Everett Porter - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by brentk56:
4.08/5 rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours pitch black with a mocha cap of foam; decent retention and a shard or two of lace
Smell: Chocolate and char dominate, with some hops and licorice underneath
Taste: Chocolate and char, up front, with nuts and licorice arriving in the middle with the earthy hops; a bit astringent in the finish though there is a hint of vanilla in the aftertaste
Mouthfeel: Full bodied and somewhat creamy, with moderate carbonation
Overall: I aged my bottle for a couple of years and perhaps that is why I am not as excited about the porter as are others; still, it is quite nice - just not the bee's knees to me
Thanks, acurtis, for the opportunity
Serving type: bottle
05-23-2013 03:42:12 | More by brentk56
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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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