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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   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 the 2013 Batch of Fear & Trembling, Stainless Steel Fermentation, Feb ’13.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Macegan75 (764) - 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 (6248) - 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 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 (7256) - .....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
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Vintage Jan, 2013 It’s near black with a fleeting tan head leaving a etched top. Smells of toasted malts, richly of bitter coffee grounds, some soil, some vinyl and a good chunk of leather. Flavor is very leathery with some meat flavor (well done flank sans spice), some soil - much less sweet than most baltic’s I’ve had. Full bodied with sharp, but limited carb and an off dry finish. Nice beer, not among the best baltics I’ve had, but a yummy beer best suited for a rich Irish/English meat and potatoes style dinner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (8937) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle - Smoke and bacony. Jet black with a nice brown head. Light smoke and peat with some dark fruit and roast malts. An easy drinking big flavour beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6015) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Courtesy of mrebeks

Bottle: The aroma consists moderate-heavy smoke, light chocolate, caramel, and a hint of molasses. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a small beige head that quickly fades to a thin film. The flavor starts with a chocolate, caramel, and a touch of molasses. The finish has light-moderate smoke.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (2993) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle thanks to mrebeks for sharing. Thick black pour, very little head. Aromas are smoked meat, charred wood, sea salt, and light cocoa. Strong smoked taste. A mix of campfire smoke and peat smoke. Salty too. Some wood and light cocoa. Light bitterness. Medium to full body. Overall, tons of smoke yet still smooth and drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (7173) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2015
Bottle shared at THT May 2015. Thin creamy tan head. chocolate aroma and aftertaste. Nicely balanced. Very easy easy dribnking despite the 8%. well done.

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