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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
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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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Kaydogg

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.6%

11-19-2011 14:33:05 | More by Kaydogg
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travisdiener32

Florida

5/5  rDev +16.6%

05-19-2014 23:29:24 | More by travisdiener32
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Afufnuh

Vermont

5/5  rDev +16.6%

01-24-2012 16:26:51 | More by Afufnuh
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jammalamma

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +16.6%

11-29-2011 14:39:32 | More by jammalamma
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Vermonthiker

Vermont

5/5  rDev +16.6%

11-23-2011 16:26:15 | More by Vermonthiker
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +16.6%

08-15-2013 01:25:17 | More by DonFrap
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earljones199

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +16.6%

05-28-2014 19:50:57 | More by earljones199
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AutumnBeerLove

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +16.6%

02-21-2012 05:29:43 | More by AutumnBeerLove
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +16.6%

06-09-2014 23:09:24 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +16.6%

11-22-2011 18:49:21 | More by Rochefort10nh
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crashoveride

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.6%

01-22-2012 01:19:47 | More by crashoveride
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joefuzz

New York

4.93/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

500ml waxed bottle sent a few months ago by tytoanderso poured into 2 snifters.

Pours jet black with a dark brown head great lacing.

Smells of bourbon, vanilla and coffee.

Taste is amazing huge milk choclate upfront that mellows out to a nice coffe and vanilla like aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is amazing it has this almost mouth coating feel to it. If anything carbonation is a little high.

Overall great beer I wish I had more of this.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2011 02:52:37 | More by joefuzz
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GatheringBrews

Vermont

4.85/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

From a bottle into a HFB glass to ring in the New Year. Pours a deep, rich black/brown with a thick tan head. Aroma is wonderful mix of the base Everett porter and the barrel character--smoke, chocolate, coffee, malt. Taste is fantastic. Simply put, one of the best beers I've ever had. Rich, complex with everything you'd expect from a top beer made better in a bourbon barrel. Easy to drink, and too soon finished.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2011 02:36:25 | More by GatheringBrews
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maximum12

Minnesota

4.85/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to the generous baconsausage, who has spun a double-handful of very good bottles my way in the past eight weeks or so. I have found myself getting more excited about these small homestead brews arriving these days that aquatic mammals of any kind.

500 ML bottle with that cool, minimalist Hill Farmstead look to it. Someday I am going to learn to get wax off a bottle without puncturing/almost puncturing my thumb; alas, tonight is not that night. Poured into my well-loved Terrapin snifter. I'm not much for giving a beer the once over, I'd rather reserve that for passers-by, but this thing looks like it belongs in a glossy add. Big, manly, wood-colored head beams out at me over a jet-black body. The aroma is just as fetching, chocolate, malty, vanilla, roast. Damn. I like where this is headed.

Barrel-Aged Everett slips into the palate with a wink & sly grin. Where to begin? An acrid beer, this is ashy-roasted. But after the roasted rush-hour passes by, subtle complexities abound. Chocolate & vanilla soothe & relax. Mid-beer the barrel arrives with a minute touch of port, an almost vinuous quality, dark fruits, & a quick stab of bittering hops. The downhill slide allows the cremated malts to re-establish themselves, with a side-serving of black licorice, but they're cut now by all of the other pleasantries making themselves known. Absolutely wow.

Creamy, full, & richer than your average porter in the mouth, with a hell of a lot more going on. And I'm now beginning to pout because there's only 500 ML. Could you put this in milk gallon jugs for me? Please? Pretty please?

Well, I was expecting this to be good, but it's a flippin' masterpiece. I've wasted enough words on this, I'm going to go enjoy this now. 'Bye.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2011 02:59:53 | More by maximum12
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dsartwell72

Vermont

4.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Gold wax topped 500ml bottle poured into an over sized wine glass.

Appearance- Pours a deep black color. Appears thick and chewy. Beautiful light brown head that lingers for a few minutes. Small dots as well as large swooping arches lace the side of the glass. This is a wonderful looking beer.

Aroma- The first thing you smell is chocolate, and lots of it. The alcohol mixes with the chocolate to give it a very pleasing aroma. A hint of oak in the background, and thats it.

Taste - Much like the smell. Chocolate is up front in this one, a slight hint of the oak in the background, but this is chocolate all the way. Alcohol is well hidden, but again mixes some with the chocolate to give a great overall taste.

Mouthfeel/Drink- Very thick and chewy. Great body for this style of beer. As far as the drinkability goes, it is far too drinkable. At 8% this drinks like a 5% beer. Very tasty and I wish I had more. Great overall beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2011 21:22:42 | More by dsartwell72
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Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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OnryAndMean

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

05-14-2014 23:53:35 | More by OnryAndMean
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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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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

04-19-2014 20:50:03 | More by IPAchris
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HevvyMetalHippie

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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Hopbully

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

03-07-2013 09:35:42 | More by Hopbully
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chippo33

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

05-21-2014 04:20:45 | More by chippo33
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

03-03-2013 07:33:05 | More by Kelp
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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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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.7/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

huge thanks to my friend up north for getting me this one. i was thrilled to finally open this gold waxed bottle. served into a snifter and split with my mother in law.

pour was dark as night with a heavy tan head that was thick and gave the beer that thick and creamy look i had so wanted it to be. nice lacing down the sides of the glass as well..

aroma starts with warm vanilla and roasted malts, hints of light oak and coffee, nice touches of chocolate and a warm brown sugar as it hits room temperature. flavor follows suit perfectly as the warming from the roasted malts and rich barrel flavor are simply superb. rich vanilla and caramel, chocolate, roasted coffee and a nice smooth finish that was dotted with notes of light bitterness that were balanced against the malts with near perfection, creamy, full and just a delightfully wonderful beer.

overall one of the better barrel aged beers i have had in a long time. i really enjoyed this one a ton!

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2011 01:18:56 | More by mikesgroove
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Everett (Barrel Aged) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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