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Everett Porter - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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1,694 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,694
Reviews: 289
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 7.28%
Wants: 846
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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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

cgentzkow, Jun 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

clubarsky91, Jun 02, 2013
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4.9/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Chocolate brown in color with a nice tan head to complement. Creamy head. Good lacing.

S: Chocolate, coffee.

T: More of the same from the nose with ample malting present. Sweet and could be a dessert. A subtle fresh hop flavor is present.

M: Creamy, and on the thicker side.

O: Redefines a porter for me - rarely have seen this depth of flavor in this style and really enjoyable.

Oakenator, Jun 02, 2013
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meatyard, Jun 01, 2013
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JayAre46, Jun 01, 2013
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4.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml flip top growler. Filled on 05/15/13, drank today. Poured into large wine glass, first pour at around 10c/50f.

A: Pours very black as expected, very quick, light chocolate tan head, dies off pretty quickly, little lakes of lacing floating on top.

S: Pretty light on the nose at the initial temp, but most of the aroma is the roasted malts...I don't get much hops or bitterness, but mainly chocolates...

T: Right out of the bottle (at above noted temps), starts light, lots of roasted malts....but in a milk chocolate way that is typical of porters, not that sweet at all and with that interesting earthy/acidic barley flavour, finishes slightly bitter burnt espresso coffee, caramel, and as others note, roasted almonds/nuts.

M: Light, nice carbonation (may differ from bottle, but still, as with all HF, naturally carbonated... extremely balanced and smooth, not really sticky like a stout or overly dry....allows for easy drinking

O: Certainly the best porter I've had... not too light, but has that easy drinking style compared to stouts, but quite full flavoured, too often porters turn out more watery as they try to get that nice drinkability but this one doesn't disappointed... not overly hoppy either, with just a lot of nice burnt/roasted malt profiles blending together... where the typical porter runs around 5% but turns out flat, HF has been able to finally build up the malt profile while raising the ABV, but without sacrificing the style and making it syrupy/sticky/stout like... love it...

4ster, Jun 01, 2013
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dkw0063, May 28, 2013
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5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best beers I have ever had! Chocolate roasty aroma with an incredible nutty, chocolate taste. Really!!! I could drink this every day it's that good. Pours almost no head yet has a fantastic mouthfeel with crisp slight carbonation. This is the very definition of a World Class Beer! Seek this out, sell your home do what you need to do to try this beer.

Bottom Line: Legendary beer!

themind, May 28, 2013
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throwback, May 27, 2013
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4.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to unbreakabolt for this in-person trade. Saved me a trip to Vermont, at the mere cost of 2 KBS. Picked up by him in late March, consumed on 5-26-2013.

Poured from a 500 mL (16.9 oz) bottle to a 13.75 oz tulip - 10 oz at first, with the remainder capped and placed back in the fridge. Poured the remainder after downing the first pour in approximately 40 minutes. In other words, the beer sat at room temperature warming for at most 40 minutes. Certainly not unreasonable, considering the recommendation to serve heavier stouts at 55 or so.

This beer demonstrates the fine stylistic line between "porter" and "stout," right from the pour. There is an unexpected "glug glug" aspect. Pleasant and inviting.

Close to black appearance, with slight (1/2 finger) darker tan head - though this was not a vigorous pour. Darker "English and German roasted malts" making their presence felt. The head did not linger long, with minimal lacing.

Aroma: Roasted malt, plain and simple, true to the description on the bottle ("American malted barley, English and German roasted malts [pale, caramel, and chocolate]"). French roast coffee grinds, chocolate, with a hint of milk lactose and oat. I sense the American hops [Columbus] more early on - very faint fruit (grape skin, but not citrus). Again, this is close to a milk stout or (lower ABV) RIS initially. Certainly not as hoppy as Storm King, but comparable aroma to GL Blackout.

Early sips, I thought there was a hop bite to the aftertaste, a la Storm King. With time, however, I realized the bite owed to the bold roasted grains. Coffee and chocolate primarily, with a very pleasant sweetness that was not cloying in any way. It is not, coffeewise, on the level of FBS. Not noticeably carbonated. Mouthfeel and taste not drawn out. Palate not left "coated." Very smooth to the last drop. Overall impression next day: pleasant roasted grain, slight chocolate.

Coming to this tasting, I did not hold "robust" porters (Founders, Smuttynose) in high esteem, especially in comparison to Eddy Fitz and Anchor. True, those are lower ABV, but I preferred the less bitter approach taken by them. With time, however, I came to appreciate the boldness of this beer. It is very smooth, an indication of the attention to detail paid by HF. It is complex, not sure I would call it "decadent" in its depth though. All told, I'm not sure if this is my fave porter, but it is damn close. More impressive than Eddy FItz out of the bottle (I'd hope so, at $8 a pop).

StoutItOutLoud, May 27, 2013
Everett Porter from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 1,694 ratings.