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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   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.


3.8
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrymel (1503) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (4497) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4897) - Brownstown, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (2054) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernbourbon (1310) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle thanks to Blake! Pour is dark brown with thin tan head. Aroma is lightly smoky with hints of cured meat and faintly sweet. Smoked beer for sure. Subtleness lost a little.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11217) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6704) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5598) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2013
(500ml bottle, Jan 2013 vintage, thanks Errl) near black pour with medium tan colored head. Nose is pretty smoky, roasty chocolate malt, some dark fruit in the background, beef jerky maybe. Flavor is pretty smoky too, fennel, roasty, dry bakers chocolate, not as complex or enjoyable as the blended barrel versions but still pretty nice for a smoked beer.


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