Genealogy Of Morals (Bourbon Barrel Aged) - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by Stevedore:
4.51/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
500ml bottle generously opened up by Doug at our HF tasting together with my wife. Poured into a Founders' snifter today, 10/22/2013.
Pours a thick, viscous black and opaque body, with a small <1cm mocha head that dissipates fairly quickly. As I drink this beer, there is actually a great bit of lacing left on the glass as it goes down. Really a beautiful, thick RIS that leaves a nice oily brown stain as I swirl it in the glass.
Smells very sweet, bourbony and roasty. At the same time, it reminds me of Buffalo Trace Black Magick (thanks again for that one, Doug) in how its so bourbony and sweet. Yet, there is a nice umami flavour that I really enjoy smelling. Honestly this holds up very well to BCBS Rare in terms of nose, though its not quite as sweet and decadent as Rare is.
I'm really enjoying the flavour profile. It is very roasty- like chocolate-vanilla marshmallows, and bourbon sweet, complemented by a bit of raw vanilla bean. It's a very complex beer that starts out smooth and roasty, and becomes more coffee bitter just a few minutes later. It ends up so complex, and this is probably one of the better BA stouts I've ever had.
True to Shaun Hill's beer whispering styles, this beer is thick and creamy with a nice carbonation that provides much of the mouthfeel. Aftertaste seems to vary with the temperature on this beer; it is rather sweet at first, becoming more bitter coffee-like, and ending up being so mellow.
This is one of the top ten BA imperial stouts I've had. I can think of at least 5 BA stouts I like better, but this definitely belongs in the discussion due to the nice tasty sweet bourbon presence and mouthfeel. Thanks again Doug for bringing this one over.
Serving type: bottle
10-23-2013 04:25:05 | More by Stevedore
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4.31/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
375ml bottle into tulip. Thanks for hooking it up, Kevin.
Pours black with almost no head. Caramel, dark chocolate, vanilla, and brown sugar easily come through alongside hints of bourbon, coffee, and warm booze. Smooth and clean mouthfeel, thick body, fine carbonation. Goes down smooth, very drinkable and rich overall. Well done. Thanks again AutumnBeerLove!
Serving type: bottle
06-19-2014 17:16:17 | More by scottfrie
Genealogy Of Morals (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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