Madness & Civilization #1 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

Not Rated.
Madness & Civilization #1Madness & Civilization #1

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
98
world-class

285 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 285
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 7.43%
Wants: 148
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 285 | Reviews: 41 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of anteater
4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle

A: Dark dark brown, large dark tan head

S: Very upfront sweetness, bourbon

T: Chocolate, bourbon, maple, an interesting layer of spiciness from the rye, vanilla. The overall flavor is pretty strong but well balanced and very smooth

M: Kind of thin. Not as thick as I would have liked it and the carbonation was also a little high.

O: Really delicious stout. I tend to prefer beers like this in the 13% range and I think a really good bourbon barrel aged stout at 9% is difficult to pull off. The mouthfeel wasn't perfect but the smell and complexity of the taste more than made up for it.

Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Phobicsquirrel
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of jeg518
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of rondufresne
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of dfhhead25
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of zadams1
4/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Fitze
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Takeanotherswing
4.75/5  rDev +7%

Photo of BeRanger
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of whatname
4.75/5  rDev +7%

Photo of BuckTuckian
5/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of VAbdoyan
3.75/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of vissai
4/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of campfirebrew
4/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of hillvt4me
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.

Photo of BMart
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of lakersfan16
4/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of caguiar
4.75/5  rDev +7%

Photo of HitchSlap
2.75/5  rDev -38.1%

Photo of robwestcott
5/5  rDev +12.6%

Madness & Civilization #1 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.