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Everett Porter - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
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world-class

1,484 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,484
Reviews: 276
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 7.3%
Wants: 791
Gots: 187 | FT: 23
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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Arbitrator

California

4.88/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Chilled bottle into a glass.

A: The body is a very dark brown with just the faintest edge translucence. Even a mild pour produces two fingers of tan head with excellent retention and lace left in its wake.

S: Roasted coffee -- done in that perfect way that brings out beans and smoke without char and vegetables. It's so prevalent that I find myself scanning the bottle to see if this, like Earl, is made with coffee. It is not. Whatever grain selection or yeast went to work here, it did its job right. Milk chocolate (a mild lactic sweetness), smoke, and dark fruit are also evident.

T: As in the nose, this beer is quite coffee-forward, though I'm aware at this point that the flavor is an effect of grain and yeast doing their work. I'm extremely impressed by its nuances of smoke, milk chocolate, and dark chocolate. A lightly spicy bite in the finish complements the resurgent smoke flavor. Wow.

M: 7.5% ABV isn't a heavyweight for my tasting group, but it's certainly a bit bigger than your usual beer. Yet Everett shows no trace of alcohol, perhaps due to the slightly fuller-than-medium body it boasts. It's not completely smooth; the peppery bite in the finish gives it a mild harshness that is unusual for a porter. I'm torn, because the pepper adds so much to the flavor, yet it detracts from the mouthfeel. I don't care. I'm rounding up.

O: I simply could not stop sipping this. Rarely do I encounter a beer I could not put down. This is one. Seek this out. It's a gold standard for the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2011 07:23:31 | More by Arbitrator
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.88/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Enjoyed on tap at the Armsby Abbey during Hill Farmstead tap takeover. Reviewed from notes.

A - Poured a thick, oily black with a nice mocha head that reduces to a thick creamy blanket leaving some nice light side lacing in its wake.

S - Excellent aromas here with strong chocolate and coffee along with vanilla and roasted malts. So, so inviting.

T - Taste is spot on with the nose. Super coffee notes along with a TON of vanilla. I mean, a TON of vanilla. Lots of chocolate and roasted malts. This is amazing.

M - Mouthfeel is excellent, nice and silky velvety smooth. So enjoyable.

O - Overall this is a very, very good porter. Love the vanilla and everything else that was in this porter. Could drink this stuff all day long! Easily the highlight of the night.

Serving type: on-tap

02-10-2012 02:36:44 | More by rudzud
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BeerMeFitz

Illinois

4.88/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My first time at the the brewery so I had it on tap!

A: 2 fingers of creamy brown head

S: Coffee, cocoa, and vanilla.

T: Sooo smooth, with the perfect blend of coffee and cocoa. Hints of vanilla and sugar really add to the beer nicely.

M: Light but remained creamy.

O: This is the best I have ever had as of today at 10:27 am..

Serving type: on-tap

06-11-2012 15:28:02 | More by BeerMeFitz
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danedelman

Pennsylvania

4.88/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drove up there a few weeks ago and feel now that I should have bought more. Don't ask to trade me as nothing will beat this.

A-deep black with a nice 1 finger fluffy tan head.

S-lots of roastiness and almost a subtle coffee/chocolate note. Toasty malt also, very earthy smell goes with it.

T-Very smooth creamy and delicious velvety chocolate and roast come in and smooth right down the throat. I don't give 5's ever but this one is damn perfect.

M-very thick and viscous. very velvety and smooth and creamy. very nice.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2012 21:19:41 | More by danedelman
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.85/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

500ml bottle split with some local beer geeks 17/7/11

A near black with a little cola at the edge, nice dark tan head falls to a thin film leaving a few specks of lace

S a little smokey with a chocolate blast, very big chocolate nose, smells like something I want to eat

T even better then the smell, somehow there's even more chocolate and a blast of coco powder, with some slight coffee and it reminds me of chocolate covered raisins, pretty rich and I wouldn't change anything

M thick liquid and bubbles cream it up a fair bit, quite rich and there's zero booze detected, what impresses me the most is the length of time the flavors sticks to your mouth, toothpick anyone?

O this is one of the better examples of the style, robust is an understatement, this is a wicked brew without doubt,

this one blew me away, I can't imagine anyone not loving this beer, search for it boys and girls its worth it

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2011 20:39:30 | More by wordemupg
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RichD

Rhode Island

4.85/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured this into a snifter.

A: Pours a crude oil, black color with about a finger or 2 of khaki colored head. Not much lacing left along the glass as I drink away.

S: The smell of coffee and roasted malts overtake my nose. A slight whiff of smoke is also present. Some faints smells of dark fruits come through, though not as prominent as the coffee and roasted malts. Good stuff here.

T: Wow! What an experience this is! The flavors of coffee and roasted malts are incredible. Also there is a good smokiness at the end which is something that I've never tasted in any porter I've ever had. The dark fruits that I mentioned in the smell section come through in a mild way. The taste of this porter is like nothing I've ever tasted and it is definitely the best tasting porter I've ever had. This is truly awesome. There isn't an incredible amount of depth, but honestly it's not really needed with the flavors that this brew exudes.

M: A medium to heavy mouthfeel. This beer is so damn creamy and smooth. A very balanced beer and I've yet to taste any alcohol at all. A slightly dry finish that lingers, but not for too long. A pleasant feel.

Overall: This is by far the best porter I have ever had in my beer drinking life. I am truly unsure if I'll ever have one that can even contend with this. The smell of brewed coffee along with the smokiness that comes through when I drink this just make Everett an absolute treat to taste. I only bought 2 bottles at Hill Farmstead and right now I am kicking myself for not grabbing at least 2 more. What an amazing beer. Awesome job, Shaun Hill and co.!!

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 01:56:20 | More by RichD
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JohnG190

New York

4.85/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thanks csustar001 for the trade! Pours black with a quickly dissipating mocha head and decent lacing. Aroma full of coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts with just a hint of hops. As far as taste goes, this is the most flavorful porter I've ever had! Chocolate, coffee, licorice, cinnamon, stone fruits, vanilla, just outstanding! Medium bodied with light carbonation. Super smooth and easy drinking. Overall, hype or no, this is the finest porter out there!

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2014 23:41:25 | More by JohnG190
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harrymel

Washington

4.83/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottled: unk

Pours a nice black with a sheet of mocha foam. Smells robust son! Chocolate, coffee, roasted barley, coffee (faint), cocoa powder, graham and more toasted malts. Flavor follows suit with a good earthy roasted character, a strong cocoa flavor, nice bits of coffee nib, and a sweetness I'm surprised at that is transient in nature and does not linger. Great flavor. Full bodied with tight and sharp carb loosely scattered, this leaves your mouth coated and satisfied, yet wanton for the next sip. This is a world class beer, and I think the best porter I've ever had. Sincerely wish I had a clone recipe.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2012 04:31:56 | More by harrymel
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maltman24

Massachusetts

4.8/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Served on tap at the Resivoir in Waterbury, VT. 10oz pour into a snifter.

This was an amazing porter. Deep black with a nice tan head. Good retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, toffee and chocolate maybe? Taste some malty sweetness but not overpowering. Some chocolate, coffee and roast. The mouthfeel is where this beer is king! Extremely smooth and full bodied. No harshness or overpowering carbonation here.
Overall this was the best damn porter I've ever had!

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2014 01:50:49 | More by maltman24
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Viciousknishs

Virginia

4.8/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- pours a deep ebony with two and a half fingers of creamy dark tan head. Superb head retention with some beautiful lacing.

S- rich chocolate aromas with warm cake like character. Caramel and mocha notes in the middle. Finishes with an aggressive hop character for a porter giving a floral undertone in the finish.

T- rich chocolate mousse, caramel covered chocolate cake and the perfect touch of roasted malt envelope the palate. Hop flavors blend in as well with floral and orange marmelade notes. Lingering malt sweetness in the finish with a mocha like character.

MF- lucious creamy velvet mouthfeel with a heavy medium body. Fine soft carbonation.

D- superbly drinkable. I was picking up a different facet of the beer with each sip.

Overall a world class porter!

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2012 03:38:51 | More by Viciousknishs
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BeerBuckeye

Ohio

4.79/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - Pours a very dark brown opaque color with nice, 2 finger, mocha colored head. Little bit of lacing along the side.

S - I could smell this when I was pouring it. It's actually just a tinge fruity in the beginning. That dark fruit, with molasses smell. Good amount of burnt coffee, plenty of roasted malts. Excellent blend.

T - Incredibly full, robust blend of dark, roasted malt, again, just a tinge of sweetness, before finishing with bitter, full, roasted coffee. That's an incredible taste. It goes from phase to phase seemlessly. Perfection.

M - Exactly what you want in a porter. Perfect mouthfeel here. It's creamy, a little thinner than a stout, and smooth.

Overall - This is it. World's best porter, and I love porters. Hill Farmstead has it. Absolutely excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2013 01:05:59 | More by BeerBuckeye
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largadeer

California

4.78/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle from bring. Thanks, Barry.

Appearance: A ton of foam upon first pour, with a small amount of black liquid beneath. Swirling out some of the carbonation leaves me with an opaque dark brown beer topped by a frothy, lasting head. While it's excessively carbonated for the style, it's a great looking beer once the foam settles down.

Aroma: Cocoa, subtle smoke, licorice, coffee, roasted malt, roasted peanuts. Smells fantastic, wow. There's a lot going on here.

Palate: Nearly perfect for the style. Rich without a ton of sweetness, though it's plenty malty. Roasty, bready flavors roll across the tongue first, followed by smoke and licorice, coffee, roasted nuts. Medium-full body with a bitter, toasty finish that leaves a lingering note of anise. Fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2011 17:07:35 | More by largadeer
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spycow

Illinois

4.78/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks to Sean for this fresh growler. Nice dark/black with minimal carbonation with minimal head and nice lacing. The smell is roasty, chocolate, light buttery, syrupy light molasses or maple not sure which. The taste is thick, rich, oaky, leathery, and smoky. Great porter. Great mouthfeel and carbonation. This and Captain Lawrence porters are top of this class. I've had this in bottle and growler a few times and it never fails to impress. If you like porters, this is a must have and even better readily available.

Serving type: growler

07-10-2011 00:38:10 | More by spycow
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maximep

New York

4.78/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Yeah, this shit is brolic.

A- Ruby up to light black with no light khaki head big bubbles

S- sticky coffee toffee and chocolate. bit of plum and smokiness

T- huge chocolate coffee and boozy raisniness. tastes like chocolate malts + a touch of special b

M- perfectly creamy, round and rich. chewy, and delicate at the same time.

O- perfect example of the American Porter. Big in character yet easily accessible (very complex and appealing). left me wanting more

Look forward to more Hill Farmstead offerings.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2012 06:37:08 | More by maximep
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Treebs

Illinois

4.78/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Huge thanks to Eric (Holland) for giving me this as an extra(!!). 500 ml bottle served in a CBS snifter.

A: Pours a solid black color with a brown head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin cap and collar that leaves some nice sticky, soapy lace down the glass.

S: Roasted malts and coffee beans up front. Some light bakers chocolate and some toffee.

T: The taste is transcendent. Milk chocolate, nice roasted malts and some chocolate covered espresso beans all fill my mouth and run across my taste buds. Delicious vanilla sweetness with a light toffee richness to it. The finish is a little bitter bakers chocolate, a hint of burnt sugar and some light molasses as well.

M: Creamy mouthfeel with a medium body. Medium low carbonation with a nice combination of roast and sweet notes on the finish with just a hint of dryness. The drinkability is off the charts.

O: This is an incredibly decadent treat. Rich and creamy with great notes of roast, chocolate and espresso. This is the best porter money can buy. I will be seeking this out again, and very soon.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 00:09:22 | More by Treebs
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jrallen34

Illinois

4.78/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler poured into my Hill Farmstead glass... Pours a dark brown, almost black with a nice medium tan head. Good carbonation, retention is nice, no lacing... Aroma is outstanding, the epitome of what a porter should smell like, perfect coffee, a hint of alcohol, and dark fruits, simply perfect... The taste is equally perfect. Only thing that I wish it had was smoke to come to close to the Captain Lawrence Imperial Smoked porter. Roasted coffee with hints of chocolate, a slightly bitter finish. Did I say perfect?

Serving type: growler

02-13-2011 04:07:35 | More by jrallen34
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silentjay

Massachusetts

4.78/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 05:20:21 | More by silentjay
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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

4.76/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Served from a 16oz bottle into a Smutty pint glass. Served about cellar temps. 10-2013 batch.

Appearance- Black as night with real quick half finger mocha head that left some lacing. Real dark beer here.

Smell- Very roasty. Coffee, chocolate, touch of hops, roasted malts. Pretty standard porter aromas.

Taste- Oh boy. Chocolate, coffee, licorice, cinnamon, dark stone fruits, vanilla. One of the most flavorfull porters I've ever had. Reminds me of an unsmoked Fear and Trembling. So good.

Mouthfeel- So smooth. Rich and creamy mouthfeel with medium-light carbonation. Super light hint of booze. Easy drinking.

Overall- Sitting here on a very cold snowy day, this is exactly the beer I was looking for. This will keep you warm in the darkest nights. Quite incredible and hands down the best porter I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 20:56:52 | More by Seanniek91
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cincysig

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

01-01-2014 06:31:57 | More by cincysig
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sleepydave

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

03-16-2013 14:56:04 | More by sleepydave
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megamass

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

01-13-2013 07:00:29 | More by megamass
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mctizzz

California

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

06-26-2014 01:10:53 | More by mctizzz
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

01-05-2014 03:47:52 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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Prospero

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

08-28-2013 17:31:00 | More by Prospero
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doremite

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

06-13-2013 20:20:46 | More by doremite
Everett Porter from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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