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Fear And Trembling - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
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270 Ratings
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Ratings: 270
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.02%
Wants: 79
Gots: 36 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 01-21-2013)
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vinny21bal

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -35.1%

01-21-2014 21:25:57 | More by vinny21bal
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joel66

New York

2.85/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

flavor and nose was very smoky. tasted like everett and his first born child tragically got blazed off two dutchies jam packed with the sour diesel.. BOOOM.

all the porter characteristics were there, however i felt this was overwhelmingly smoky. by far my least favorite HF offering.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2013 21:22:59 | More by joel66
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BGsWo22

New York

3/5  rDev -29.2%

02-21-2013 19:18:38 | More by BGsWo22
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rusty3335

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -29.2%

09-17-2013 00:21:44 | More by rusty3335
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chippo33

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

03-03-2013 16:40:12 | More by chippo33
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Dmbphoenix

New York

3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

05-01-2013 12:07:03 | More by Dmbphoenix
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

02-11-2014 19:09:22 | More by BuckTuckian
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

05-27-2014 19:15:01 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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krl2112

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

01-19-2014 01:13:09 | More by krl2112
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beernads

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

05-18-2013 06:46:10 | More by beernads
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Rathakem

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

07-29-2013 06:12:21 | More by Rathakem
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DaSolomon

New York

3.58/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving type Bottle poured into chalice.

Poured black with a small 1cm tan head.

Nose full of smoke, like doing a line of some Zabar's Lox. Some malt notes push their way through but smoke cover's all.

Taste is all smoke again, with a hint of more smoke. again porter notes seep through every once in a while but they are smothered by the smoke. Little Char notes make an appearance. Its not HF best offering, but compared to the rest of the smoked porters out there its solid. Would I seek it out again? No. It's a one and done beer, had it and move on.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2013 22:31:39 | More by DaSolomon
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badboy7113

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

07-07-2013 00:41:55 | More by badboy7113
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DarthKostrizer

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

05-27-2013 02:42:58 | More by DarthKostrizer
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

03-12-2013 02:20:13 | More by DerekMorgan
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BostonPhilly

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

06-24-2013 20:13:28 | More by BostonPhilly
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Prost76

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

03-09-2013 15:28:24 | More by Prost76
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Gobzilla

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

02-17-2013 03:44:50 | More by Gobzilla
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theGlasstronaut

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

04-16-2013 14:33:14 | More by theGlasstronaut
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LoveStout

New York

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

06-30-2013 18:40:12 | More by LoveStout
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lakersfan16

Alaska

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

05-23-2013 04:14:48 | More by lakersfan16
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imperialking

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

07-03-2013 18:25:36 | More by imperialking
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.76/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.

Bottled 1/2013.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, smoke, and cocoa aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and smoke flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice smoke presence that is slightly better in the aroma.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 04:18:57 | More by UCLABrewN84
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harrymel

Washington

3.78/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Vintage Jan, 2013

It's near black with a fleeting tan head leaving a etched top. Smells of toasted malts, richly of bitter coffee grounds, some soil, some vinyl and a good chunk of leather. Flavor is very leathery with some meat flavor (well done flank sans spice), some soil - much less sweet than most baltic's I've had. Full bodied with sharp, but limited carb and an off dry finish. Nice beer, not among the best baltics I've had, but a yummy beer best suited for a rich Irish/English meat and potatoes style dinner.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 07:23:32 | More by harrymel
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled January 2013

Pours pitch black and completely opaque with a frothy, two finger beige head that slowly settles into thick, lasting ring. Really good retention with streaks of soapy lacing left behind.

Robust, slightly smokey aroma with hints of burnt wood, charcoal, smoked meat and campfire yet still retains porter characteristics. Not as intensely smokey as I expected but this allows hints of dark chocolate, toast, coffee and oatmeal to come through. Smoke stands out a bit more as it warms but it's nicely integrated and not a complete smoke bomb.

Viscous and full bodied with a slight creamy texture and a very nice, rich smoke flavor that's decently integrated into the roasted porter notes. Very dry and bitter up front with hints of charred wood, ash, charcoal and barbecued bacon countered by deeply roasted dark chocolate malt, burnt coffee and oatmeal. The ABV is well masked but the malt tastes more burnt than smoked. Lingering acrid bitterness hurts the flavor and drinkability a bit. There's is a touch of sweetness balancing things out but this beer needs more of that. I'm a huge fan of smoke beers but there's something slightly off here. Still, an enjoyable beer that I'm glad to have tried.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 06:44:46 | More by corby112
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Fear And Trembling from Hill Farmstead Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 270 ratings.