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Everett Porter - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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1,691 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,691
Reviews: 288
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 7.28%
Wants: 844
Gots: 212 | FT: 17
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)
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3/5  rDev -33.8%

wpqx, Dec 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -33.8%

eagles22, Oct 02, 2013
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3.16/5  rDev -30.2%

I have never been as big a fan as hill farmstead as others. Granted I have only had about five of there beers. I have never been blown away by any of them. And a couple I have had I think are actually poor beers. The Everett however is a decent porter. There are definitely better porters out there, but this one does the trick. Nothing special at all.

vinny21bal, Nov 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -28.3%

Mikeluzzjr, Mar 25, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -27.6%

Last reviewed beer from the Blue Dog Wealth of Riches event.

A- A light brown, mocha head sits atop an entirely pitch black brew. No light gets through at all. Good head retention, and lacing trails down the glass as I drink.

S- Burnt crispy malt. Dark and bitter roast coffee.

T- A fairly dry, roasty porter. Definitely taste the coffee, with notes of cocoa as well. Fairly bitter, unsweetened. To me this seems a bit watered down. Definitely takes away from the beer.

M- Smooth medium bodied porter with medium carbonation. Quite drinkable.

O- The keep it simple approach does work for the beer, and it is good. But I don't see this porter as mind blowing as the ratings are. It tasted pretty bland to me. I would have this again and my tastebuds could've been wrecked by this point in the day anyway.

haazer, Oct 10, 2012
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3.4/5  rDev -24.9%

From 750mL growler to Portsmouth glass on 3/10/12
*From notes

-- Thanks & cheers, Eric --

A: A rich, robust chocolate brown. A good pour yields a one finger head. As it fades, decent lacing and a fair collar follow.

S: Quite green, with a good bit of coffee injecting life into the nose.

T: Thin. Watery. Cardboard. These aren't qualities that I look for in a beer, let alone a Porter from Hill Farmstead. This isn't infected or off, it's just not up to snuff with a lot of the better Porters on the market. Extremely underwhelming.

M: It feels alright, I guess. The carbonation isn't where I feel it should be, as it's (yet again) a bit thin and not overly complex or rich in the mouth.

O: How anti-climactic. HF's Everett is one of the biggest letdowns I've come across in some time. The rest of the tasting group bought into the hype with this and rather enjoyed it. But me....nah. It's simply a Porter.

Rhettroactive, Mar 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -22.7%

1noa, Mar 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -22.7%

EgadBananas, Feb 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -22.7%

Dajtai007, Apr 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -22.7%

GwWhite, Aug 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -22.7%

supercodes, Aug 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -22.7%

Jlang2012, Jan 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -22.7%

ajzy, May 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -22.7%

beerwolf77, Dec 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -22.7%

Johnny_Danger, May 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -22.7%

funkel81, Feb 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -22.7%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -22.7%

BSchnab, Aug 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -22.7%

riemster, Mar 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -22.7%

gpawned, May 17, 2013
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3.58/5  rDev -21%

500ml bottle into a couple snifters. The brew appears black in color with some brown clarity around the edges. A finger of mocha head sits atop and slowly fades leaving a patchy wall of lace sticking to the glass. A swirl effortlessly revives the cap.

The aroma includes roast with some bright citrus notes caught between hopiness and the citrus that is present sometimes in fresh coffee beans. Some hints of bitter chocolate to nutty aspect across the back that mixes with a bit of mineral quality.

The taste is bitter cocoa coupled with some nutty grain element. Chocolate and coffee is present with roast and quite a bit of minerals that mixes with some hints of citrus hopd. Across the back it gets somewhat fruity to floral with hops. The aftertaste is somewhat musty.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is a nice arrangement of flavor but the hops clash a bit with the roast in almost an american black ale sort of way. Also, the mineral component here was fairly aggressive throughout, id rather that not be such a significant presence in the beer if i was to have it again.

stakem, Sep 21, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev -19.9%

Pours dark and thick, nice frothy head, does indeed look "robust" and I would guess a higher abv than 7.5% based on the appearance.

This beer is somewhat disappointing though...rich and sweet as you would expect, maybe some chocolate and vanilla, but it's too malty for me to really love. Needs either some more roast, some more hop character, or some more pronounced chocolate. Mouthfeel is thick and really nice, and overall this is a good and solid porter, but it was the weakest HF beer out of a lineup of ten and I really didn't think this was anything exceptional.

7.0/10

AlexFields, Feb 20, 2013
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3.65/5  rDev -19.4%

Hill Farmstead Everett, 9-oz glass at Sunswick 35/35 in Astoria, Queens, New York.

Appearance: About a finger worth of mocha-colored head that lasts and lasts. Great pitch-black looks, menacing but inviting. Persistent lacing and tingly carbonation.

Smell: Smooth, hard to pin. Tad of hops. Bitterness, chocolate, high-end bakery.

Taste: Very roasty-bitter, chocolaty at the end of the sip. Liquid smoke and burnt sugar. Licuorice, nice spicy-hoppy feel in the lips. Coffee all around.

Mouthfeel: A little watery-thin, but good rich-creamy feel nonetheless. Low carbonation and body, medium flavor. Dry finish.

Overall: A good porter indeed, mighty drinkable despite the hefty ABV. Probably better than most American Porters, but not up to the standard-bearer: Founders Porter.

DoubleSimcoe, May 29, 2012
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3.73/5  rDev -17.7%

From notes: Poured from a growler brought back to "the city" by a friend.

A small but thick head forms. Beer is super dark and a swirl around the glass reveals a very viscous beer. It clings leaving a dark golden slickness almost like molases. As viscous as a beer twice its ABV. One of the most visualy beautiful beers I've seen.

Smell is roasted malt, a little plumb, other dark fruits. Just a whiff of alcohol.

Taste is big bold roasted malt and molasses up front that fades quickly revealing a sweet finish. Further sips bring out the sweetness.

Thick, medium carbonation, slick.

Overall this beer tastes great up front but suffers from the overly sweet finish. I understand that there is supposed to be a bit of that in a porter but it goes too far. Almost milk stout like. Could use a touch more hops to even things up.

Cascade77, Mar 24, 2011
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3.73/5  rDev -17.7%

This beer poured out as a deep brownish black color with a thin film on top. Not much head on there or any lacing either. The smell of the beer is a mixture or roasted and smoked malts. The taste of the beer gives off a decent flavor of smoked malt that isn't salty which is a good thing. There isn't much in the way or chocolate or other roasted flavors in this one. The mouthfeel was on the thinner side, kinda low in carbonation. Overall this beer is decent in my opinion, I'm not really a fan of smoked flavors but I think for people who are this beer is awesome for them. I was happy to have tried it.

Knapp85, Sep 30, 2012
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Everett Porter from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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