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Earl Coffee Oatmeal Stout - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Earl Coffee Oatmeal StoutEarl Coffee Oatmeal Stout

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305 Ratings
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Ratings: 305
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 7.03%
Wants: 155
Gots: 24 | FT: 2
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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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speaking_for_trees

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

12-29-2013 01:22:07 | More by speaking_for_trees
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

01-26-2013 04:53:48 | More by EricTheRed
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lovindahops

New York

4.73/5  rDev +10.8%

Onto Earl, Hill Farmsteads oatmeal stout. I am a huge coffee lover and therefore a huge coffee stout and coffee porter lover. Growler obtained at Hill Farmstead on Saturday December 29th

A- earl pours a massive opaque body with a mocha head of foam that elevates over the body of the brew from the pour. A rich chocolate latte cover remains as the subsiding occurs. Good lacing on the edges with a dark glow seems to be positioning this brew as a big time coffee rush

S- a rush of coffee beans and a delicious flakes oat scent is immediately dispensed from the head. Some chocolate and mocha flavors are evident in the background along with a bitter hop scent with is a delight. I even get a slight vanilla theme that rounds it off as some cream in the coffee feeling

T- Nailed it!!!! Bitter coffee flavors are enhanced with the chocolate and oatmeal flavors I seek out. There is no question Shaun concentrated on utilizing the coffee component to enhance the stout instead of relying on just the flaked outs. There are some mean beans in this brew. Not to mention the sweet vanilla flavors as well as some excellent roasty flavor

M- smooth and creamy simultaneously. furthermore, there is a bitter and roasty flavor happening

O- again, this is what I look for in a coffee stout. An all out assault on coffee flavors. In my opinion, this is the best coffee stout I have had since wake n bake. I wish I could do a side by side with these two.

01-05-2013 17:22:05 | More by lovindahops
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BoldRulerVT

Vermont

4.61/5  rDev +8%

Poured on tap at Farmhouse in Burlington.
Pours jet black with dark caramel head half a finger high.
Aromas are insane. Incredible roasted malts and coffee and mild caramel sweetness.
Tastes just a incredible as aromas, but even more so. Complex, round flavor of roasted coffee, roasted malts, full flavor.
Mouthfeel is full and smooth.
A wonderful oatmeal coffee stout. More than wonderful, incredible.

04-17-2014 12:41:24 | More by BoldRulerVT
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GatheringBrews

Vermont

4.58/5  rDev +7.3%

Huge fan of this beer. Had on tap and in growlers.

Deep brown/black color with a medium sized, tan head with nice lacing. Aroma is nicely roasted malts, coffee, caramel, and light chocolate. Medium body with highly complex, mature flavors of roasted malts, coffee, cocoa and the perfect touch of hops.

Pleasantly reminiscent of Mikkeller Beer Geek or the Olbutikken Porter, this is a staple beer in my fridge the last few months.

01-06-2011 01:54:32 | More by GatheringBrews
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dragonWhale

New York

4.58/5  rDev +7.3%

On tap at the 3Penny this past weekend.
A beautiful pitch black with a coffee head, pristine in elegance in the tulip.
Roasted barley and coffee aromas, luscious malt. The taste confirms and enhances upon the smell. The rich creaminess of the oats is the bed for the roasted flavor to lie upon. Laps of luxury from the glass. Beautiful creamy mouthfeel without any acridness from the roast at all. Terrifically balanced.

09-08-2011 14:02:37 | More by dragonWhale
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Manitoba (Canada)

4.53/5  rDev +6.1%

Growler from Glouglouburp- thanks again Dany! Pours opaque cola with frothy two finger head. Huge delicious coffee nose, slight chocolate, but mostly just unbelievable coffee. Taste- a juicy tart twang from the oatmeal, slight bitterness, and tons of fresh roasted coffee . Fantastic. Drinkability is off the charts. Very light bodied but yet the flavour profile is amazing and the freshness of the coffee really shiines through. HF really nailed this

05-04-2011 12:22:58 | More by oakbluff
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Massachusetts

4.52/5  rDev +5.9%

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Illinois

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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Earl Coffee Oatmeal Stout from Hill Farmstead Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 305 ratings.