Genealogy | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
One of our most coveted Nietzschean narratives, Genealogy of Morals, inspires our bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout of the same name. We present to you the opportunity to enjoy the non barrel-aged base beer, simply named Genealogy. brewed with malted wheat and locally roasted coffee, then conditioned in stainless steel. Dark, rich and smooth, its complex flavors belie the singular vision with which we create it - echoing the work that inspires it.

Added by yourefragile on 06-02-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
221
Reviews:
34
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
6.93%
 
 
Wants:
105
Gots:
39
For Trade:
7
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured out of a bottle into a Teku glass by BrianS52 at thebluejerzzzz's house. Clever mix of malt, wheat, and coffee. Very balanced. BrianS52 great recommendation.

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5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.89/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.88/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

500 ml bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pitch black.

Smell - Huge coffee and chocolate notes.

Taste - Follows the nose, a little sweet, very good!

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation. Medium attenuation.

Overall - Very nice brew. Highly recommended.

Grade (A+)

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4.84/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.81/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.78/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Procured from the Hill Farmstead retail shop in October 2015.

Poured from a 500ml bottle into an Ola Dubh snifter/tulip glass.

Dark as night with a cafe au lait head. Smells of coffee and Dutch process cocoa. The head dissipates after 10 minutes or so. The carbonation is low and barely detectable as the glass settles. Perfect for this style.

You can feel the alcohol on your lips as you drink. South American coffee flavors dominate the initial taste with dark, dark cocoa notes in the middle. There is a pleasant coffee and hop bitterness in the aftertaste. No heaviness, no cloying sweetness on the tongue. Perhaps the wheat in the grain bill helps maintain the dryness. Imperial often means a sweet beer... but not here. A well-made brew.

Overall an excellent, excellent imperial stout. It's part of their Philosophy series and it certainly inspires deep thoughts. Not a beer to be consumed quickly or in an offhand manner. If you can procure this ale, do so.

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4.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.76/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Words fail me. I cannot spoil this moment by trying to write about it.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle received in a trade recently and shared by Curran, thanks man.

This pours a dark, oily looking black, with a small fleeting mocha colored head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like wonderful sweet freshly roasted coffee, vanilla creamer, roasted malt, dark chocolate, etc.

This is a really top notch coffee stout. It's got the perfect level of sweetness mixed with bitterness. The coffee tastes like sweet creamy coffee, but is also a bit earthy with bitter roast as well. There's also a bit of vanilla cream, some roasted malt, and dark chocolate as well. Everything comes together so well. It'd be a great stout even without the coffee, but the coffee pushes this one over the edge.

This is pretty thick and lustrous in the body, silky creamy and wonderful, with a lower level of carbonation.

A luxurious delight from Hill Farmstead- just a treat to drink.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.74/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Genealogy from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.33 out of 5 based on 221 ratings.
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