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Everett Porter - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,684 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 1,684
Reviews: 288
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 7.28%
Wants: 839
Gots: 212 | 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%

mcbeerbrew, Apr 30, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev -6.6%

500mL bottle poured into Hair of the Dog tulip, reviewed on 4/29/12.

A: Pours a dark clear brown with frothy mocha head. Great retention leaves some lacing around glass.

S: Loaded with toasted malt and hints of cocoa and coffee. Hop and alcohol presence are both faint. As it warms the 7.5% ABV becomes more apparent.

T: Taste follows the aroma with rich lightly roasted malt and some chocolate. Sweetness is balanced by above average hop bitterness for a porter. A mild herbal hop flavor and some alcohol come through more towards the finish.

M: Body is on the fuller side of medium with moderate carbonation. Finishes semi-dry with some bitterness

O: Nice, rich flavorful porter, good drinkability but I feel a bit less bitterness would make this dangerously easy drinking. Another solid offering from Hill Farmstead.

Azurescens, Apr 30, 2012
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4.48/5  rDev -1.1%

Black with a khaki head.
Aroma is primarily dark chocolate and mocha, with a touch of oat.
It's flavor brings, more specifically, Nuttela to mind as favors nuts and dark chocolate meld. There is also a touch of slightly acidic vanilla bean on the finish.

Mouthfeel is full, primarily creamy, yet a little slick on the finish.

Overall it's hard to find fault here as its extremely enjoyable. If it had more notes for earth, wood, it might be perch. Who knows, maybe that would muddle the favors. I'm being picky though as I would never turn this down. One of the best porters I've ever had.

jbertsch, Apr 30, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

bootdown21, Apr 26, 2012
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4.65/5  rDev +2.6%

First had: on tap at Blackback Pub, Waterbury, VT

Excellent porter here. Dark brown pour with mahogany tints around the edges, nice finger-plus of fluffy tan head that receded to a thin layer, leaving nice quad-style lacing on the glass. Roasty aroma, scents of dark malts, coffee, toasted grains. Robust and hearty! The taste followed the aroma pretty spot-on, roasted dark malts, pumpernickel, smooth coffee, hearty toasted grains, and just enough brown sugar sweetness to take off whatever edge might have been caused by the dominant roastiness, without offsetting the overall equilibrium. Nice heavy-medium body, tremendously drinkable. Had to bring a 750ml growler home from the source. I don't believe a porter can get any better than this. No nonsense. Exemplary!

Rifugium, Apr 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

bierdabbler, Apr 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

DelicateDelirium, Apr 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

nh2032, Apr 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

bsuedekum, Apr 18, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev -12.1%

Thanks to AndrewK for sharing this one at jmgrub’s tasting.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots and streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt and some slight cocoa and coffee aromas. Taste is much the same with a medium roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that has a really roasty flavor without being too harsh.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 17, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev -2.9%

My first from the brewery, but certainly not my last.

A: 2 fingered creamy brown head tops this dark brown bodied brew that leaves loads of soapy lacing.

S: Coffee, cocoa malts, and vanilla. Fairly straight forward, but very pleasant.

T: Very smooth, earthy flavors combine nicely with coffee and cocoa nibs. Undertones of vanilla and sugar really add to the overall flavor of the beers nicely.

M: Light for the style, yet it remained creamy.

O: I think I need to try more from this brewery, much more.

tjkinate, Apr 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Wowcoolman, Apr 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

ArchEnemyBrew, Apr 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

whartontallboy, Apr 13, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

Joeybones3, Apr 09, 2012
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4.78/5  rDev +5.5%

pours a pitch black with a layered dark chocolate colored head that sticks around a while and laces impeccably.

a bit more of a lactose-like sweetness in the bottled version than I remember in my few experiences from the growler. tons of dark roasted coffee, bitter cacao, some roasted/candied nuts, vanilla extract, and roasted malts obviously. I think my experiences from the growler have shown more of a charred/cacao powder aroma, while the bottle shows a bit more sweetness.

flavor just does not quit. I have only taken a small sip so far and can pick up so many flavors its ridiculous. cacao, coffee, roasted nuts, vanilla, molasses, burnt brown sugar, woody and earthy hops. just amazing.

a bit lighter bodied than an imperial stout, but perfect for a robust porter. carbonation is there, but remains in the background. no alcohol heat or burn.

growler, on tap, or in bottles, this is THE porter to compare all other porters to. Can't wait for the barrels to mature, because I can only imagine what some bourbon character could add to this beer.

silentjay, Apr 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

fiedler84, Apr 07, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

JebediahScooter, Apr 07, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev -12.8%

Poured into a snifter.

Dark ruby garnet with a good creamy brown head. Good retention and lacing.

Aroma is dominated by roast followed by malts and a pungent tartness. The tartness is fortunately absent in the taste. Strongly roasty with intense dark chocolate, subtle grain and a hint of citrus hops.

Obscure smokiness that comes through strongly once in a while. Slightly warming minus the booze. Dry finish with a lingering roasted beans aftertaste.

Perfect level of carbonation... enough to carry the beer without compromising the silkiness. Very well designed and executed beer.

tewaris, Apr 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

bpfrush, Apr 02, 2012
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4.65/5  rDev +2.6%

Also on tap at the prohibition pig in Waterbury. Poured into a hill farmstead stem

A- pours a dark body with a thin layer of mocha foam reaching for the sides of the glass.

S- a robust blast of mocha, cocoa nibs, and even dome coffee scents emerging. There is a secondary blast of dark chocolate that is just as roasty. Really strong

T- wow! What a porter! Massive cocoa and coffee flavors running parallel to some caramel and sugar flavors. The best way to summarize the flavors are completely dark, rich, and robust. Great taste for a porter

M- good flavor that is syrupy and mingles around. Good feel

O- ok, hill farmstead is two for two with me. This is a great porter that exponentially pushes all the flavors that makes up the brew. Absolutely fantastic.

lovindahops, Apr 01, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

sdaly3, Mar 28, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

TMath524, Mar 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

Urbancaver, Mar 25, 2012
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3.93/5  rDev -13.2%

Really dark porter, just a hair under black, nice pretty creamy head on it, over 1" in depth. Good retention of the lace as well. Aroma, dark chocolate, solid, but not substantial roast aroma, didn't really get much if anything in the way of coffee.

Taste, pretty smooth, like there's a bunch of oatmeal used. Very smooth, very rich. I think there's a little touch of vanilla in there. Or maybe its caramel I'm tasting and that's helping with the smoothness, not a robust porter in the sense its a highly hopped one, it really just lays something down smooth. Alcohol hid well. Carbonation is spot on. Frankly, I don't really see what is robust, its really good and all, but not because it is robust or in your face, its nice because its a smooth operator.

One of the better porters I've had in awhile. Unless you count the BBXXIII as a true porter. . . this is a very good non bal porter.

Beerandraiderfan, Mar 21, 2012
Everett Porter from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 1,684 ratings.