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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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
neongolden (1351) - Linkping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2016
(On tap @ Warpigs HF Day, Copenhagen, May 12 2016) Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of moderately roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, liquorice, earthy touches, light smoke. Flavour is moderately sweet with chocolate core, dark caramel, liquorice, light berry notes, slightly burnt and smoky, moderate bitterness appearing late in the sip with some earthy character. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, no alcohol. Smooth and fairly subtle with the smoke, a bit umami overall I suppose. Very pretty if rather restrained.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sudz4Dayz (95) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2016
500ml bottle purchased on site at Hill Farmstead. Pours black with an everlasting foamy dark cappuccino colored head. Smells of coffee, cocoa, vanilla and smoked wood. Slightly boozy aroma to it as well. Tastes of cocoa, coffee, malt, vanilla with an earthy smokey finish with a hint of booze. Light mouthfeel, slightly carbonated and a lingering tarty cocoa after taste. Very good.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
yourilevesque (1660) - 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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caesar (6858) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geiserich (4327) - 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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yourefragile (140) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 27, 2013
750 mL growler. Pours a dark, clearish brown with a light brown head. Nose of smoked malt, cocoa, vanilla; more sweet than bitter. Smooth flavor of a rich porter that is complemented by the smoked malt and not overwhelmed by it. I liked Holger Danske but Id think if that was too much smoke for someone, this would be an agreeable compromise with the fuller, richer body and sweeter dark fruit and cocoa like flavor.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (5760) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle (500 ml). Black with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma is of smoked malt, caramel and slight sweetness. Taste is of smoked malt, caramel, some spiciness. Alcohol is completely hidden, it drinks like a 5% abv beer. Medium body. Slightly dry. Good carbonation. Nice balance which is hard to find in a smoked beer. Another interesting one from HF.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (3460) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 21, 2013
Bottle 500ml. Pours black with almost no head (beige). Aroma is of roasted malt, smoke, sweet, nuts. Taste is of roasted malt, sweetness, smoke, sligth bitterness, spices. Palate: Good balance. Full bodied. Decent carb. Overall: Soft. Smoke not cloying. Drinkable, alcohol very well hidden.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 24, 2013
A- thick syrupy black, with medium tan head that dissipates to a thin characterless skin. S- up front are strong earth notes as well as espresso, caramel, vegetables and medium smoke. Dry and musty oak are also present. The end is more espresso and earth with some chocolate and mild alcohol. M- A medium dense but light body and good carbonation. Intense towards the middle with subtle ending. T- a bitter beginning with strong coffee, espresso and earth - some bittersweet chocolate to follow in the smooth middle. Smoke is quite subtle and more apparent towards the light end and coupled with little pepper spice, vegetable and caramel malts. Grassy and soapy hops start after the chocolate and flourish towards the end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (3106) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Draft at Hill 3rd Anniversary. Pours a rich burnt umber color with a finger of khaki foam. Roasty deep dark chocolate malts, dark plum fruit, touches of smoke and licorice. Long earthy finish.


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