Everett Porter | Hill Farmstead Brewery

Everett PorterEverett Porter
BA SCORE
4.5/5
2,680 Ratings
Everett PorterEverett Porter
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:
#109
Reviews:
398
Ratings:
2,680
pDev:
7.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,117
Gots:
401
Trade:
39
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 2,680 |  Reviews: 398
Photo of strangebrew321
4/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of deebo
4.5/5  rDev 0%

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

Bought this growler on Thursday at the brewery- now that we are back from vacation I am sitting here on Sunday night enjoying this brew with my husband. Poured into a Sam Adams lager glass-which I feel has a more ideal shape than a standard pint glass

A- Body appears obsidian in soft lighting allowing no light to pass through even when held up to the light-in aggressive lighting it takes on more of a black coffee tone but still allows little if any light to pass through. Pours with a 1-2 finger latte colored head. The head grows slightly after the initial pour and fades to one finger trapping aroma and leaving traces of lacing all the way down the glass.

S- Dark malt, chocolate, vanilla, oats, and a touch of roasted malt overtones.

T- Initial flavor is somewhat mild and offers hints of dark chocolate and vanilla and smooth rich malt. There is a balanced roasted malt bitterness and maybe a touch of floral hops that meet the initial smooth rich flavor. Left to linger is a perfect balance of all the flavors aforementioned.

M- Almost unbelievable. My husband initially described this brew as "too smooth." Yes, there is a low carbonation and a medium to heavy weight rich, smooth, and creamy body.

O- Overall this is one of the best porters I have had. This is a new "gold standard" porter for me. It is a very smooth and well balanced beer that doesn't really have anything aggressive, experimental, or over the top. It really shouldn't be anything special in theory-but the quality and class of this brew are top notch.

 1,540 characters

Photo of redfox405
5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of sierrahopdevil05
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of fromthewood
5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of rdooley
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Houser
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of my_knew_craft
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of itracy63
4.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Ian_B
4.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pure obsidian with a creamed-coffee coloured head. Oddly, some carbonation appeared to cling to the sides of the stein.

Smells fairly sweet, lots of chocolate with a bit of coffee. Maybe a tiny bit of hops and fruit, with a subtle kick from the medium ABV.

Taste begins super sweet and malty with notes of chocolate, before transitioning to a very nicely balanced hop bitterness that leads into roasted coffee flavours. The finish is the slightest bit dry but still extremely smooth with lingering, sweet toffee and malt notes.

The body is thick, but on the lighter side. Overall, a nearly perfect representation of a porter.

 628 characters

Photo of powdersoldier
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of mmmbeerNY
4.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NuclearRich
5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of lupercmda
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of SharkNado
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of More_betterness
4.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of SweetChicken
4.53/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jeg518
4/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of JoshMundy
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of ACarp
5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Casey3236
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of Broom
4.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Andrewhauck
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of JratBones
5/5  rDev +11.1%

Everett Porter from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 2,680 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.