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Everett (Barrel Aged) - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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126 Ratings
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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 11.42%
Wants: 286
Gots: 25 | FT: 6
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:
Batch 2: Barrel aged for 18 months in hand select bourbon barrels from our favorite distilleries.

Batch 3: Our Everett porter aged for over 28 months in hand-selected bourbon barrels from some of our favorite distilleries. 500ml.

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

Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle. No label, writing in silver pen. Gold wax at the top. I believe this was their first bottling. Thanks to gn0sis for this way too generous extra. Thanks Eric! Shared at our epic battle of the 12ozer. Poured into a snifter:

A - Pours a deep black with a nice fluffy, khaki head. Lacing is really nice and creamy. Head dies a bit into a nice puffy cloud.

S - Nice charred roast malts. Chocolate and creamy coffee. Porter like but not getting a lot of barrel in the smell. Nice though.

T - Nice bitter malts and a bit of heat from the barrel. Candy and chocolate. Porter taste in the front and barrel in the back. Pretty smokey.

M - Pretty carbonated and creamy. Barrel heat and a pretty smokey and roast dryness.

D - Overall, not a bad BA porter. I was hoping a bit more from the Utopius barrel but there was a lot of roast and malty characteristics. Not bad and thrilled to try it.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2011 22:37:49 | More by joshuaseresse
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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.

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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.

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Everett (Barrel Aged) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.