Everett (Barrel Aged) | 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): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Batch 2: Barrel aged for 18 months in hand select bourbon barrels from our favorite distilleries.

Batch 3: Our Everett porter aged for over 28 months in hand-selected bourbon barrels from some of our favorite distilleries. 500ml.

Added by NoLiberty on 11-27-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
371
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
9.41%
 
 
Wants:
335
Gots:
60
For Trade:
10
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Reviews: 74 | Ratings: 371
Reviews by joshuaseresse:
Photo of joshuaseresse
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle. No label, writing in silver pen. Gold wax at the top. I believe this was their first bottling. Thanks to gn0sis for this way too generous extra. Thanks Eric! Shared at our epic battle of the 12ozer. Poured into a snifter:

A - Pours a deep black with a nice fluffy, khaki head. Lacing is really nice and creamy. Head dies a bit into a nice puffy cloud.

S - Nice charred roast malts. Chocolate and creamy coffee. Porter like but not getting a lot of barrel in the smell. Nice though.

T - Nice bitter malts and a bit of heat from the barrel. Candy and chocolate. Porter taste in the front and barrel in the back. Pretty smokey.

M - Pretty carbonated and creamy. Barrel heat and a pretty smokey and roast dryness.

D - Overall, not a bad BA porter. I was hoping a bit more from the Utopius barrel but there was a lot of roast and malty characteristics. Not bad and thrilled to try it.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of iong516
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Everett is so good on its own, so to my taste aging took away from the hops, masked it in bourbon... would take a fresh Everett growler any day over this although I was very glad to have tried. Wouldn't hesitate to drink again, but I prefer the fresh base beer.

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Photo of brentk56
4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours fudge brown with a nice cap; a decent amount of lacing lingers and the head retains well

Smell: Roasted tones and chocolate, with a smoky/peaty edge

Taste: Chocolate and roasty flavors, up front, with developing smoky/peaty elements; the oak and vanilla develop in the mid-palate but the finish is rather harsh

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Normally, I like what Bourbon barrels bring to a beer but in this case I think I prefer the base beer

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Photo of kscaldef
3.55/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Rather disappointing. I consider Everett to be about the best American porter our there. The BA version doesn't come close to the same level. I found it a bit sharp and woody, and noticeable thinner mouthfeel than the base beer.

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Photo of DanGeo
4.6/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lateralundertow
4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jamato3000
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Callmecoon
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of cincysig
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of mmcurran
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kingcrowing
4.55/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

500ml gold waxed bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead wine glass.

Pours a pitch black oily color with a one finger very dark brown fine and creamy head. Nose is roasty and chocolaty, it's a bit sweet and has that certain Hill Farmstead smell.

Right off this is quite solid, it's rich and creamy and has an amazing mouthfeel, very smooth and velvety. On the finish there's an alcoholic bite that lingers for a bit and helps for a dry finish. The bourbon is really well done, I can taste it but it's not too overpowering, honestly more well done than most.

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Photo of ccurrid
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of doremite
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of acurtis
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of brians52
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoeB51982
4.64/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BravoDawg_WS
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of twowheelssoar
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of nkersten
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Finally catching up on some reviews. Unlabeled bottle poured into NB globe. Pours a thick opaque black with a thin tan head that settles to a cap. Big aroma of bourbon, vanilla, frosting, oak, sweet chocolate, some dark roasted malts. Taste is very sweet, malty, slight oak/wood flavors, some vanilla and bourbon, a touch of pine hops, some alcohol, slightly smokey in the finish. Heavy body with a light carbonation. This is one of my favorite Hill Farmstead beers so far. Big and complex but still well balanced, very drinkable. Probably a bit on the heavy side for a porter, but I like it.

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Photo of jh1982
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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