Birth Of Tragedy | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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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
Ratings:
1,210
Reviews:
189
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
8.66%
 
 
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1,058
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207
For Trade:
23
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It will take something special to remove this from my top choice for stouts.
Nice dark pour that releases an aroma of sweet honey with a hint of bourbon.
Taste was out of this world, good balance of ingredients with nothing coming on too strong. Only downside was sharing it with two other people. I'm in to sharing most things, but this was difficult.
I would be very happy sipping on this one all day and night.

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Birth Of Tragedy from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.39 out of 5 based on 1,210 ratings.
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