Hill Farmstead Madness and Civilization #4

 
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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Winter   ABV: -
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Tragedy (et al) aged in Bourbon barrels for 24 months - with Cacao, Ancho, and Chipotle. 375ml.

Editor’s Note: Released May 2014

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skrip (189) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2017
*5/19/2014 375ml bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead taster. A~ pitch black with a tan, sand like head and no lacing. S~ peppers upfront followed by a lot of chocolate and roasted malts. a little vanilla and caramel on the back end. T~ changes a lot here! like straight Birth of Tragedy at first, a ton of honey. mmm...! followed by a ton of bourbon. that extra age has done this well! also a lot of cocoa which blends so nicely with the honey and bourbon. so well balanced and theres still more! slight pepper flavor and heat on the back end. honestly hard to tell what kind of peppers the flavor is coming from and this is coming from a pepper fein! M~ super smooth and thick from the honey. refreshing and great carbonation. surprising? nope! haha O~ this is incredible! definitely my favorite of the series so far! everything comes through perfectly! my only complaint would be with the peppers. a tad more would push this over the top. i also would have liked a little smoke from the chipotles.

3.8
ctipping (2056) - Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2015
375 mL bottle. Originally reviewed 6/10/2014. Black and almost inky. Small khaki head. The thinnest collar. Smell is Bourbon. Lots of chocolate. A hint of peppers. Vanilla. Fudge flavor. Bourbon. Very woody and astringent. Light peppers. Bourbony and woody finish. Medium low carbonation. Fudgy and thick. Some nice flavors, but doesn’t fully come together as a complete beer. I didn’t notice any issues with my first bottle of this. The second time I had it, much later, it was definitely soured.

3.6
pintbypint (3641) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
RBAG ’15, small bottle, not sure of the size. Murky dark brown. Thin and beige head. Roast, chocolate, woody aromas. Taste has peppers, wine, roast and chocolate.There’s a tangy maybe acidic note in there too. Good stout.

3.4
Ferris (15299) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle - Dark malts, chilli and some cocoa. Deep black purple with a small beige head. Sweet vinous notes, chilli notes and a very long vinous finish. Sweet and a bit syrupy.

3.5
VertBaconStrips (2389) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - JUL 11, 2015
Mild dusty molasses dark cherry slight sour peppers weak wood. Sharp and sour with a pepper bite woot woot

3.9
DuffMan (10435) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle, shared at RBAG 2015. Near black, copper highlights. Sweet dark malts and pleasant vegetal chili. Not a lot of heat, but still very well balanced. Full bodied, lightly acidic. Very nice balance.

1.6
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle thanks to WillRunForBeer. Dark brown pour with a very small head that fades to a thin ring. Aromas are cocoa, sour dark fruit, oak, and vanilla. Tastes gross. Very sour, rotten fruit mixed with red wine and vanilla. First bad beer I’ve had from HF. Some seem to believe this taste was intended and actually seem to enjoy it. I’m not one of those people. Tastes bad and infected.

3.6
Prufrockstar (2132) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle, thanks to Bacterial for sending this to me. I appreciate it! Shared with friends. From notes. Appearance: dark brown, no head, ruby highlights. Aroma is graham cracker, vanilla, oak, marshmallow. Taste: chili pepper; winey tannic; astringent, maybe from the cacao? Chili doesn’t contribute much heat - a little smoke, a little bit of heat at the end but not much. Really quite tannic, astringent, somewhat sour, though - smells much tastier. Medium+ body, slick oily texture, some char and smoke at the end. Overall: shrug. Some discussion was had as to whether this flavor profile is intended, or if it was infected. It’s somewhat telling to read the earlier reviews compared to the later ones. Still an interesting (and not unpleasant, albeit odd) beer.

Summary: Jesus of Vermont transforms graham cracker and marshmallow into wine.

3.2
berntholer (1617) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2014
beige head. coffee coloured.aroma is bourbon, pepper, spicy, vanilla. taste is citric acid (infected?), bourbon, vanilla, roasted malts with a sour-sweet aftertaste. rather thin body, quite carbonated. would be good if it were a sour stout, but i guess this wasn’t the idea and it’s infected.

3.5
thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2014
(375ml bottle) near black, fine tan bubbles. Nose of ancho and other chiles, dark chocolate, honey, a bit sour as swirled. Taste is unfortunately infected, but still a good beer. Light citrus, tart fruit, brett, wine barrel, vinous, neSt beer but wish it wasn’t infected. Otherwise I’m certain it would be awesome.


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