Everett Porter - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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United Kingdom (Wales)
4.39/5 rDev -3.1%
Long story short, this porter is just awesome.
Black in color. Tan head with lace.
Flavors of coffee, roasted malts, cocoa, chocolate, caramel, and vanilla. Rich and creamy. A little bit of hops show. Reminds me of 11 darkness.
Mouthfeel: smooth and creamy. Full bodied with a nice amount of carbonation. Ends a little dry and roasted.
Overall, one of the best porters I have had. Everything you could ask for in a porter.
03-26-2013 23:13:21 | More by mothman
4.22/5 rDev -6.8%
Everett in my glass at Capone's
Everett (never name your kids this) came to me looking porterish with a dark shoe shine polish brown look with blackness creeping in. A nice whisp of head up top with slotz of lace here and there. Smell is malt ridden with some smoke and coffee beans underlined with some dark fruit and peat. Taste is a robust porter, this one screams malts and shows em off to. Roasty malt, Smoky malt and probably some others. The coffee comes through and some cocco powder and even a little vanilla under all of that. This is what a porter should be, no bells and whistles. Feel was stepping up from medium and it was just dank, I cant explain it any other way. I coulda drank a shit ton of this.
06-04-2011 03:12:35 | More by BARFLYB
4.98/5 rDev +9.9%
500ml bottle purchased at the brewery.
Poured into an imperial pint, formed a 1/4" dark brown head over the opaque dark brown/black brew. Head fades ever-so sedately, with leggy, slow-falling lace. Aroma is the definition of robust. Hearty dark malts and sweet chocolate.
Taste starts with thick chocolate, creamy chocolate milk in the middle, balances out with some bitterness and coasts through the close. Mouthfeel is amazingly smooth, and drinkability is superb.
I told myself I wouldn't be misled by the label or the brewery, but I swear, the contents support the accolades. One of the definitive standards of the style out there right now. Don't let the dirt roads deter you.
08-21-2012 01:31:09 | More by ppoitras
District of Columbia
4.45/5 rDev -1.8%
Michael knew how much I wanted this and generously donated it to our tasting today. Yet another extremely gracious gesture from an exceptional member of this community. Very cool. Thanks man!
The beer is dark brown, verging on black, with a gargantuan, soapy, beige head that coats the tumbler with lacing. The aroma offers chocolates, roast, malt, dark chocolates, hints of coffee. Great flavor. Really smooth. Not overpowering or exceptionally bold, but rather, well balanced, easy drinking, and highly enjoyable. One of the best porters I have ever had.
01-08-2012 21:09:59 | More by Huhzubendah
4.98/5 rDev +9.9%
Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.
A wonderful creamy mocha cocoa brown and light chocolate head, forms really nicely, settling down to a nice three finger controlled head, some swiss cheese character, but mostly even on bubble size. Lots of valleys and retention in the head. Body is a nice dark dark walnut brown getting near black, almost red hue, slight red hues even for the entire body, a little bit of flake of yeast at the bottom not a lot, and some rising carbonation but you really have to look. Really sexy looking beer.
A great nose on this brew just flat out wonderful. Coffee, warm chocolate, wonderful milk cream, and roasting malts. Great chocolate sense, rich creamy dark chocolate, milky sensations with cream egging on the coffee angle and nice small sweetness. Just flat out wonderful and great.
Taste is just unreal. One of the most perfectly balanced beers for its style it seems, knocking out flavors that some Russian Imperials could only dream of. Fantastic chocolate sensations, and dry malts, with tobacco mixing finishes. Thick body rich without syrup and a light porter body. Creamy unbelievable mouthfeel with still a light body, in just a hint .. a hint of playful carbonation. I don't know how they got that. Coffee and chocolate is just EVERYWHERE on the palate. Even a small lingering hop so faint.
This brew is literally the definition of every taste and beer component done to perfection, and balanced so nicely. This is hands down the best porter I have ever had to date. I haven't had every Porter imaginable, but this is a practicaly working definition of the "perfect" beer.
06-08-2012 02:35:49 | More by smakawhat
4.43/5 rDev -2.2%
Big thanks to ferillo for this one.
A: Pours black with a massive tan head on top, very thick, two fingers in height with great retention. Thick foam lacing on all sides of the glass.
S: Some roasted malt and barley, chocolate, a little coffee. There is some caramel and a slight sweetness to it, almost like a milk stout.
T: Very roasty, but in a really good way. There is a nice underlying chocolate/creamy sweetness that balances this beer. As it warms more chocolate comes out. Very tasty.
M: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Slightly dry finish. Extremely smooth and easy drinking.
O: A great porter, probably the best I have had thusfar. Drinks easy with a great flavor profile. Lives up to its reputation.
07-02-2012 02:04:15 | More by mdaschaf
3.93/5 rDev -13.2%
Really dark porter, just a hair under black, nice pretty creamy head on it, over 1" in depth. Good retention of the lace as well. Aroma, dark chocolate, solid, but not substantial roast aroma, didn't really get much if anything in the way of coffee.
Taste, pretty smooth, like there's a bunch of oatmeal used. Very smooth, very rich. I think there's a little touch of vanilla in there. Or maybe its caramel I'm tasting and that's helping with the smoothness, not a robust porter in the sense its a highly hopped one, it really just lays something down smooth. Alcohol hid well. Carbonation is spot on. Frankly, I don't really see what is robust, its really good and all, but not because it is robust or in your face, its nice because its a smooth operator.
One of the better porters I've had in awhile. Unless you count the BBXXIII as a true porter. . . this is a very good non bal porter.
03-21-2012 02:50:41 | More by Beerandraiderfan
4.48/5 rDev -1.1%
Poured from a 500ml bottle into my Dogfish snifter. It poured black in color with a thick, frothy tan head filling the top inch of the glass. great head retention and lacing as I drank it. Couldn't really ask anything more for the style.
The aroma has some milk chocolaty, caramel flavors to it. I get a little of a milk stout, sweeter, lactose like quality out of it as well. Very light on the roasty, darker malts compared to how much come through in the taste.
The taste shows a little more of the dark, bitter-sweet chocolate and caramel flavors to it up front. In the finish is where more of the roasty, bitter, slightly burnt malts come out. Great balance between the sweet, chocolaty and roasty, bitterness.
The mouthfeel is heavy and creamy with carbonation being a little below average. Great mouthfeel for the style. Overall it was a great beer. Tons of flavor to it and very well balanced. It wasn't a beer that completely blew me away or offered something completely unique for the style, it was just a fantastic tasting, well made porter. Great beer overall.
Update: Such a different beer from the growler I had on 3/10/12. Much more coffee and roasted qualities in the aroma. More lactose and caramel sweetness in the taste with a strong coffee presence. Very good, but I liked the bottle version I had a few months ago better.
01-21-2012 00:12:46 | More by billab914
4.53/5 rDev 0%
Bottle shared by Corey – much obliged!
Pours black with a half-finger light brown head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving decent lacing.
Smells of heavy roasted malts with large amounts of dark chocolate. Also present are light espresso coffee bean and crisp earthy hop aromas.
Tastes very similar to how it smells. Robust roasted malt flavors kick things off and are tempered quickly by good amounts of smooth dark chocolate. Midway through the sip the roasted flavors subside further with the addition of earthy hops. Very slight amounts of smoke come into play near the end of the sip before fading out into a moderately bitter ending.
Mouthfeel is good. It’s got a nice thickness with solid carbonation.
Drinkability is great. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.
Overall this beer reminded me of Cadillac Mountain Stout with a hint of smokiness – no bells or whistles but nearly flawless. Well worth a shot.
06-01-2011 19:27:21 | More by glid02
4.58/5 rDev +1.1%
Bottle shared by Pino, via Marcus. Thanks a whole ton to both y'all. 500ml into a tulip.
Black with a tan/brown head. Great retention and good lacing. Nose has an amazing roast character, milk chocolate and even a hint of licorice. Taste has again a phenomenal roasted malt character, some toasty notes, milk and darker chocolate and the hops are still prominent in the background. Mild acidity. Medium feel, and carbonation could be taken down a half notch. I would worship this on cask.
03-17-2013 15:05:58 | More by liamt07
4.58/5 rDev +1.1%
Bottle courtesy of bring, thanks! Poured into a snifter.
A: The dark brown color borders on black, with an enormous brown head that remains for over five minutes. A beer of this style cannot improve in appearance. Lacing completely coated the glass as the head slowly receded.
S: Dark chocolate and an upper moderate level of roast with some char. Upper low sweetness. Earthy hops. Dash of caramel accompanies a bready and grainy quality. Whisper of coffee and very faint dark fruit presence.
T: Moderate roastiness with a lower moderate level of sweetness. The chocolate profile resembles dark chocolate with a little caramel, toffee, and nuttiness. Coffee flavor is at an upper low level and there's a dash of biscuit. Bitterness is at an upper low level and the hop profile is earthy and restrained. Alcohol flavor is very faint. The finish is dry, with chocolate and roast.
M: Medium in body with moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is silky, creamy, and sticky. Fantastic.
Overall: An exceptional Robust Porter. Highly recommended.
06-16-2011 04:03:05 | More by HopHead84
4.68/5 rDev +3.3%
Another 750ml growler thanks to Gushue3
Poured into a pint glass.
A - Pours a very dark brown with a 3/4 dark tan head. The head fades quickly to a thin layer and leaves good lacing on the glass.
S - Roasted malts, nuts, some coffee.
T - Hard for me to place, but in a good way. Light coffee, chocolate, nuts, mild all-around. Improves as it warms.
D - Average body and carbonation.
O - Very smooth and good. enjoyable.
10-19-2011 01:20:40 | More by HuskyinPDX
4.35/5 rDev -4%
Picked this up on my visit yesterday. I enjoyed a small sample of it and it's starting to cool down and soon, fall will be here. Perfect kind of beer for that.
Pours a pitch-black color with a thick, frothy brown head into my tulip. Excellent presentation for the style.
The aroma? Hints of rich, creamy coffee stand out at the front followed by a subtle hint of chocolate. Robust in aroma and looks thus far.
The taste is full of creamy coffee followed by dark fruit and a slight, slight hint of chocolate. In addition, there's a slight amount of hops.
Mouthfeel can only be described as full of lingering creaminess. Carbonation is just right as there's no "harshness" on the throat.
A marvelous local example of the style. I don't drink as many porters as I used to but if this becomes available on tap, I expect it to become a staple of my palate in the colder months.
08-15-2010 23:01:27 | More by Brad007
4.33/5 rDev -4.4%
On tap at the Black Back in Waterbury VT.
Pours a dark brown bordering on black with a tight tan head that sticks around for a while. Smells of roasted grains, coffee and chocolate, licorice and a hint of alcohol. Taste is smooth dark chocolate mixed with coffee and anise with hints of alcohol molasses and dark dried fruits. Velvety smooth creamy mouthfeel, moderate level of carbonation, medium to thick body. This is a fantastic porter! I just wish it were a little easier to come by.
07-14-2011 21:53:09 | More by johnnnniee
4.22/5 rDev -6.8%
Reviewed from notes: Big thanks goes out to Alec for sending this one my way. Cheers My Friend.
appearance: dark brown black with 2 finger mocha head,
smell: roast, coffee, caramel, malts,
taste: coffee, roast, malts, dry bitter finish,
mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium to full body,
overall: this is a very nice porter. well balanced and full of flavor. so glad to finally have something from this up and coming brewery.
10-23-2011 21:40:13 | More by THECPJ
Everett Porter from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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