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:
218
Reviews:
32
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
6.93%
 
 
Wants:
106
Gots:
40
For Trade:
8
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3.09/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.53/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

500 mL bottle. Inky black. Big khaki head and a thick collar. Smell has a bit of green pepper to the coffee aroma. Roasted malt. Nutty malts. Tastes better. Sweet. Bright coffee. Nutty malts. Chocolate. Kinda fruity. Heavy and sweet. A little boozy. Not Hill Farmstead's best stout.

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Photo of drone
3.53/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tertullian007
3.61/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothman
3.63/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tan head. Black color.

Typical hf house stout flavors. Roasted malts and some char. Chocolate. Caramel and toffee. Molasses.

Medium to full bodied.

The hf stouts haven't been my thing and this one doesn't do it for me.

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Photo of Fargrow
3.69/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArrogantB
3.72/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle courtesy of BabyTree. Dark black, good head. Aroma is strange, roasted malts and plastic. Flavor has a nice coffee component but a very strange malt component, maybe it is the wheat. I think this reminds me of some imperial stouts I've had from scandinavia, possibly nogne o.

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3.73/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IrishColonial
3.74/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CaptCleveland
3.78/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle from trade, bottled 2/10/2016 per label.

Dark black, opaque elixir poured into snifter. Two finger mocha head, thick, large bubbles, maintains rim as brew is tasted. Thick lacing.

Chocolate, char, earth, oat and subtle pine with mild coffee. Really the malted wheat crushes the aroma.

The chocolate, oat, malt and char predominate. Dark fruits and molasses in the middle. There is coffee at the back end but subtle.

Smooth, medium body, mildly carbonated. Slick.

This is a nice complex brew but isn't my style. The malt, oat and char are here in spades but the coffee is muddled.

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3.81/5  rDev -12%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Raziel313
3.84/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.87/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LoveStout
3.88/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrytheBear
3.96/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gobzilla
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dfhhead25
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Genealogy from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.33 out of 5 based on 218 ratings.
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