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RATINGS: 158   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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drfabulous (7941) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2014
From the bottle. Smokey chocolate taste over a dark body beer. Stout like. Wish I had more. Tasty.

4
jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Bottle thanks to Dany (and Jay for muling). Pours dark brown with brown head. Nose and taste of smoke, light peat, smoked chocolate malt, roast coffee, toasted nuts and vanilla. Medium-full bodied.

3.8
Ferris (15265) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle - Smoke and bacony. Jet black with a nice brown head. Light smoke and peat with some dark fruit and roast malts. An easy drinking big flavour beer.

3.9
kbudd19 (1019) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2013 2013 bottle from Tommy, thanks man!! Black velvet pour, nice bacon aroma with a pinch of roast. Taste is balance, a bit of roast, slight smoke, smooth finish. Great stuff.

3.8
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Vintage Jan, 2013 It’s near black with a fleeting tan head leaving a etched top. Smells of toasted malts, richly of bitter coffee grounds, some soil, some vinyl and a good chunk of leather. Flavor is very leathery with some meat flavor (well done flank sans spice), some soil - much less sweet than most baltic’s I’ve had. Full bodied with sharp, but limited carb and an off dry finish. Nice beer, not among the best baltics I’ve had, but a yummy beer best suited for a rich Irish/English meat and potatoes style dinner.

3.5
jackl (8071) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle @ Bruce’s. Cheers to Leighton! The pour’s brown with a small head. The nose is cocoa, roasted grain, toffee. Umami flavors of sugared ham. Smoked malt. Earthy bitterness. Cocoa. Medium body, fine carbonation. Fine, but not as nuanced as most HF offerings.

4.3
VsXsV (4438) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle. Almost black liquid with small light tan head. Aroma of licorice, light smoke, coffee, ash, port wine, bread and biscuit. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of licorice, light smoke, bread and coffee. Medium to full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Really nice.

4
djd07 (14471) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a dark brown with medium frothy beige head. Aroma is smoke and roast. Light mouthfeel with strong smoke, toffee and spice with lingering dry finish. Good.

3.7
RichTheVillan (7835) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle tasting with Kaufmanised; dark brown pour with tan head, smoky aroma, taste has smoke almost bacon like, some dried fruits raisins, caramel and spice.

3.6
Roonai (305) - - OCT 10, 2013
bottle shared by deyholla. pours near black w grey-brown head w minimal lace. nose is bitter and dry chocolate malts, some peat and faint hint of smoke. taste has a very clean smoky roasted malt.


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