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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Fear and Trembling is 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 bottled version was blended from beer aged in both American Oak Cabernet barrels and Bourbon barrels. 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..."

Newest Batch released October 2017

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fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2010

Bottle 500ml. @ Papsoes blindtasting. [ Bottle #1. ]

Unclear dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate malt, wood - oak, smoke, meat - bacon, light alcohol - bourbon. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, licurice, smoke, dark malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101102]

4.1
yespr (48876) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2010
50 cL bottle, courtesy of BearsOnAcid. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is mild smoked and roasted malty. Light tarish. Smoked ham, bacon and liqourice. Tarish. Wooden and mild fruity. Light alcohol to bourbon-ish notes. Wineous fruity. Lingering dark malty, roasted. Mild acidic hard roasted note. Lasting dark malty and smoked lingering. Light bitter lurking through into the far finish.

4
Ungstrup (38867) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2010
Bottled. A black beer with a red shine under a lazing brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, alcohol, chocolate, and whiskey. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of alcohol and roasted malt , as well as lighter notes of smoke, roasted malt, and soy sauce, leading to a dry, alcoholic, and roasted finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

3.9
joergen (29598) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2010
Bottle at Papsø, thanks Jesper. Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Roasted aroma of smoke, bacon and pepper with notes of carame. Roasted flavour of dark chocolate, caramel, smoke and bacon with notes of pepper. Roasted and smoked finish.

4
Travlr (26406) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Owen, thanks very much. This one had less nose than the others of the series, and was the booziest of the 3. Still a very nice beer.

3.8
madmitch76 (26366) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
21st April 2012
Opaque dark brown beer. Big pale tan head. Smooth palate a little dry. Lovely smooth dark malt with well integrated wood. Whisper of vanilla. Mellow bourbon. Mild minerals. Just a trace of red wine. Semi dry finish. All flavours in good balance.

3.9
Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours pitch black with a creamy beige head. Distinct smoke in the nose with a whiff of sweet Bourbon. Medium body, a little low in carbonation. Sweet roast, a little vanilla, heavy bacon smoke overpowering the barrel notes. Some malt bitterness. Enjoyable. 021110

4.6
Leighton (22773) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle generously shared by Wallace in NH. Pours clear, rich brown with a creamy, beige head. Rich, roasty nose with dark and sweet malts, some bourbon poking through. Big sweet flavor with restrained smoke, raisins, ham, soft brown sugar, light burnt wood, dark bread. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming to finish with lovely smoke, some raisins, subtle roast and cocoa, mild dark wood notes. Excellent beer. Just great from beginning to end.

3.9
mcberko (19805) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2017
500mL bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out smoked malt, with light bourbon, and a touch of vinous notes. Flavour is similar, with smoked malt, light bourbon, and some red wine tannins. Nicely balanced, with a smoky finish. Very good.

4
Oakes (19363) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 12, 2017
12/6/16 bottling. Dark brown. There's a smokey aroma, with a subtle bourbon note, a compelling dark malt sweetness, toast, On the palate, again it leads with smoke, and sweet brown sugar, with dark chocolate accents. There's a good body, and it finishes with sugars, red wine and alcohol.


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