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Everett Porter - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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1,709 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,709
Reviews: 290
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 7.28%
Wants: 855
Gots: 215 | 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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Photo of AltBock
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the CCB Brewpub on 12/20/2013. They served it to me in a CCB Brewpub marked Snifter. Since I'll probably never see this beer again in these parts, I should probably review it. These notes are NOT from memory. These notes were made while I was drinking the beer.

Everett Pours a thick oily black color with no highlights. The CCB Brewpub isn't the brightest brewpubs around but I could tell that Everett was a solid coal black colored beer. On top of this pitch black brew was a beautiful thick and creamy mocha colored head of foam. Great retention that left behind a solid string of mocha rings and streak after streak of beautiful lace.

Everett smells like what a good roasted Porter should smell like. The aroma was thick and roasted with roasted malt, a drop of roasted coffee, a nice medium sized whiff of dark chocolate, a mild scent of smoke, and a speck of black cherry in the finish. When it warms up, the smoke comes out a little more but it doesn't conquer the roastedness of the beer.

The taste mirrored the aroma. There wasn't much separating the two. No hidden surprises or anything like that. Everett was a roasted Porter (like it should be) with a very good roasted slight smoky taste of roasted malts, some dark roasted coffee beans, plenty of dark chocolate, a drop of smoke, and a subtle black cherry taste at the finish line. An extremely well done Porter.

I thought the beer's roastedness would give this beer a super dry aftertaste, but it really didn't. HF managed to keep the roastedness but not the dryness. Well done! The aftertaste was roasted but not really dry with more roasted malt, dark chocolate, smoke, and coffee beans. The roasted aspect of the aftertaste sticks around for a while. Good thing I got a glass of water nearby.

This is one beer that I've been trying to get my hands on for a while after trying it in line at a bottle release. Thanks to the CCB Brewpub for giving me that chance. It lives up to its reputation. An extremely well made Porter from Vermont. Would I drink it again? I sure would! In fact, I ordered another glass.

AltBock, Jan 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

rich42, Jan 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

marshmeli, Jan 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Hirshi, Jan 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -22.7%

Jlang2012, Jan 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

brother_kenneth, Jan 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

tectactoe, Jan 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

SnaxStL, Jan 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Molson2000, Jan 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Mersh, Jan 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Moopband, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of dar482
4.68/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

It comes in a beautiful black color with an inviting brownish white head .

The aroma smells of coffee, roasted malt, and chocolate. Instead of a milky and creamy aroma of a porter, it has a robust and deep dark aroma.

The taste has an smooth bitter chocolate flavor, but then there's a second flavor that hits. It's almost a jump of malt that makes this beer so complex. After a few drinks, it gets a hint of alcohol. There's a beautiful coffee flavor on the finish.

The body is creamy and medium to full.

This beer is a dilemma for me. It drinks gorgeously, as well as some aged 10% imperial stouts. The body, robust flavors, and beautiful melding of those flavors is extremely impressive for 7.5% ABV. However, that is in a vacuum. The beer in the end is trapped in a weird space between lower ABV porters and big robust drinking imperial stouts.

dar482, Jan 11, 2014
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4.65/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Tap served in a glass at prohibition pig

Deep dark brown, taupe head

Deep rich chocolate, hint of coffee

First sip, wow! What a sensation. Smooth, rich, intense deep malty, chocolate sweet , coffee, delicious. Very smooth start and finish. Glides across your tongue, very drinkable. Waiter, please bring me more , more , more!

WunderLlama, Jan 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

Hefeweizie, Jan 10, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

I had at Muggs Alehouse in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

A. It is pure black with a dark tan head. With the pour there wasn't much of a head, so not much lacing, but you can tell that if you poured it straight in it would leave much lacing behind.

S. It has a not-overbearing nutty and malty scent.

T/M. There's a strong dose of chocolate that comes through at first. The alcohol is strong; full bodied. Very, very rich. It's carbonated and tingly on the palate, with a long finish. Mild grassy taste and a hint of caramel sweetness.

O. It's a very complex, delicious brew. A truly fantastic porter.

Amalak, Jan 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

sfr26, Jan 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

Rau71, Jan 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

GatorLCA, Jan 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

kevdemers, Jan 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

roostor07, Jan 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

ThatsThatDude, Jan 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

lgmol, Jan 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

ctwybeerguy, Jan 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

GreenMountainBoy, Jan 05, 2014
Everett Porter from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 1,709 ratings.