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Everett (Barrel Aged) - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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244 Ratings
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Ratings: 244
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.89%
Wants: 309
Gots: 49 | 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:
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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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

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4/5  rDev -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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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -25.3%

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3/5  rDev -31%

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4/5  rDev -8%

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4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into HF stemmed glass during the bottle share post HF's FOFA. Thanks to whoever was kind enough to give me a generous pour of this. This was one of the first beers I had during the bottle share (and the only one I will review). Reviewed from notes taken while drinking.

A- Pours a jet black that is opaque in the glass, a thin layer of light mocha brown head forms- much thinner then regular Everett, head recedes to a flat top leaving some light lacing.

S- Aromas of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, lightly sweet balanced bourbon, hints of oak. Fairly aromatic and very pleasant smelling.

T- Creamy rich coffee, vanilla, dark chocolate, sweet extremely well integrated bourbon that complements the dark flavors exceedingly well. Easily one of the better barrel-aged beers I've had, the barrel lends a nice sweetness that complements the base beer adding a complexity while still retaining the great qualities of the base beer.

M- Creamy, silky smooth, fairly minimal carbonation but complements the style nicely, very drinkable.

O- This was another fantastic barrel-aged beer from HF that is easily on the same level of birth of tragedy, damon, etc. and stands up against some of the best barrel-aged porters out there. Despite being a couple years old this beer is holding up fantastically well. I'm not sure how many bottles are still out there, but this is definitely worth tracking down if possible.

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4.26/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead oversize wine glass.

A~ BLACK! with a nice tan, desert like head and a tiny bit of lacing.

S~ lots of bourbony oak, charred dark malts, some sweet milk chocolate, caramel, and a lot of vanilla.

T~ pretty much follows the nose with more bitter chocolate here. the bourbon is definitely dominate but you can taste where the Utopias comes in. gives it kind of a strong ale/cognac like aspect. bourbon, vanilla, and slight coffee notes in the after taste.

M~ tastes more like a stout, feels more like an over carbonated porter. definitely too much carbonation for me for this style but still very enjoyable. very smooth and no trace of booze.

O~ the barrel aspects are superb in this brew. interesting barrel as well, Buffalo Trace Bourbon and Sam Adams Utopias! this bottles is pretty old at this point so that may be why the barrel/bourbon are so dominate but i feel like there should be more of an Everett presence that i'm just not getting. not bad by any means but i guess i was just expecting more of a sweet porter rather then an over carbonated bourbony "stout" i use that phrase very loosely haha. definitely worth a try though!

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Everett (Barrel Aged) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.