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Birth Of Tragedy - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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862 Ratings
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Ratings: 862
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 912
Gots: 181 | FT: 24
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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4/5  rDev -9.7%

jdklks, May 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

GuidedByBill, Aug 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

funkyaudio, Apr 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

Ilovebrew, Aug 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Bruery snifter.

Big thanks to cbeer88 for this bottle!

Reviewed blind as part of Blind BIF 7. This stuff pours a straight obsidian topped by a half-finger at best of sienna foam. The nose comprises rich cocoa, dark fruits, and molasses. I didn't really get any barrel character at this point, interestingly.. The taste brings in more of the same, with a seeming fudge component coming in up front. Again, no real barrel character comes through to me, but it doesn't detract from the rest of the experience. The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly chewy feel. Overall, a very nice, rich porter. I was a little disappointed to not really get any barrel out of this thing, but it's still pretty damn good. (I initially thought this was a smooth stout, and I will continue to say that it does come close to that kind of experience.)

TMoney2591, Oct 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

blklabel, Feb 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

Crookdrain, Mar 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

sideshowe, Jan 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

thezoobrew, May 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

mklisz, Dec 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

Mrpickles, Dec 27, 2011
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tinypyramids, Jul 09, 2013
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pschul4, Feb 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

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4/5  rDev -9.7%

beerwolf77, Dec 28, 2013
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stxSS07, Jun 03, 2012
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POTABLE83, Jun 06, 2013
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AndrewSmith, Jan 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

kjkinsey, Jan 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

jacewg, Mar 21, 2014
Birth Of Tragedy from Hill Farmstead Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 862 ratings.