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Earl Coffee Oatmeal Stout - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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424 Ratings
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Ratings: 424
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 6.98%
Wants: 167
Gots: 27 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Earl (1911-1985) 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 Stout is crafted from American malted barley, Flaked Oats, English roasted malts, American hops, Organic Guatemalan Coffee, our ale yeast, and water from our well. It is unfiltered and naturally carbonated. A silhouette of coffee and malt - an embodiment of complexity and drinkability, this is the ale that I dream to have shared with Earl.

Pale, Caramel, and Chocolate Malt, Roasted Barley, Columbus hops; Ale Yeast, and our Well Water.

(Beer added by: kingcrowing on 09-09-2010)
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

robgage, Nov 20, 2014
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SadMachine, Nov 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

tommyguz, Nov 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

wingwalker3, Nov 19, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750mL growler filled at the brewery last month. A little past the expiry but stored in the fridge until opening it today.

Pours a deep brown, nearly black body with a big frothy dark mocha colored head that reduces slowly and leaves foam with big bubbles in it.. some lacing. Beautiful pour.

Huge aromas of ground coffee, dark chocolate, some vanilla and caramel in the background.

Upfront I get light notes of coffee, milk chocolate, roasty malt. The follow through is really roasty, charred malt and heavily roasted coffee notes. Not too strong on the aftertaste. Somewhat watery, medium-low carbonation.

Overall a very enjoyable stout, pretty easy to drink and flavorful. Wish it was a little more rich and full bodied, but nonethless a good beer.

gcamparone, Nov 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Shandycan, Nov 17, 2014
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johncanada, Nov 16, 2014
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FranzBC, Nov 15, 2014
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_morandi_, Nov 13, 2014
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4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up in a great trade with Evan! 2013 Vintage. Creamy pitch black pour with a gorgeous two finger caramel-colored head with great retention and crazy lacing. Big nutty, roasty nose with tons of fresh brewed coffee along with hints of oats, toast, espresso, toffee, burnt sugar, and subtle cocoa. The taste is also very coffee forward with tons of roasty malt, toasted oats, leather, tobacco, toffee, vanilla, espresso, and cocoa. The mouthfeel is creamy and mouth-coating with light carbonation, subtle sweetness, and a velvety smooth, dry, bitter finish. Overall, some of the most intense coffee flavor I've tasted in a coffee stout. Another great offering from Hill Farmstead.

beerdrifter, Nov 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Very good, smooth mouthfeel, well integrated flavors. Not necessarily better than other great dark coffee ales.

ronricorossi, Nov 06, 2014
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Earl Coffee Oatmeal Stout from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 424 ratings.