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Hill Farmstead Madness and Civilization #2

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 4.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   ABV: -
Madness & Civilization is a panorama of our barrel aging program—oak-aged beers that emerge from their individual silences to find structure and voice as a unified composition. This is the result of an unpredictable state of permanent happenstance—a dialogue with our evolving approach to blending that challenges convention and circumstance. Each release will include multiple threads and is likely to approximate the style of an imperial stout. Release #2 A single bourbon barrel that housed fractions of the following: Buckwheat Rye Porter, Everett, Damon, Birth, and Port Barrel Damon. 375ml. Anticipated ABV: 9+% Brewery release only.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ctipping (539) - Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2015
375 mL bottle. Originally reviewed 12/16/2013. Black but not inky. Medium khaki head. Smell of Bourbon is strong. Distinct bourbon aroma. Vanilla and oak. Bourbon is the strongest flavor. Chocolate. Vanilla. Super oaky. Coffee. Sharp alcohol. Not really heavy. Aids in drinkability. Had this before Madness & Civilization #1. Maybe shouldn’t have, but this is great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2710) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Aroma: Dark Chocolate, Mild Bourbon Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Off White Head Ring, Decent Lacing Taste: Mildly Smoked Milk Chocolate, Mild Oak Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Sweet

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 15, 2015
[ Bottle ][ 375ml ][ Trade ][ $20 ][ Woodshop Snifter ][ 2.15.15 ]
>> Pours deep sepia with minimal latte foam, poor retention, speckled lacing. Nose is toasted marshmallow, molasses, black crayon, sweeter chocolate covered strawberry. Taste is silky and decadent with warming soft alcohol, higher sugar making this definitely a dessert beer. There is burnt sugar, s’mores, chocolate cake, buttercream frosting. It is on the sweet side but not cloying. Some sort of raspberry forward red wine/vinous character in the finish perhaps from the Port barrel Damon...shines through in the finish. Barrel character is integrated rather than boozy. Soft all around. One to sip and savor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (20429) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody bourbon chocolate aroma. Roasted malty woody bourbon chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty woody bourbon and chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (24434) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle at yespr. Black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dried fruits and oak with notes of sherry. Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate and dried fruits wit notes of oak, sherry and rum. Sweet and roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (31462) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2014
Bottled. A black beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, and chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes fo chocolate, roasted malt, and alcohohl, leading to a bitter finsih.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borup (8977) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2014
37,5 cl. bottle. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of vanilla, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, bourbon and spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (37013) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2014
37.5 cL bottle. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is smooth roasted breadish, chocolate and vague liqourice. Overripe fruity, dark roasted malty and liqourice. Dark chocolate. Wooden and lingering dark malty. Bitter and slight herbal, dark dense malty finish - yet still balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (6017) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Courtesy of tectactoe

Bottle: The consists of moderate milk chocolate, molasses, light vanilla, bourbon, a touch of alcohol, and dark fruits. It pours a dark brown with some faint orange highlights. It has a small khaki heads that quickly fades to a very fine ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with milk chocolate, molasses, and light caramel. There are some light dark fruits. The finish has light roasted malt, vanilla, bourbon, and a hint of espresso. It’s medium-full bodied with mild carbonation and a slightly oily mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Alex. Inky & oily black pour with thin brown edges, a spotty khaki foam dissipates quickly on top. Aroma of brown sugar, honey, sweet chocolate, faint maple syrup, light bourbon soaked oak, a touch of dark fruit, vanillin, toasted & roasted malts, residual sugar... Lots going on. Taste is roasty & sweet with nice balance. Like biting into a dark 86% cacao chocolate bar drizzled with light whiskey & sprinkled with brûléed brown sugar. Hint of rich figs, wood, vanilla, bourbon, maple, & honey-like sweetness... Very complex, robust, & tasty. Finishing with a nice aftertaste of dark chocolate & smooth bourbon. Awesome stout.

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