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RATINGS: 91   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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4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Pours black with a mid-sized, creamy, lightly-tanned head. The aroma is both smoky and chocolaty. Medium to full-bodied with stinging carbonation. The flavor presents bittersweet dark chocolate and fudge and a light nuance of smoke. Burnt, bitter, black mocha finish. Bottle generously shared by landhoney!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (933) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
Dark brown/black with a small off-white head. Aroma is smoke, caramel, malt, liquorice, dark fruit. Full bodied, smoky on the palate with a big malt character in the background. Taste is smoke, leather, dark fruits, chicory root, wood. Delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5105) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2014
50cl, bottled January 2013, new exclusive American brew Anno 2013, thx alot to KingCecil!, complex smoked Porter, roasted/malty and slightly smoked/spicy, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, good head, very good brew

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cfrancis (2153) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (3646) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2014
From the bottle. Smokey chocolate taste over a dark body beer. Stout like. Wish I had more. Tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (7107) - , 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (2005) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (392) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2013 2013 bottle from Tommy, thanks man!! Black velvet pour, nice bacon aroma with a pinch of roast. Taste is balance, a bit of roast, slight smoke, smooth finish. Great stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrymel (1448) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (3859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle @ Bruce’s. Cheers to Leighton! The pour’s brown with a small head. The nose is cocoa, roasted grain, toffee. Umami flavors of sugared ham. Smoked malt. Earthy bitterness. Cocoa. Medium body, fine carbonation. Fine, but not as nuanced as most HF offerings.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (1894) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle. Almost black liquid with small light tan head. Aroma of licorice, light smoke, coffee, ash, port wine, bread and biscuit. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of licorice, light smoke, bread and coffee. Medium to full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Really nice.


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