Fear And Trembling | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Fear and Trembling was Hill Farmstead’s first collaboration—a Baltic-style porter brewed with malt that was hand smoked over maple wood by our Danish friend, and former colleague, Anders Kissmeyer. This batch was brewed with malt that was hand-smoked over a blend of native woods, then fermented in the traditional way, with lager yeast, and conditioned in stainless steel.

Added by MasterSki on 01-21-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
421
Reviews:
72
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
7.98%
 
 
Wants:
103
Gots:
65
For Trade:
8
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Ratings: 421 |  Reviews: 72
Photo of kvgomps
3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of coz
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2016 batch from a bottle. Pours nearly black with a fluffy head. Smoke flavor is very subdued - lots of coffee and chocolate notes, although neither were used to brew this beer. Feel is super creamy. This is how you do a Baltic Porter. Well done.

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Photo of Furlinator
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mattybuchs
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of arlingtonjoe
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.79/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heerboth
3.81/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of professorchow
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark, almost inky, with modest head. Smells of smoke, coffee, chocolate. Taste is similar. The smoke is far from overpowering, but is a presence, making what would already be a pleasant porter much more interesting. You get no idea--none--how much alcohol there is in this. Mouthfeel is smooth as can be. I'll almost always reach for a stout over a porter, but this porter is one I'd drink whenever (at best rarely, alas) it's available.

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Photo of xShoWTeKx
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RPM3334
3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of waddellc2
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aquabears
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dark, chocolate brown. Smells like roast, very slight hint of smokiness. Taste is a rich, full, sweet, smokey chocolate. Leaves a solid smoke taste after you swallow that fills your mouth and makes your breath feel "thick." Hint of bitter from the malt that grows as the beer warms and you keep drinking. No alcohol heat... super smooth and chewy, low carbonation.

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Photo of lochraneg
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hessian257
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Raziel313
3.58/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tylerstravis
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of redfox405
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jhavs
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Deltoro
2.98/5  rDev -30%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of thoglund
4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This one pours a pretty thick and creamy looking black, with a thick and persistent head, and lots of lacing.

Smells like rich woody smoke, very roasty coffee, slight powdery chocolate, vanilla cream, and really awesome roasted malt.

This is nearly flawless. It's quite smoky, so if you don't like that flavor, you might be out of luck. However, I really dig that sort of flavor. It's a very woody and dry smoke flavor, earthy and super tasty. There's lots of smoky chocolate flavor too, with roasted coffee bean, some light vanilla cream, and a definite nuttiness. It's got such a creamy and wonderfully smoky flavor.

This has a really creamy and full body, while remaining quite drinkable. It has a super decadent feel to it, without being very sweet, which is an interesting effect.

This is one of the best smoked beers I've ever had. It's absolutely wonderful.

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Photo of HeartofMiami
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of unclekeith
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Fear And Trembling from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.26 out of 5 based on 421 ratings.
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