Works Of Love 2013: De Molen
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
American Imperial Stout
Not listed
4.36 | pDev: 6.88%
Oct 18, 2020
Jul 23, 2015
Works Of Love 2013: De MolenWorks Of Love 2013: De Molen
Notes: In the summer of 2013, our dear friend Menno Olivier, owner and brewer of Brouwerij De Molen, visited Hill Farmstead and collaborated on an imperial stout, which was then aged for 20 months in hand-selected 25-year-old bourbon barrels. With classic De Molen malt character, rich body, beautiful barrel notes and appropriately light carbonation, this expresses beautifully what friendship and respect can contribute when creating a beer.
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Rated by Uconnelmo from Connecticut

4.42/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
held up incredibly well
Oct 18, 2020
Rated: 3.94 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jun 05, 2020
Rated: 4.29 by stevec32 from New York

Jun 30, 2019
Rated: 4.46 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

Dec 20, 2018
Rated: 4.21 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Apr 22, 2018
Rated: 4.82 by rjp217 from Massachusetts

Mar 03, 2018
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Reviewed by alpineclimber from Canada (AB)

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Thought it would be a shame to crack a beer that has been aged for 20 months and not review it... Bottle cracked on a beautiful fall night. Poured at cellar temp and let sit to room temp.

Look: Deep midnight black brew, very little foam that quickly disappeared. The beer looks a little thin.
Smell: So much bourbon!
Taste: Wow! The beer has been totally corrupted by the barrel but it in a very good way! It's basically like drinking bourbon without the burn. The taste is complex bourbon barrel, caramelized sugar and old oak.
Feel: Slightly thin and slick.
Overall: I like bourbon, I drink Eagle Rare and 4 Roses, so this beer appeals to me. If you were not a bourbon fan it might be hard to appreciate this - as it's so one sided towards bourbon. I would be interested to know the ABV as it's hard to tell. The thin and slick mouthfeel tends to make me think the ABV is around 11 to 12.
Oct 16, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by Philcassella from North Carolina

Oct 05, 2017
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Rated by BEER88 from North Carolina

4.19/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Its food but not as good as others of theirs
Sep 04, 2017
Rated: 4.43 by JeanJacketLover from Massachusetts

Jul 25, 2017
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Reviewed by bennyman12 from Missouri

4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Didn't know what to expect from this, as I've never had a hf stout and haven't had a de molen stout in a minute. And collabs suck more often than not, IMO. Really pleased, though, after drinking the 375 bottle. Aroma and appearance remind me of rare 15. It pours a little more clear and kicks up a little less head than I'd like. Similar to rare, you can smell the age on the barrel and imagine it plays a part in sucking some of the chewiness out of the beer. Flavor follows--a gnarled old barrel note--not sour at all, but, as others have said, wine-like. reminds me a bit of the derivations in the complexity of the melanoidin/leather/toffee/Barrel flavors (and lack of head). Less satisfying than derivation 3 in my opinion because it's thinner in the middle, but I'd take it over most high grade Ba stouts--incl rare 15, which I like very much, because it's danker and less sweet.
Jun 12, 2017
Rated: 4.63 by IrishColonial from Texas

Apr 17, 2017
Rated: 4.86 by Corson from Canada (AB)

Mar 28, 2017
Rated: 4.51 by jbaker67 from Pennsylvania

Mar 27, 2017
Rated: 4.21 by aasher from Indiana

Mar 14, 2017
Rated: 4.4 by MakeBeerGreatAgain from North Carolina

Mar 10, 2017
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Reviewed by stakem from Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Being a fan of de molen, I can honestly say this is the only HF beer I strongly desired. Thank you Brandon for sharing. The brew pours black in color with a very thin head that is quickly gone.

Nose has a heavy wood influence smelling of cedar-like spiciniess, bourbon, caramel and other burnt sugars.

The taste is quite woody like that previously mentioned cedar aspect before giving way to bourbon, caramel, booze and toasted coconut.

This is medium in body with very light carbonation. A solid stout that you can easily tell has spent quite a bit of time resting in barrels. I enjoyed this quite a bit but doubt id ever shell out the asking price to have it again.
Dec 16, 2016
Rated: 4.34 by Kegatron from Pennsylvania

Nov 25, 2016
Rated: 4.49 by NHhomebrewguy from New Hampshire

Nov 15, 2016
Rated: 4.24 by potion from Pennsylvania

Nov 14, 2016
Rated: 4.53 by mltobin from Connecticut

Oct 04, 2016
Rated: 3.73 by Dicers from California

Aug 07, 2016
Rated: 4.67 by TheSevenDuffs from Canada (ON)

Jul 18, 2016
Rated: 4.24 by dddddddd from Washington

Jun 29, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by Prost76 from New Hampshire

Jun 27, 2016
Rated: 4 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Jun 23, 2016
Rated: 4.09 by 22Blue from Kansas

Jun 11, 2016
Rated: 4.6 by JoshBrews from Missouri

Jun 03, 2016
Rated: 4.56 by JStampler from Pennsylvania

Jun 02, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by oline73 from Maryland

May 28, 2016
Rated: 4.21 by orangesol from Pennsylvania

Apr 18, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

Mar 30, 2016
Rated: 4.54 by yeaprolly from Washington

Feb 29, 2016
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Reviewed by Sheppard from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours black, no head. It looks pretty still. Aroma is a lot of dried fruit, some rubbing alcohol. I get a lot of that dried fruit up front, some heat in the middle, before finishing with some chocolate and coffee. In the end, this is a very nice BA stout, but the heat detracts from its overall character.
Feb 28, 2016
Rated: 4.46 by leaversuch from Massachusetts

Feb 26, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by benzalman from California

Feb 22, 2016
Rated: 3.85 by kiki3drt292 from California

Feb 20, 2016
Rated: 3.69 by TampaRainman from Florida

Feb 13, 2016
Rated: 4 by devilfluff from New Jersey

Feb 08, 2016
Rated: 4.38 by Coorsy from Massachusetts

Feb 07, 2016
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