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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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 stainless steel fermentation, no barrel treatment (released 2013 and late 2015)


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (7361) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (6248) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Smoked, meat, roasted malt aromas. Nice smoke, chocolate, roasted, woody flavors. Finishes with wood and sweetness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
48FanInCali (848) - California, USA - APR 28, 2014
2013 Bottle - gorgeous black pour with off white head. Some lacing as well. Nose of roasted and smoked malts, chocolate, and maybe a touch of coffee. Taste follows the nose. Smoke is well integrated for a very balanced taste. I wish this was on nitro to smooth out the carb a bit more. Good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (9880) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to Zer0. Pours near black with a small tan head. Aroma of roast, burnt malt, light smoke, licorice, dark chocolate, toffee and caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a lingering light smokey finish. Over medium bodied with soft carbonation. Perfectly balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (6297) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle with thanks to nimbleprop! Pours clear black, medium tan head, dissipates slow, nice residual and lacing. Aroma is smoky, roasty, hints of anise, hardwood smoke. Flavor is light sweet, light plus bitter, nice smokiness, hardwood fires, hints of roast, anise, molasses. Medium body, silky mouthfeel. Tasty beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Desverger (7338) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2016
Tap@Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen - black pour with tan head. Aroma and taste is medium roasted and sweet malty, solid notes of chocolate, caramel, some nice vanilla nuances, liquorice, some earthy burnt malty notes, roasted into the finish. Gorgeous. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (7803) - Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2013
2/22/13. Bottle from Leighton during RBWG! Deep brown pour with a nice brown head. Smoke and sweet roasted malts in the aroma and flavor with chocolate. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (3378) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 15, 2013
New Hill Farmstead beer. I so excite. The beer is dark brown with a small beige head. The aroma brings a huge dose of malt, sausage, campfire. Baltic character. Rauchbier quality. Burnt sausage and bacon with smokey campfire flavor. Delicious. Not for everyone, but if you like smoked brews (and I do), this is for you. Just delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (3131) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2013 Bottle thanks to czar, thanks a bunch! Pours a really, really dark brown. The head on it won’t stay and does not leave any lacing (or only minimal), not ugly looking but not magnificient either. Aroma is full of smoke (what did I expect?), hickory-like. There are also a lot of roasted grains aromatics. Taste is quite dry, a lot less sweet than I anticipated. Mouthfeel is just perfect, with soft carbonation. I could see myself drinking a lot of this, even if I’m not a smoked beer fan usually. Balance between smoke and the classic porter components make it quite quaffable. This is not at Everett’s level, but quite close really. God these Hill Farmstead guys know what they are doing!

P.S. Drinks nowhere near that 9% ABV, this is ridiculous!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2013
UPDATED: APR 2, 2013 Bottle. Pours black with off white head. Aroma beechwood, cocoa, anise. Flavor has beechwood smoke, cocoa, some ash, dark fruit, nutty. Clean, touch too ashy for me but solid. Not a Baltic porter but whatever.


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