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Earl Coffee Oatmeal Stout - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 480
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 6.76%
Wants: 185
Gots: 33 | FT: 4
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Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kingcrowing on 09-09-2010

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.
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Ratings: 480 | Reviews: 73
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Black bodied pour from the 500ml to a few pint glasses. One finger light tan head forms and has decent retention. Falls to a small foamy ring leaving spotty lacing all around the glass.

S- Fresh roast coffee off the top above a nice Stout base. Malt complexity is nice and fairly rich. Deep roast grain notes, tons of coffee grounds, toasted nuttiness and even a hint of hops. Nice coffee complexity.

T- Coffee once again takes the show over here. Tons of roasty bean flavor, espresso and just fresh french press coffee. The stout base is mostly roast grains with some nuttiness and toffee feel for me. Hops round it all out with earthy notes.

MF- Moderately thick bodied with fairly high level carbonation. Texture is fairly silky and creamy. Bitterness from the coffee, roast grains and hops lingers on the palate.

Coffee runs the show here but the base stout brings some nice elements as well. Great overall coffee complexity.

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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.

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3.94/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Earl Coffee Oatmeal Stout from Hill Farmstead Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 480 ratings.