Everett Porter - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by Bardwashrind:
4.38/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Another bottle direct from the friendly home of RSchaeffer. My first non farmhouse, non hop focused beer from Hill Farmstead.
The simple labels are beginning to mean so much to me.
Everett opens with a nice hiss and pours a steady head of tight bubbles. The carbonation is firm but not overly thick as it lasts and sticks quite nicely to the sides of the glass. Big aroma of dark coffee, some char, smoke and a bit of chalk that reminds me of limestone. Some bitterness from the hops is also present.
The first sip brings the same smokey and toasty flavors to light that were felt on the nose. Coffee, bitter chocolate, hops and a delicious bitterness holds throughout the semi-sweet body of the beer. Long on the tongue with favorable complexity that is easily enjoyed. This is a remarkable porter as it has more of the drying toasted grain flavors and bitter hopping but it all works upon the faint mineral notes. Very drinkable as the body doesn't weight down the palate with heft.
One of the better porters I have had recently, truth be told, I'm a fan of bitter dark beers so I can see some not agreeing who like the sweeter more caramelized styles. Russian River's Porter is still perhaps the beer that I find to be my favorite representation of the style but Everett will be one I hope to drink many more times in the future. Truly delicious.
Serving type: bottle
09-21-2011 02:14:36 | More by Bardwashrind
More User Reviews:
4.89/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Poured from a 750 mL growler into a HF stemmed tulip. The growler was obtained on 3/01/2014 from the brewery, and consumed on 3/03.
A- Jet black with a molasses brown hue at the edge of the glass. The small tan head from the pour recedes quickly, leaving minimal lacing. This is a beautiful beer and hits all of the visual cues that my brain is looking for in a porter. I suppose a tiny bit more head/lacing could make this a perfect 5, but I'm reaching here!
O- Wow. Just absolutely wonderful on all accounts. Fresh malted barley with a beautiful medium roast. Neither overwhelming nor faint, this one is just right. It's hard to imagine a better smelling porter.
T- Up front, it's pure malty, roasty goodness. As the mild sweetness fades, the coffee flavor starts to pick up, reaching a quite lovely combination of malt and mocha. Coffee dominates the finish, bringing on a satisfying light bitter quality that makes you crave another sip.
M - Silky smooth, this beer is not as heavy as I expected. There's minimal carbonation, yet it still feels light on the tongue. It's a bit surprising, as its not as syrupy as I expected, nor as dry. The alcohol is quite well hidden, as is the case with most HF beers.
O - Simply the best porter I have ever had. Absolutely astounding purity. I've had this on tap and from a growler, and it did not disappoint. If you are a fan of porters, I highly recommend you seek this out!
Serving type: growler
02-28-2014 21:09:40 | More by TychoNDC
Everett Porter from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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