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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

1,735 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,735
Reviews: 291
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 7.3%
Wants: 871
Gots: 215 | FT: 18
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by TheBrewo:
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4.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This brew was poured from a growler into Hill Farmstead stemware, showing the color of burnt molasses. It put up a one and a half finger head of big coffee colored bubbles, showing nice retention. Creamy rings of lacing were left around the glass as it dissipated at a slower pace. No haze or sediment was appreciated, and carbonation appeared to be active. The nose was heavy, with cloying coffee and chocolate malt melt and residual dextrins, deep black and brown malt roastiness, floral hop freshness, ash, brown sugars, mineral, glassy metallics, and warming booze. Our first impression was that this was a serious porter, with fantastic sweetness met by leafiness, sourness, and dark roast of grain. As we sipped, the buds were flooded with notes of thick roast, caramel, bittered chocolate, and caramel roastiness, soy sauce salts, green grassy and herbal hops, mineral water, baker’s yeast, vanilla icing sweetness, plum skins, and milk chocolate oiliness. The middle came to a peak with more metallics, musk and funk of grain and straw, heavy dark chocolate bitterness, molasses sweetness, devil’s food cake breadiness, white sugar, gritty yeast, and phenolic medicinals. The ending wash came with even greater sweetness of toffee and caramel candies, bittered waxiness, lactic cream, mineral, metallic coffee bean bite, vanilla extract, stark booziness, buttery warmth, brown sugar toast, tobacco leafiness, and burnt floral hops. The aftertaste breathed of salty seawater, vegetals, blackboard chalkiness, baker’s yeast bite, coffee and richly toffee malts, cooked brown sugars, earthy and floral hop balance, wild roasty sweetness, tobacco smokiness, cakey breadiness, wheat rind, distant lemon zest, and brassy metallics. The body was full, and the carbonation was medium. Each sip gave wonderful sip, smack, slurp, cream, and froth. The finishing pop was crisp, and the corners of the mouth were left sticky and taken care of. The mouth was left thickly coated and equally as sticky, with eventual dry astringency across the hard palate. The abv was appropriate, and the beer sipped excellently.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was its aroma and its flavoring. The nose gives roasty malts and robustness off the bat, with the taste following suite wonderfully. The latter actually was much more rich than expected, with toffees and caramels giving more thickness, sweetness, and flavor across the taste. This was helped along by a silky smooth feel that left the mouth coated, but also asking for more. The sip was smooth, and everything was really inviting about this beer, making it second in the line of Hill Farmstead beers that we’ve been impressed with. Fantastic for the style, deep, and contemplative.

TheBrewo, Jun 27, 2013
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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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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 1,735 ratings.