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Hill Farmstead Madness and Civilization #2

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 4.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   ABV: -
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3588) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong dark chocolate, oak, bourbon. Medium mouthfeel with nice roast chocolate, sweet bourbon, oak. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ataraxia (370) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 25, 2014
Opaque black, beige head. Bourbon, coffee, chocolate, hint of vanilla, wood, and Graham cracker. Bitter, oaky, a little bit of sweetness at the edges. Smooth, full bodied, and creamy. Long finish with moderate booziness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yourefragile (138) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 10, 2014
Bottle shared alongside MC1 and Double Damon. Pours a dark black with a large, dense mocha colored head. Nose has light bourbon barrel and oak and flavor is decadent blend of port, vanilla, maple and light roast undertone. Perfect body for a stout like this, low-moderate carb, viscous, rich finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2014
500mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks a lot, Dany), pours jet black with a small tan / brown head. Aroma is fairly subtle, with notes of rye, port wine barrels, and light roast. Flavour is much sweeter than #1, with the port showing off quite a bit, along with caramelized sugar, vanilla and subtle bourbon. Rich and viscous, though not as complex as M&C#2, and slightly cloying. Great beer, but not quite excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Jet black pour with a fluffy tan head. Waves of chocolate and roasted malt give way to vinous sweetness, dark chocolate, and an assertive vanilla-bourbon profile. A bit of booziness in there as well, but I’ve always enjoyed that in a stout. Rich mouthfeel with caressing effervescence and a velvety finish. Quite nice,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suprchunk (2250) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Black pour. Devoid of any light, or highlights. Small khaki head that sticks around for a bit. Little bit of lacing. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, coffee, malt, and slight alcohol. Taste is boozy. After the heat dies down there is some malt sweetness. Really warming down the gullet as it travels down. Not as much going on in the mouth as there was in the nose. But there is some notes of the nose trying to overcome the alcohol. What a brute.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cpetrone84 (1381) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Pour is black coffee ring head. Nose is olive, light bakers chocolate, malt sweetness, faint berry and some barrel. Taste is wood, faint char, olive, dusty malt chocolate, salty. not as bright or balanced as 1. Medium bodied, a hint emptier than 1, Strong carb. Actually worse than 1.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopscotch (9163) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Pours dark brown (nearly black) with no head. The nose provides rich, dark, deeply-roasted mocha. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and tickling carbonation. The flavor is a decadent swirl of dark chocolate, espresso and raw cane sugar - essentially, a cafe con leche. Finishes roasty, carbonic and bittersweet. Big thanks to landhoney for sharing this world class beer with the south Florida crew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2194) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Pours a deep rich burnt umber with a finger of khaki foam. The nose is sweet chocolate, roasted malt, bourbon soaked vinous fruit and spent coffee. The palate follows with nice complexity and smooth long flavors. Underlying bakers chocolate, roasted grain, vinous berry hints, bourbon, vanilla. Long silky body with a touch of heat on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
50belair (2254) - Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle generously shard by Seth. Dark brown pour with a brown head. Caramel and bourbon aromas. Smooth caramel, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, and oak notes. Fabulous mouthfeel with a good body.

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