Everett Porter - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Everett PorterEverett Porter

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,942 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,942
Reviews: 310
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 7.52%
Wants: 1,041
Gots: 216 | FT: 13
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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Ratings: 1,942 | Reviews: 310
Photo of edward_boumil
4.76/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First review on this site, not my first rodeo however. None-the-less, given the score of this beer definately a big beast to tackle

From a grolwer poured into a mid-sized snifter

Look: Black, opaque, with a slight reddish-brown hue on the edges. Nice head, tan colored though dissipates rather quickly. Lacing is decent though also doesn't linger too long. Looks like your standard porter.

Smell: Incredibly pleasant, sweet chocolate obviously comes to mind. Hints of sweetness and just a touch of alcohol can be picked out. What separates this one for me is that sweetness, though. Very pleasant aroma.

Taste: Chocolate is what really comes to mind here, like a 95% cocoa chocolate, which lends a nice bitterness to the beer. This is balanced by a sweetness. Also there are excellent hints of smoke, not detected on the nose initially. These notes are present yet not overpowering. Overall an incredibly balanced brew.

Mouthfeel: Malt lends an astringency, which I find enjoyable. Other than that it is quite smooth with adaquate carbonation for the style.

Overall: An incredible porter, hard to say if it's the best I've ever drank without side-by-side comparision but can say with confidence its definately up there. Will definately be making a trip up to VT soon for another fill of this one.

Photo of gcasher
4.63/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Rich roasted malt with cocoa and creamy mouthfeel. Can't get a better Porter. Served from a growler.

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.1/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice Smooth Porter! Great mouthfeel! I love HF Beers!!!

Photo of jjdc
4.62/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

6/13 bottling. Thanks Arsenal_MC! Deep, deep inkiness in the glass -- lovely dark chocolate or dirty motor oil. The flavor is silky and decadent. Roasty malt, coffee, cocoa powder and Hershey's syrup. It just keeps unfolding and unfolding. As big, bold and complex as some boozier BA treatments. But still has that signature HF balance. Superior porter here.

Photo of marcfromphilly
4.32/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2014 Bourbon Barrel Aged drank at Resevoir Waterbury VT

Photo of MissSmisje
4.49/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Best porter I've ever had. Huge roasted malts, browned toast, a hint of sweetness to balance it.

Photo of founddrama
4.02/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Rich, but mellow. Dark in the glass -- a rich, deep brown like a cup of black coffee. (But alas, doesn't get much head and then that fades quickly.) Flavor is robust -- rich roasted grains with a touch of bitterness to finish it. But it mellows out nicely.

Photo of fredmugs
4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Seem pretty basic to me.

Photo of Desp59
1.54/5  rDev -65.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Way too roasty. Porters are a tough style for me.

Photo of markgugs
4.7/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

500ml bottle (Oct 2013) poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed wine tulip

First pour is amber brown, quickly becomes almost purely opaque, dark as night. A solid 1-inch mocha head forms, featuring 100s of tiny bubbles, and while it doesn't stick around forever, it manages to retain itself quite well with lots of sticky lacing. While this should have been drunk when it was much more fresh, the nose still produces ample roast coffee & cocoa notes, leaving no doubt to the sweet nature of the brew. Flavor-wise, it features the perfect amount of sweetness, reminds me of the hint of vanilla soy from a Starbucks drink, closing in on mocha rich. Finish produces that moderately bitter coffee bite, but it all works, in fact, it's perfect. On top of all that, the mouthfeel is unparalleled for a non-BA, sub-8%, porter. Incredible beer. Quite likely the best "regular" porter I've ever had.

Photo of thirstyturtle
4.83/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had a 750ml growler last Sunday filled the day before. Simply one of the best beers I've ever tasted.

Photo of jcarroll10
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The best porter I've ever tasted.

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled October of 2013. Probably lost a step or two since then but still a very nice malt backbone with coffee and chocolate influence.

Photo of BradMatton13
4.33/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This actually my favorite beer from Hill Farmstead

Photo of Labeorphile
4.38/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Good, but a little thin. Overrated to me.

Photo of Jaxbrew
4.89/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Creamy, roasty, smooth, delicious, yes!!!! Prefer draft, but bottle is just fine!

Photo of primrose54
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

I feel that great lakes makes a better porter. I do live in cleveland...

Photo of Gperson
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

At Three Penny in Montpelier yesterday. Shouldn't ask anything else from a porter. Have had it in the past and thought it had a little too much sweetness, but yesterday they nailed it.

Photo of mick303
4.7/5  rDev +4%

Such a mindblowing porter. Dark black with a great lacing, strong aromas of coffee and earthy hop bitterness, lots of grapefruit citrus. Taste shows cranberry, dark malts and a really robust dark malt profile, smooth coffee and dark chocolate provoke, a gentle carbonation from the growler. A lingering finish with citrus rind, piny forest with a herbal edge. Very full body with a really rich creamy mouthfeel but also a quite assertive bitterness. Espresso, licorice, black molasses, grapefruit citrus, smoky woody character matched by a creamy body and an upfront bitterness. A very flavourful porter, and matched by its great body and balance, delicious and certainly of the most aromatic and well made porters I've tried.

Photo of Nefarious
3/5  rDev -33.6%

This bottle was infected. It poured like maple syrup, and was the slimiest, sludgy beer I've ever tasted. Will have to revisit when I get a non-infected bottle.

Photo of yarnbomb
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

Smoky, rich, and of course it's delicious.

Photo of hillvt4me
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

Crying shame what the bros scored this beer; try again.

Photo of dboon
4.25/5  rDev -6%

Bottle. Dark brown with a mocha head. Nice roasted malt aromas. Easy drinking with a really good mouthfeel and body. Rich roasted malt notes with mellow caramel, chocolate, toffee, and expresso undertones. Honestly, I prefer an imperial stout to a porter 99 out of 100 times. However, this is a very fine ale and an exception to the rule. One quick side note, this bottle had a bit of age on it so the hop characteristics were diminished. This is one HF beer that lives up to the hype...

Photo of SebD
4.3/5  rDev -4.9%

Appearance: It has a nice jet black color to it. It has a nice creamy tan head that dies down moderately slow and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of loads of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, faint smoke and some dark fruit.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a loads of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, some vanilla, some smokiness and some sweet dark fruit in the back.

Mouthfeel: It has a low-med carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by great flavors and aromas. Another solid beer from Hill Farmstead.

Serving type: growler

Photo of KornWallace
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

Date: 8/2/14
Location: Growlers Beer Bistro
Glassware: Sniffer

Appearance: Black in color. Towards the edges the beer has a reddish tinge. Tan to milk chocolate colored carbonation. Full long lasting head. Great retention. Good cling cause a very nice cascading appearance.
Aroma: Chocolate malts. Coffee grinds sweet chocolates and battering chocolates. No hop aroma.
Flavor: Way more flavorful then the aroma lets on. Chocolate Malts. Toast. Really nice chocolates flavors. Just a touch of sourness.
Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium carbonation.

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Everett Porter from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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