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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2.75/5  rDev -35.4%

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2.81/5  rDev -34%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

flavor and nose was very smoky. tasted like everett and his first born child tragically got blazed off two dutchies jam packed with the sour diesel.. BOOOM.

all the porter characteristics were there, however i felt this was overwhelmingly smoky. by far my least favorite HF offering.

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

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3/5  rDev -29.6%

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3/5  rDev -29.6%

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3/5  rDev -29.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.33/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.42/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.45/5  rDev -19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle tonight at the tasting at SteveOJ's.. Pours dark mahogany brown with red highlights when held to a light.. meaty smoky notes on the nose translate perfectly to the palate... beef jerky and peat smoky notes.. umami is the name of the game here.... Painfully average, nothing new here.

All 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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

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3.59/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving type Bottle poured into chalice.

Poured black with a small 1cm tan head.

Nose full of smoke, like doing a line of some Zabar's Lox. Some malt notes push their way through but smoke cover's all.

Taste is all smoke again, with a hint of more smoke. again porter notes seep through every once in a while but they are smothered by the smoke. Little Char notes make an appearance. Its not HF best offering, but compared to the rest of the smoked porters out there its solid. Would I seek it out again? No. It's a one and done beer, had it and move on.

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3.68/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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