Genealogy of Morals - Coffee Collective Blend
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Stout - American Imperial
4.45 | pDev: 6.52%
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Notes: Genealogy of Morals, the name of one of our most coveted Nietzschean narratives, also happens to be one our barrel-aged imperial stouts.

After aging more then 23 months in select bourbon barrels, we conditioned several barrels of our wheat imperial stout, Genealogy of Morals, atop a curated blend of coffees sourced and roasted by our friends at The Coffee Collective in Copenhagen. These friends long ago changed our world-view as to what coffee could be.
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Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

milky chocolate and wheat character throughout, pleasant bourbon soaked chocolate thing going on, bringing barrel sweetness of vanilla, caramel, and toffee, fairly subdued coffee flavor brings a muted roast and bitterness, but this one is definitely on the sweet side imo. definitely a straight up bourbon quality as well that is slightly spicy. overall very bourbon forward with some pleasant chocolatey malt and coffee character.

Feb 14, 2020
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.38/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle. Black with a little transparency. Smells of earthy coffee, oak, bourbon, and strong sugar. Tastes of sweet malt, bourbon, and coffee, all seamlessly integrated. But, at the end, it's still extremely sweet. Heavy and boozy. Too sweet for me.

Feb 09, 2020
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Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 500mL bottle into a snifter. pours a deep black with a half finger of mocha brown head which fades but never fully disappears, leaving a foam ring around the glass. smells of roast and whiskey. taste is similar except it’s a touch sweeter. it’s not an overly coffee aroma or flavor. it’s there a little more in the taste than the smell. mouthfeel is full with a nice lower carbonation level. not crazy thick but not anywhere near thin. overall, it’s not a bad stout but where’s the coffee? the roast aromas could be just as much from the base stout as the coffee. the taste has some coffee in it but it’s almost like an afterthought. still, a good bourbon barrel-aged stout but could’ve used a more dominant coffee presence.

Jan 18, 2020
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.61/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This one pours a fairly dark black color, with a small head, and a little bit of lacing.

There's spicy coffee, dark chocolate, roast, bourbon, oak, and caramel on the nose - it leaps out like you would expect it ot.

I'm not sure how many different coffees were blended into this one, but it's got a really killer coffee thing going - it's got that bright and vibrant roasty acidity, dark fruit, cookie dough, tobacco, dark chocolate, caramel, and oak. There's a touch of sweet bourbon, too. There's also vanilla, and a killer creamy flavor to it.

This is medium bodied, silky and velvety, with no booziness at all. There's a lower level of carbonation - it's soft and wispy.

This isn't incredibly different than the regular Genealogy of Morals. That's more of a message about how good the regular GoM is though. This is still a really wonderful beer.

Dec 20, 2019
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PicoPapa from Connecticut

4.47/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500mL bottle with a Bottled On Date of May 31,2019. Pours a viscous black color with an inch of medium brown head. Some lacing. Roasty aroma of bourbon and coffee. Dark chocolate, charcoal, earth, dark cherries and roasted malts. First sip is lots of bourbon and wood along with the coffee. Vanilla, toasted malts, dark chocolate and earth. Bourbon and woody at the end with a roasted coffee bean and cocoa powder finish. Heavy body with a velvety mouthfeel and low carbonation. Boozey, but smooth.

Dec 19, 2019
Genealogy of Morals - Coffee Collective Blend from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 19 ratings