Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
American Porter
Ranked #1
Ranked #202
4.49 | pDev: 7.35%
Dec 21, 2023
Aug 16, 2010
Everett (1908-1939) was our grandfather’s brother; Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to him and his 13 siblings. In his honor, this Porter is crafted from American malted barley, English and German roasted malts, American hops, our ale yeast, and water from our well. It is unfiltered and naturally carbonated. Decadent in its depth, with a complex backbone of chocolate, coffee, and malty sweetness, this is the ale that I dream to have shared with Everett.

Pale, Caramel, and Chocolate Malt, Roasted Barley, Columbus hops; Ale Yeast, and our Well Water.
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Rated: 4 by Nedster10 from Michigan

Dec 21, 2023
Rated: 4.28 by mando31 from Illinois

Aug 24, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by sordyl from Illinois

Jul 12, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by swierczt from Connecticut

Jul 02, 2023
Rated: 4.34 by WhackoMillah93 from Massachusetts

Jun 30, 2023
Rated: 4.21 by Iski100 from Massachusetts

Jun 23, 2023
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Look - Basically black with a fantastic thick foamy tan head and sticky, don't think a porter can look better
Smell - Dark Chocolate, coffee, maltiness with a hint of sweetness
Taste - dark chocolate and coffee like the smell with a slight nuttiness as well. Slightly sweet but not overly sweet at all. fantastic balance!
Feel - medium body with a medium light carb. Creamy but dry at the same time
Overall - Best Porter I've ever had, by far!
Jun 04, 2023
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Rated by kw_pip from Vermont

4.8/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Draught. Basically the perfect porter. Brown, nitro-esque head. Perfect sweetness.
Apr 24, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Mar 12, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by heysuz from Indiana

Mar 12, 2023
Rated: 4.48 by DudMan from New Jersey

Jan 14, 2023
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Canned 12/20/22

So here we are, the highest rated American Porter on BA, the legendary Hill Farmstead Everett! This is awesome to finally get my hands on a long time want of mine, not to mention I get the pleasure of trying this just 3 days after canning. Let’s crack it open and find out what all the hype is about

Pours a very dark brown with 2 fingers of dark tan head that slowly fades to a thin cap and leaves decent lacing

Oh yeah, the nose displays such a wonderful balance between roast and sweetness, I love it. I’m picking up on aromas of medium roast coffee, milk chocolate, brown sugar, earthy hops, raisin, dark toast, light toffee, vanilla, and black pepper

It really upholds the aroma in taste, though maybe a tad less sweet. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting drip coffee, dark bread, brown sugar, honey, milk chocolate, raisin, vanilla, light caramel, and earthy hops. The swallow brings notes of milk chocolate, molasses, medium roast coffee, brown sugar, raisin, dark toast, vanilla, toffee, and earthy hops

A medium body pairs with gentle carbonation, resulting in a slick yet sharp beer. Finishes bone dry and roasty

This is everything I was hoping it would be. Wonderfully balanced and smooth, yet drinks well under its abv. I’m so glad I ended up getting 8 of these
Dec 23, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Cwarwick812 from Massachusetts

Dec 17, 2022
Rated: 4.43 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Dec 12, 2022
Rated: 4.54 by foundersasap from Michigan

Nov 17, 2022
Rated: 4.34 by benjaminsa from Vermont

Oct 15, 2022
Rated: 4.56 by Affinity from Missouri

May 02, 2022
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Reviewed by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

3.63/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Thanks to Roy_Hobbs for this one from his strike during NBS BIF #15. 16oz can (dated 5/18/21) Poured into 16oz tulip. Poured the expected dense, nearly solid, black color with about an inch of tan head head that had decent retention and lacing.

The aroma had a solid, but not overpowering, amount of roast at the front of the nose, backed with solid grains, and just a bit of floral hops.

Similar on the tongue, a good blend of grain, roast, and soft, slightly grassy, hops.

The body was also about typical for the style, perhaps a touch fuller than usual, smooth, and had a dry, roasty finish that lingered.

Drinkability was very good, a nice sipper, and an easy quaffer at the same time.

Overall, a very nicely done brew. A must-try if you get the chance.
Apr 14, 2022
Rated: 4.3 by Handz from Rhode Island

Mar 07, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by rstump24 from Ohio

Feb 20, 2022
Everett from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 2864 ratings