Madness & Civilization #10 | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
4.51/5
World-Class
65 Ratings
Madness & Civilization #10Madness & Civilization #10
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Madness & Civilization #10 is comprised of Damon—aged in barrels from our favorite bourbon distilleries for over 2 years—and 2-year old barrel-aged Everett, along with a small portion of Genealogy of Morals aged for 27 months in rye whiskey barrels. The blend has been bottle conditioned for 6 months and is now ready for release.⠀⠀
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Madness & Civilization is a panorama of our barrel aging program—oak-aged beers that emerge from their individual silences to find structure and voice as a unified composition. This is the result of an unpredictable state of permanent happenstance—a dialogue with our evolving approach to blending that challenges convention and circumstance.


Added by ThatsThatDude on 09-09-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
65
pDev:
5.76%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
5
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 65 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of Rristow
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tasted from bottle. Pours dark black with thick brown head. Aroma of complex. Bourbon notes with some tobacco, cocoa and coffee. Incredible mouthfeel. Thick and chewy. Very well balanced. Flavors of chocolate, caramel, molasses, coffee, bourbon. The way a BA stout was meant to be.

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Photo of stevec32
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Really dark brown color with mocha head. Aroma has toffee, dark fruits, butterscotch and cacao biscuits. Taste has dark malts, some umami, savory notes, roasted malt bitterness on the finish. Medium plus body with medium minus carbonation. Really smooth, elegant beer.

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Photo of goblue30
4.29/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is the third HF stout I've tried and haven't been blown away by any of them, which is nice because they're difficult to come by.

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Photo of Tony210
4.94/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolute perfection. Pours pitch black, impervious to light. With a semi aggressive pour, you can get a finger or two of delicious mocha foamy head. Big roasty chocolate aroma, loads of bourbon barrel, brown sugar. Creamy and soft, lots of chocolate, some molasses. Barrel aging is very present. Slightly bitter espresso finish. So creamy and delicious. So glad I was in the neighborhood for the bottle release. Overall an amazing example of the style - this should be the gold standard for the style. Sadly, this is probably a one-and-done.

9/5/18
500ml bottle dated 4/17/17
5 rating

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Photo of Coronaeus
4.68/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CTJman
4.59/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rub_This_BBQ
4.59/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Bottle thanks to Stephen

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

Photo of Phurley2
4/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.98/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of IrishColonial
3.71/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Warren2621
4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chippo33
3.76/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rizzy17
4.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

An aggressive pour from the 500 mL bottle yields a half-finger of cocoa-colored foam that mostly vaporizes, leaving a thin layer of tiny bubbles behind. The liquid itself is viscous enough to leave some legs behind after each sip. The nose oozes oak, rye spice, wildflower honey, and sorghum, with lesser notes of cocoa, ripe avocado, and buttercream frosting. Similar on the palate, with the addition of a touch of peat smoke, darkly roasted malts, and baking chocolate. A great adventure, with complexity for days, particularly when approaching room temperature.

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

Poured dark as night with a little creamy brown head. Oak, sweet/dark chocolate and some dark fruits on the tail. this has the body that I would have liked m&c11 to have. It was creamy and mostly full. Very nice beer.

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4.48/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of kidzord
4.04/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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Madness & Civilization #10 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 65 ratings