Birth Of Tragedy
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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From:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
Porter - Imperial
Ranked #10
ABV:
9%
Score:
99
Ranked #291
Avg:
4.46 | pDev: 8.3%
Ratings:
1,292
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 23, 2022
Added:
Nov 20, 2011
Wants:
  1,063
Gots:
  206
SCORE
99
World-Class
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Notes: Birth of Tragedy is the imperial and oak barrel-aged version of our annual winter porter, Twilight of the Idols. Brewed with locally roasted coffee and Vermont honey, we age this beer for a year in personally selected bourbon barrels from our favorite distilleries.
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4.08/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

Look - black brownish with fantastic rimming and lacing
Smell -sweet honey coffee and barrel
Taste - honey coffee barrel
Feel - medium body w medium light carb
Overall - Expecting more, still good but just not as good as it's hyped

Apr 23, 2022
 
4.5 by EMH73 from New York on Jun 20, 2021
 
4.25 by Rkitchen from Michigan on Jun 19, 2021
 
4.29 by Travitten from Iowa on Apr 24, 2021
 
3.77 by Bugsmcl from Ohio on Feb 12, 2021
 
4.33 by nollie77 from Ohio on Nov 19, 2020
 
4.75 by Hopelessly0 from California on Oct 29, 2020
 
4.75 by sordyl from Illinois on Aug 18, 2020
 
4.78 by MTKATL from Georgia on Aug 11, 2020
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4.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by hopley from Massachusetts

2016 bottle, drank 07.28.20 out of a tulip.

Just spectacular. Beautiful ring of brown head around the edges but not much more than that. Nice dark color. Smelled of mild bourbon and a 50/50 mix of dark/light stout, for whatever that means. Taste was smooth and mild. Perfect mouthfeel, thick and solid but not overly so. Just awesome. The mildness was kind of different from what you'd expect from a beer labeled as a Porter - I'd call it a stout but doesn't really matter to me. I'm sure the age accentuated the all around mildness and smooth feel. Can't wait to try this fresh to see what the differences are. Cheers!

Jul 29, 2020
 
4 by pepesylvia from Pennsylvania on May 01, 2020
 
4.75 by Dharms from Pennsylvania on Mar 11, 2020
 
4.5 by peterpunk15 from Massachusetts on Feb 03, 2020
 
5 by Jmalo from Ohio on Dec 09, 2019
 
4.77 by antrocks from Massachusetts on Nov 15, 2019
 
5 by WolverineFan1243 from Colorado on Nov 13, 2019
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4.45/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by emyers from Illinois

22 oz bottle poured into flute glass.

Black with little to no lacing.

Nose: bourbon and vanilla up front, coffee. Some chocolate undertones. Tons of depth and very rich

Taste: similar to the nose. Coffee and vanilla forward with undertones of bourbon. Finish is fairly sweet.

Feel: medium to fill body, low carbonation.

Oct 20, 2019
 
4.15 by khoff5 from Connecticut on Oct 07, 2019
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5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Vidblain from Minnesota

Kochere variant (apple brandy) - drank 7/13/2019. Bottle opened at Hill Farmstead - incredible surprise. Best beer of the weekend. Layered, rich, amazing apple brandy. So incredible.

Sep 30, 2019
 
4.5 by thewimperoo from Illinois on Sep 20, 2019
 
4.44 by dmb987 from New York on Aug 12, 2019
 
4.58 by Virby44 from Wisconsin on Jul 24, 2019
 
4.2 by Argento from Rhode Island on May 31, 2019
 
4.5 by DaveCash from New York on May 18, 2019
 
4.4 by Stefko from Ohio on May 01, 2019
 
4.68 by SayBoom from Ukraine on Apr 24, 2019
 
4.5 by Nedster10 from Michigan on Apr 24, 2019
 
4.35 by Greeny87 from Pennsylvania on Apr 03, 2019
 
4.43 by eppie82 from Illinois on Jan 23, 2019
 
4.15 by T-34-85 from New York on Jan 12, 2019
 
4.38 by Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts on Dec 31, 2018
 
4.5 by lsthwy from Massachusetts on Dec 07, 2018
 
4.5 by Xantanamoss from Connecticut on Nov 29, 2018
 
5 by pavpav12 from Pennsylvania on Nov 28, 2018
 
4.5 by Hendry from Vermont on Oct 20, 2018
 
4.75 by GreatStoutman from Texas on Sep 19, 2018
 
4.46 by thoglund from New York on Aug 31, 2018
 
4.5 by ha-sheem from North Carolina on Aug 09, 2018
 
4.5 by Hawkfish from Washington on Jul 11, 2018
 
4.59 by Duffman79 from Connecticut on Jul 08, 2018
Birth Of Tragedy from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 1292 ratings