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Genealogy Of Morals (Madeira Barrel Aged) - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.27%
Wants: 176
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.66% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Madeira Barrel Aged Rye Coffee Imperial Stout.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 09-06-2012)
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jackmax

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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kscaldef

Oregon

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-15-2013 02:05:09 | More by ScottP
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-02-2013 18:03:51 | More by BMart
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

11-30-2013 02:49:47 | More by dfhhead25
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Hophead717

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

11-06-2013 18:57:35 | More by Hophead717
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VTBeerTrade

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

10-03-2013 18:28:40 | More by VTBeerTrade
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cfrances33

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

09-16-2013 21:06:58 | More by cfrances33
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leschkie

California

3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

08-14-2013 07:17:25 | More by leschkie
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BostonPhilly

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-21-2013 22:01:05 | More by BostonPhilly
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Sean802

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-18-2013 15:20:54 | More by Sean802
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badboy7113

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-07-2013 00:42:12 | More by badboy7113
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Iowa

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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Massachusetts

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Florida

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Tennessee

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Skrip

South Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 02:50:37 | More by Skrip
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-29-2013 22:23:48 | More by tom10101
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I picked a couple of these up at my last visit to HF, and opened one at a recent tasting.

Opaque brown-black pour with a small but sturdy cap of mocha head, that retained well and left some spotty lacing on the glass. In the nose, coffee, earth and oak, ash, with a slight vinous quality. A solid toasted rye profile came out in the taste, complimenting the barrel, coffee, and roasty malts, notes of ash, yeast, some vegetal hop bitterness; the wine was definitely present, but surprisingly subtle, with just a hint of grape-skin tartness coming through. The body was medium to full, though the mouthfeel was not as smooth as I prefer in a good stout. Overall, this was not quite what I expected, but I still found it quite enjoyable, and I'm looking forward to opening my other bottle soon.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 10:23:53 | More by Rifugium
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Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Dat

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-31-2013 05:26:42 | More by Dat
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Genealogy Of Morals (Madeira Barrel Aged) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.