Beyond Good And Evil | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
hillfarmstead.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Beyond Good and Evil is one of Nietzsche’s most powerful works, challenging conventional wisdom and urging us transcend good and evil while confronting the very nature of knowledge. This challenge both informs and inspires our work.

Beyond Good and Evil is also the name of our bourbon barrel-aged maple imperial sweet stout. Brewed in May of 2012, we crafted this beer with a touch of Vermont maple syrup and then allowed it to rest quietly and contentedly in hand-selected bourbon barrels for over 18 months.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 02-05-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
542
Reviews:
49
Avg:
4.5
pDev:
7.56%
 
 
Wants:
574
Gots:
61
For Trade:
6
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4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.36/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.52/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Label states batch #1, 2014. Consumed 07/22/2016

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5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Quite possibly the perfect BA stout in my mind! Enjoyed with a good buddy tonight and this one didn't disappoint! 2012 vintage and it was smooth as silk and a nice slight barrel here

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L: Dark jet black hues with a thin 2mm cinnamon head and moderate lacing
S: Milk chocolate, bourbon, and a small hint of vanilla
T: Strong sting of alcohol (this is over two years old) is swiftly met by a thick chocolate fudge and evident maple notes
F: Decidedly thick and chewy mouthfeel with non-existent carbonation
O: This was an incredible BA stout that time seems to have served well. Despite being bottled in January 2014, I'm still getting a bit of heat, but that quickly recedes into a warm and sweet chocolate note. While coming into this I was for some reason expecting a stout closer to CBS, I truly believe this more closely aligns with Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Lord. There's a distinct sweetness and well crafted barrel aging. This was thoroughly enjoyable and one I hope HF chooses to release again sometime soon.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Beyond Good And Evil from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.5 out of 5 based on 542 ratings.
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