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Hill Farmstead Fear and Trembling - Cabernet/Bourbon Blend



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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (44144) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (40811) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (34643) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (26157) - 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 (25063) - 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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
21st April 2012
Opaque dark brown beer. Big pale tan head. Smooth palate a little dry. Lovely smooth dark malt with well integrated wood. Whisper of vanilla. Mellow bourbon. Mild minerals. Just a trace of red wine. Semi dry finish. All flavours in good balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21638) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Owen, thanks very much. This one had less nose than the others of the series, and was the booziest of the 3. Still a very nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (18695) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle generously shared by Wallace in NH. Pours clear, rich brown with a creamy, beige head. Rich, roasty nose with dark and sweet malts, some bourbon poking through. Big sweet flavor with restrained smoke, raisins, ham, soft brown sugar, light burnt wood, dark bread. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming to finish with lovely smoke, some raisins, subtle roast and cocoa, mild dark wood notes. Excellent beer. Just great from beginning to end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle @ Richard’s Tasting. Black in color with a khaki head. Nice roasted malt, some smoke, and a lot of oak. Nice vanilla, some dark fruit, and cocoa powder. Notes of licorice and coffee. Slight umami/savory taste. Slightly peaty, and certainly smokey. Roasted malt, cocoa, and coffee. Oak, vanilla, and licorice. Maybe some dark fruit. Pretty solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Bottle shared by beerloco at his house. Pours black. Nose and taste of bourbon barrel, chalky chocolate malts, smoked pork and vanilla.

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