Earl Coffee Oatmeal Stout | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Earl (1911-1985) 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 Stout is crafted from American malted barley, Flaked Oats, English roasted malts, American hops, Organic Guatemalan Coffee, our ale yeast, and water from our well. It is unfiltered and naturally carbonated. A silhouette of coffee and malt - an embodiment of complexity and drinkability, this is the ale that I dream to have shared with Earl.

Pale, Caramel, and Chocolate Malt, Roasted Barley, Columbus hops; Ale Yeast, and our Well Water.

Added by kingcrowing on 09-09-2010

BEER STATS
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#1,113
Reviews:
122
Ratings:
760
pDev:
6.53%
 
 
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3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle in trade from Josh, thanks for the hookup. Bottle is a couple of years old. Earthy roasty with plenty of chocolate and a hint of licorice and some dark dried fruits. Lingering roasted malt at the end of every sip. Creamy silky smooth in the mouth moderate carbonation. Really tasty brew.

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3.88/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap at Whetstone Station in Brattleboro. The beer had a pure black appearance with a light brown, thin head. Aromas had a strong sense of milk chocolate with some roasty tones to it. The taste followed the nose with a bitter milk chocolate flavor. Very creamy mouthfeel. Overall, excellent across the board.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fruit forward. Decent coffee stout. One can definitely taste the South American and Ethiopian coffee in this beer. Forward tastes of coffee with fruitiness.

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4.05/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

750 ml growler into a willybecher glass.

A: Deep black body that a creamy tiny bubbled huge khaki head sits atop.

S: lots of coffee, light chocolate, toasted grains.

T: lots of the ground coffee flavors with a nice grainy malt presence and some light chocolate rounding it out.

M: Creamy full mouthfeel with lighter carbonation.

O: Quite a stellar oatmeal stout this would be something you could drink over and over.

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4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.69/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.51/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 5/6/16

Black thick looking pour with a slow to leave finger of tan foam.

Coffee is first to greet nose in this med. strength aroma. It is not at all artificial or burnt like sometimes it is in this style, very tasty med. roast aroma. Excellent brown bread with chocolate sprinkles and hints of cream and very light roast round this into a delectable bouquet.

Med./full strength taste, led by more roast than anticipated, a sturdy bitter and not acrid backbone on which bright and strong coffee notes, dark toast, cream, and hints of herbal bitter are balanced well. Quite delicious.

Light on palate, med. carb. light bodied (perhaps a touch thin for style), with an excellent deep finish that never gets too bitter and stays clean.

Simple, well made beer from a complex, genius brewer, Shaun Hill

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4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Earl Coffee Oatmeal Stout from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 760 ratings