Everett Porter - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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4.48/5 rDev -1.1%
Bottle thanks to WhereTheWildBeersGo, poured into a HF tulip.
Pour: Incredibly murky dark, dark brown (not quite black) with a finger of light khaki head. Head recedes to a rim and leaves minimal lacing.
Smell: Roasted coffee beans, some dark chocolate, and a slight smoke. This porter certainly smells robust.
Taste: Bitter chocolate up front, bolstered with a heavy roastiness. Follows with nice bitter coffee grounds. This beer doesn't get too complex in my opinion, but everything it does it does nearly flawlessly.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, yet incredibly fluffy (if you can describe a porter in than way). A nice sipper, that goes down easy.
Overall: It's no joke that this is hands down the best porter there is.
09-26-2012 02:45:54 | More by cfrances33
4.9/5 rDev +8.2%
500ml bottle poured into a Founders snifter. Shared with schen9303
Appearance is absolute perfection. 1.5 finger dark mocha head with great retention. Oily legs and thick patchy lace that really sticks around. Beer is pitch black with a nice density.
Very aromatic. Notes of coffee beans, chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, liquorice, and vanilla. A very subtle hop presence floats in the background too. Super appetizing.
Opens chocolate, cocoa, and light iced coffee. Some roasted malt peaks towards the middle but not enough to overpower the sweetness, only serving to balance it out. Very small notes of dark fruit at the end with more cocoa powder and chocolate. Molasses sweetness right at the end with a fudgy and roasted malt aftertaste. Doesn't get better than this.
Medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation. Smooth and rich in the mouth and goes down smooth and slick. Spot on. Finish is slightly messy and filmy with a lingering aftertaste. Leaves me craving more.
I've never given out all 5's but this is as close as it gets to perfection for me. For a brewery known for its pale ales and saisons to put out a porter of this caliber... Shaun Hill is a master and Hill Farmstead may just be the best all-around brewery on the planet.
09-26-2012 01:23:20 | More by SpeedwayJim
3.58/5 rDev -21%
500ml bottle into a couple snifters. The brew appears black in color with some brown clarity around the edges. A finger of mocha head sits atop and slowly fades leaving a patchy wall of lace sticking to the glass. A swirl effortlessly revives the cap.
The aroma includes roast with some bright citrus notes caught between hopiness and the citrus that is present sometimes in fresh coffee beans. Some hints of bitter chocolate to nutty aspect across the back that mixes with a bit of mineral quality.
The taste is bitter cocoa coupled with some nutty grain element. Chocolate and coffee is present with roast and quite a bit of minerals that mixes with some hints of citrus hopd. Across the back it gets somewhat fruity to floral with hops. The aftertaste is somewhat musty.
This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is a nice arrangement of flavor but the hops clash a bit with the roast in almost an american black ale sort of way. Also, the mineral component here was fairly aggressive throughout, id rather that not be such a significant presence in the beer if i was to have it again.
09-21-2012 14:59:01 | More by stakem
4.43/5 rDev -2.2%
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
09-14-2012 12:06:38 | More by MDDMD
Everett Porter from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 1,657 ratings.