Everett Porter - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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4.33/5 rDev -4.4%
On tap at Hill Farmstead.
A: dark black in the middle to brown on the edges with a thick tan head that leaves a nice layer on top for the duration of my drink.
S: coffee, sweet caramel, roasted malt, and earthy tones
T: very earthy with a slight sweetness, quite a bit of coffee and roasted notes, and a touch of smoke and chocolate.
M: medium body with a light feeling carbonation that is enough to replenish the layer of head with each sip but not be overwhelming.
O: excellent beer with great characteristics, but not one I would reach for all the time. It's balanced with hoppy bitterness and the sweetness, and a great fall beer. Glad I picked up a few bottles.
09-10-2012 17:37:20 | More by Holland
4.78/5 rDev +5.5%
Yeah, this shit is brolic.
A- Ruby up to light black with no light khaki head big bubbles
S- sticky coffee toffee and chocolate. bit of plum and smokiness
T- huge chocolate coffee and boozy raisniness. tastes like chocolate malts + a touch of special b
M- perfectly creamy, round and rich. chewy, and delicate at the same time.
O- perfect example of the American Porter. Big in character yet easily accessible (very complex and appealing). left me wanting more
Look forward to more Hill Farmstead offerings.
09-09-2012 06:37:08 | More by maximep
4.63/5 rDev +2.2%
500ml bottle into a tulip glass. No clue what age/vintage it is, but I believe its somewhat fresh.
A - Pitch black body which lets zero light through. Massive fluffy mocha head. Settles down to a frothy cap with crazy amounts of retention. The foam just clings to the glass the entire time. Probably the best lacing I've ever seen on a beer.
S - Robust indeed. Deep roasty malts, fresh espresso beans, sweet and lactic milk chocolate, and a touch of bitter mineral rich water. Finishes with sweet and rich vanilla. Perfect aroma.
T - Follows the nose with a pleasant mix of intense espresso beans, milk chocolate, vanilla and perfectly roasted malts. Just a touch of hop bitterness to work against the sweetness and richness of it all. Booze isn't present in the taste but there is a light warmth happening in the throat.
M - Slick and coating mouth feel. Very silky with a high level of carbonation that prevents it from being cloying.
O - The best porter I'v ever had, easily. Which sucks considering how tough it is to get bottles of this beer. Hype and availability aside, Hill Farmstead is the real deal. Unbelievable beer.
09-05-2012 01:00:45 | More by davey101
4.7/5 rDev +3.8%
Picked up a 750mL growler of Hill Farmstead's big Porter, Everett, from the brewery during an early August beer pilgrimage. Served from the growler into a pint glass. Review is from notes.
Appearance (4.5/5): Everett pours a nearly-black with brown highlights and is topped by a nice milk chocolate brown head of foam. This is a black beauty if there ever was one. Good things to come, I'm sure.
Smell (5/5): Everett's aroma is quite pungent and VERY nice: notes of fresh brewed coffee, dark chocolate, roasted nuts spring to the fore. Roasty–one for the cooler months, for sure. Mellow, not very aggressive, and despite being a quite robust 7.5% ABV Porter, not a hint of booze in the nose. Top marks! The nose on this American Porter blows the doors even off of the venerable Founders Porter.
Taste (4.5/5): The first thing one notices when drinking Everett is the roastiness, its dominant character. It stays in the driver's seat for the whole ride and lingers on into the long finish. Flavors of dark chocolate and fresh brewed coffee are there beautifully balancing against the roast fest and provide some sweetness and bitterness, respectively. There is some subtle, herbal hoppiness to the beer, too. Not a sweet beer, and it's also a little dry. The overall effect is wonderful: Everett ends up tasting like a flourless chocolate cake with a side of toasted almonds or walnuts. Excellent.
Mouthfeel (4.5/5): Everett is smooth as silk, not very viscous, full-bodied and semi-dry. Its medium-light carbonation does not leave one wanting–you don't want a roasty dark beer like this to be bubbly! No, Everett is a silky palate massage if there ever was one. It has a looong finish that is a bit bitter and dry. Again, premium stuff.
Overall (4.5/5): With all the insanely good hoppy stuff that Hill Farmstead puts out it can be easy to overlook their "house porter," Everett. Don't! Here is an American Porter with serious body, incredibly well balanced, deep flavors, a long finish, and a smooth finish (for when you get tired Abner's big, tropical fruit bitterness, maybe). Enjoy it with friends.
08-28-2012 02:26:44 | More by hagbergl
4.15/5 rDev -8.4%
not sure about all the hype around this one. on tap at the farmhouse tap in burlington. pours thick dark brown color, blacker than molasses, but with similar viscosity. short tan head rests atop but fades fast. it smells smokey and earthen, curious malt profile, and maybe some black pepper. its a unique aroma to say the least. the flavor is also quite different from other porters ive has, it starts kind of boozy and mellows into a rich malt roast and there is that pepper like flavor again. the finish is thin and empty in feel, but full of flavors of cocoa and tobacco. so hard to place this one. the booze is not well hidden in my opinion and it felt a bit strong. mouthfeel is right on, its bigger than a lot of porters in body, but it drinks nice and smooth, not weighty at all. it went well with the rare lamb burger, but i certainly didnt think this was the best porter ive ever had. that pepper flavor in the middle is still confusing me though... ill have to try this again in another setting.
08-27-2012 19:52:23 | More by StonedTrippin
4.48/5 rDev -1.1%
Poured from a bottle provided by ejyoung.
Syrupy black, with a thin yet dense head the color of cardboard. The bubbles stick to the walls and remain as a thick, frothy layer.
Woo. GREAT aroma. A smooth, robust blend of oats, chocolate malt, a touch of coffee, sweet wort boiling on the stove.
Equally solid flavor. Bigger bitterness, dark chocolate, a touch of espresso, some oak. The swallow brings everything together, with big chocolate bitterness and charred toast. Amazing balance.
Creamy medium body, thick in the mouth. Very soft, gentle carbonation and a touch of fizz. Not a hint of alcohol.
Great balance, flavor, and body. Very well-balanced, robust and delicious.
08-27-2012 04:50:47 | More by Phelps
4.55/5 rDev +0.4%
500ml bottle into Duvel tulip.
Appearance: Free pour yields a 1 inch darkish tan head that dissipates slowly leaving a tight ring of lacing. Pours solid black and looks full bodied. Leaves some lacing islands.
Smell: Coffee and cocoa, roasted malt, pastry sweetness, hint of piny hops that might be placebo. Booze infused pastry aromas, though all told not much alcohol in the nose. Develops with time, and smells great.
Taste: Follows the nose. Rich and delicious, with some prickly hop flavor at the end and moderate bitterness. Long chocolate cake aftertaste. Gets into coffee liqueur territory with the malt complexity. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, dark roast coffee, some nice burnt, husky/nutty roasted malt near the end. Aftertaste takes on some anise flavor with the chocolate cake after awhile.
So much going on, and it all works. This would be getting a 4.5 for flavor if the beer was an 11%ABV Russian Imperial Stout.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied. Silky smooth. Low side of moderate carbonation. Semi-dry finish. Perfection.
Overall: Everything about this beer is outstanding. It's ostentatiously good, like the brewer is trying to embarrass everyone else-- "See, this is how much flavor you can get out of these ingredients. Try harder everyone!"
08-22-2012 01:41:56 | More by Pahn
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
4.18/5 rDev -7.7%
Big thanks to Pahn for this huge want! Thanks a ton Evan, I still owe ya!
500ml poured into a Bruery Tulip, my first hf beer I can take my time to enjoy.
A- this guy looks amazing, dark brown with a nice chocolate brown head, you know this will be a treat.
S- at first it's very muted but as it warms you get nice chocolate, some roasted and sweet malts. This is going to be good.
T- this one packs huge flavors! Lots of chocolate upfront, perfect amount of roastiness. The flavors are all melded together very well. Each sip beckons another. Funny enough the after taste is fantastic!
M- I believe this is why hf beers succeed. You can tell right away they strived for the perfect mouthfeel, and this one is near perfect. Nice thick body that's like velvet on the tongue. The flavors really stick to the mouth. Delicious
O- this beer is damn good. One of the better porters out there for sure. If your a porter fan it doesn't get much better, this is a must. I need to try more hf. I need to try the ba version
08-18-2012 05:32:29 | More by KevSal
Everett Porter from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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