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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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 the 2013 Batch of Fear & Trembling, Stainless Steel Fermentation, Feb ’13.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrymel (1549) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Vintage Jan, 2013 It’s near black with a fleeting tan head leaving a etched top. Smells of toasted malts, richly of bitter coffee grounds, some soil, some vinyl and a good chunk of leather. Flavor is very leathery with some meat flavor (well done flank sans spice), some soil - much less sweet than most baltic’s I’ve had. Full bodied with sharp, but limited carb and an off dry finish. Nice beer, not among the best baltics I’ve had, but a yummy beer best suited for a rich Irish/English meat and potatoes style dinner.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (5477) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle @ Bruce’s. Cheers to Leighton! The pour’s brown with a small head. The nose is cocoa, roasted grain, toffee. Umami flavors of sugared ham. Smoked malt. Earthy bitterness. Cocoa. Medium body, fine carbonation. Fine, but not as nuanced as most HF offerings.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (2682) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle. Almost black liquid with small light tan head. Aroma of licorice, light smoke, coffee, ash, port wine, bread and biscuit. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of licorice, light smoke, bread and coffee. Medium to full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Really nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (5360) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a dark brown with medium frothy beige head. Aroma is smoke and roast. Light mouthfeel with strong smoke, toffee and spice with lingering dry finish. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (4163) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle tasting with Kaufmanised; dark brown pour with tan head, smoky aroma, taste has smoke almost bacon like, some dried fruits raisins, caramel and spice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Roonai (305) - - OCT 10, 2013
bottle shared by deyholla. pours near black w grey-brown head w minimal lace. nose is bitter and dry chocolate malts, some peat and faint hint of smoke. taste has a very clean smoky roasted malt.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (7713) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours near black with a brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a bit of dark grains with a good amount of roast and just a hint of smokiness. Flavor starts with creamy dark grains that are quickly taken over by roasted malts and a bit of smokiness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (5364) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
pours very dark brown, almost black, with a creamy beige head, good retention and lacing. smoked semi-sweet roasted malts, bacon and umami-like flavors, roasted nuts and fruits, coffee, no vegetal character which is nice. moderate carbonation, medium to full body, some sweetness, bold grassy-spicy-resinous finish. somewhat almost balanced too. warming, never boozy. good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (1109) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 15, 2013
A mostly still black beer with a short short head. Aroma is a smoky with some burnt malt. Excellent balance of smoke and smooth creamy roasty malt. Another great one. Thanks a lot tommy for sharing!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (4513) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 12, 2013
500ml bottle in a snifter. Pours near black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, a little coffee, a little smokiness, a little bit of dough, and floral hops. Flavor the same with a nice combo of dark and smoky malts. Smooth texture. A really good beer.


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