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Hill Farmstead Fear and Trembling



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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Fear and Trembling was 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 version was a rebrew of Batch #4 in our brewery...and was aged for many weeks in stainless steel. 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”

Note: This is stainless steel fermentation, no barrel treatment (released 2013 and late 2015)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
zebra (1800) - Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2016
500-ml bottle from source. cascading head, ashy malty nose, creamy milky luscious, ashy burnt, subtle smoke, chocolate, superbly balanced. a nice break from fear and trembling.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepatrickman (891) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 13, 2016
Bottle (hand boxed for me by Shaun Hill at the brewery, to my fanboy delight). This is great -- it takes the sweet chocolate of a Baltic porter and adds a very light bit of smoked/roasted flavor from the malt. The mouthfeel is also fantastic, with a medium-full body that doesn’t have any of the thin / acidic flavor that I notice in a lot of dark beers. This is just a killer Baltic porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sudz4Dayz (44) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2016
500ml bottle purchased on site at Hill Farmstead. Pours black with an everlasting foamy dark cappuccino colored head. Smells of coffee, cocoa, vanilla and smoked wood. Slightly boozy aroma to it as well. Tastes of cocoa, coffee, malt, vanilla with an earthy smokey finish with a hint of booze. Light mouthfeel, slightly carbonated and a lingering tarty cocoa after taste. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (1254) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2016
(On tap @ Warpigs HF Day, Copenhagen, May 12 2016) Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of moderately roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, liquorice, earthy touches, light smoke. Flavour is moderately sweet with chocolate core, dark caramel, liquorice, light berry notes, slightly burnt and smoky, moderate bitterness appearing late in the sip with some earthy character. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, no alcohol. Smooth and fairly subtle with the smoke, a bit umami overall I suppose. Very pretty if rather restrained.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LouisP (237) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2016
La bouteille verse une bière de couleur noire, avec une bonne effervescence et carbonatation. Odeur de café forte avec un petit nez sucré. On remarque également une grosse odeur de fumee ensuite. En bouche, le fumé part pour laissé place à un porter baltique plus traditionnel, et c’est tres bien. Les saveurs normale dun porter son présentes avec du malt fumé, chocolat, un peu sucré. Bonne mais pas extraordinaire non plus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daje (4123) - NORWAY - JUL 29, 2016
Hill Farmestad tap takeover at Warpigs may 12th 2016. Black body with a small beige head. Aroma is smoked with herbs, chocolate and spices. Taste of cocoa, light tangerine, peat and hazelnut, mild marzipan in finish, with a sweet coffee and campfire finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (26157) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2016
Draught at Mikkeller Bar. Pitch black colored with a small beige head. Roasted aroma of caramel and chocolate with notes of licorice and dried fruits. Roasted flavor of caramel and dried fruits with notes of chocolate and licorice. Roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2016
From tap. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted, dark malty and liqourice. Smooth amoked, dark malty, yarish, liqourice. Lingering dark malty and roasted. Bitter, roasted and lingering dark malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (2907) - DENMARK - MAY 29, 2016
Keg. Black with a medium sized light brown head. Licorice, salt, charcoal, wood, light earthy, chocolate. Full body, warming alcohol, medium sweet, mild acidic, mild bitterness. Finishes with roasted malt and chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2016
Draft @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty licorice and caramel aroma with weak smoky hints. Roasted malty chocolate, licorice and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty licorice and chocolate finish.

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