1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

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

Not Rated.
Genealogy Of Morals (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Genealogy Of Morals (Bourbon Barrel Aged)

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
99
world-class

359 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 359
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 6.68%
Wants: 372
Gots: 68 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 07-22-2013

Aged in a mixture of Van Winkle and Buffalo Trace barrels.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 359 | Reviews: 34
Photo of mani
5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of ringwersen
5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of morningthief
5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of savagepm
5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Stewmeister91
5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of SuperHop18
5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of DaPan
5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of speaking_for_trees
5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of KevSal
4.99/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Big props to nick for hooking me up with a bottle in a math trade.

Gonna stray away from my usual way of reviewing. I wasn't going to review this beer, I told myself I was gonna be selfish with everything I get from the math bif, just sit back and enjoy a full beer without trying to pick out every detail to review. I wasn't going to share anything because I think there's something special about working your way through an entire bottle, like a long dance.

This is one of those beers. I came to read up on it, and with more gots than wants and 30 something reviews I had to write something. At 500ml it's not a very difficult task to drink through this alone, infact it may not be enough!

I'm a big advocate of 8-9% being the sweet spot for ba beers and looking at the base beer I'd say this guy is around there (although for all I know it can be much hight and drinks like a champ)

And the taste? Incredible. Washing it across the tongue brings out so many different flavors it's quite ridiculous actually. This beer is right uptime alley, it's got everything I want and I'm loving it. It feels like this beer was brewed for my taste buds. Mouthfeel is spot on, and probably a major player of why this guy is tastin so great.

Unfortunatly it's very easy to finish this, what now seems like the tinniest bottle possible alone, and I encourage you to do the same. Spend an evening with a bottle of this guy, it's the way it was meant to be enjoyed.

Nick u rocked my world with this one. The next bottle I get Ill try to share... maybe

And damn u shaun for living up to the hype and making beer this delicious.

Photo of JohnParadee
4.99/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DonFrap
4.99/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

500ml bottle into a Lawson's snifter

A: Jet black. The only thing that keeps this beer from being perfect is the lack of head and retention.

S: Amazing. Light coffee, huge barrel. Smells exactly like a bourbon barrel stout should.

T: Barrel characteristics are very present, but so smooth. rye is there, but subtle. I don't know how this beer can be this smooth on the taste, with so much barrel characteristics.

M: Perfect. Not too heavy, and so smooth.

O: Birth of tragedy has been my favorite HF beer since I got into craft beer. I need to try this again to be sure, but it might be better. Get this beer however you can. It's a lot better than last year's Madeira version.

Photo of Pahn
4.99/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

500ml bottle (I think) split 2 ways into a wine glass.

Appearance: Dark tan head, good lacing despite the legginess. Black.

Smell: Sharply effervescent and boozy with tons of bourbon and cookie and malt aromas. Vanilla waifer drenched in caramel, some raisin. Distant echo of coffee. Powerful and perfect.

Taste: Even better than it smells. I hate giving out 5s but there is no flaw here. Just amazing. Perfectly melded coffee, infinitely deep bourbon, oak and malt. Tastes like caramel, has a tiny note of soy sauce in the background, some good, raisiny, aromatic espresso... There's a lot more going on here, and it's all amazing.

Mouthfeel: Full side of medium bodied; not really full bodied, but so creamy that it leaves a thickish impression. Neither dry nor sugary finish; just right.

Overall: There's nothing else you could ask for in s barrel aged stout.

Photo of boredalready
4.96/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Simply put, this is one of the best stouts I have ever tasted. Ridiculously smooth, sweet, flavorful with no sign of the abv. Another winner from Hill Farmstead.

Photo of mrebeka
4.91/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Irishace9
4.86/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of hurricanes56dan
4.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PEIhop
4.81/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ACB
4.8/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of judkinst
4.8/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of iong516
4.76/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Big thanks @trfd803

A: stouty

S: faint bourbon barrel and like, ice cream sandwitch

T: sweet n roasty with late onset full barrel, lingering chocolate with background espresso.

M: soft HF thick stout, nice bourbon warming

O: fantastic

Photo of doremite
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of williamjbauer
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of blabaer
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Ace1117
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Genealogy Of Morals (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
99 out of 100 based on 359 ratings.