Everett Porter - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by cfrances33:
4.48/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle thanks to WhereTheWildBeersGo, poured into a HF tulip.
Pour: Incredibly murky dark, dark brown (not quite black) with a finger of light khaki head. Head recedes to a rim and leaves minimal lacing.
Smell: Roasted coffee beans, some dark chocolate, and a slight smoke. This porter certainly smells robust.
Taste: Bitter chocolate up front, bolstered with a heavy roastiness. Follows with nice bitter coffee grounds. This beer doesn't get too complex in my opinion, but everything it does it does nearly flawlessly.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, yet incredibly fluffy (if you can describe a porter in than way). A nice sipper, that goes down easy.
Overall: It's no joke that this is hands down the best porter there is.
Serving type: bottle
09-26-2012 02:45:54 | More by cfrances33
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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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