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Everett Porter - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Everett PorterEverett Porter

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1,696 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,696
Reviews: 289
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 7.28%
Wants: 847
Gots: 213 | 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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4/5  rDev -11.7%

jeff1973, Jan 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

stevec32, Jan 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

camil1mj, Jan 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

thebigredone, Jan 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

Dizbro21, Jan 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

Franch, Jan 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

bpk59, Jan 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

benoit917, Jan 08, 2013
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

Gonzoillini, Jan 08, 2013
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

TARDIS, Jan 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

BeerCosmonaut, Jan 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

doughanson78, Jan 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

vande, Jan 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

nafredet1, Jan 02, 2013
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4.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.

A: Pours a very deep, dark brown. Close to black, but not quite there. A moderately aggressive pour yields about 3-4 fingers of creamy brown head. Retention is spectacular, and large sheets of clumpy lacing blanket the glass.

S: Fudge, french roast, German chocolate cake, some nutty and earthy yeast. Black cocoa powder and whiffs of charcoal-like roasted malt. Hints of vanilla and caramel. Very mild alcohol ester and some darkfruits in the background. Fig and plum.

T: Chocolate syrup, double chocolate cake, roasted coffee beans, a bit of a woody impression. Caramel and a slight creamy vanilla impression in the background. More chocolate cake. Very subtle fruity tastes of fig and date. Long, lingering finish of semi sweet dark chocolate, fudge, and roasted coffee beans.

M: Medium bodied. Extraordinarily creamy and velvety smooth. Low carbonation. You rarely come across a mouthfeel like this.

O: This is truly one of the top porters I've ever had. Its shining points are a layered, nuanced, and shifting malt complexity and an uncommonly creamy and smooth body. Its weaknesses are none.

ryan1788a5, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of flexabull
4.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of cbeer88, thanks again!

Pours a deep dark brown color with a very nice tan colored head.

Aromas are nutty, with notes of heavily roasted malts, some light dark fruits, cocoa and mineral hops. Nose is nice, but subtle.

Upon first sip I can see why this is highly regarded. Light cocoa, dark bread, coffee and slightly sweet cream flavors up front. Finish is crisp, with a nice earthy hop bite. Nice flavors, and great balance.

Mouthfeel is good, smooth, soft, and full, with nice carbonation.

Overall, a top notch porter, one of the best I've had in a while. The first Hill Farmstead beer I had was good (Holger Danske), this one is very good.

flexabull, Jan 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

ZethOfTheNorth, Dec 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

MinorThreat, Dec 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

baybum, Dec 27, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color porter with a large brown foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of dark roasted malt with light espresso notes with some light vanilla notes. Taste is a very robust porter with quite strong roasted malt notes with a side sot of espresso and light subtle green hops. Body is super full with strong carbonation, no apparent alcohol and a nice creamy texture. Probably one of the best porter I ever had a chance to drink.

Phyl21ca, Dec 24, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev -7.3%

TWStandley, Dec 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

Patrickbrusil, Dec 23, 2012
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4.7/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2012 Vintage courtesy of Auror. Many thanks!

A: Requisite deep brown, nearly opaque black color. Creamy and deep - surprisingly deep - tan head with dense lacing that breaks like that of the most viscous stouts. Remarkable.

S: Roasted and chocolate malt, dark chocolate, hazelnut. Considerable smoke from some unknown but heavenly source. Some lactose-like sweetness at the end.

T: Everything in the nose, plus: begins to taste like a smokehouse smells (lightly) as it warms, tobacco in the middle, light earthy hop bitterness in the aftertaste.

M: The pour suggested that it may have been a bit too carbonated; fortunately that was not true - it's velvety and smooth.

Overall: The benchmark American porter.

kcbaby, Dec 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -22.7%

beerwolf77, Dec 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

irv2424, Dec 21, 2012
Everett Porter from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 1,696 ratings.