Madness & Civilization #10 | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
4.51/5
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60 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:
8
Ratings:
60
pDev:
5.76%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
4
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by Skrip:
Photo of Skrip
4.4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into a Fantome tulip.

A~ dark as night with a dark tan head that goes away quickly and no lacing.

S~ tons of caramel up front along with vanilla kind of like vanilla ice cream. bourbon, dark coffee and dark chocolate. hmmm...!!

T~ not quite as crazy here but still holds its own. less coffee but more vanilla that lingers.

M~ most carb i've had in a HF stout and not in a bad way! it actually works well! otherwise its silky smooth!

O~ from the description and the nose i was hoping this would blow me away... maybe i had too high of expectations but its still great and one of my favorite of the series. i think i would go #5 (fresh), #9, #10! with that said its really nice and i think it'll age well!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of kevanb
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle, Batch #10 dated 04.17.17, poured into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass.

The beer pours a very deep jet black color, thick, viscous, inky and immensely opaque with a thick finger of caramel head, incredible retention with great spots of lace clinging to the glass. The aroma is nice, tons of dark chocolate, lots of barrel character, charred oak, big bourbon, caramel, strong roasted grain, a bit of coffee, a bit of vanilla, warm alcohol lingers. The flavors are good, lots of chocolate, rich and dark, nice bittersweet character, smooth coffee, strong roasted grain, loads of barrel character, charred wood, licorice and molasses with hot alcohol that lingers. The mouthfeel is nice, thick and chewy, hefty full body that coats very well and finishes easily with a hot bite.

Verdict: A very good barrel aged beer from Hill Farmstead. Excellent depth of flavor, immaculate balance, really well integrated, each layer is quite distinct. The elements of Damon and easily found while the heat and barrel character from BA Everett is equally present with Genealogy offering nice nuanced flavors too. One of the best offerings in the series.

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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 SkiBum22
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of boogerisu
4.69/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of doremite
4.57/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BRoweski30
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of acurtis
4.13/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of PhilHarmstead
4.64/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

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

Photo of Run4theRoses
4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 libeerguy23
4.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of oline73
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | 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 SadMachine
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mjco04
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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 Hallertau
4.89/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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 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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Madness & Civilization #10 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 60 ratings