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Everett Porter - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Everett PorterEverett Porter

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,657 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,657
Reviews: 287
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 7.28%
Wants: 830
Gots: 210 | FT: 19
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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jwat

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

09-29-2012 19:32:42 | More by jwat
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

09-29-2012 18:20:02 | More by iL0VEbeer
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vonnegut21

New York

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

09-28-2012 15:40:43 | More by vonnegut21
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heffnate77

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

09-27-2012 17:52:07 | More by heffnate77
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meaghan2k

New York

5/5  rDev +10.4%

09-27-2012 17:48:15 | More by meaghan2k
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FalconA

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

09-27-2012 05:09:39 | More by FalconA
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cfrances33

Illinois

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
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SpeedwayJim

New York

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
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amnesia85

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

09-24-2012 01:18:03 | More by amnesia85
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WeisGuy

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

09-23-2012 23:49:29 | More by WeisGuy
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GermanHero

Vermont

5/5  rDev +10.4%

09-23-2012 16:56:57 | More by GermanHero
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SourinQns

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

09-23-2012 01:09:23 | More by SourinQns
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rderedin

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

09-22-2012 21:49:51 | More by rderedin
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stakem

Pennsylvania

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
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dcolatriano

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

09-20-2012 02:19:40 | More by dcolatriano
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Mark000

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

09-20-2012 01:50:08 | More by Mark000
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shebby

Utah

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

09-20-2012 00:00:28 | More by shebby
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Willytee3

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

09-17-2012 04:15:32 | More by Willytee3
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stmgl01

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

09-17-2012 02:54:24 | More by stmgl01
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HevvyMetalHippie

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

09-16-2012 21:24:00 | More by HevvyMetalHippie
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SamuelJackson45

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

09-15-2012 04:39:05 | More by SamuelJackson45
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Googs

New York

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

09-15-2012 02:29:25 | More by Googs
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

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
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indychups

California

5/5  rDev +10.4%

09-13-2012 23:40:28 | More by indychups
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BeerForHokie

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

09-12-2012 22:31:55 | More by BeerForHokie
Everett Porter from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 1,657 ratings.