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Madness & Civilization #1 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

283 Ratings
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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 7.43%
Wants: 150
Gots: 67 | FT: 7
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: pours a nice solid black with some brownish hues near the edges. a small tannish head forms with good retention and leaving behind a small lacing. leaves behind a brown viscous sludge as it swirls around the glass. dark and opaque.

Smell: lots of dark malt character. strong sweet caramels and toffees, moderate roasted malts. smoky to peaty smell. strong bourbon and alcohol character.

Taste: opens up with a wave of bourbon soaked oak. peat and smoke comes through next before arriving at a strong sweetness, consisting of caramel, toffee and chocolate. some roasted character but not quite espresso like. end is full of a thick molasses to maple syrup.

Mouthfeel: sticky, heavy and strong alcohol warmth.

Overall: This is a seriously good beer. great taste without focusing too much on the barrel. I really like the strength of the smokiness, and the overall balance of the beer.

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Madness & Civilization #1 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.