Genealogy Of Morals (Madeira Barrel Aged) - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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District of Columbia
4.5/5 rDev +6.4%
Genealogy of Morals, batches 1 & 2.
The beer is dark brown, nearing black, with a half inch of beige collar. The aroma offers roast, coffee, barrel character, red wine - smells great. Still lots of coffee presence. A hint of spice, perhaps cinnamon. Big barrel notes. Delicious beer. I prefer this to Damon and Port Damon, but Double Damon is superior IMO. Medium to full bodied and slick on the palate. Chocolate notes. hints of dessert wine. Very good.
08-09-2014 18:11:28 | More by Huhzubendah
4.1/5 rDev -3.1%
500 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.
Appearance - Almost completely black. Reddish brown at the edges. Mocha head that is well retained.
Smell - Intense coffee immediately. Almost a smokey aroma, too. Red wine. A little bit of tannins.
Taste - Burnt malt, almost smokey malt character. Coffee flavor lends itself to the burnt malts. Red wine flavor is more prevalent in the finish, along with a bitter malt aftertaste. Intense flavors.
Mouthfeel - Not thick, but a palate wrecker of flavor. Intense in every respect. Medium heavy with ample carbonation.
Overall - Excellent combination of flavors. The barrel is unique and adds to the barrage of flavors that is this beer.
06-12-2013 18:01:10 | More by Alieniloquium
4.4/5 rDev +4%
500ml bottle poured in a Founders Doom glass.
A~ pitch black, with a nice tan head and a tiny bit of lacing. a slightly oily look to the top as well.
S~ ohhh! bitter chocolate, roasty dark malts, lots of oak, a tad bit of coffee, dark grapes, tiny bit of figs and an abundance of wine sweetness.
T~ pretty much follows the nose. definitely less coffee notes here, i assumed they would fade by now, but thats ok theres soo much more to offer! this is very sweet, with a nice tartness. i'm fine with loosing the coffee and gaining the tart! the Madeira barrels are really what makes this an amazing brew and i'm sure the year of age helped as well!
M~ a little more carbonation then i like a stout to have but its still very nice. super smooth and i guess i should have mentioned this in the "taste" but its not boozy once so ever.
O~ an all around amazing stout, especially if you like em' tart! soo much going on but you can still easily pick out whats what. wine barrels make everything better! haha i would like to try this fresh next time around to see how much coffee is actually there.
05-01-2013 02:50:37 | More by Skrip
Genealogy Of Morals (Madeira Barrel Aged) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.