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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, - MAY 23, 2013
In short: A well malted and medium smoky black beer with just the right amount of everything.
How: Tap at Prohibition Pig, Waterbury VT. Then a fresh 500ml bottle home.
The look: Very very dark mahogany body (pretty much black) topped by a medium tan head with good retention.
In long: Nose is medium smoky with a smoke character that is part smoked pull-pork and part campfire. Body has a rich malt backbone with a velvety pillow texture with a perfectly levelled medium carbonation. The malts offer flavors of chocolate brownies, caramel, almonds, all-grain brown bread. The smoke is strong part of the flavor spectrum but doesnt overwhelmed the beer, this is smoky beer, not an uber-smoky beer. Very nice meaty and woody smoke. More hoppy than usual for the style but less hoppy than usual for a Hill Farmstead beer. The hop profile feels leafy, fresh tobacco and even a bit citrusy. Despite a rich malty body the sweetness sensation is kept in check. Very enjoyable offering, I preferred this base beer over all three barrel aged treatments of this beer I had before. And if I ever go missing and the tv says 5 feet 11, long brown hair, was last seen driving a truck full of Hill Farmstead beers, please dont look for me, Im hiding, I dont wanna be found.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThirstyBird (2756) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2017
2016 bottle, Pours a pitch black/brown with a rich tan head. The smell is faint smoke, roasted malt, licorice and molasses. The taste is touch of char, smoke, roasted dark malt, licorice, molasses while ending dry. The body is light/medium with fine elegant carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geiserich (4317) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 2, 2017
500 ml bottle, shared by Werckmeister, thanks! Almost black color, brownish head. Aroma is roasty, dark chocolate, toffee, hints of smoke. Flavor is smooth, dark chocolate, coffee, roastiness, molasses. Very nice one.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sebilinz (2086) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JAN 28, 2017
Bottle. Thanks to Werkmeister. Black body with tan head. Aroma is nice roasted malts with dried fruits and some cocoa. Taste is cocoa chocolate some dried fruits

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saeglopur (1929) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JAN 28, 2017
500 ml bottle, bottled 9.13.16, shared by Werckmeister, thanks!
Almost black body, with a medium, dense, creamy, lacing, dark beige head.
Aroma of coffee, liquorice, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, ash, subtle dark fruits.
Tastes quite similar, with some more subtle hops.
Medium, creamy mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes roasty, medium dry, a bit wooden, with liquorice, coffee, cocoa powder, subtle ash.

Really tasty! Very smooth and balanced, with just the right amount of roastiness, dryness and sweetness. Alcohol is almost completely hidden. One of my favourite style examples Ive had so far!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (2557) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 28, 2017
0,5l bottle at Linz Tasting shared by me. Bottled 09/13/2016. black color, small coffee-colored head. smells earthy, spices, some smoke, bit milky, chocolate. nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes earthy, smoke, rather leathery, some coffee, roast, light peat. finishes rather bitter and rather earthy with notes of coffee, leather and hints of caramel. Ok, but rather unbalanced, quite leathery / bitter. not such a bit fan.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Adamsville (274) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2017
Apparence : Pas totalement noire au versement, beau col moka crmeux ayant une bonne rtention et laissant une bonne dentelle, carbonatation moyenne.
Nez : Malt rti en avant-plan, lgers chocolat et sucre brl en arrire-plan. Nez tout de mme quilibr.
Got : Malt torrfi, notes de caf, finale sur le malt rti amer et sur des notes piquantes rappelant le bois ou la fume. Trs sche. Plus elle se rchauffe, plus le chocolat noir prend la place du caf.
Sensation : Corps tout de mme mince, piquant en bouche, bonne longueur des armes torrfies.
Bref : Jaime le profil de cette bire : torrfi, amertume assez prononce, sche, aucunement dcadente, alternance de caf et de chocolat noir. Pourtant, ce nest pas extraordinaire non plus : les saveurs tardent quelque peu saffirmer, la torrfaction prend peut-tre un peu trop de place et, surtout, le corps mapparat trop mince mon got pour une bire titrant 9% dalcool. Tout de mme trs agrable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caesar (6857) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (14789) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (4936) - 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.

4.3
   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


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