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Earl Coffee Oatmeal Stout - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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348 Ratings
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Ratings: 348
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 7.01%
Wants: 156
Gots: 23 | FT: 3
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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On tap at Hill Farmstead in Greensboro Bend, VT.

Pours a very dark black, with a big mocha-colored head, and a bit lacing.

Smells very strongly of rich, creamy and nutty coffee, with tons of roasted malt.

There is a ton of roasted malt here, with roasted espresso bean flavor, some creamy chocolate, roasty bitterness. There's some vanilla-like flavors as well. One of the more bitter stouts I've had, it's really, really roasty.

Earl has a fairly thick body, with a low amount of carbonation, and a creamy and very rich mouthfeel.

Even though I didn't end up getting a growler of this, it was still amazingly tasty, with a very genuine coffee flavor.

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Appearance: It has a nice jet black color to it. It has a nice thick creamy tan head that dies down slowly and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of roasted coffee, rich roasted malts, chocolate, some oats and faint vanilla.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a loads of roasted malts, coffee, an espresso bitterness, some chocolate, oats and very faint vanilla.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by great flavors and aromas. Shaun Hill truly is a world class brewer.

Serving type: growler

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Earl Coffee Oatmeal Stout from Hill Farmstead Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 348 ratings.