Genealogy of Morals - Edilfonso Espresso
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Stout - American Imperial
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4.3 | pDev: 4.88%
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
Notes: As the foundation for our continuing series of single-origin coffee experiments, we chose a few barrels of our wheat imperial stout, Genealogy of Morals, that had rested in select bourbon barrels for more than two years. That beer was blended and then conditioned atop coffee beans grown and processed in the Huila region of Colombia by Edilfonso and Maribel Yara. The beans were sourced and roasted by The Coffee Collective in Copenhagen, Denmark. These age-old friends long ago elevated our worldview as to what coffee could be. After months of bottle conditioning, the beer is now ready to enjoy.
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

This smells like spicy and roasty coffee, vanilla, pecan, bourbon, and oak.

This tastes like roasty coffee, a sort of smoky and nutty flavor, dark chocolate truffles, vanilla, and oak. This is just an extremelty good marriage of barrel and coffee, like pretty much every beer in this series.

This is medium bodied, silky, with a low but present level of carbonation.

If you like stouts and you like coffee, there's not really any way you'd dislike this one.

Nov 22, 2021
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papposilenus from New Hampshire

4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 500ml bottle. ‘Bottle conditioning since 01/30/20.’ Served in a tulip.

Pours chestnut-black, unhighlighted in the glass. Minimal head formation, just a little rust-colored fizz and no retention at all to speak of.

Nose is clean, creamy and sweet. Creamed coffee and a nutty, earthy sweetness. Vaguely pudding-like.

Taste is soft, creamy and sweet. Creamed, sweetened bitter coffee, brown sugar, coffee ice cream and marshmallow creme - not quite sickly sweet but bellying right up to the line. Finishes with a smoky, caramel quality which I assume is the barrel character asserting itself.

Feel is smooth, thick and unctuous. Hefty bodied with fine, tingly carbonation and a boozy warmth in the gullet.

Overall, a well made beer which is just somewhat thicker, sweeter and more syrupy than what I personally prefer.

Nov 19, 2021
Genealogy of Morals - Edilfonso Espresso from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 4 ratings