Earl Coffee Oatmeal Stout | Hill Farmstead Brewery

Earl Coffee Oatmeal StoutEarl Coffee Oatmeal Stout
BA SCORE
97.9%
Liked This Beer
4.28 w/ 724 Ratings
Earl Coffee Oatmeal StoutEarl Coffee Oatmeal Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: 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
Ranking:
#723
Reviews:
117
Ratings:
724
Liked:
709
Avg:
4.28/5
pDev:
6.78%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
192
Gots:
80
Trade:
9
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 724 |  Reviews: 117
Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of kamikazeokami
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of BarrytheBear
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Lare453
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Sean9689
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler thanks to Chris!

A - Pours black, mocha color head, slight spotty lacing.

S - Slight coffee, roasty malts, toffee, slight cream. A little bit of everything here, which is nice. Wish there was a bit more coffee.

T - Similar to the nose. Slight coffee, roasted beans, malts, some cream. Kind of like a cold cup of coffee.

M - Too thin of a body, slight carbonation, creamy finish.

O - Enjoyable, but the thin body and hints of coffee hurt the overall score of this one. Wishing for more coffee and medium to full body but I guess I can't have everything. Good, not great.

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Photo of jbuddle
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of starrdogg
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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

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

Photo of kidzord
3.79/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GDawgs34
3.81/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.81/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of unoriginal
3.82/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jakemn91
3.84/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WI-Beer-Man
3.85/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

I didn't love the anise flavor. Other than that, pretty solid.

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Photo of JohnofUpton
3.87/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of halo3one
3.87/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DanGeo
3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of portia99
3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler received in a trade with psprings. Thanks Paul! Poured into an Allagash stemmed glass. Reviewed from notes - sampled 11/26/2010

A - Pours a color as black as night with a finger of dense foam that fades quickly to a thin cap and leaving behind sparse lacing on the glass.

S - Some coffee, grassy hops and dark roasted malts. Some alcohol present in the aroma. Overall, the aroma is little on the light side - would enjoy more if there was a bit more intensity.

T - Intense coffee flavor with some sweet creaminess, a bit of malty sweetness, some sweet malt, caramel, green and grassy hops.

M - Thin to medium body. Medium carbonation that is creamy and smooth. A bit sweet overall with a lingering roastiness in the aftertaste.

D - Smooth, coffee roastiness - very tasty. Goes down way too easily. This growler disappeared very quickly.

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3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

25oz bottle purchased at the brewery, opened 21/2 months after bottling. Stemless red wine glass.
L: opaque black, 2" head that slowly dissipated, leaving considerable lacing
S: chocolate, malt, coffee, green hops, goldenseal
T: smooth chocolate, malt, coffee, almost overwhelming, enduring bitter goldenseal:
F: smooth, chewy, slightly oily, astringent
O: good example of the type, but not my favorite. Might be just me, but I get such and overwhelming goldenseal (the herb used in cold remedies) blast, it almost ruins it.

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Earl Coffee Oatmeal Stout from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 97.9% out of 100 with 724 ratings
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