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Madness & Civilization #1 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

254 Ratings
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Ratings: 254
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 7.45%
Wants: 149
Gots: 65 | FT: 6
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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HitchSlap

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -37.9%

04-04-2014 17:02:44 | More by HitchSlap
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jegross2

Illinois

2.93/5  rDev -33.9%

Reviewing the Madness & Civilization #1 from the Hill Farmstead Brewery out of Greensboro Bend, Vermont.

Score: 75

Spring 2013 vintage bottle served in a taster glass and enjoyed on 01/12/14.

Appearance: Pours a black color with one to two fingers of dark tan head that settles to a thin layer. Above average lacing, very good retention. 4/5

Smell: Milk chocolate, oak, hint of vanilla. Touch of brown sugar. Hint of booze too. Hot, but nice aroma. 4/5

Taste: Sharp, acidic oak-forward bourbon flavor. Chocolate and alcohol finish. 2.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, more carbonation than necessary for the flavor profile. Bitter and acidic. 2.5/5

Overall: Supremely disappointing, particularly compared to Damon and Bourbon Barrel Aged Genealogy of Morals. This was not one of Shaun's better stouts. If you are going to spend big to acquire a Hill Farmstead beer, I recommend considering alternative possibilities.

Cost: $15 for a 500 ml bottle.

02-20-2014 02:29:02 | More by jegross2
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montrealbcr89

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -21%

01-17-2014 00:14:30 | More by montrealbcr89
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Hophead717

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -21%

07-20-2013 03:00:06 | More by Hophead717
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chippo33

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -21%

06-28-2013 10:17:48 | More by chippo33
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VAbdoyan

California

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

04-26-2014 23:29:28 | More by VAbdoyan
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Sean9689

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

08-21-2013 03:52:24 | More by Sean9689
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cbgoods

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

07-19-2014 20:58:43 | More by cbgoods
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

06-22-2013 04:48:25 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Luk13

Quebec (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -13.5%

On tap at Hill Farmstead third anniversary. Black pour with brown highlights, decent moka head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, bourbon, maple and dark fruits. Taste has chocolate, vanilla and maple but seem a little muted . Medium bodied. Not nearly as decadent as Damon. The beer was so cold because of the weather, it might have opened up a little bit if it had warmed up a little bit.

06-03-2013 21:10:53 | More by Luk13
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev -12.2%

Pour is jet black with a tight creamy caramel head that sits and stays leaving a thick lace as it slowly dissipates. The nose is sweet with a nice bourbon backbone. A hint dark chocolate, some brown sugar, dark fruits, and and light coffee roast. The body is extremely soft and delicate with a very light carbonation and creamy texture. The taste is a bit sweeter than the nose. There is with brown sugar, caramel, plum, faint chocolate, and a berry malt sweetness. The whiskey and barrel play through the finish and linger in a good way.

02-11-2014 21:43:33 | More by cpetrone84
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Holland

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -10.2%

A: deep black and viscous looking, along with some of the best head retention I have ever seen.

S: chocolate, roast, slight cherry, and lightly sweet

T: a bit sweet, full of oak, dark fruits, and a bit too much cherry-like flavor for my liking. Still delicious, but it's not like Genealogy of Morals. Definitely has the wheat and dark fruit though.

M: thick and well carbonated, just fine for an imperial stout

O: pretty meh beer for Hill Farmstead standards, but excellent by other standards. Not sure if I'd buy it again at $15 per 500 ml bottle.

09-07-2013 01:13:03 | More by Holland
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -9.7%

05-26-2013 00:10:36 | More by acurtis
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -9.7%

12-29-2013 00:18:50 | More by Sammy
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tdm168

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -9.7%

01-15-2014 18:21:46 | More by tdm168
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HoldenDurden

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.7%

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

New York

4/5  rDev -9.7%

04-23-2014 12:48:30 | More by campfirebrew
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev -9.7%

06-01-2014 06:56:15 | More by largadeer
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BGsWo22

New York

4/5  rDev -9.7%

10-20-2013 23:54:40 | More by BGsWo22
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cosmonick

Indiana

4/5  rDev -9.7%

08-03-2013 18:09:54 | More by cosmonick
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4/5  rDev -9.7%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev -9.7%

08-10-2014 17:39:46 | More by greenspointexas
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.7%

05-29-2013 20:09:38 | More by Thorpe429
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zadams1

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -9.7%

05-23-2014 19:19:22 | More by zadams1
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bird22

California

4/5  rDev -9.7%

06-24-2013 01:58:54 | More by bird22
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Madness & Civilization #1 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 254 ratings.