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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (2327) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle (1/2013) thanks to Jstax....Nose is nice smoke, chocolate, smoked meats, campfire..Taste is nice chocolate and smoke, toffee, bacon, spices, sausage, ..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle shared at Jack’s Farewell Tasting, massive thanks to Leighton for yet another slice of Vermont’s finest, 06/08/13. Very dark mahogony brown with a moderately sized tan head. Nose is roast malts, light smoked gammon, dark toffee. Taste comprises roast malt, light brown sugars, dark fruits, raisens, dark chocolate. Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, dry finish. More solid work from HF.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (10026) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle at Jack’s Farewell tasting, big thanks to Leighton. It pours darkest brown with a small light tan head. The nose is roasty, earth, toast, cocoa, coffee, salted caramel, ash and rocky road. The taste is roasted malt, cocoa, cola, fruit cake, toast, ash, touch of smoke, chocolate gateaux and rocky road. Full body and fine carbonation. Well-integrated flavour and rather tasty stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (15331) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle shared at Bruce’s in London during Jack’s farewell tasting. Pours rich brown with a fine, creamy tan head. Nice peaty, smokey dark malt aroma, dark bread. Medium sweet flavor, lots of smoke, hints of burnt toast, dry ham, subtle brown sugar. Medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Rounded dark malt finish with plenty more smoke, burnt ham, dark bread, hints of milk chocolate, light earth. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2468) - Odense S, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2013
Rating # 1400.Bottle thanks to Dedollewaitor, thanks. Black body with a medium light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, toffee, licorice, ashtray. Flavour is chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, dry, licorice notes, smoke. Great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Nice dark brown pour, brown head. Flavors of smoke, ham, red wine notes, roasted malt. This is a really nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbeatty (1228) - New York, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Tap at Prohibition Pig, 07/26/2013. Pours near black, creamy light tan head, lacing all the way down. Aroma is smoke, dark fruit, caramel and dark roast. Taste is fruity chocolate, toffee, touch of vanilla, lingering smoke and mild roast bitterness. Creamy, thick body. Very smooth and balanced, nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kcorum10 (335) - Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Ernesto. Pours black with thin tan head. Aromas of smoke goodness on the nose with some roast. Flavors of smoke up front that fades into a good malt roast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3587) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle at Armin’s with friends. Pour is deep black with a big cream-colored head and good lacing. Big smoky, bacon, cocoa, somewhat earthy, nutty, roasty, cocoa, and campfire aroma. Taste is big cocoa, roasty malt, coffee, with very subtle smoke, anise, leather, molasses, and earthy with a hint of campfire on the backend. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Beautiful use of smoke; so well-balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle @ Armin’s apartment, courtesy of arminjewell. Pours a black appearance with a brown head. S’more, chocolate, marshmallow, cocoa, somewhat smoky aroma. Moderately sweet, burnt chocolate, vanilla, marshmallow, roasty smoky, campfire flavor. Chocolate and a bit of smoke stick around in the aftertaste. Definitely a tasty beer.

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