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Hill Farmstead Fear and Trembling (Cabernet/Bourbon Blend)



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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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Fear and Trembling is Hill Farmstead’s first collaboration - a Baltic Porter brewed with malt that was hand smoked over maple wood by our Danish friend, and former colleague, Anders Kissmeyer. This bottled version was blended from beer aged in both American Oak Cabernet barrels and Bourbon barrels. As a student of philosophy and former resident of Copenhagen, it is fitting that our brewer named our first collaboration after Denmark’s great thinker: Søren Kierkegaard. All three contemplated absurdity, faith, and salvation while wandering the shores of the Baltic Sea... "...continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling..."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2010
Bottle. Pours a black body with a tan head. Deep smokey black cherry notes, minerals and drying. Smoked malt, coco hints, a vinous bourbon and cab blend. Nice offering. Really delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29017) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2010
Bottled. A black beer with a red shine under a lazing brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, alcohol, chocolate, and whiskey. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of alcohol and roasted malt , as well as lighter notes of smoke, roasted malt, and soy sauce, leading to a dry, alcoholic, and roasted finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (6481) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Bottle thanks to Paul, shared with others! Pours dark grown with a brown head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma has a nice combination of smoke, roasted malts and a slight dry wine note, nicely balanced. Flavor begins with roasted malt and becomes slightly smokey with a bit of a dry roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2010
Dark sepia, reddest of three, light tan bubbles. Nose is lightly meaty, smoke and cab mixing in arsenic, lightly oxidized in flavor, palate a bit chalky, more malt through sticky, sweet finish. Definitely seems like a collection of flavors, my lease favorite F&T.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (8760) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Poured a dark brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of dark fruits, lighter cab, some smoke, caramel, and chocolate. Tastes of lighter cab, dark fruits, vanilla, smoke, chocolate, roast, and caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34166) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2010

Bottle 500ml. @ Papsoes blindtasting. [ Bottle #1. ]

Unclear dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate malt, wood - oak, smoke, meat - bacon, light alcohol - bourbon. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, licurice, smoke, dark malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101102]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20476) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2010
Bottle at Papsø, thanks Jesper. Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Roasted aroma of smoke, bacon and pepper with notes of carame. Roasted flavour of dark chocolate, caramel, smoke and bacon with notes of pepper. Roasted and smoked finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours pitch black with a creamy beige head. Distinct smoke in the nose with a whiff of sweet Bourbon. Medium body, a little low in carbonation. Sweet roast, a little vanilla, heavy bacon smoke overpowering the barrel notes. Some malt bitterness. Enjoyable. 021110

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10107) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2010
Bottled. Tasted blind. Thx. Yespr for sharing. Black coloured. dense brown head. ARoma of bacon, smoke, roast, chocolate, spice. Flavour of liqourice, smoke, immense bacon, caramel, herbs, flowers and then some medium to full bodied. Roasty and meaty end with a touch of smoke and alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2010
50 cL bottle, courtesy of BearsOnAcid. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is mild smoked and roasted malty. Light tarish. Smoked ham, bacon and liqourice. Tarish. Wooden and mild fruity. Light alcohol to bourbon-ish notes. Wineous fruity. Lingering dark malty, roasted. Mild acidic hard roasted note. Lasting dark malty and smoked lingering. Light bitter lurking through into the far finish.

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