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Everett Porter - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,694 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 1,694
Reviews: 289
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 7.28%
Wants: 846
Gots: 212 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Everett (1908-1939) was our grandfather’s brother; Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to him and his 13 siblings. In his honor, this Porter is crafted from American malted barley, English and German roasted malts, American hops, our ale yeast, and water from our well. It is unfiltered and naturally carbonated. Decadent in its depth, with a complex backbone of chocolate, coffee, and malty sweetness, this is the ale that I dream to have shared with Everett.

Pale, Caramel, and Chocolate Malt, Roasted Barley, Columbus hops; Ale Yeast, and our Well Water.

(Beer added by: Brad007 on 08-15-2010)
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Reviews by AltBock:
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the CCB Brewpub on 12/20/2013. They served it to me in a CCB Brewpub marked Snifter. Since I'll probably never see this beer again in these parts, I should probably review it. These notes are NOT from memory. These notes were made while I was drinking the beer.

Everett Pours a thick oily black color with no highlights. The CCB Brewpub isn't the brightest brewpubs around but I could tell that Everett was a solid coal black colored beer. On top of this pitch black brew was a beautiful thick and creamy mocha colored head of foam. Great retention that left behind a solid string of mocha rings and streak after streak of beautiful lace.

Everett smells like what a good roasted Porter should smell like. The aroma was thick and roasted with roasted malt, a drop of roasted coffee, a nice medium sized whiff of dark chocolate, a mild scent of smoke, and a speck of black cherry in the finish. When it warms up, the smoke comes out a little more but it doesn't conquer the roastedness of the beer.

The taste mirrored the aroma. There wasn't much separating the two. No hidden surprises or anything like that. Everett was a roasted Porter (like it should be) with a very good roasted slight smoky taste of roasted malts, some dark roasted coffee beans, plenty of dark chocolate, a drop of smoke, and a subtle black cherry taste at the finish line. An extremely well done Porter.

I thought the beer's roastedness would give this beer a super dry aftertaste, but it really didn't. HF managed to keep the roastedness but not the dryness. Well done! The aftertaste was roasted but not really dry with more roasted malt, dark chocolate, smoke, and coffee beans. The roasted aspect of the aftertaste sticks around for a while. Good thing I got a glass of water nearby.

This is one beer that I've been trying to get my hands on for a while after trying it in line at a bottle release. Thanks to the CCB Brewpub for giving me that chance. It lives up to its reputation. An extremely well made Porter from Vermont. Would I drink it again? I sure would! In fact, I ordered another glass.

AltBock, Jan 16, 2014
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A - Dark brown, almost black opaque with a nice tan head and good lacing.

S - Coffee, sweet caramel, roasted malt, and earthy tones

T - Big bitterness, dark chocolate, a touch of espresso, some oak. The swallow brings everything together, with big chocolate bitterness and charred toast.

M - Full bodied. Silky smooth. Low side of moderate carbonation. Semi-dry finish.

O - This is the definition of what a porter is. If you had to choose a beer to define a category this is it when it comes to porters for me. Another solid brew from HF.

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On tap at Prohibition Pig. Just an exceptional beer. It's been a long, long time since I rated a beer this highly.

In a tulip the beer was black. There was a small, café au lait colored head with a smattering of lace.

Aroma of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt.

Complex taste. One minute I'm tasting sweet chocolate, the next minute dark chocolate, then espresso.

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I could drink this forever.

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Happy to get to try this one on tap at the Lazy Boy in White Plains, NY a few months ago and this is reviewed from notes.

Pours near black with a dark tan head. Leaves tons of fine lace covering the glass all the way to the top of the glass.

Dense dark chocolate nose.

More dark chocolate, vanilla and dark malty notes. Densely flavorful and super smooth. Finishes with a quite dry flourish. All star porter. Well worth seeking out.

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Everett Porter from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 1,694 ratings.