Earl Coffee Oatmeal Stout | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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4.29/5
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745 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:
#714
Reviews:
118
Ratings:
745
pDev:
6.53%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
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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

Photo of cavedave
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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4.67/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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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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4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.32/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.76/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: aggressive pour leads a tan root beer float long lasting head with a nice clear black bottom
S: strong roasted malt flavor followed by a faint booze burn (a good thing)
T: front is strong roasted coffee flavor follows the nose a burnt roasted malt
M: A touch thin for a oatmeal stout but the + is easy to drink

O: a great beer that I throughly enjoyed

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4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Serving: Bottle
Bottled: Feb-15-2017


A:
Pours a thick used motor oil color with three fingers of tan whipped cream head.
Decent retention; doilies of lacing. (4.25)

S:
Sweet layers of roast malt. Molasses, nuts, coffee, chocolate. (4.25)

T:
Follows the nose with the bitter notes a little more up front than the sweet. (4.25)

M:
Velvety body with medium carbonation and a smooth finish. (4.25)

O:
Really nice beer!
This is a rich, full, drinkable, malty beauty of a beer. Pours nice, smells nicer, tastes and feels better still. It is not too strong in any one point, nutty, chocolatey, roasty, big, great all around. (4.5)

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4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown pour, But a thumbs worth of head. Huge roast and oat aroma. Taste of fresh roasted coffee beans, oat, roasted malt, grains, dark bakers chocolate. Fuller body, amazing mouthfeel

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Earl Coffee Oatmeal Stout from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 745 ratings