Hill Farmstead Genealogy of Morals (Bourbon)

4.4

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20

adamjackson (1733) – Lyme, New Hampshire, USA – DEC 3, 2013  [delete] [move]

I only received 1 bottle of this batch as a part of the Collected Works great. Kicking myself for not driving up to Hill Farmstead 3 times in a month to grab a few more of this amazing beer. Bottled 06/2013, sampled 12/2013. Probably enough age to finally open and sample this beer. I’ll say that I loved the Madeira version but was not wowed by it. Curious how this differs.A – Completely pitch black. Looks very similar to Madness & Civilization or Everett. Pitch black, looks oily but pours non-thick. 2 finger express colored head that fades fast. I was able to put all 500ML in a single Hill Farmstead stemware..I don’t advise that but it’s possible.

S – The first thing I get is coffee….waves and waves of it! Just espresso mocha bean frappuccino coffee. There’s vanilla, cocoa and a definite booziness from the bourbon barrels. I would say it’s Eagle Rare / Buffalo Trace but I’m not a bourbon expert.

T – The three dominant flavors are Vanilla, Espresso beans and Chocolate Milk. Oak and tootsie roll sweetness persist. I get a mineral slate aspect an sugary dark fruits like rich dried figs.

M – Sticky and hangs around for hours after each sip. My teeth are covered with sugar. Full bodied and just enough booze to let you know what’s up.

O – This is really a 10% beer? This is either a BA, sweet Everett or a weak damon. Really seems bigger in ABV than the description states.

Hill Farmstead Genealogy of Morals (Bourbon)

Hill Farmstead Genealogy of Morals (Bourbon)

Hill Farmstead Genealogy of Morals (Bourbon)

Hill Farmstead Genealogy of Morals (Bourbon)