChrisStoneIPALover

New York

1/5  rDev -77.5%

02-07-2014 13:20:27 | More by ChrisStoneIPALover
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Hoptologist

Michigan

1/5  rDev -77.5%

03-18-2013 18:35:54 | More by Hoptologist
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caskstrength

Minnesota

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
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ThatsThatDude

New York

3/5  rDev -32.4%

01-05-2014 18:30:49 | More by ThatsThatDude
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Hophead717

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -32.4%

09-09-2013 00:47:59 | More by Hophead717
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BeerMothaLova

California

3/5  rDev -32.4%

01-21-2014 21:45:58 | More by BeerMothaLova
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DrunkAl

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -26.8%

06-11-2014 12:25:37 | More by DrunkAl
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aasher

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -26.8%

02-15-2013 00:47:54 | More by aasher
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AleWatcher

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -26.8%

06-04-2012 13:47:27 | More by AleWatcher
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eyeenjoybeer

Seychelles

3.26/5  rDev -26.6%

2012 bottle.

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
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huskermike12

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -21.2%

07-26-2013 13:22:51 | More by huskermike12
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enelson

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -21.2%

01-12-2013 04:46:45 | More by enelson
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EnronCFO

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -21.2%

02-02-2013 18:44:21 | More by EnronCFO
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Anonymous1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -21.2%

03-29-2013 16:54:16 | More by Anonymous1
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -21.2%

03-25-2014 19:18:26 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

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
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michaeljstraub

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -21.2%

04-21-2014 23:55:06 | More by michaeljstraub
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Davihaw

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -21.2%

04-25-2014 15:38:29 | More by Davihaw
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theGlasstronaut

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -21.2%

08-15-2013 08:57:40 | More by theGlasstronaut
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funkel81

California

3.5/5  rDev -21.2%

02-06-2012 17:52:47 | More by funkel81
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CityofBals

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -21.2%

09-12-2013 01:50:42 | More by CityofBals
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Retail1LO

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -21.2%

02-02-2013 23:18:39 | More by Retail1LO
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -21.2%

03-17-2014 14:27:12 | More by drummermattie02
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eagles22

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -21.2%

11-02-2013 13:52:22 | More by eagles22
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Birth Of Tragedy from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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