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Madness & Civilization #2 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

115 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 7.57%
Wants: 196
Gots: 31 | 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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xenjoiii

New York

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

08-27-2013 14:57:13 | More by xenjoiii
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MastaShonuf

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

06-15-2014 12:30:30 | More by MastaShonuf
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cp45

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

06-14-2014 02:16:13 | More by cp45
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IndyDad

New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

06-13-2014 12:52:45 | More by IndyDad
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rondufresne

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

05-29-2014 02:47:01 | More by Satchboogie
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ThrewRedButter

Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottled May, 2013. Couldn't get to the Anniversary party, so I brought a part of it to me.

A - Pitch black. Actually had a finger's worth of dark brown head that disappeared quickly.

S - Complex is an understatement. Bourbon, oak, roasted notes, burnt notes, slight vanilla, dark chocolate-covered cherries.

T - A sweet, non-cloying bourbon hits you first. A lot of oak and dark fruits. The Port Damon is more on the taste than the nose.

M - Nice and fluffy.

O - HF barrel-aged beers tend to be too sweet for me, but this has changed that perception. In additional to all the flavors, this is also incredibly (borderline dangerously) smooth to drink.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2014 00:28:09 | More by ThrewRedButter
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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

New York

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

05-16-2014 21:22:22 | More by Takeanotherswing
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lakersfan16

Alaska

5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-13-2014 02:53:44 | More by lakersfan16
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RayUF07

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

04-09-2014 02:05:25 | More by RayUF07
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HitchSlap

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

04-04-2014 17:02:28 | More by HitchSlap
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4.41/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from the brewery. Had this side by side with M&C1, and this was the clear winner.

"A single bourbon barrel that housed fractions of the following: Buckwheat Rye Porter, Everett, Damon, Birth, and Port Barrel Damon."

Poured into a HF etched-logo fest glass, opaque black, with some dark brown around the edges, topped with a thin cap of mocha head that sank to a ringlet; lacing was minimal, with the thicker liquid leaving a few legs on the glass. In the nose, dark malts, bourbon/vanilla, toasted marshmallow, cocoa. A little chalky at first, but this faded after a couple minutes of breathing. In the taste, fudge, caramel, molasses, smooth roasted coffee, bourbon-soaked oak with a good vanilla/coconut quality coming through, lighter notes of dark fruits and licorice. Smooth and tasty, with the bourbon very well-integrated, and the port being a subtle afterthought. Smooth mouthfeel, full body, appropriately lower carbonation, easily sippable. Overall a very nice blend and a great beer. How really can you go wrong with Everett and two Damon varieties in the same bottle?

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 23:54:04 | More by Rifugium
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HoldenDurden

Florida

4/5  rDev -10.9%

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

Vermont

4/5  rDev -10.9%

03-19-2014 17:53:03 | More by dunix
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev -10.9%

03-17-2014 14:28:17 | More by drummermattie02
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vissai

California

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

03-10-2014 16:35:59 | More by vissai
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VAbdoyan

California

5/5  rDev +11.4%

03-09-2014 20:19:38 | More by VAbdoyan
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Chip_K

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.4%

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

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

03-03-2014 18:54:06 | More by brother_kenneth
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jegross2

Illinois

4/5  rDev -10.9%

02-20-2014 02:28:51 | More by jegross2
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

02-04-2014 18:45:35 | More by iL0VEbeer
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pour is black coffee ring head. Nose is olive, light bakers chocolate, malt sweetness, faint berry and some barrel. Taste is wood, faint char, olive, dusty malt chocolate, salty. not as bright or balanced as 1. Medium bodied, a hint emptier than 1, Strong carb. Actually worse than 1.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 17:04:20 | More by cpetrone84
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rlee1390

Indiana

4.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 02:28:57 | More by rlee1390
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -10.9%

01-27-2014 20:58:32 | More by dfhhead25
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Madness & Civilization #2 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.