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Madness & Civilization #1 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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216 Ratings
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Ratings: 216
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 7.43%


Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
It is a BLEND of very complex components - 2 year old Buckwheat Rye aged in Elijah Craig 18 barrels, 15 month Maple Wheat Imperial Stout, and a blend of Vanilla and Cacao Nib Bourbon Barrel aged Everett.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 05-02-2013)
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Reviews by Saltee:
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Saltee

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

09-02-2013 22:59:10 | More by Saltee
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hillvt4me

Vermont

4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap and poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black with brown to red undertone. Minimal head and lacing.

Smell - Bourbon, chocolate and vanilla aromas.

Taste - Bourbon, cherry, chocalate and oak on the finish.

Mouthfeel - Low carbonation. Slightly boozy. Medium to full body.

Overall - Well balanced and a great treat.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2014 21:06:27 | More by hillvt4me
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

04-14-2014 13:22:11 | More by BMart
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lakersfan16

Alaska

4/5  rDev -9.9%

04-12-2014 03:36:53 | More by lakersfan16
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caguiar

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +7%

04-08-2014 19:13:05 | More by caguiar
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HitchSlap

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -38.1%

04-04-2014 17:02:44 | More by HitchSlap
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robwestcott

Indiana

5/5  rDev +12.6%

04-04-2014 01:35:55 | More by robwestcott
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

04-01-2014 23:53:17 | More by Rifugium
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dkw0063

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

04-01-2014 21:09:16 | More by dkw0063
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HoldenDurden

Florida

4/5  rDev -9.9%

03-24-2014 18:37:02 | More by HoldenDurden
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IPAIsaac

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

03-23-2014 19:46:23 | More by IPAIsaac
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dspinler

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

03-21-2014 18:02:45 | More by dspinler
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dunix

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

03-19-2014 17:52:45 | More by dunix
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BColton1

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

03-16-2014 03:36:02 | More by BColton1
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours slightly darker than cola with a head that quickly dissipates towards the edges. Nose expresses cocoa, roast and a trace of cherry juice. The barrel really comes out in the flavor profile, as well as roast, char, cocoa, vanilla and tart fruit. Mouthfeel is light-medium with a carbonation that is just a little too lively and some residual acidity. This is a great tasting beer with a fantastic barrel presence - the spirits are really well defined. That said, if the carbonation dropped off a bit more it would be greatly enhanced.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2014 23:54:09 | More by Jwale73
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juliusseizure

New York

4/5  rDev -9.9%

03-12-2014 16:32:02 | More by juliusseizure
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wiltznucs

Florida

4/5  rDev -9.9%

03-11-2014 19:11:21 | More by wiltznucs
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4/5  rDev -9.9%

03-09-2014 21:36:25 | More by ygtbsm94
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kayna7x

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +7%

03-07-2014 04:06:46 | More by kayna7x
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WVUbrew

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

03-04-2014 03:41:20 | More by WVUbrew
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

03-04-2014 02:45:45 | More by williamjbauer
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle split two ways with Dustin. Thanks man! Poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass today, 3/3/2014.

App- pitch black motor oil, thick one finger brown head with fantastic retention for a stout. Must be the buckwheat in one of the threads. Lots of thick sticky lacing. Phenomenal as far as stouts go.. really have not seen a stout look this good in a long time.

Smell- strong smoky bourbon and milk chocolate which I attribute to Everett. Lots of dark chocolate, charcoal and more bourbon. Very bourbon-forward stout.

Flavor- fantastic bourbon. Lots of it in such a great mellow presence that is well-integrated into the rest of the beer. It's smooth bourbon that isn't hot at all, with its charcoal sweetness lingering a while in the aftertaste but not for long. Also a lot of milk chocolate that integrates well. Cocoa, dark chocolate comes out as it warms up. No maple notes; however if its there in the sweetness of this beer, it's a subtle contribution. Not super complex but everything integrates very well; it may be the time on this bottle.

Mouthfeel- the best I've had on a HF stout. Thick, creamy, decadent and finishes very smoothly without any harsh bourbon flavors. No heat at all, just full of bourbon flavor.

Overall- it's not quite Black Gold, but this is like it's mellow, sweet cousin. Well done integration of bourbon into a blended stout. Not complex, but very bourbon-forward in such an enjoyable manner.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2014 02:34:26 | More by Stevedore
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brother_kenneth

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

03-03-2014 18:53:56 | More by brother_kenneth
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Kreko7

California

5/5  rDev +12.6%

03-02-2014 21:07:04 | More by Kreko7
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MastaShonuf

California

4/5  rDev -9.9%

02-28-2014 14:36:40 | More by MastaShonuf
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Madness & Civilization #1 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.