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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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Macegan75 (767) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Growler at CAH for bottle day. Nose is burnt sugar, roasted malted and mild maple. flavor is similar with toasted flavors and asky smoke. flavors linger

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6255) - Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Bottle shared by Leighton during our marathon RBWG bus tour or Jacksonville
Appearance: Dark brown with a medium sized beige head and good lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts and mild smokiness
Taste: Smoky, dark malts, grainy and ashy
Nice and tasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4027) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle shared by Leighton on the bus at RBWG. Another new HF beer and from the dude who now lives across the big pond! I will take it. The base beer for those early baltic porter treatments, I did not realize this beer existed ; so it makes sense that its a new beer as I can see here in the CD. Pours a muddy dark brown with a small yellow tan head, nice lacing as always with HF. Nose is dark chocolate, smoke is there but not overpowering, light roast, coffee. Flavor is similar, more easy drinking and BP-like than a smoke beer which is fine by me (not that i dont like the smoke! I do I do! )

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Growler from the brewery..Jet black pour,one finger beige head,good lacing.Aroma of mocha and roasted malt.Malt sweetness and bakers chocolate upfront with a hint of bacon smoke in the finish.Roasted malt dryness and a touch sour.Medium body,carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (7309) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2013
time to play some rugby! .. . pours out a very dark brown black .. . impressive head on a sloppy pour, lacing is tight, ya’ll .. . touches of smoke, road tar and black grain .. . easy to put away . . i liked it quite a bit .. . . SNEEZE!!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2013
On tap at Hill Farmstead. Nose has a moderate amount of smoke with some nice roast and a hint of chocolate in the background. Beer is flavorful and quite nice, with the smoke not overpowering everything. While i prefer the barrel-aged versions, this turned out quite nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2013
500 ml bottle shared by bsuedekum- thanks a ton, Blake! Pours a deep brown-amber color with a small beige head. Aroma of smoke, wood, (kind of a mellow charcoal character), roasted malts, dust, pork, and some earth. The flavor adds a bit of earthy bitterness to the whole slate of roast and smoke notes. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a smoky, bitter mouthfeel. Really nice smoked porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (4148) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
Une tulipe ténébreuse. Une tête mousseuse qui ne tremble pas. Un profil slave. Des parfums de pumpernickel rôti, de malts chocolatés et de charcuterie polonaise. Un goût viandeux et tourbé. Des houblons transportés par un alcool doux. Une réglisse en latence et d’autres grains noircis. Une bouche moyennement ronde. Un pétillement modéré et une texture crémeuse. Une finale sèche, enfumée et résineuse. Franchement appréciable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (4965) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2013
500ml bottle via trade. Poured a medium density black body with ana verage sized frothy beige head. Aroma is medium smoke with lots of chocolate pudding, touch of soy and cola, touch of raisins and wet burnt toast. Medium body with average carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel that finishes smokey. Flavor is way more smokey than the aroma, burnt toast, slightly harsh, camp fire and some smoked pork skin. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2834) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Bottle shared thanks to Dave. Pours out a dark brown color with a small off white head. Aroma is of lots of chocolate, light smoky earth notes. Taste is lots of earthy smoke, light wood, chocolate, some creamy sweetness, nice smooth mouth feel with a light amount of lingering alcohol.

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