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Everett Porter - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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1,870 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,870
Reviews: 301
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 7.52%
Wants: 960
Gots: 220 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Brad007 on 08-15-2010

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.
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.32/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I purchased this beer at the Hill Farmstead brewery during their 2nd annual Fall Fest.

Everett pours black into the glass with a small, light tan head on top. The foam dissolves quickly to a thin sheet on the surface leaving behind a few spots of lace on the glass.

The aroma is malty with notes of chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee. Hints of citrus and pine hops are also present.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is smooth, silky and lightly carbonated. The flavor begins with chocolate, coffee and a touch of roast malt. In the middle a touch of nuts and piney hops move in. It finishes sweet and leaves a lingering chocolate flavor when gone.

This is a very drinkable, full flavored beer. Very tasty and well balanced.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.55/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Big thank you to TheSevenDuffs for the bottle

Nearly jet black, ring of tan head, some lace as well on the glass. Smell is a wonderful mix of roast and chocolate, coffee notes mix with hops give off a nice bittersweet presence, a little bit of liquorice, but such a rich roast that is truly lovely is right upfront the whole time. Taste Is a mix of rich dark chocolate and roasted malts, coffee and a bit of milk chocolate with a touch of anise/liquorice, moderately bitter hop bill here as well, lovely roasted finish and chocolatey aftertaste. Lightly carbonated, full bodied, good feel throughout. This is no doubt the best porter to have met my glass, an absolutely drinkable beer that I would drink as often as I am lucky to encounter it.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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4.89/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -17%

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4.25/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Arbitrator
4.87/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Chilled bottle into a glass.

A: The body is a very dark brown with just the faintest edge translucence. Even a mild pour produces two fingers of tan head with excellent retention and lace left in its wake.

S: Roasted coffee -- done in that perfect way that brings out beans and smoke without char and vegetables. It's so prevalent that I find myself scanning the bottle to see if this, like Earl, is made with coffee. It is not. Whatever grain selection or yeast went to work here, it did its job right. Milk chocolate (a mild lactic sweetness), smoke, and dark fruit are also evident.

T: As in the nose, this beer is quite coffee-forward, though I'm aware at this point that the flavor is an effect of grain and yeast doing their work. I'm extremely impressed by its nuances of smoke, milk chocolate, and dark chocolate. A lightly spicy bite in the finish complements the resurgent smoke flavor. Wow.

M: 7.5% ABV isn't a heavyweight for my tasting group, but it's certainly a bit bigger than your usual beer. Yet Everett shows no trace of alcohol, perhaps due to the slightly fuller-than-medium body it boasts. It's not completely smooth; the peppery bite in the finish gives it a mild harshness that is unusual for a porter. I'm torn, because the pepper adds so much to the flavor, yet it detracts from the mouthfeel. I don't care. I'm rounding up.

O: I simply could not stop sipping this. Rarely do I encounter a beer I could not put down. This is one. Seek this out. It's a gold standard for the style.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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4.4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A-dark brown black opaque with a nice tan head and good lacing

S-chocolate, coffee, earthy, hint of vanilla

T-dark roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, little vanilla, hints of sweetness as well as hop bitterness

F-medium to full body with light to moderate carbonation, smooth as silk

O-fantastic Porter with great balance and flavor, best I have ever had

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4.08/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from super growler (less than 5 days old) into a tulip glass. Huge thanks to fellow BeerAdvocate for going to the HF release party to pick up a growler for me. Pours dark brown with a nice one and a half finger khaki head with beautiful lacing that lasted throughout. Aromas of grain, oatmeal, coffee, and some vanilla. Flavors of grain, wood, some alcohol and chocolate. Gosh, this beer sure reminded me of Founders Porter, but only better! There are some light bitterness throughout the session. Thick bodied with good carbonation. Nice sticky mouthfeel. Though good, wasn’t world class as many beer raters gave it.

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4.25/5  rDev -6%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A generous surprise from buddy and fellow BA rfgetz...

A - A finger's worth of rich thick densely packed menacing deep dark brown colored head... Solid retention, especially given the minimal head to start... Once fully receded you're left with a full rich creamy lacing... The color is an opaque flat black... Still with no discernible carbonation...

S - A potent mix of chocolate and coffee... The chocolate notes are predominately milk chocolate with a bit of dark chocolate mixed in... Bits of fudge... The coffee lightly roasted but still assertive... Some faint roasted malt character... Some very mild woody notes as well... Some caramel and toffee sweetness... Excellent aroma...

T - The palette displays a bit more predominance of roasted malt and coffee... The chocolate notes take a back seat but are still present... Mild caramel and toffee sweetness... A slightly charred finish...

M - On the fuller side of medium bodied... Very lightly carbonation... Thick... Rich... Mildly creamy... A bit chalky on the finish... Consistent... Very nice...

D - A top tier slightly assertive American Porter... True to the style with out blurring any style guideline... Excels in all facets... Highly recommended...

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.33/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead longstem snifter. Purchased at Winooski Beverage Warehouse for $10. Beautiful muddy beige head a good lacing. This brew is straight black with good medium to full body.

Smells of roasted malts, dark chocolate, some earthy hops, port wine, maybe a little raisin or dark fruit too.

Tastes sublime: chocolate notes, subtle roastiness, molasses, coffee, raisins, mildly bitter hops.

Mouthfeel is silky smooth up front, with subtle bitterness in the aftertaste.

Overall one of the best - if not the best - porters I've ever had. This brewery is top notch - very happy I found this bottle (last one in the shop back in September).

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4.42/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at capones.

A- comes over with little to no head just a few bubbles at the edges atop a almost pitch black body.

S- robust is right. Lots of bordering on burnt roasted malts with a deep smokey sweetness. Dark dried fruits and a rich bready hit.

T- this is all about the malts. Layer upon layer of deep roasted malts giving you dark chocolate and some espresso, with a molasses and burnt brown sugar sweetness. Lots of dried dark fruits again with some blackberries as well. Hints of smoke and char but not over the top.

M- a few steps above medium in body and lightly carbed, just enough fizz to keep things moving and light enough so it never gets to fluffy.

O- great porter and a stand out in its depth. I keep saying this about Shauns beers but I stand buy it, they are some amazing brews and as easy to drink as they are fun to dissect into their many pieces.

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.34/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500 mL bottle into a stemmed Hill Farmstead glass. No bottling date on the bottle but I picked this one up at the brewery a couple months ago.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown and leaves a half finger or so of tan head.

Smell: Roasted malt, raisins, plums, figs, coffee, chocolate.

Taste: Matches the nose: roasted malts, dark fruits, cocoa, coffee, slight bitterness. Well balanced porter. The smooth finish really sets this one apart.

Mouth-feel: Medium carbonation with a medium body, creamy. Very smooth and very well balanced.

Overall: This is an excellent porter - perhaps the best "standard" for the porter style that I have had.

Everett Porter from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 1,870 ratings.