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Madness & Civilization #1 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

253 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 253
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 7.45%
Wants: 149
Gots: 64 | 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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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

05-23-2014 23:26:13 | More by dfhhead25
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zadams1

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -9.7%

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

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

05-21-2014 21:44:41 | More by stereosforgeeks
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Fitze

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

05-19-2014 12:28:49 | More by Fitze
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Takeanotherswing

New York

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

05-16-2014 21:21:53 | More by Takeanotherswing
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BeRanger

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

05-12-2014 15:34:21 | More by BeRanger
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

05-01-2014 12:00:12 | More by whatname
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +12.9%

04-30-2014 12:42:16 | More by BuckTuckian
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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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vissai

California

4/5  rDev -9.7%

04-26-2014 23:10:30 | More by vissai
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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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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

04-21-2014 19:35:28 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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hillvt4me

Vermont

4.4/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

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

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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

Alaska

4/5  rDev -9.7%

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

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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

Indiana

5/5  rDev +12.9%

04-04-2014 01:35:55 | More by robwestcott
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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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dkw0063

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.7%

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

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-16-2014 03:36:02 | More by BColton1
Madness & Civilization #1 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.