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Everett Porter | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Everett PorterEverett Porter
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Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States | website

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

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.

Added by Brad007 on 08-15-2010

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Reviews: 366 | Ratings: 2,465
Photo of EMH73
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours almost black with a half inch tan head that dissipates fairly quickly and leaves little lacing. Smells of chocolate, roasted coffee and smoke. Taste is dark chocolate, coffee, sweet malts , smoke and a hint of vanilla. Starts off sweet and finishes moderately bitter. Medium bodied and carbonated, smooth and creamy mouthfeel, an excellent porter.

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Photo of mcvick
4.59/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle was from the end of 2015. Poured into a tulip glass. Color was nice and dark. Smell has a hint of smoke to it. Taste is smooth. Nice carbonation. If there is a better Porter out there I haven't found it yet.

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Photo of Scott17taylor
4.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Plus dark brown, not quite black, with a one finger head that dissipates after the first 2-3 drinks.
Aroma is char and roast, there is also a little booze and herbal notes but the toasty notes dominate.
Taste is smoky, chocolatey and bitter coffee. The roastiness definitely takes over in this beer. It starts sweet and malty in front and finishes with bitter roast.
Mouthfeel is medium, it's thicker than you'd expect for a 7.5% porter nice satisfying mouthfeel.
Overall this beer isn't worth trading anything crazy for, but is definitely worth going out of your way for. If you don't have to give up much for it trade for it.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Black color with mocha head. Aroma has coffee, chocolate, caramel and sweet malts. taste follows with sweet coffee and roasted malts. Finishes with coffee bitterness. Body is medium with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. Really good porter but I had higher expectations.

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Photo of rabbott2
4.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

02.24.16 bottle drank in a chalice on 5/13/2016

L - dark dark brown body with a thick tan head, nice lace for a 7.8% beer

S - roasty chocolate. excellent

T - roasty milk chocolate, some sweetness, complex and bold. fabulous

F - creamy for its ABV. drinks easier than water!

O - Love this. had this multiple times and always fantastic. best porter ive ever had

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Photo of Immortale25
4.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Dogfish traditional oversized snifter. Label says Bottled 04.06.16.

A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a 1/2 inch light brown head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Big roast in the nose brings notes of char, smoke and also some earthy hops. Also a bit of booze.

T- More smoke plus dark chocolate, char and a hint of vanilla sweetness. Somewhat bitter but very drinkable. Bitter roast aftertaste.

M- Soft and silky with medium carbonation and a full body.

O- Just as George, the brown ale, teeters on the brink of porter territory, this teeters on the brink of stout territory. The only thing keeping it from crossing the threshold is the feel as it's definitely not viscous enough to be classified as a stout. Also, the malt character, while certainly intense, does not make me think of a stout. Either way, this is some tasty stuff. I get a lot of smoke to the point that I'm surprised no smoked malt was used for this beer.

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: I get big roasted malt, sweet smelling beer. Not much else
T: sweet up front, big dark malt. Then some hop bitterness, but kept in check. It still finishes sweet.
F: light body and easy to drink
O: a good regular porter/stout. Not imperial, no adjuncts. A good beer.

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Photo of WinSconsin
4.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Unbelievable chocolate aroma. By far the smoothest porter I've had... Like a chocolate, robust shake. Big shoutout to Barry for this one. Worth the hype for sure. You're the man!

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Photo of Trevor11
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Utterly magnificent beer from Hill Farmstead and ranks second in my book only behind Society and Solitude #5. It is a black oil with a 1.5 finger dusty white head that turns into mocha tan. It smells incredible of dark chocolate and some coffee. The dark chocolate profile is so enduring that it lingers even after the distinct espresso end notes. Complex yet smooth. Would love to always have it at my fingertips.

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Photo of THSmusicman
4.54/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

500mL bottle split into two tulip glasses.

Look: Very dark. Can't see any light through it. A nice dark brown head is formed leaving very little lacing.

Smell: Smells like fudge, a tad of vanilla and coffee, and a ton of dark fruits.

Taste: Very fudgey. Almost as fudgey as Aun Mas Jesus. Dark fruits up front ending with a bit of coffee, caramel and a bit of vanilla. A touch of smoke also.

Feel: Feels a bit thick for a regular porter but it's not too thick.

Overall: This beer is fantastic. I had thr BA version last night and enjoyed that even more. This beer is definitely a top 5 porter/stout for me. Hill Farmstead knows their stuff.

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.45/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours deep black brown with a chocolate brown bubbly head. Smell is dark roast coffee, char, single origin chocolate. Taste is big roasty notes with bittersweet chocolate and malts coming together with a Chocolate Riesen candy vibe. Sweetness subsides and bold roast takes over as it warms up. Feel is soft and perfect for the style. Great beer.

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Photo of Beers-es
4.61/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a finger of dense tan head. A ridiculously thick curtain of lace coats the glass all the way down. Absolutely beautiful.

Smell is chocolatey roasted malts and dark ripe fruit. Taste is the same with some coffee flavors, with a perfectly bitter hop finish. Feel is thinner than you expect with such big flavors, but in line with the style.

Overall, a magnificent beer, well worth seeking out.

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Photo of Oswick
4.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Not a huge fan of porter, but this may have changed my mind. The bottle aroma was better than the glass, but the color was beautiful. Mouth feel was good and the finish was silky smooth. Glad I tried this one.

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Photo of BeerTheater
4.69/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Hits every note right for the style. Love having a great porter or stout that is free from adjuncts and barrel character. A lot of depth in a simple blend of ingredients. This is a beer you can fall in love with on an autumn day or just about any day. Simply good.

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Photo of Tommo
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

While this surely is delicious, i am not so sure it is a top 100 beer in america. Great body to it, nice balance of malt with bitterness, low hop with light coffee and chocolate taste. This is good, maybe the best porter ive had; i might just not be a porter guy

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Photo of Kraj30
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

the best just regular stout out there. no adjuncts... just a straight refined beautiful porter with a great nose, mouthfeel and taste.. wish i could get a BBA one..

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Photo of ragnar3
4.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle pour into a tulip. Extremely well executed roasty no-adjunct porter. Like nothing else I've tasted...to date, this is the gold standard for porters.

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Photo of dhitchcox
4.62/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: Black as oil; no transparency. Pours with 1/4 inch head, small to medium light brown bubbles
Smell: Honestly off-putting at first; slightly astringent; almost earthy. Got better with warmth and developed a roasted, mostly chocolate smell.
Taste: Very light chocolate and coffee tastes. A little smokey; reminded me a little of a tootsie roll's taste.
Feel: So drinkable for a porter. Almost watery; not syrupy at all. Very little bitterness. Not coating.
Overall: Possibly the best porter I've had. Great taste and feel. Worried by the odors at first but everything got a little better with some warmth.

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Photo of pagriley
4.22/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500ml into snifter.

L - pours dark, settles to black in the glass with an inch of good mocha head
S - chocolate, black patent malt and a hint of molasses
T - More of the same, with hints of coffee, chocolate and a slightly dry finish with ashy black patent malt
F - Medium to full for the ABV. Smooth, but not overly thick.

Overall, a very tasty beer. Nothing wow, but very well made.

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Photo of mccorvey
4.53/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really liked this beer for it's subtleties. It was nothing over the top, just really solid all the way around. It really defines what a Porter is to me.

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Photo of ArrogantB
4.15/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle from the brewery $8. Dark black, good head. Aroma is super malty, roasty, hint of dark chocolate. Flavor is super robust, I kept thinking it was on the verge of smoky but really it was dark chocolate and malt. Pretty delicious porter.

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Photo of breadwinner
4.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Everyone has their long sought brew, the one that had to be tracked down eventually. As someone weaned on dark beer, Everett was mine. So awesome to finally get to try this. Excellent pour, nice creamy head that settles over time but hangs on just enough. Nose was probably my least favorite part of the beer, though it's certainly not awful, just a bit heavy on the roasted malt, so that there's a hint of black marker in the air. Certainly some dark chocolate in there too (and, really, even chocolate can have some interesting aromas/flavors, so, again, hard to fault Everett too much here). Lovely on the palate, supremely because of a superlative body, absolutely perfect balance of rich, creamy decadence and eminent drinkability. Truly masterful. Taste is dark roasted malt, some dark chocolate perhaps, and a goodly acidic kick (this thing gave me some serious heartburn). Overall, really, really well done, that body a real revelation, and the taste pretty darn textbook, although I think it'd do especially well a touch smaller, maybe in the 5.5-6.5% range, just to take that acidic edge off. Otherwise, well done indeed.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.28/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle. Pitch black pour, thin head fades to a ring, not much lace. Roasted chocolate aroma. Deep chocolate taste, sweet and bitter cocoa, coffee in the finish. About as rich tasting porter as I've had so far. Chewy, creamy mouthfeel. This is an excellent brew.

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Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.63/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My beers of choice are generally RusImpStouts/Porters and I have started to branch out into IPA's and Saisons, etc. So when I hit HF for the first time I'm checking out beer styles that I wasn't particularly knowledgible about but was willing to try. (OMG, I'm glad I did!!) BUT, HF's darker side, this Porter really hit home. One of the best I've ever had and, like some of my other reviews, I was able to get this in bottles and I find it's a gift that keeps on giving if I dole it out slowly to myself on special occasions. Drink safely!

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.83/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very dark brown. As close to black as you can get. Substantial head, over one inch. The lacing was full of tight bubbles, and retention before it got there was excellent. Aroma bursting with roast.

Even though there was substantial roast in the nose, the taste and mouthfeel is thick and smooth. Standard no frills no adjunct porter and it does it pretty well.

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Everett Porter from Hill Farmstead Brewery
99 out of 100 based on 366 ratings.