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Everett Porter - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,778 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,778
Reviews: 291
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 7.3%
Wants: 888
Gots: 218 | 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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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

GeezLynn, Jan 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

orbitalr0x, Jan 02, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

dave00100, Jan 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Beer Table in Brookly, NY.
Served in an oversized snifter.
Dark deep brown/black with a mocha color thick head. Smells of coffee, roasted malts with a hint of vanilla. Slight alcohol hits the nose.
Taste is smooth...roasted malts and coffee. Again, slight vanilla and alcohol.
This is a superb beer. I try not to give many 5's, but this deserves a great rating.

DrinkSlurm, Jan 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

rondufresne, Dec 31, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

ZacharyJ, Dec 31, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

LiquidDegenerate, Dec 30, 2011
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4.4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

HF at Armsby Abbey.

A- Black with a thick creamy mocha tan head. Good size and retention. Endless lacing it seems.

S- Not as strong as I expected. Cocoa powder, coffee beans, roast malts and a vanilla hint. Mostly malt here.

T- Follows the nose and starts with a rich blend of chocolate chips, coffee, black malts, slight smoke and some dark fruit. Earthy hops are moderate in strength and round it out.

MF- Silky carbonation in a moderate and smooth amount. Finished with cocoa powder bitters and some hop feel.

Awesome porter with a rich and dark flavorful feel. More hops than I remember but that balances it nicely. Russian River is the only one off the top of my head that rewlly beats this.

cbutova, Dec 30, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

jh1982, Dec 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

TKEbeerman, Dec 29, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Callmecoon, Dec 28, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

EasyReader, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

Ineedabeerhere, Dec 25, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

denimdemon, Dec 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

smithmd4, Dec 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

sendsilk, Dec 21, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

cyrusthepup, Dec 21, 2011
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4.33/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on draft at BlackBack Pub in Waterbury, VT 12/7
Served in a flute

A: This beer pours an opaque, deep, dark brown with a 1/2 inch of foamy, creamy, mocha head. Head recedes to a film and leaves wisps of lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is charred, roast, cocoa and chocolate.

T: Taste starts with milk chocolate then moves to deep roast notes with just a hint of caramel sweetness and brown sugar. Charred burnt notes come in with a coffee aftertaste.

M: Medium body, moderate to high carbonation, prickly feeling that stays with you.

O: Goes down easy, very tasty, not too filling, well hidden kick, very good representation of style. This was a damn fine porter that I would love to have again!

Jayli, Dec 20, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

jwelsh, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

wchris21, Dec 18, 2011
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4.2/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review adapted from notes taken 12-10-11

Appearance: Dark, dark brown - basically black with some brown around the edges - tan head that leaves some spotty lacing

Smell: Surprisingly intense - rich cocoa, coffee, espresso - super burnt, a little smoky - chocolate malts, baker's chocolate

Taste: So, so good - tons of chocolate, tons of burnt, char, some coffee - kind of like semisweet chocolate - slightly sweet, nicely dry - nicely balanced, decadent - so good - some vanilla, espresso, licorice

Mouthfeel: Medium, smooth, nicely carbonated

Overall: Robust, to say the least

This was my first Hill Farmstead (aside from some samples), and it was a good place to start. It's also the kind of beer that makes me question the distinction between a porter and a stout. Because in my opinion, this is a stout. And a great one.

angrybabboon, Dec 13, 2011
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4.38/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle into a Weyerbacher tulip. Huge thanks to whoever donated this to the epic CdC bottle share.

A: Fairly clear dark brown body with a a thin cap of persistant tan froth. Spotty lace. Solid.

S: Richly roasty. Coffee, chocolate, char, herbal hops, earthiness. Lovely.

T: Sweet and roasty up front (major coffee and char), with caramel and citrus/herbal hops filling in behind. Clear, coffe-tinged finish. Very tasty indeed.

M: Medium body, light carbonation. Ok.

O: Great porter, plain and simple. I was expecting more fireworks from something so highly rated, but was perfectly happy to find nothing but a great, straightforward example of the style. I'd love to get to try a whole bottle some time.

Cheers!

woosterbill, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

Diomede, Dec 09, 2011
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4.7/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

56th Review
Bottle to pint glass

Thanks to CharlieMurphy for sending this amongst other HF treats in a wonderful trade! First American Craft Beer from my stash cracked on this side of the pond.

A: Deep black. 3+ (brilliantly dark tan) fingernail head on gentle pour. Needed to give it a minute or two for the head to dissipate before taking my first sip.

S: Roasty and charred. Coffee, dark chocolate, and roasted malt.

T: Very roasty, charred, and coffee-esque with a slight hint of caramel/vanilla. Well done here!

M: Definitely full bodied for a porter. Loads of carbonation.

O: Most enjoyable and just awesome! Stoked to have this as a beer that reminds me of home and the wonderful craft beer community in the States. Hill Farmstead is the real-deal and this porter shows that off quite well. Robust. Mature. And just really, really good.

spdyfire83, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

Destral, Dec 06, 2011
Everett Porter from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 1,778 ratings.