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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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Ratings: 402
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 6.98%
Wants: 164
Gots: 27 | FT: 2
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%

Hoptimus-Prime, Feb 13, 2014
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4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A-Black in the glass and while pouring. Two finger brown head that leaves nice lacing.

S-Roasted coffee, oats, vanilla, chocolate and roasted malt.

T-Good deal of coffee, some oats, good deal of vanilla as well. Chocolate as well. Some bitterness.

M-Lighter not much carbonation and somewhat watery.

O-Not a knockout like some other HF beers but Earl is still mighty tasty.

rlee1390, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of dar482
4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

The notes hit well of coffee and porter roasted malt and coffee notes. After a strong start of coffee and roasted coffee, milk chocolate, the rest of the experience is a bit muted. However, the beer is slighlty thin because of the ABV. Still a creamy mouthfeel.

I would really enjoy having this year round and accessible at the store.

dar482, Feb 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

clay23, Feb 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Mikeypnh, Feb 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

woooobeer, Feb 10, 2014
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3.89/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Pour is black with a tight mocha head. Nose is smooth roasted coffee, hint of burnt toffee, with a light vanilla aroma. Taste is more roasty and burnt than the nose, lots of coffee and gets a hint acrid and bitter. Some chocolate malts cling to the back sides of the mouth with notes of vanilla. Body is incredibly soft and creamy with extremely gentle carbonation. Really opens as it warms bringing out more malt depth and richness balancing well with coffee and helping reduce the bitterness.

cpetrone84, Feb 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

montrealbcr89, Feb 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Crafty99, Feb 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

DaveHack, Feb 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

CTJman, Feb 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

Hugonaut13, Feb 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

cistercian12, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of GJ40
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sampled from a 22oz bottle dated 12/2013. Thanks surge1311!

A - Deep black with no light and a small tan head. Pours like motor oil.

S - Firm but nice coffee with roasted malt notes and hints of cocoa.

T - Bold coffee flavors with subtler roasted malt flavors. Mostly dry but hints of sweetness. Great from start to finish. I might dial back the coffee a bit but it works.

M - Super creamy texture yet light and airy from the fine carbonation.

O - Very flavorful. Very good.

GJ40, Feb 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

backbaybrewer, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of Chico1985
3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500ml bottle bought at the brewery a few weeks ago. Bottled 12-2013.

Black beer, dark brown head. A thick ring remains after some time.

Coffee and chocolate seem to lead the way for the scent, with roasted and vanilla backing. Good and bold, pretty straight forward oatmeal stout.

Taste is a slight improvement, some more complexities here. Some extra roasted malt/char presence here which feels slightly astringent at times, coffee still comes out in front though. Chocolate malts, caramel, oats, nutty malts, light vanilla and some hop presence make up the rest.

Smooth, somewhat heavy feel, very 'oatmeal stout'. Carbonation is spot-on.

Good, doesn't blow me away though. The astringency in the taste is a noticeable bother at first, but does seem to almost completely fade with time.

Chico1985, Feb 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Devman171, Feb 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

Dirtinabottle, Feb 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Thishops4u, Feb 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

dkw0063, Feb 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

tom10101, Feb 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

oline73, Feb 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

pjkelley82, Feb 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

motothrillz, Feb 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

EB1, Feb 02, 2014
Earl Coffee Oatmeal Stout from Hill Farmstead Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 402 ratings.