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Everett Porter - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Everett PorterEverett Porter

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,858 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,858
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 7.52%
Wants: 932
Gots: 217 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Brad007 on 08-15-2010

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.
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Reviews by Pahn:
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4.55/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle into Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Free pour yields a 1 inch darkish tan head that dissipates slowly leaving a tight ring of lacing. Pours solid black and looks full bodied. Leaves some lacing islands.

Smell: Coffee and cocoa, roasted malt, pastry sweetness, hint of piny hops that might be placebo. Booze infused pastry aromas, though all told not much alcohol in the nose. Develops with time, and smells great.

Taste: Follows the nose. Rich and delicious, with some prickly hop flavor at the end and moderate bitterness. Long chocolate cake aftertaste. Gets into coffee liqueur territory with the malt complexity. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, dark roast coffee, some nice burnt, husky/nutty roasted malt near the end. Aftertaste takes on some anise flavor with the chocolate cake after awhile.

So much going on, and it all works. This would be getting a 4.5 for flavor if the beer was an 11%ABV Russian Imperial Stout.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied. Silky smooth. Low side of moderate carbonation. Semi-dry finish. Perfection.

Overall: Everything about this beer is outstanding. It's ostentatiously good, like the brewer is trying to embarrass everyone else-- "See, this is how much flavor you can get out of these ingredients. Try harder everyone!"

More User Reviews:
Photo of hillvt4me
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

Crying shame what the bros scored this beer; try again.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -6%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of SkiBum22
4.77/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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4.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

A wonderful combination of bitter and sweet. Medium-bodied.

I could drink this forever.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Billolick
4.15/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -6%

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Everett Porter from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 1,858 ratings.