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Genealogy Of Morals (Bourbon Barrel Aged) - Hill Farmstead Brewery

Genealogy Of Morals (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Genealogy Of Morals (Bourbon Barrel Aged)

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211 Ratings
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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 6.7%


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:
Aged in a mixture of Van Winkle and Buffalo Trace barrels.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 07-22-2013)
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With eighteen months of barrel-aging, it takes a whole lotta complexity to balance out those intense flavors of bourbon and wood. Hill Farmstead's Genealogy has the roast, sweetness and strength to do just the trick.

As its inky-black body cozies up the the glass, its ominous darkness intimidates the spirit as much as it does the eye. Its mocha-laden head pulls from the beer and billows with a tall and creamy column of foam. As its head relaxes, the creme-like froth simmers in the glass like espresso.

Its boastful and toasted aroma claims high notes of french-press coffee, burnt toast and dark chocolate. A bready, nutty and seared toffee sweetness provides an undercurrent of malt to support its lavish roast character. An aura of bourbon then wafts over the session with charred oak, toasted coconut, vanilla and caramel in not-so-subtle fashion.

The stout's taste takes a similar trek as the roasted sweetness wraps around the tongue like roasted marshmallow. Even its smoky chocolate and graham cracker toastiness offers up a whimsy of campfire while strong coffee flavors ribbon through its taste. Intensifying bourbon commands the beer's finish with all those drunken, oaken and vanilla sweetness that the nose suggests; all the while introducing grilled fruit and sherry glimpses here and there.

Its creamy but dry body is a surprising blend. Vast in its carbonation the stout portrays a sense of fullness and roundness. After the carbonation dissolves, so does much of the beer's sweetness, leading to a finishing feel of char, bourbon spice and wood-derived powdery texture.

Genealogy of Morals is a highly bourbon-forward stout that, for an imperial version, is softer and smoother as it rolls gently across the palate. This allows for fuller command of bourbon taste with coffee accompaniment.

Serving type: bottle

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Genealogy Of Morals (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.