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

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Ratings: 320
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 7.16%
Wants: 291
Gots: 67 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.70% 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A- black with a thin brown head. A ring of brown lacing remains around the glass.
S- honey, candy sugar, molasses, coffee, bourbon
T- lots of coffee, sweet bourbon, chocolate, very well blended.
M- super silky smooth with a bite of alcohol on the finish that fades as the beer warms.
O- a dangerously smooth and drinkable barrel aged imperial stout. It is a wonderful blend of coffee, chocolate, and bourbon.

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500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Jet black. Inky with a small mocha head. A few islands and a medium collar.

Smell - And there's a ton of bourbon. Sweet, vanilla bourbon. Coffee comes through behind it all as well as some chocolate. But holy hell it's a lot of bourbon.

Taste - Still just a bucket of bourbon. Quite sweet. Deep roasted malts offer a slight counterpoint. The coffee is faint here, but there's a little bit of acidity from it. Chocolate malts throughout, but it's always sweet. A bit of smoke in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Thick and sweet. Heavy with medium carbonation.

Overall - This is nothing like I remember the Madeira version. Nowhere near as harsh. The sweetness can't possibly be from just the bourbon barrels.

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Deep black hue with a touch of radiance this created a light brown head that collared with considerable thickness.

The aroma has a ton of coconut, sweet vanilla, butterscotch, malts, oak wood and the tell tale scent of bourbon.

The flavor is a bit thin, as if the base beer was weak and so the barrel takes overs. The oak, wood and bourbon lead the way. The flavor is creamy with a stiff coconut and vanilla finish.

The feel is thick on the tongue, creamy and smooth but then appears thin at the back of the throat.

I must plead ignorance to what Hill Farmstead used in the barrel but I'd guess it doesn't matter as the barrel was showcased.

KYGunner, Mar 26, 2014
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Genealogy Of Morals (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
99 out of 100 based on 320 ratings.