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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 stainless steel fermentation, no barrel treatment (released 2013 and late 2015)

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3.8
Scopey (15660) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle at Jack’s Farewell tasting, big thanks to Leighton. It pours darkest brown with a small light tan head. The nose is roasty, earth, toast, cocoa, coffee, salted caramel, ash and rocky road. The taste is roasted malt, cocoa, cola, fruit cake, toast, ash, touch of smoke, chocolate gateaux and rocky road. Full body and fine carbonation. Well-integrated flavour and rather tasty stuff.

4.1
Leighton (22298) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle shared at Bruce’s in London during Jack’s farewell tasting. Pours rich brown with a fine, creamy tan head. Nice peaty, smokey dark malt aroma, dark bread. Medium sweet flavor, lots of smoke, hints of burnt toast, dry ham, subtle brown sugar. Medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Rounded dark malt finish with plenty more smoke, burnt ham, dark bread, hints of milk chocolate, light earth. Great beer.

4
hallinghansen (3416) - Odense SV, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2013
Rating # 1400.Bottle thanks to Dedollewaitor, thanks. Black body with a medium light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, toffee, licorice, ashtray. Flavour is chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, dry, licorice notes, smoke. Great.

4.3
daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Nice dark brown pour, brown head. Flavors of smoke, ham, red wine notes, roasted malt. This is a really nice beer.

4.1
jbeatty (1267) - New York, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Tap at Prohibition Pig, 07/26/2013. Pours near black, creamy light tan head, lacing all the way down. Aroma is smoke, dark fruit, caramel and dark roast. Taste is fruity chocolate, toffee, touch of vanilla, lingering smoke and mild roast bitterness. Creamy, thick body. Very smooth and balanced, nice.

4.1
kcorum10 (349) - Idaho, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Ernesto. Pours black with thin tan head. Aromas of smoke goodness on the nose with some roast. Flavors of smoke up front that fades into a good malt roast.

4.1
Steve_0 (3818) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle at Armin’s with friends. Pour is deep black with a big cream-colored head and good lacing. Big smoky, bacon, cocoa, somewhat earthy, nutty, roasty, cocoa, and campfire aroma. Taste is big cocoa, roasty malt, coffee, with very subtle smoke, anise, leather, molasses, and earthy with a hint of campfire on the backend. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Beautiful use of smoke; so well-balanced.

4.1
cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle @ Armin’s apartment, courtesy of arminjewell. Pours a black appearance with a brown head. S’more, chocolate, marshmallow, cocoa, somewhat smoky aroma. Moderately sweet, burnt chocolate, vanilla, marshmallow, roasty smoky, campfire flavor. Chocolate and a bit of smoke stick around in the aftertaste. Definitely a tasty beer.

3.9
arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Pour out of 500 mL bottle, big thanks to Stephen! Dark black pour with nice off white head, aroma brings notes of chocolate, coffee, roast, hints of dark fruits, hints of oak, nice bacon, meat, slight earthy tones, campfire smoke, nice. Taste is a mix of nice smoke, earth, hints of campfire, touch of nice dark cocoa, coffee, nice oak, finishing fairly sweet, nice and smoky. Wow, tasty as hell.

4.2
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2013
500ml bottle, January 2013 release. pours a deep, clear brown capped by a creamy, soft, beige head that leaves tight rings of lace. aroma is excellent with beautiful notes of campfire smoke, grill ashes, smoked meat, and cigar paper backed by cocoa powder, smoked almonds, roasted coffee, and hints of dark fruit. flavor is great as well with the sweet maple wood notes coming through alongside notes of gouda, charcoal, peat, and black coffee backed by subtle dark chocolate, blackberries, and salted caramel. palate is on the fuller side of medium bodied with light carbonation and a dry, ashy finish. overall, another excellent effort from HF.


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