Earl Coffee Oatmeal Stout - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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4.22/5 rDev -1.2%
Appearance: minimal head, dark brown in color, clear, moderate carbonation
Smell: coffee dominates
Taste: big coffee and robust roasted malt with some citrus hops at the end
Mouthfeel: moderate carbonation, medium-heavy bodied, sweet with a bitter finish
Overall: Another Hill Farmstead brew..another beer right at the top of its class. Exceptional for a coffee stout. While this is not my favorite style, the coffee is not too bitter but it is highly present. If I were to reach for a coffee stout, this is where I would go to.
09-07-2011 15:32:05 | More by tigg924
4.47/5 rDev +4.7%
On tap poured into an Allagash Tulip. Shaun can we get some more Hill Farmstead glassware in VT bars?
Pours a very nice super dark brown to almost black with a very thick and creamy dark brown fine head. Nose is sweet, coffee, malt, brown sugar, caramel.
Taste is just like the nose, coffee, chocolate, lotsa brown suga, it's a bit sharp and crisp. Really a good beer with a nice warm and thick mouthfeel. It's got a nice rich mouthfeel that's very tasty.
09-09-2010 22:33:00 | More by kingcrowing
4.25/5 rDev -0.5%
On tap at blackback pub.
Black pour, gives way to dark ruby and brown notes at the top of the glass.
Smells sweet and of oatmeal, a good sign considering what it is. Strong coffee scent mingled with the sweetness smells enticing.
Tastes fantastic, bittersweet oatmeal, very thick on the palate. Strong roasted coffee notes. Lingering aftertaste. Delicious.
This bests FBS as my favorite coffee oatmeal stout. A great offering from hill farmstead! Wish it was available closer to me though...
09-02-2011 19:33:34 | More by Aberration
4.1/5 rDev -4%
Had on tap at Farmhouse Tap and Grill. Review from notes.
A: Dark black with one finger brown head. Slow dissipation leaving bits of lacing.
S: A roasted aroma, with some coffee and a little bit of chocolate on the initial whiff. There is also some oatmeal and hints of toffee. Like others noted, I am glad that this is not overwhelmingly coffee smelling.
T: Sweeter than expected, but in a good way. Not has harsh/bitter as some coffee stouts, this is most likely from the oatmeal. Besides the coffee/oatmeal flavors I also get some chocolate and even a little bit of a hop kick.
M/D: Medium bodied with great carbonation. Overall, very nice. I was glad that the coffee wasn't in the forefront. The sweetness from the oatmeal was really nice as was the little bit of hops.
01-07-2011 20:58:12 | More by mdaschaf
4.31/5 rDev +0.9%
Thanks to Kyle for picking this one up for me. 22oz. growler poured into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. Shared with schen9303.
Pours pitch black with a 1 finger fine mocha head with decent retention. Lacing is stringy and sparse with good stick. Thin oily legs. A good looking beer.
Nose is huge coffee and mocha notes. Like a man made of coffee beans took a crap and it got put in a beer. Incredible. Very aromatic.
Opens chocolate and mocha. Dank coffee beans towards the middle with milk and dark chocolate in the finish. Some fudginess lends a mellow sweetness throughout. Aftertaste of coffee, lactose, and chocolate. Delicious.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Silky and smooth in the mouth and smooth, warm, and silky going down. Messy finish with a lingering aftertaste. Great body and super drinkable. Spot on as always.
Hill Farmstead just can't help but put up winner after winner. Earl is no different. Not the most complex brew but this beer delivers exactly what it intends to. Like smelling and drinking a mocha latte through and through. The body just serves to enhance the experience. One of the best in the style.
01-26-2013 01:54:22 | More by SpeedwayJim
3.94/5 rDev -7.7%
On taptap at the Blackback. Served in a snifter.
Appearance - Black body. Viscous looking. Huge chocolate head. Settles to a small collar.
Smell - Coffee and extremely roasty malt. Oatmeal is really strong. Smells like it could be too roasty.
Taste - Much improved. Coffee blends into the roasted malt. A little sweet. Oatmeal lends to the sweetness. Even a bit of burnt smokiness.
Mouthfeel - Smooth and creamy, but it had a roasty bitterness. Medium carbonation.
Overall - A little disconnected. Sweet and bitter, both in seemingly disproportionate quantities.
12-27-2013 02:09:13 | More by Alieniloquium
Earl Coffee Oatmeal Stout from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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