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Everett (Barrel Aged) - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Everett (Barrel Aged)Everett (Barrel Aged)

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

119 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 10.96%
Wants: 278
Gots: 21 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: NoLiberty on 11-27-2010)
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Reviews by NoLiberty:
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NoLiberty

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to GrassrootsVT for the hand bottle of this beer.

Pours deep and dark black with thick, luscious toffee-colored head that builds to three fingers. Settles into a solid velvety cap that lasts throughout the entire beer. Beautiful in appearance.

Aroma is light chocolate, vanilla and hints of alcohol with subtle roasted notes. Exceptionally well balanced and with subtle edges of spice and enticing white chocolate softness.

Taste is...rich, velvety, sweet, chocolate, vanilla, roasty...just nice all around. This is certainly a barrel-aged beer and presents the bourbon attributes very clearly, perhaps on the strong side.

Mouthfeel is exceptionally smooth, soft and inviting. A soft pillow for your tongue to rest on while delicious flavors whisper it into happiness.

More please.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2010 00:38:43 | More by NoLiberty
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

07-07-2014 01:37:48 | More by facesnorth
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Resuin

Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 500 mL bottle into a snifter. This is the 2014 version, which was aged for 20+ months in barrels. Reviewed from notes from last night.

Appearance: Pours a deep brown and leaves a finger of dark tan head, which slowly fades to a layer atop the beer.

Smell: Big roasty, toasted malts, fudgy dark chocolate, vanilla, loads of oak, hint of plum and cherry.

Taste: Fudgy milk chocolate, vanilla, oak, a little vinous, roasty coffee, hint of char. Really nice balance between sweet and bitter. Just a note of alcohol comes through as it warms.

Mouth-feel: Medium carbonation with a medium to full body.

Overall: Super well balanced, with delicious sweet and bitter components. Has a great mouthfeel, and a nice big barrel component. A fantastic big porter, I definitely think it is an improvement on Everett.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2014 17:45:51 | More by Resuin
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

07-01-2014 23:21:54 | More by my_knew_craft
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ncaudle

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.8%

07-01-2014 23:01:03 | More by ncaudle
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

07-01-2014 12:27:40 | More by ShanePB
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pour is black with a dark caramel head. Nose is wood, bourbon, olive, and notes of some rich caramel and chocolate malt. Taste is similar, strong bourbon notes with a good bit of slightly charred wood. Malts aren’t super strong, some caramel, hints of olive, and notes of sweetness in back. Finish is a hint hot, lots of booziness, well carbonated and full bodied.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2014 02:10:08 | More by cpetrone84
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BostonPhilly

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-23-2014 15:47:20 | More by BostonPhilly
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Dlestz

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.8%

06-23-2014 15:31:19 | More by Dlestz
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pisano

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-23-2014 14:39:21 | More by pisano
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

06-23-2014 10:40:16 | More by DerekMorgan
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

06-22-2014 12:39:02 | More by Boston_Steve
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HookemHoos

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

06-19-2014 17:42:24 | More by HookemHoos
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NHbeerguy

New Hampshire

4.71/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a almost black color with a nice mocha color head. Head disappeared to a thin coating over the top. Smell is amazing. Bourbon and lots of it. Get some smokey smell, dark fruits and oak. Taste is just as good. The great thing is the base Everett is still there not hidden by the barrel. You still get the nice smokey noted that the base beer offers combine with the dark fruits. Mouthfeel is perfect. Very smooth with a little heat from the bourbon. Leaves a little dryness at the end. Overall a fantastic beer. I love regular Everett so this was a nice treat.

2014 bottle.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2014 02:34:48 | More by NHbeerguy
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-12-2014 13:49:55 | More by pmoney
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 02/2014.

Appearance - Black. Nice khaki head. Thick collar.

Smell - Bourbon. Lots of oak. Nutty malts and chocolate. A little bit metallic.

Taste - Strong bourbon flavor, but not a strong alcohol flavor from it. Rich chocolate. Woody. Vanilla. And then more wood. That metallic flavor has turned into astringent wood.

Mouthfeel - Very woody. Medium heavy. Medium carbonation. No heat from the barrel.

Overall - It's overpowered by bourbon, but I don't necessarily think that's a bad thing.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2014 22:49:22 | More by Alieniloquium
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +16.6%

06-09-2014 23:09:24 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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MattXT

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.8%

06-08-2014 03:54:04 | More by MattXT
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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Dirtinabottle

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-05-2014 08:06:22 | More by Dirtinabottle
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cwelsh55

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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Saltee

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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earljones199

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +16.6%

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New Jersey

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Mikeypnh

New Hampshire

4.61/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour is black, with a nice thin mocha head. Bubbly around the edges. Smell is huge with dark fruit, toffee, bourbon, oak. Really potent aroma. The taste is bourbon and toffee right up front. It has the great toffee taste that love about Everett. You can tell the barrel doesn't totally disguise the base beer. Bourbon makes it's a little sweet, especially at the end. Not a lot of carbonation. Thin to medium mouthfeel. This is a great beer. Mouthfeel is the worst part, but the flavor and aroma make up for it.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2014 15:45:40 | More by Mikeypnh
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Everett (Barrel Aged) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.