RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Fear and Trembling was Hill Farmsteads 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 Denmarks great thinker: Sren 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 stainless steel fermentation, no barrel treatment (released 2013 and late 2015)

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caesar (6816) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2016
Fles gedeeld door Benzai, bottled 9.13.16, 25 cl sample. Donkere kleur, kleine schuimkraag. Aeoma is zeker smoked, maar wel typische de "Amerikaanse" smoke en niet de nog betere Duitse rauch. Wel is de geroosterdheid prima jn balans, wat donker fruit erbij. Bitterheid komt van de mouten, wat rook er doorheen. Mooi in balans. Uitstekend bier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (14678) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2016
Bottle shared with Caesar. Opaque dark brown to black color, medium to full sized creamy light brown head. Aroma is malts, smoke. Taste malts, smoke, dark malts, malt bitter. Soft creamy mouthfeel. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (4930) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 24, 2016
Bottle: Poured a deep black with tan head. Aroma is smoked malts light medicine. Taste is sweet malty roasted chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maximet (164) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2016
Ptch black with a nice little foam. Dark fruit, roasted grain, chocolate milk, burnt sugar. Medium body, slight sweet, bitter in the finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (6497) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2016
Piured a darker brown with a beige head. Aroma was dark fruit, campfire, dark chocolate, light coffee. Flavor similar, definitely one of the better smoked dark berrs ive had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
yourilevesque (1605) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2016
Une bire sombre de Hill est dj un cpup de ds pour moi. Avec la mention smoked en plus, alord l... Je suis sduit par cette robe mince affichant des courbes fminines et affirmes. Belle coiffure beige ple et ternellement tenace. Des armes tonnement trs fruits qui passent pour de la framboise. Je suis trs tonn et de plus en plus curieux. La framboise, sans sestomper, prend successivement les firmes du chocolat, de toasts rties, de grains grills suite une longue germination. a me plat beaucoup et ce qui me plat encore plus, et que la fume est dune exemplaire dlicatesse. En fait a ne sent pas la fume, mais le chauff, ce qui est bien diffrent. En bouche le liquide est troit. Le chocolat apporte une franche amertume. Une trs agrable surprise que je revisiterai volontiers nouveau lan prochain.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (7289) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt, roast, dark fruit and chocolate. Malty flavor with rich chocolate before a bitter, roasty finish. Not getting a lot of smoke and Im okay with that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlovell2 (1936) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2016
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is smoke with fresh wood. Flavor is roasted malt with sweet caramel malt, chocolate and brown sugar. Finish is woody and smoky.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
zebra (1906) - Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2016
500-ml bottle from source. cascading head, ashy malty nose, creamy milky luscious, ashy burnt, subtle smoke, chocolate, superbly balanced. a nice break from fear and trembling.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepatrickman (1074) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 13, 2016
Bottle (hand boxed for me by Shaun Hill at the brewery, to my fanboy delight). This is great -- it takes the sweet chocolate of a Baltic porter and adds a very light bit of smoked/roasted flavor from the malt. The mouthfeel is also fantastic, with a medium-full body that doesnt have any of the thin / acidic flavor that I notice in a lot of dark beers. This is just a killer Baltic porter.

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