Everett Porter - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by mechamifune:
4.39/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
8oz pour from a growler provided to me courtesy of forum member Bluecane.
Pours with a stout-like darkness and a nice healthy looking mocha head. Strong lacing, looks well carbonated.
Smell is roasty malt and chocolate and a bit of a hop presence (strikes me as centennial but i'm probably wrong). The hop presence is far from overwhelming, but stronger than in most porters.
Taste is in line with smell, but just a little more enjoyable. Lots of roasty chocolate goodness without being overwhelming. No real sense of alcohol and no real bitterness in the finish. Just as with the smell, the hops are evident but not jarring.
Mouthfeel is fine for the style. Feels pretty smooth and is easy to drink.
Overall this is probably the best porter i've ever had. Based on its ranking, i don't feel particularly creative in making that assertion. It's super drinkable while having its hop and malt character remain assertive while simultaneously blending together well. Kind of a slightly better, lighter version of fresh Nightstalker. Give it a try if you can, but then again you already knew that.
Serving type: growler
04-22-2013 20:00:40 | More by mechamifune
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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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