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Everett Porter - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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1,523 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,523
Reviews: 276
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 7.28%
Wants: 798
Gots: 194 | FT: 22
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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CoolEthan

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

10-25-2013 03:24:24 | More by CoolEthan
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kevrice88

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

10-24-2013 14:48:57 | More by kevrice88
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mrn1ceguy

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

10-24-2013 13:52:22 | More by mrn1ceguy
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anteater

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

10-23-2013 02:49:05 | More by anteater
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dbkdev

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +10.4%

10-22-2013 17:51:30 | More by dbkdev
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EricDu

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

10-21-2013 15:50:35 | More by EricDu
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a74gent

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

10-21-2013 12:22:44 | More by a74gent
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Eazy28

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -11.7%

10-20-2013 18:45:51 | More by Eazy28
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tkdchampxi

New Jersey

4.51/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type: Poured into a tulip glass from a 2L growler filled yesterday and stored over night in the refrigerator.

Bottom Line: I recently wrote a not-very-nice review about Hill Farmstead's Edward Pale Ale, which I felt did not even approach the expectation generated by its hype. Combined with my experience at the brewery itself, I was ready to write the entire experience off. That being said, I like the Everett Porter quite a bit. I mostly like it because it is refreshing with a crisp mouthfeel and a nice flavor that does not linger. This is the kind of beer that you finish a glass of without even realizing how much you've already had.

A: Dark beer. Extremely dark brown, if not black, with a thin 1cm , caramel-colored head. A quick swirl shows that it runs off the side of the glass rather quickly. The head leaves a beautiful, small bubbled glistening effect on the sides of the glass as it runs down.

S: Light, refreshing, coffee notes. An subtle, underlying level of alcohol vapors.

T: Refreshing coffee flavor that does not overwhelm or underperform. There is something else here that I can't quite place - something sour, oily, or syrupy but not quite hoppy, sweet, or citrusy. Not quite two-dimensional in flavor, but maybe 1.5-dimensional, in a nice way with a nice coffee aftertaste that does not overstay its welcome

M: Low carbonation. Initially thin mouthfeel, that has a nice stickiness to it that causes the beer to feel a little syrupy on the sides of your mouth. I really like it.

Overall: I recently wrote a not-very-nice review about Hill Farmstead's Edward, but I think the Everett is pretty good. It is amazingly refreshing, with crisp flavors that are in no way cloying.

Serving type: growler

10-20-2013 18:13:51 | More by tkdchampxi
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anticipation23

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

10-20-2013 05:56:35 | More by anticipation23
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Patsnsoxfan

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

10-20-2013 03:17:03 | More by Patsnsoxfan
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duracell

Quebec (Canada)

5/5  rDev +10.4%

10-20-2013 00:52:33 | More by duracell
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sclitch

Alberta (Canada)

5/5  rDev +10.4%

10-19-2013 23:52:46 | More by sclitch
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Skrypt

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

10-19-2013 04:58:22 | More by Skrypt
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BTVflatlander

Vermont

4.9/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Served in an old-school Hill Farmstead pint from a growler obtained in Greensboro about a week prior.

A: Silk, black, oily with a caramel mocha head. Perfect.

S: Chocolate, coffee, whisky, and oak.

T: Spot on porter. As with the smell, the coffee flavor is the most powerful and the balance of roasted malts, hops, along with the mouthfeel make this superb.

M: Perfect creamy, thick mouthfeel one would expect from Hill.

O: This is, by far, the best porter or stout I've ever had the pleasure of trying and I suspect it's up there on all counts. This was the first non-hoppy beer from Hill that I got to try on tap back in the winter at Parker Pie Co., in West Glover, Vt., and did it blow me away. Execution down to a minute detail as has become the trend from Hill. Try it if you can.

Serving type: growler

10-18-2013 20:45:33 | More by BTVflatlander
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GrotiusM

Michigan

4.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Finally, I had one. Robust with a punginess that is, well, insane

Mouthfeel is organic earth-touched-by-coffee/chocolate. World class.

Carbonation was great. The head was the only complaint on beer, but I'm guessing it was just a slightly off pour.

Yes, please.

Serving type: on-tap

10-18-2013 14:24:46 | More by GrotiusM
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rodkin

New York

4.46/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

From a growler filled today at the brewery.

Pours dark dark brown, almost black. Little carbonation.

Smell is big coffee and chocolate, sweet malts, slightly bitter roast. Really nice interplay of the sweet and bitter. Fantastic.

Taste was smooth coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, slightly sweet creamy flavor. Really good, though not quite as noteworthy as the nose.

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, low carbonation, on the lighter side of medium bodied.

I wish the mouthfeel was a bit thicker or a bit more carbonated. Other than that though, no real complaints. A truly impressive porter that lived up to its reputation.

Serving type: growler

10-18-2013 00:26:55 | More by rodkin
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BoldRulerVT

Vermont

4.61/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Freshly filled growler at Hill Farmstead and poured into a snifter glass.
Pouring this into the glass, wow. So dark and the head appeared to be a dark ginger caramel color.
Smell was piney and roasted malt, really nice combination in this porter.
Taste was fantastic, big, bold, in your face, some substantial bitterness, coffee, some chocolate.
Mouthfeel was good, on the thinner side, mild carbonation.
Overall Everett demands your attention. This is a finely crafted and substantial porter. Delicious.

Serving type: growler

10-17-2013 14:31:48 | More by BoldRulerVT
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EricClayton

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

10-17-2013 01:27:11 | More by EricClayton
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michaellcoates

Ohio

4/5  rDev -11.7%

10-16-2013 17:47:50 | More by michaellcoates
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

10-15-2013 18:18:36 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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Cee-Poe

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

10-15-2013 16:01:05 | More by Cee-Poe
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traviswhillier

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

10-14-2013 19:24:14 | More by traviswhillier
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rthomp

Maine

4/5  rDev -11.7%

10-12-2013 22:13:42 | More by rthomp
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BuckeyeFaninMI

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

10-11-2013 19:36:07 | More by BuckeyeFaninMI
Everett Porter from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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