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Birth Of Tragedy: Akmel Nuri | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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4.51/5
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26 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
We have chosen two barrels of Birth of Tragedy as the base for this single origin coffee experiment. After aging for 20 months in select bourbon barrels, we conditioned this beer atop Akmel Nuri's Ethiopian coffee beans sourced and roasted by The Coffee Collective in Copenhagen, Denmark. These friends long ago changed our worldview as to what coffee could be. After months of bottle conditioning, the beer is ready for release.


Added by rudzud on 04-09-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,100
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
26
pDev:
5.99%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
4
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 26 |  Reviews: 6
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4.93/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of doremite
4.71/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chippo33
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Samact
4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JeanJacketLover
4.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SadMachine
4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of johnlatona
4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.48/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

375 mL bottle. Black with a nice khaki head. Smells of honey, coffee, sweet chocolate, and bourbon. Tastes very sweet. Coffee. Honey. Bourbon. Mostly sugar. Medium heavy. Boozy more than thick. It's much like regular Birth. Good, but way too sweet.

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Photo of JAck199
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best beer I have Ever had. Rich and well balanced. First sip to last, purely enjoyable. Drinks more like a RIS.

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BNarc
4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tylerk88
4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jhfinn
4.34/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skrip
4.67/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

375ml bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass.

A~ dark as could be with a fluffy tan/brownish head and a lot of lacing.

S~ tons of honey, rich coffee, vanilla and caramel! tiny bit of metal but thats probably cause its still a little cold.

T~ whoa! follows the nose without the metal. super balanced with a lot of milk/dark chocolate, honey, caramel, vanilla, coffee and cinnamon! best candy bar around!? i'd say so!

M~ silky smooth! nice carb and way too drinkable!

O~ i'm loving this coffee series! just like the apple brandy version the coffee is so rich, complex and delicate at the same time and it doesn't hurt that its super well balanced! i prefer the apple brandy version a bit more but only because i love when apple brandy is done right! thats not to say that this isn't done right cause it totally is!!

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Photo of ScottP
4.61/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Philcassella
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of happyreefer
4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ncaudle
4.4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jerk_Store
4.44/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of petermethot
4.27/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of edthehead
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Close second to BOT Kochere. Dark with a mocha head, and rich dominant coffee goodness. Noticeable sweetness, with nut, vanilla, and spice. Love these Birth of Tragedy variants lately!

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Photo of rodmanfor3
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The coffee presence is there without any astringent bitterness or chili pepper hotness. The flavors of the base beer shine through, with more prominent cinnamon than in the regular version.

This version is worth a try but I think the base version is slightly better.

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4.32/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Sits black in the glass with a finger of fluffy light khaki colored head. Cinnamon, milk chocolate, vanilla, dark Cherry skin and honey sweetness. Medium to thinner bodied. Finishes fairly dry. Some bitterness rounds out the Lingering roasted coffee flavors. As with most of Hill's beers, this is all about the balance. Really solid.

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Birth Of Tragedy: Akmel Nuri from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 26 ratings
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