Birth Of Tragedy | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
4.46/5
1,222 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by s1ckboy on 11-20-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#183
Reviews:
190
Ratings:
1,222
pDev:
8.3%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,061
Gots:
206
Trade:
23
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,222 |  Reviews: 190
Reviews by Hoptologist:
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1/5  rDev -77.6%

More User Reviews:
Photo of wingwalker3
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Taste: beautiful, complex. subtle intermingling of flavors.
The bourbon and chocolate notes were both subtle and distinctive.
thick and substantial mouthfeel...The bourbon presence is perfection.
I absolutely loved this, from the moment I took my first sip,
and it immediately became my favorite beer of all time.
this is phenomenal! I cannot wait until the time I may be fortunate enough to have this truly special offering again.

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Photo of mn_nuge
4.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from 10/2013. An absolutely beautiful beer. Restrained coffee notes on this bottle but a very pleasant coconut aroma and flavor typical of a bourbon barrel aged beer. Better than Black Note, on par with BCS. Rich, but slightly drier than BCS.

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Photo of DanGeo
4.22/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tjk135
4.45/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tectactoe
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Schlais
4/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of tbryan5
5/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of SkiBum22
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of lateralundertow
4.36/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of joel66
4/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of jamato3000
4/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Callmecoon
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of TimoP
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of bierdabbler
5/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of Marius
4.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Warpigs, pre-CBC. Pitch black with a tan head. Smells of bourbon, vanilla, cocoa, chocolate, toasted coconut. Medium body with a bitter-sweet aftertaste.

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Photo of Prospero
5/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of jaminjohnson
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of kingcrowing
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a hill farmstead tulip.

Pours a pitch black that's thick as oil. Nose is sweet, malty lots of vanilla and a bit of honey.

Taste is chocolate and roasty, sweet lots of oaky vanilla with a bit of a hot finish. Overall its really creamy and delicious. I don't quite taste it as an imperial twilight but its still very good.

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of jburchett
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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Birth Of Tragedy from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 1,222 ratings
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