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Everett Porter | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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4.5/5
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2,700 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#113
Reviews:
401
Ratings:
2,700
pDev:
7.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 2,700 |  Reviews: 401
Photo of Buck89
4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The beer was opaque and somewhat viscous on the pour. A very dark brown color with a thick and creamy tan head. The first whiff brought milk chocolate with a bit of roasted coffee, some roasty malt, and a tiny bit of char. The malt was slightly sweet and it gave the sensation of chocolate milk. The first thing I noticed on the drink was the incredible silky feel of this one. I mean this beer just flowed effortlessly across my palate. Not thin, not sweet, just right. Carbonation was lower than most ales which seemed perfect for a big porter. The taste was huge dark chocolate, some coffee, some toast, mild char, and a pleasing floral bitterness on the finish. A big, complex beer that approaches imperial stout territory. This beer was 7.2% but I never noticed it. I'm finding out that these HF beers certainly stand up to the hype!

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Photo of pcshotsauce33
4.48/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamFuel
4.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Mule Bar in Winooski.

Pours a nice black color, or lack of color, with a fine brown head.

Loads of coffee on the nose, with a bit of toast and soy sauce.

Very soft flavor, chocolate and coffee dominate, with hints of toasted bread and salt in he back.

Unbelieveably thick and rich texture considering the ABV. Velvety goodness.

Porters are my least favorite style, but I had heard so many good things, I had to go for it, and very happy I did. Really rich and velvety, a pleasure to drink.

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Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
4.19/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jp199763
4.84/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Pitch black pour with nice khaki head
Smells of coffee, chocolate and slight toffee
Chocolate forward followed by coffee and with caramel like sweetness on the back
Tad thin

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Photo of Michaelpro824
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dizzydsmith
4.35/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmdrpi
4.23/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

on draft in a nonic pint glass

black in color, foamy tan head. nice aroma of chocolate and coffee. flavorful but not too bold. similar flavor, well balanced. medium bodied, and easy drinking.

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Photo of Vivs85
4.44/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nyrblue2
3.94/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of grue_soda
4.24/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 2GOOFY
4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.1/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of That_Bearded_Guy
4.37/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cnjosephson15
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nicholas-Drinks
4.32/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wbizbot
4.4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoying it on draft as I type.An unpretentious, solid porter.

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

Photo of Meyers1023
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Fool's Gold, poured a complete black with a thick foamy brown head. The smell is dark chocolate with coffee and hints of tobacco. The flavor is bitter chocolate, a little coffee, and some spicy smoke. The feel was a little creamy with some decent carbonation. Easily one of the best porters I've ever had!

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Photo of Markyg21
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ead73
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmg480
4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kendo
4.4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from the 750 ml growler into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is black with a thin film of light brown head.

S: Roasted barley malt, toasted nuts and some earthy hops.

T: Roasted barley, roasted coffee beans, generic nuttiness. Some cocoa powder and cocoa nibs. Finishes with a piney hop bitterness doing battle with the roasty bitterness. Modest heat noted on the back of the palate from the ABV. This is just a really tasty porter.

M: Medium in heft - a bit meatier than your standard porter. Carbonation is a bit subdued.

O: Excellent. Not awe-inspiring with unique flavors or anything "weird." Just a really good porter.

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Everett Porter from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 2,700 ratings
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