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Everett Porter | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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4.5/5
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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:
2,701
pDev:
7.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 2,701 |  Reviews: 401
Photo of Coltron23
4.79/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Very smooth.

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Photo of BEEPOP
4.27/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mikel52588
4.65/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.51/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

At last: Everett. After so many missed opportunities - here he sits, in a chilled growler not more than two weeks old. Welcome to my home, brother - please make yourself comfortable; we’ve saved you a seat.

Split two ways; enjoyed by all.

Pours a charcoal black with a cardboard-colored head that lingers. On par with the good looking crowd of the style. Neither outstanding nor detracting.

Adjunct-free aroma is just fucking amazing. French roast, toasted grains, char, chocolate. Unreal. Balanced: sweet, bitter and charred.

Taste is a malt-forward mix of fresh coffee grounds, toasted grains, dark chocolate and bitter hops.

So smooth. Extremely drinkable; not delicate in the least but still a complex drinking experience with its cascade of flavors that washes over the palate with each sip. Minimal ingredients, huge body.

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Photo of Bigdoc91
4.56/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

12 oz. Can.

Pours or slides out with a total opaque blackness. Just about as thick and oily looking as any Imperial Porter or IRS.black liquid, mocha chunky foam cap, short, well retained with lace leftover. Plenty of bubbly suds for coverage.

The aroma is simply awesome! As complex as any RIS or Baltic porter. Dense, and I mean, heady chocolate, dark roasty coffee beans, vanilla, charred oats and grains, dark, wild berries, blueberry pie, rollo's, peanutbutter cups, sandy, wet grass hops under the intense malted barley grains and smoked sweetness.

After the first sip, I havevtp comment on the mouthfeel and body texture. Lets see....Full, thick, silky, chunky, hearty, smoooooth, nitro-ish, did I say heavy??.....heavy, silky smooth and full. Wow.

Dense French roast coffee style barley malt kicks in quick, bakers chocolate in multiple layers, vanilla and cream is perhaps slightly hidden by super toasty, earthy, bitter and dry hops with a punch of dark, chatted wheat malt. Complexity= OH SHIT!! Massive.

Listen, Hill Farmstead has created the most unreal and amazing big-ass Porter. Robust Porter....perfect.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.14/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Out of the bottle, this pours a swiftly moving, slick but stark black ribbon, filling the glass with a thick and densly growing dark tan to mocha head that leaves some craggy lace.

Smell is chocolate milk as it pours from the bottle, but coming in closer it becomes very roasty, nearing smoky, and a little acidic, like as from coffee. Woody hops plus a touch of molasses and cedar take supporting roles. Everett really smells like a walk through the fall woods, where maybe a woodstove chimney billows away, far in the distance.

Taste is tangy and simple, yet multifaceted. Dark chocolate cut by woody hops. Deeply roasted malt with mocha coffee syrup. A bittering dark cocoa finish.

The body glides thinly and quickly down the throat, with a very light carbonation despite its decadent head, and a semi-dry finish.

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

Photo of Qdubb
4.17/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.03/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of matthewp
4.65/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gcamparone
4.22/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 500mL bottle into a Hill Farmstead bulb glass. December 2015 bottle purchased at the brewery.

Pours a deep brown body with a huge, fluffy cappuccino colored head that reduces slowly to leave great lacing and retention. This is what a porter should look like!

Aromas are coffee and chocolate heavy, cocoa and coffee grounds dominate. Taste is rich with coffee and roasty malts, milk chocolate, bittersweet bakers chocolate on the finish. Medium body and medium carbonation.

A classic porter indeed. Very solid.

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Photo of Stevebroseke
4.56/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cshafer7
3.75/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Zbeattie6
4.47/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of skiking70
4.21/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Gowens18
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Jmonah3
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mattboyer182
4.12/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Everett Porter from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 2,701 ratings
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