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Genealogy Of Morals (Madeira Barrel Aged) | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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4.23/5
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95 Ratings
Genealogy Of Morals (Madeira Barrel Aged)Genealogy Of Morals (Madeira Barrel Aged)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.66%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Madeira Barrel Aged Rye Coffee Imperial Stout.

Added by MasterSki on 09-06-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
21
Ratings:
95
pDev:
8.04%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Genealogy of Morals, batches 1 & 2.

The beer is dark brown, nearing black, with a half inch of beige collar. The aroma offers roast, coffee, barrel character, red wine - smells great. Still lots of coffee presence. A hint of spice, perhaps cinnamon. Big barrel notes. Delicious beer. I prefer this to Damon and Port Damon, but Double Damon is superior IMO. Medium to full bodied and slick on the palate. Chocolate notes. hints of dessert wine. Very good.

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Almost completely black. Reddish brown at the edges. Mocha head that is well retained.

Smell - Intense coffee immediately. Almost a smokey aroma, too. Red wine. A little bit of tannins.

Taste - Burnt malt, almost smokey malt character. Coffee flavor lends itself to the burnt malts. Red wine flavor is more prevalent in the finish, along with a bitter malt aftertaste. Intense flavors.

Mouthfeel - Not thick, but a palate wrecker of flavor. Intense in every respect. Medium heavy with ample carbonation.

Overall - Excellent combination of flavors. The barrel is unique and adds to the barrage of flavors that is this beer.

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Genealogy Of Morals (Madeira Barrel Aged) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 95 ratings
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