Birth of Tragedy: Cinnamon & Cacao Nibs | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Birth of Tragedy: Cinnamon & Cacao NibsBirth of Tragedy: Cinnamon & Cacao Nibs
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
For this 2018 release, we brewed a stronger, richer version of the base beer and aged it for more than 2 years in bourbon barrels from our favorite distilleries. We also added organic cacao nibs, organic cinnamon, Vermont honey, and coffee roasted by our friends in Copenhagen.

Added by jkrug5 on 05-13-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
2
Ratings:
21
pDev:
5.03%
 
 
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Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of Phurley2
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of clay23
4.47/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.83/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This one pours a fairly dark black color, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This smells like fudgy chocolate malt, rich roasted coffee, a touch of cinnamon and vanilla, with light barrel.

The barrel is stronger in the taste here, with rich bourbon and warming oak playing well with the bittersweet chocolatey porter base. The coffee is integrated well, doesn’t overwhelm. The cinnamon is similarly adeptly added, with a nice sweet creamy vanilla finish.

This is medium bodied, and very silky smooth on the palate, with a surprising level of drinkability.

This is absolutely excellent and definitely a step up from the usual BoT.

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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of schinebd
4.61/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fossage78
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phineasco
4.74/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rifugium
4.25/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fthegiants
4.59/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hallertau
5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Trio2shine
4.34/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jhfinn
4.23/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
4.08/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Samact
4.61/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.6/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.81/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Run4theRoses
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of xtonytx
4.6/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CharlesK
5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of gibgink
4.58/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Shared with a friend on 5-12-18. Pours like a stout, black as night, with cream/mocha head. Rich bourbon aroma mixes with cinnamon. My palate cannot wait. A big burst of cinnamon initially coats the mouth, and fades to highlight the bourbon sweetness. I loved this iteration, but am knocking my overall score, as I didn't get any cocoa, coffee, or honey.

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Photo of jkrug5
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Birth of Tragedy: Cinnamon & Cacao Nibs from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.57 out of 5 with 21 ratings