Everett Porter | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
hillfarmstead.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Brad007 on 08-15-2010

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#113
Reviews:
407
Ratings:
2,739
pDev:
7.33%
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Photo of sholcomb1122
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of peterpunk15
4.91/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ajm5108
4.72/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a twilight brown, half inch of creamy head, good retention. Aroma is a very smooth roasted malt, milk chocolate, espresso beans and creme fraiche. Taste is simple but evocative - the malt backbone is deceptively clean, highlighting that roasted malt flavor perfectly, elements of cappuccino, foam latte, burnt nut and pumpernickel. One of the best porters out there

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Photo of wshinevar
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Diura
4.13/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kyser15
4.61/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TreBonez
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dirk_Chappelle
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Snitko
4.12/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tukiluka
4.48/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DCHritz
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Knickfan3
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of VoxRationis
4.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Served on tap in a 10 oz (296 ml) snifter at Beer Noggin in Bronxville, NY.
A: Pours an opaque, very dark brown to nearly black color with a mocha brown head with limited retention (in that style of glass, but modest soapy lacing.
S: Malty with aromas of milk chocolate >> coffee and molasses.
T: Sweet with a flavor melange of dark chocolate and black coffee. Maybe a blackberry note. Light bitterness offsets any excessive sweetness.
M: Full bodied with strong carbonation. Creamy, feels substantive on the palate.
O: Really a delicious porter, almost a stout. Very enjoyable.

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4.41/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holderness
4.04/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Whetstone Station, Brattleboro

L — Quite deep black for a porter. Tiny tan head that quickly dissipates to nothing. Just a bit of spotty glass lacing
S — Dark chocolate, cold brew coffee, barley malt, apple peel, hint of caramel
T — Lots of well-roasted barley, bittersweet chocolate, char, dark roast coffee, bitter hops. Touch of brown sugar as well. Easily the most roast-forward porter I’ve had to date
F — Big mouthfeel, medium carb. Mouthfeel doesn’t jump off the palate as much as it could. Has that signature Hill Farmstead effervescence of remarkably tiny bubbles
O — An interesting offer from Hill Farmstead that definitely doesn’t fall into the common issue with many porters of being too thin/watery in the mouthfeel. Sadly the flavors and aromas are fairly nondescript and lack a certain ‘character’

81/100

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.24/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

In review is a 2012 vintage from the cellar.

A - Very dark brown pour that's borderline black, thick and creamy caramel colored lacing. Thick and viscous on the sides of the glass with lots of legs.

S - Nose is dominated by chocolate and cocoa with a slight hint of dark fruit.

T - Chocolate and cocoa all throughout with some slight dark fruit on the very back end. Big chocolate roast presence and a lingering bittersweet chocolate roast finish.

M - Full bodied, lip smacking sticky, and velvety texture. semi-dry on the back of the tongue.

O - This bottle held up incredibly well for being six years old.

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Photo of darktronica
4.41/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Enjoying a 2013 vintage obtained in trade, which is apparently not recommended, but I still find it one of the best porters I've ever had. No signs of significant oxidation, and the floral hop character is extremely delicate, surrounded by dark chocolate, earthy cold-brew coffee, and oats. Moderately full body and luscious, silky mouthfeel. Perfect degree of carbonation and a light, medium-dry finish.

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Photo of DaveMaciolek21
4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

THE classic American porter. Deep, long-lasting delicious roastiness.Winter night, fireplace ablaze, and Everett--aaahh!

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.34/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rammed96
4.65/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smcel371
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheGeoMurph
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NextBestThing
4.63/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is an extremely good beer. Drank it back-to-back with a 2018 Victory at Sea and in no way does this take a back seat. Dark brown, half-finger head with an aggressive pour. Perfect roasty nose. Not coffee, not shoe leather, not chocolate, maybe a combination of all three? Not sure but a very pleasant and unique aroma.

I love this beer. Medium mouth feel, equally superb after an hour in the refrigerator as it is as close to room temperature. Easily sessionable. goes great with semi-sweet chocolate. My can was about 4 months old. I've also consumed this extremely fresh, loses nothing with age although the can recommends to drink fresh.

Recommend highly and also recommend a trip to the brewery. Superb value at six 12-ounce cans for $16.

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Everett Porter from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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