Everett Porter - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by macrosmatic:
4.5/5 rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at CCB tasting room. Poured into a pint glass.
A: Extremely dark brown in color with essentially no visible carbonation. Forms only a moderate tan head - but the head has quite a thick, sticky foamy consistency.
S: Chocolate, caramel, slight bacon smoke, vanilla. This smells pretty roasty.
T: This is likely one of the most complex porters I've ever had. Chocolate, cacao, mocha, toffee, vanilla, dark spicy, all with roasted malt. There is just a touch of (hickory?) smoke mid-swallow, especially if I exhale. There is sweetness near the end but a still has a drying finish.
M: The alcohol is nearly unnoticeable. This has an amazing, thick creamy mouthfeel.
O: This is really well done. I'm not generally a big fan of any smoke flavor, but the smokiness here is subtle and compliments rather than overpowers the other flavors. A nice touch & not enough to detract. My first Hill Farmstead brew, but I hope the first of many.
Serving type: on-tap
07-08-2012 20:46:42 | More by macrosmatic
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5/5 rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
On draft at the Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier, VT (great bar!). They served Everett to me in a tulip. Deep, dark brown body: nearly black. Two fingers of red-tinged, dark brown head.
I'm not the biggest fan of porters. I enjoy them, but they never wow me. This one WOWed me. Everett is pitch-perfect. Great nose, great taste. The mouthfeel is so rich and creamy. I drank it while eating the meat flatbread I ordered, and the two paired so very well together.
Can't wait to head up to Hill Farmstead and get myself a growler of Everett!
Serving type: on-tap
07-07-2014 23:56:39 | More by MakeMineADoubleJack
4.28/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
500ml bottle served in a snifter. Bottled 10/2013.
Appearance: Pours a dark brown with 2 fingers of a darker tan head with good retention. Once in the glass the body is opaque and nearly black.
Smell: Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and faint notes of caramel sweetness, smoke and earth.
Taste: Same as the aroma. Malt sweetness hits right upfront followed by dark chocolate, roasted malt, earthy hops and a mild bitterness that comes through in the finish and aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Fully bodied, with a thick creamy mouthfeel and medium fine carbonation. Much fuller feel than I would expect from a 7.5% beer.
Overall: My first Hill Farmstead beer and I'm not disappointed. This is definitely an excellent porter, though it's not so much better than some of it's easier to obtain counterparts that it warrants going to great lengths to obtain.
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2014 23:03:20 | More by Jonada
Everett Porter from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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