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Everett Porter - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Everett PorterEverett Porter

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,493 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,493
Reviews: 276
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 7.3%
Wants: 790
Gots: 189 | 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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SpeedwayJim

New York

4.9/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

500ml bottle poured into a Founders snifter. Shared with schen9303

Appearance is absolute perfection. 1.5 finger dark mocha head with great retention. Oily legs and thick patchy lace that really sticks around. Beer is pitch black with a nice density.

Very aromatic. Notes of coffee beans, chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, liquorice, and vanilla. A very subtle hop presence floats in the background too. Super appetizing.

Opens chocolate, cocoa, and light iced coffee. Some roasted malt peaks towards the middle but not enough to overpower the sweetness, only serving to balance it out. Very small notes of dark fruit at the end with more cocoa powder and chocolate. Molasses sweetness right at the end with a fudgy and roasted malt aftertaste. Doesn't get better than this.

Medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation. Smooth and rich in the mouth and goes down smooth and slick. Spot on. Finish is slightly messy and filmy with a lingering aftertaste. Leaves me craving more.

I've never given out all 5's but this is as close as it gets to perfection for me. For a brewery known for its pale ales and saisons to put out a porter of this caliber... Shaun Hill is a master and Hill Farmstead may just be the best all-around brewery on the planet.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 01:23:20 | More by SpeedwayJim
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baybum

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

12-27-2012 16:55:09 | More by baybum
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

04-22-2014 16:24:08 | More by DoctorB2B
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n2185

North Carolina

4.7/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours black with three fingers of brown head that recedes into a thick, dense cap with a solid sheet of lacing. Beautiful

S: Lots of roasted malts with creamy chocolate and robust coffee aromas. There are some vanilla notes in there as well along with just a hint of tart aromas.

T: Similar to the aroma, roasted malts dominate with creamy chocolate and robust coffee flavors. It's sweet at first but finishes with robust flavors that are only slightly bitter. Again, there are also faint notes of vanilla and tartness.

M: Medium-thick body with fairly lowish carbonation despite the great head retention, this beer is super silky and creamy.

O: Overall, I think I might have a new favorite porter. This beer is beautiful and delicious. My only real complaint is on the nose, which I wish were a bit more pronounced. Beyond that, it is great and I'd love to have regular access to this beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2011 05:13:30 | More by n2185
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

06-17-2013 15:38:44 | More by ncstateplaya
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tbeq00

California

4.25/5  rDev -6%

05-19-2012 05:39:54 | More by tbeq00
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WeisGuy

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

09-23-2012 23:49:29 | More by WeisGuy
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ajzy

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

05-26-2013 06:13:02 | More by ajzy
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doremite

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

06-13-2013 20:20:46 | More by doremite
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Rollzroyce21

California

5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-02-2014 09:25:54 | More by Rollzroyce21
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nh2032

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

04-21-2012 20:56:52 | More by nh2032
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sneaks2210

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-22-2013 03:48:27 | More by sneaks2210
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brystmar

Texas

4.53/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Been looking forward to this for awhile. Thanks for the trade, Mac!

Gorgeous dark brown pour, plenty of tan head leaves sticky lace. Strong roasty aroma with malta at the forefront. Hints of chocolate compliment the base.

Flavors flow freely in the taste, achieving a pleasant balance while delivering flavor. Roasty and delicious; straightforward and excellent! For a straight-up (non imperial) porter, Everett might be best-of-style. Another winner from HF!

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 00:05:26 | More by brystmar
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cadaugherty

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-15-2011 16:51:16 | More by cadaugherty
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

***MY 200TH DIFFERENT BREWERY REVIEWED!***

Picked this up at Winooski Beverage on the way back from the Alchemist bottle release.

Poured from a 500ml. bottle.

Appearance: A reverse cascade effect that billows into a voluminous head. Foam is the color of dark milk chocolate. Body is an opaque brown. Only knock is not enough lacing. Simply gorgeous.

Smell: Cocoa, dark chocolate, espresso, some fruit (dried cranberries?). Strong and powerful.

Taste: A nice medley of milk chocolate (bordering on the dark) and coffee. Espresso with cream. Raw coffee grinds with roasted goodness. As it warms, flavors really open up.

Mouthfeel: Just the right mix of mild bitterness and strong malt. Really searches all the corners of the palate. As it warms, it almost feels like i'm eating rather than drinking it which proves that a beer can be chewy :)

Overall: I thin i found my favorite porter. Really easy to drink, a pleasure and top notch. Grab this if you can find it.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2011 15:37:50 | More by papat444
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Keith_R

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

06-12-2013 21:40:47 | More by Keith_R
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.13/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours black with a light brown head. Good retention and lacing.

Very roasty aroma with a little bit of chocolate. A little bit of a burnt character to the roast.

Lots of roast in the flavor as well. Burnt malts with some dark coffee flavors bringing some chocolate along for the ride.

Medium bodied porter with medium carbonation levels. As normal, creamy mouthfeel gets the most out of the individual flavors. Very much on the dry side.

Very enjoyable although perhaps a bit disappointed from the hype. A very well made enjoyable porter I'll seek out again, although nothing that screams "best porter ever".

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2012 14:50:40 | More by jmarsh123
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-26-2013 21:47:53 | More by Kirk
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joe1510

Illinois

3.99/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle

Big thanks goes out to Ryan for this one! Everett is black on top of black. There's no light shining through this beer. The chocolate brown head forms a nice cascade effect when poured hard and settles into a rich creamy cap. The head leaves some thin but sticky lace down the glass. One handsome beer.

The nose is dense with moderate roast coffee, a touch of hazelnut, and a couple drops of cream. A lactic sweetness adds to the whole overall cup o' coffee experience. Anise adds some black licorice qualities while roasty grains seem to make up the foundation. There's even a tendril of smoke. Sometimes there is a roastiness in beer that comes across as smokey to me but also a little like burnt rubber. While that roastiness is present in this beer it's very faint but I can't help but notice it. There's good depth but it's very subdued, even after warming.

The flavor profile is much more expressive. High cocoa dark chocolate and coffee leap from the glass. That hazelnut and drop of cream, that's close to vanilla, are back and the anise plays a larger role than the nose suggested.I'm not a huge black licorice guy. The chocolate and coffee are rich. I still, unfortunately, get a hint of that burnt rubber on the swallow. It's faint but there, luckily chocolate and roast push it aside and linger.

Active carbonation pushes a body that's a notch below dense to the point of near frothiness. The weighty body is creamy upfront and pushes through to that frothiness. A soft and appreciated roasty bitterness lingers on the swallow. A touch of residual sugar sticks around for a second before drying up. Nicely done!

Everett is a damn fine porter from Hill Farmstead. There's a good depth of flavor and the body is spot on. I wish the nose was a little more expressive but that's just me being picky. While I thoroughly enjoy this porter, and would drink it again, I think I'd reach for either Revolution's or Founder's versions first. Six packs help. Thanks again for the sample, Ryan, appreciated!

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 03:09:24 | More by joe1510
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

03-20-2013 15:07:55 | More by jacewg
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

11-29-2013 22:59:24 | More by dfhhead25
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.25/5  rDev -6%

08-20-2013 15:40:34 | More by trxxpaxxs
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DRBiser

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

06-11-2013 13:16:26 | More by DRBiser
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LambicKing

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

12-05-2011 22:44:29 | More by LambicKing
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

12-22-2012 20:15:22 | More by beerwolf77
Everett Porter from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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