Hill Farmstead Genealogy of Morals - Madeira (2011)

 
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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 4.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 320   ABV: 10.66%
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The 2011 version: Imperial Stout brewed with Rye and Coffee then aged in a Madeira barrel.

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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2013
500mL thanks to djrn2 on BA. Pours inky with higher, red foam. Tepid pour still generates a slightly overcarbonated head. Lacing is nuts- super coating, webby. Martian rust red color. Awesome. Nose is savory, a lot of black crayon, tar, and au poivre peppercorn steak. A lot different than expected. Moves to charred figs, dates, raisins with flashes of soy. Complex, keeps you guessing. Taste up front is stickier sweet with a longer peppery finish. Dense body is cut by higher carbonation in the mouthfeel. Fatty steak with caramelized figs/gorgonzola bitter cheese combo as it warms. But there is also buttery, melted French dark chocolate truffle. The Madiera barrel manifests as a sweeter grape and then richer dark fruits in both the nose and taste. Its initial sweetness in the taste gets killed by tar, bitter chocolate, and bitter gorgonzola/bleu cheese with density. Really a crazy, wildly complex beer that still falls clearly into the RIS category.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TaktikMTL (7710) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2013
Bouteille de 500 ml partage lors dune dgustation Ratebeer Montral. Arme: Odeur de caf torrfi et de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Prsence dun mince col brun mousseux et dune large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got de caf avec une pointe de chocolat au lait. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Prsence de chocolat en arrire got. (Rating #4737)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (7704) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2013
Bottle @ Stouts Tasting Pt II. Cheers to Bruce for landing this! The pours deep brown with a tiny tan head. The aromas roast coffee, bitter dark chocolate. Nice accents from the port barrel aging. Plenty of jammy vinous notes. The taste is chocolate-dipped dark fruit. Moderately spicy woody bitterness. Rich caramel and toffee. Port-soaked cherry. Slightly hot on the finish. Full body. Supple and smooth. Effortless stuff. Once again, Hill Farmstead delivers.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scopey (14257) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2013
Bottle consumed at THE stouts tasting part 2, thanks to Bruce. It pours opaque darkest brown with a small dark tan head. The nose is roasty, rich coffee, toffee, toasted coconut, vanilla, light tang, berry (particularly bramble) and dark fruit. The taste is rich roast, intense coffee, sumptuous fruitiness, blackcurrant, red grape, bramble, jam, tanginess, toast, nice bitterness, light ash, some acidity and warming alcohol with a rich, roasty finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and viscous mouth-feel. Rich, good depth of flavour and interesting flavour profile. Pretty delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (24303) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
19th March 2013
Stouts and Porters II. Big thanks to Bruce for this lovely beer. Opaque dark brown beer, tidy short lived tan head. Light coffee nose. Palate is soft, airy and dry. Light tangy coffee, madeira like dark fruits, mild malt cream. Supermild minerals. Finishes soft with a light touch of oak. Tangy coffee and dark fruits aftertaste. Unusual and well balanced. Really rather good!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton (20821) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2013 Bottle shared at Bruces, London during The Stouts Tasting, Pt. II - big thanks to Bruce! Pours oily black with a dense, small brown cap. Some deep, woody notes in the nose, hints of nuts, tangy dark fruits. Medium to big sweet flavor, rich and dry cocoa, burnt wood, light alcohol sting, perhaps some cherries and other tangy dark fruits. Medium to full bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Warming finish, some earthy bitterness, creamy chocolate, burnt wood, earth, baking cocoa. Delicious, balanced, layered. Just lovely.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2281) - Qubec City, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2013
500ml bottle from the brewery.
Appearance : Pitch black with small foamy head.
Aroma : Rich vanilla with rich woody notes. Big coffee with light hops.
Taste : Great coffee with roasted malt. Slightly astringent with nice vanilla notes but not too much. Light warm spirit notes on the finish with lots of persistent coffee and roasted malt.
Palate : Average carbonation, maybe a bit on the strong end of the spectrum.
Overall : Interesting as always with HFB. Coffee might be overpowering this beer a bit. Carbonation is also a bit strong. Still, I like the balance between the malt, the hops and the vanilla notes. I also really like the long persistent finish. All in all, for me, this beer is not as good as the usual HFB brews but its still a very good beer... just not stellar as it often is !

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2013
Bouteille de 500 ml, merci beaucoup David. Armes intenses de caf noir, de chocolat et de malt torrfi. Robe noire et opaque, belle dentelle moka, effervescence naturelle et assez active pour le style. Plutt intense et complexe en bouche, on retrouve de la torrfaction sous plusieurs formes (caf, chocolat noir, malt) et une prsence asschante du ft de chne. Beau corps souple et moyennement sucr et trs longue finale de torrfaction. Lalcool est trs bien dissimul.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (3469) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle 500ml. Pours black with very low brown head. Good lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate. Taste is of chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, sweetness. Palate: Full bodied. Overall: Very good, slightly "green" (weirdly enough).

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (5975) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle (500 ml). Traded by Max L., thanks! Black with a medium creamy brown head and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, Madeira, citrus, dark fruits and chocolate. Taste is of Madeira, roasted malt and citrus. Palate is rich and creamy. Good, tasty, easily drinkable and well balanced RIS. Quite pleasant!


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