RATINGS: 156   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (11024) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Pours black with a mid-sized, creamy, lightly-tanned head. The aroma is both smoky and chocolaty. Medium to full-bodied with stinging carbonation. The flavor presents bittersweet dark chocolate and fudge and a light nuance of smoke. Burnt, bitter, black mocha finish. Bottle generously shared by landhoney!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerplace (1535) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2017
500ml bottle (thx, Nick M.!) that accidentally fallen and opened from the shelf while I was packing the box for Alex G. and Jonathan M, hehe. Bottled on 2015-10-28. Pours an almost black with a dark beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, smokiness, mazut notes, some dark fruits. Taste is similar, moderately sweet. Smokey roasted malt aftertaste. Very good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThirstyBird (2895) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geiserich (4424) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sebilinz (2283) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saeglopur (2110) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (3064) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Adamsville (312) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caesar (7032) - 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 (15336) - 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 (4956) - 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.

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