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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (19648) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2013
6th August 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to Leighton. Opaque dark brown beer, good pale tan head. Smooth soft palate, semi dry. Sweetish dark chocolate. Obvious smoke, but smooth and not acrid. Light citrus. Smooth finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (15381) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (14927) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2013
Trade with AdamJackson. Thanks. Cracked at the Pre C4 Pale Ale Festival Odense, 2013. Pours black with a creamy head and lacings. Nose is roast, meat, hops, coffee and chocolate. Flavor is roast, liquorice, smoke and chocolate. Some salty liquorice. Smooth and dry. :-) The guy is a genius!

   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
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2013
(500ml bottle, Jan 2013 vintage, courtesy of Errl) Pours a black body with a small beige head. Aroma of smoke, roasted malt, grilled lamb, dates, and cocoa. Flavor of smoke, sausage, subtle fennel, roasted malt, and dry cocoa with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11983) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2013
Dark brown with a lasting tan head. Aroma of dark malts, chocolate, a little smoke and some dried fruit. Sweet roasted flavour with chocolate and smoke. Clean and balanced, good flavour, but a little too sweet for me

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (11798) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Bottle thanks to Dany (and Jay for muling). Pours dark brown with brown head. Nose and taste of smoke, light peat, smoked chocolate malt, roast coffee, toasted nuts and vanilla. Medium-full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (10577) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2013
500mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks a lot, Dany), pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of light toasted malt, some chocolate / cocoa, and a bit of smoke. Flavour is very robust, especially for a porter, with a wonderful mix of smoked meat, roasted malt and a bit of chocolate. Full-bodied and with a wonderful balance of flavours. Finishes semi-sweet and smoked meaty. Great stuff, but perhaps not on the samel level of most other HF beers.

   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 16/20
hopdog (10285) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Bottle. Poured a black color with an off white head. Chocolate, roast, dark fruits, some smoke and licorice,

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