Everett Porter | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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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
Ratings:
2,631
Reviews:
393
Avg:
4.47
pDev:
7.38%
 
 
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1,118
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3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.54/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.57/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.57/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.58/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle into a couple snifters. The brew appears black in color with some brown clarity around the edges. A finger of mocha head sits atop and slowly fades leaving a patchy wall of lace sticking to the glass. A swirl effortlessly revives the cap.

The aroma includes roast with some bright citrus notes caught between hopiness and the citrus that is present sometimes in fresh coffee beans. Some hints of bitter chocolate to nutty aspect across the back that mixes with a bit of mineral quality.

The taste is bitter cocoa coupled with some nutty grain element. Chocolate and coffee is present with roast and quite a bit of minerals that mixes with some hints of citrus hopd. Across the back it gets somewhat fruity to floral with hops. The aftertaste is somewhat musty.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is a nice arrangement of flavor but the hops clash a bit with the roast in almost an american black ale sort of way. Also, the mineral component here was fairly aggressive throughout, id rather that not be such a significant presence in the beer if i was to have it again.

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3.6/5  rDev -19.5%

Photo of AlexFields
3.64/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark and thick, nice frothy head, does indeed look "robust" and I would guess a higher abv than 7.5% based on the appearance.

This beer is somewhat disappointing though...rich and sweet as you would expect, maybe some chocolate and vanilla, but it's too malty for me to really love. Needs either some more roast, some more hop character, or some more pronounced chocolate. Mouthfeel is thick and really nice, and overall this is a good and solid porter, but it was the weakest HF beer out of a lineup of ten and I really didn't think this was anything exceptional.

7.0/10

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3.65/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a deep brownish black color with a thin film on top. Not much head on there or any lacing either. The smell of the beer is a mixture or roasted and smoked malts. The taste of the beer gives off a decent flavor of smoked malt that isn't salty which is a good thing. There isn't much in the way or chocolate or other roasted flavors in this one. The mouthfeel was on the thinner side, kinda low in carbonation. Overall this beer is decent in my opinion, I'm not really a fan of smoked flavors but I think for people who are this beer is awesome for them. I was happy to have tried it.

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3.74/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

it gushed. a gusher porter? eeks. massive head, way too much carbonation.

nose is chocolate. some sweet candy and espresso. a few hints of berry. hint of port wine.

taste has me locking in. so much bitter dark chocolate. espresso and roasted malt blend. really strong, bitter, dark, and flavorful. hops are a bit faint, maybe some citrus.

very carbonated, too carbonated. tons of bite and bloating in the mouth. after many swirls, it tames down for a sweet light body.

good but mother of god the carbonation killed it.

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Everett Porter from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.47 out of 5 based on 2,631 ratings.
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