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Madness & Civilization #1 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
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world-class

252 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 252
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 7.45%
Wants: 150
Gots: 63 | 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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -9.7%

12-29-2013 00:18:50 | More by Sammy
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -9.7%

09-01-2013 22:31:07 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.7%

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

10-12-2013 23:02:22 | More by zestar
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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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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

06-03-2014 02:38:12 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

06-03-2014 02:46:48 | More by Texasfan549
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4/5  rDev -9.7%

03-09-2014 21:36:25 | More by ygtbsm94
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev -2.7%

Batch 01: poured out as a thick looking black beer with a creamy tan head on top. The retention is thin and lacing this minimal. The smell of the beer is big, lots of oak and lots of roasted malt and dark chocolate. The taste of bold, very roasted and nice fresh oak with some dark chocolate bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is heavy, nice smooth thickness with a subtle carbonation. Overall this beer is very good, ton of complexity and depth. Long lasting flavors sure to please most stout lovers. Very good stuff, glad I got to try this one.

06-30-2013 03:39:34 | More by Knapp85
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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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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev -9.7%

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

12-25-2013 03:15:55 | More by SocalKicks
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Had this side by side with M&C2, which edged this one out.

Dark brown-black pour, with a finger of mocha head, as opposed to its counterpart, which was much more subdued; the head sank to a ringlet and held there, leaving dots of lacing on the glass. Aroma was fairly sweet, scents of dark sugars, toffee, chocolate, cream, bourbon, vanilla, light essence of indistinct dark fruits. In the taste, dark malts, brown sugar, toffee, milk chocolate, bourbon/oak/vanilla, hints of anise and raisin, marshmallow root. Sweeter and not quite as smooth as #2, but still quite good in its own right. Medium body verging on full, slick mouthfeel, with the bourbon being pretty well integrated, and keeping the beer from being too hot. Very good overall.

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

Maryland

5/5  rDev +12.9%

10-07-2013 19:59:54 | More by mendvicdog
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

05-28-2013 20:54:10 | More by Rochefort10nh
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4.85/5  rDev +9.5%

Poured into a 9oz snifter thick, rich & black. The aroma precedes and leads the nose with its rich chocolate, maple...hints of rye...promises. The taste is full-on luxurious like an initiation into a secret society...decadence (but not in an elitist way) a warmth that reaffirms one's abiding(in this case abiding means something well beyond an addictive attraction) love of beer. Fulfillment in a glass...By this point you've realized that I really LIKED (if liked meant something like sensuously contented) this beer. Clearly something special...keeping in mind that all the adjectives are lacking the definition necessary to convey just how enjoyable this glass of beer was. Thank You HF!!!

07-01-2013 02:08:54 | More by DrunkinYogi
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beernads

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

07-02-2013 08:18:13 | More by beernads
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -9.7%

05-26-2013 15:25:24 | More by yourefragile
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

05-26-2013 14:03:28 | More by orangesol
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

01-27-2014 13:53:33 | More by InspectorBob
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duceswild

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

10-06-2013 00:05:01 | More by duceswild
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Bottle shared by yourefragile. Thank you Michael!

The beer is dark brown with a thin cap. Aromas of oak, vanilla, whiskey, bread, sweet booze, chocolate. Smells great. Fantastic flavor. Smooth and easy on the palate. Complex and beautifully blended. Sweet whiskey notes, almost like a brandy. Low carbonation, although the bottle had been sitting out for a while by the time I arrived at the tasting. Another stellar beer from Hill Farmstead.

09-07-2013 03:22:17 | More by Huhzubendah
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

08-28-2013 00:59:52 | More by Gonzoillini
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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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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

07-19-2013 11:10:05 | More by Kelp
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Madness & Civilization #1 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.