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Madness & Civilization #2 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

124 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 124
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 7.33%
Wants: 203
Gots: 30 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
From a single bourbon barrel having held a unique blend of 6 different threads for more than 16 months...

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 06-07-2013)
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev 0%

07-08-2013 06:15:48 | More by facesnorth
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SkiBum22

New York

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

09-14-2013 04:34:52 | More by SkiBum22
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warnerry

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev 0%

07-20-2014 22:38:06 | More by warnerry
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MicroBeerMan1980

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-28-2014 03:57:06 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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doremite

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-02-2013 14:09:32 | More by doremite
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev 0%

05-16-2014 23:05:21 | More by williamjbauer
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev 0%

08-19-2013 15:23:00 | More by stereosforgeeks
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

08-03-2013 23:43:34 | More by acurtis
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AdamF625

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev -1.1%

Madness
A-black with a thick creamy brown head with great retention.
S- bourbon, sweet candy, and caramel, cocoa, and fudge brownies.
T- bourbon, tons of chocolate, honey, licorice, a sweet finish.
M- low to moderate carbonation. It is not super thick like comparable beers but syrupy and creamy, alcohol is present as it washes down.
O- This beer is surprisingly not dominated by bourbon but it is pleasantly sweet.

08-12-2013 22:03:34 | More by AdamF625
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Chip_K

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.1%

03-05-2014 18:00:05 | More by Chip_K
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SpeedwayJim

New York

4.15/5  rDev -7.8%

375ml bottle into a Cigar City snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours some coarse mocha colored bubbles that dissipate quickly into a thin ring atop the brew. Beer is pitch black. Lacing is thick and stringy with good stick and oily legs. Decent.

Nose is chocolate, cocoa, fudge, roasted malt and a bourbon booze with just a touch of molasses at the end. Moderately aromatic. Simple and straight to the point.

Opens chocolate, fudge, and molasses. Cocoa and roasted malt bitterness balances the sweet notes nicely. Some sweet raisin and plum in the middle. Bourbon booze at the finish with more molasses and sweet dark fruit. Aftertaste of honey and bourbon. Great balance and complexity.

Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and soft in the mouth and goes down mildly hot. Finishes messy and boozy with a lingering, filmy aftertaste. Great feel but a bit thin.

The body is a bit thin here and the nose doesn't blow me away. However, the flavor has great balance and this is just a well-rounded beer all things considered. The bourbon presence is there but not overwhelming and complements the dark fruit, chocolate, and roasted malt notes perfectly. Worth seeking out.

08-09-2013 00:51:31 | More by SpeedwayJim
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.19/5  rDev -6.9%

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black but not inky. Medium khaki head.

Smell - Bourbon is strong. Distinct bourbon aroma. Vanilla and oak.

Taste - Bourbon is the strongest flavor. Chocolate. Vanilla. Super oaky. Coffee.

Mouthfeel - Sharp alcohol. Not really heavy. Aids in drinkability.

Overall - Had this before Madness & Civilization #1. Maybe shouldn't have, but this is great.

12-17-2013 03:25:20 | More by Alieniloquium
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JSBILK

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev 0%

07-24-2013 20:35:28 | More by JSBILK
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seblp

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev 0%

08-06-2013 02:54:55 | More by seblp
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innuendobrewskiman63

New York

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

11-24-2013 20:24:47 | More by innuendobrewskiman63
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wesley14

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev 0%

12-20-2013 02:46:21 | More by wesley14
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

06-29-2013 02:15:31 | More by Atomicskis5
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HoldenDurden

Illinois

4/5  rDev -11.1%

03-24-2014 18:34:12 | More by HoldenDurden
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rondufresne

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev 0%

05-30-2014 00:38:11 | More by rondufresne
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jegross2

Illinois

4/5  rDev -11.1%

02-20-2014 02:28:51 | More by jegross2
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Mike

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev 0%

07-15-2013 01:49:21 | More by Mike
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montrealbcr89

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

07-15-2013 01:23:31 | More by montrealbcr89
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rlee1390

Indiana

4.69/5  rDev +4.2%

A-Black when pouring and in the glass, one finger deep brown head that leaves some lacing.

S-Bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, earthy notes, roasted malt.

T-Amazing balance. Starts with a great bourbon flavor, oak, smoke, roasted malt. Chocolate, slight coffee, vanilla. Mild bitterness. Molasses and caramel

M-Medium to heavy bodied, tad creamy as well.

O-Wow. Just wow. An absolute knockout. One of the best beers I've ever had. The balance is amazing with some of the best bourbon flavors around.

01-30-2014 02:28:57 | More by rlee1390
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HopsHopenstein

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-08-2013 01:09:33 | More by HopsHopenstein
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badboy7113

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

08-27-2013 02:24:57 | More by badboy7113
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Madness & Civilization #2 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.