Genealogy Of Morals - Rum Barrel-Aged With Akmel Nuri’s Ethiopian Coffee | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
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Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
As part of our single origin coffee experiments, we aged the beer for more than 16 months in Privateer Rum barrels then further conditioned the beer atop Akmel Nuri's organic Ethiopian coffee beans sourced and roasted by The Coffee Collective in Copenhagen. These friends long ago changed our world-view as to what coffee could be and continue to deeply influence us here at Hill Farmstead.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
3
Ratings:
10
pDev:
4.53%
 
 
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User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 10
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.77/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

This smells like spiced coffee, oak, coconut husk, vanilla, chocolate fudge, espresso, caramel, and roast.

This is really exceptional stuff. The coffee and rum swirl together very well - with some spice and coconut notes, but not much straight up rum notes. There's lots of caramel, and chocolate fudge, and an elegant roasty/vanilla type coffee character, and a touch of spicy oak. There's no booziness to be found here. This is just exceedingly well done, and carefully brewed and constructed.

This is velvety and silky, with a medium body, and a very high level of drinkability. I don't know what the ABV is, but it clearly hides it.

This is a top level stout no matter which way you look at it.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
5/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

rum, chocolate, coconut to an almost tropical extent, vanilla, oak, roasty, hinting at dark fruit, deep roasty coffee, mellow acidic fruity character. immensely smooth and creamy, a definite rum flavor but its nowhere near overpowering. mouthfeel is on point, flavor is so bold and complex but also just wicked integration of flavors. wow!

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Photo of rodmanfor3
4.75/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Rum, chocolate, and coffee on the nose.

Similar flavors follow on the palate, with sweet caramel/toffee/chocolate notes on the front and a smooth coffee punch on the back end, finishing a modest barrel touch.

This variant is slightly better than older vintages of "regular" Genealogy of Morals.

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Genealogy Of Morals - Rum Barrel-Aged With Akmel Nuri’s Ethiopian Coffee from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.64 out of 5 with 10 ratings