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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8491) - , 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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (4018) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2014
From the bottle. Smokey chocolate taste over a dark body beer. Stout like. Wish I had more. Tasty.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cfrancis (2377) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2014
Thanks to Ryan for this. Pours silky black with a small beige ring. Aroma is smokey, roasty malts. Taste is a nice unabrasive smoke flavour with deep, rich roasted malts and some bitter dark chocolate. I usually don’t like smoke but this is divine.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yourefragile (138) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 27, 2013
750 mL growler. Pours a dark, clearish brown with a light brown head. Nose of smoked malt, cocoa, vanilla; more sweet than bitter. Smooth flavor of a rich porter that is complemented by the smoked malt and not overwhelmed by it. I liked Holger Danske but I’d think if that was too much smoke for someone, this would be an agreeable compromise with the fuller, richer body and sweeter dark fruit and cocoa like flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (2844) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle (500 ml). Black with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma is of smoked malt, caramel and slight sweetness. Taste is of smoked malt, caramel, some spiciness. Alcohol is completely hidden, it drinks like a 5% abv beer. Medium body. Slightly dry. Good carbonation. Nice balance which is hard to find in a smoked beer. Another interesting one from HF.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (1860) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 21, 2013
Bottle 500ml. Pours black with almost no head (beige). Aroma is of roasted malt, smoke, sweet, nuts. Taste is of roasted malt, sweetness, smoke, sligth bitterness, spices. Palate: Good balance. Full bodied. Decent carb. Overall: Soft. Smoke not cloying. Drinkable, alcohol very well hidden.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deekyn (1201) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 24, 2013
A- thick syrupy black, with medium tan head that dissipates to a thin characterless skin. S- up front are strong earth notes as well as espresso, caramel, vegetables and medium smoke. Dry and musty oak are also present. The end is more espresso and earth with some chocolate and mild alcohol. M- A medium dense but light body and good carbonation. Intense towards the middle with subtle ending. T- a bitter beginning with strong coffee, espresso and earth - some bittersweet chocolate to follow in the smooth middle. Smoke is quite subtle and more apparent towards the light end and coupled with little pepper spice, vegetable and caramel malts. Grassy and soapy hops start after the chocolate and flourish towards the end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2222) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Draft at Hill 3rd Anniversary. Pours a rich burnt umber color with a finger of khaki foam. Roasty deep dark chocolate malts, dark plum fruit, touches of smoke and licorice. Long earthy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Brownish-black pour with a medium foamy khaki head that recedes slowly. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Campfire aroma with malt and chocolate notes. Medium to full body with flavors of smoked meats, peaty malt and dark chocolate. The finish is smoky with a bacon and malt aftertaste. Enjoyable all around.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6220) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Pour out of 500 mL bottle, big thanks to Stephen! Dark black pour with nice off white head, aroma brings notes of chocolate, coffee, roast, hints of dark fruits, hints of oak, nice bacon, meat, slight earthy tones, campfire smoke, nice. Taste is a mix of nice smoke, earth, hints of campfire, touch of nice dark cocoa, coffee, nice oak, finishing fairly sweet, nice and smoky. Wow, tasty as hell.


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