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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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (13823) - Odense, - MAY 11, 2013
Dark brown with a lasting tan head. Aroma of dark malts, chocolate, a little smoke and some dried fruit. Sweet roasted flavour with chocolate and smoke. Clean and balanced, good flavour, but a little too sweet for me


3.8
JDTerry1 (16) - - OCT 28, 2017
Not a heavy dark beer but still 9%. Highly recommended. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
Johnsense (1755) - - JUL 24, 2017
Near black pour, larger light tan head, good retention, gobs of lacing. Aroma of smoked malts, black coffee, light woody notes, bakers cocoa. Moderate smoke up front, dark malts, light black strap molasses, strong black coffee. Medium body, very light smoky aftertaste. Pair with a rainy day and some Alpha Tolman.

3.3
skrip (230) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2017
*2/19/2013 550ml bottle poured into a Dogfish snifter. A~ black as night with a sandy colored head. S~ smokey up front, following with dark malts and a hint of vanilla. T~ mmm...! and i’m not one for smoked brews. almost follows the nose, smoke and maple syrup up front, dark malts and some bitterness on the finish. M~ i’m in love with how this feels (no homo lol) amazingly thick and syrupy with a crazy smooth finish. O~ i haven’t had too many darker brews from HF but this one is definitely my favorite so far. and thats really saying a lot cause i normally don’t like a "smoked" beer. i would definitely drink again!

3.9
gregwilsonstl (2665) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 6, 2017
Dark brown. Very thick foamy head. Sooo smooth. Toffee sweetness. Sweet and first then becomes quite smokey. Thx Patrick!

4.1
beerplace (2043) - 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.

3.9
ThirstyBird (3000) - 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
Geiserich (4622) - 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
Sebilinz (2621) - 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
Saeglopur (2326) - 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 I’ve had so far!

3.5
Werckmeister (3331) - 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.


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