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Everett (Barrel Aged) - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 266
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.68%
Wants: 315
Gots: 51 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: NoLiberty on 11-27-2010

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.
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.68/5  rDev -15.2%
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.

Photo of BostonPhilly
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of DerekMorgan
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of NHbeerguy
4.71/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.61/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Down vote all you want, and maybe it was just a bad bottle, but the 1st '14 release was 4.75, and 2nd '14 release (longer barrel time) was a 3.9.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Everett (Barrel Aged) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.