Everett (Barrel Aged) | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Everett (Barrel Aged)Everett (Barrel Aged)

Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States

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

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Got this one from cparles a while back. Cheers man!

From a bottle into a snifter
Bottled February 2014

APPEARANCE: This one was a slow foamer upon opening. A clear black pour produces 2+ finger, looser, fizzy, foamy, light tan head with excellent retention. Black body with piles of carbonation all over the place. Very foamy head as well; it just doesn’t quit. Eventually the head fades to a thick foamy cap that leaves some chunky lacing on the glass. Very foamy and far too much carbonation but good color for the style.

SMELL: Oak, milk chocolate, light toffee, butterscotch, sweet cream and coconut on the nose. Mild but nice for sure.

TASTE: Wood, oak and toffee notes up front, then a harsh and spicy alcoholic swallow. Lots of alcohol on this one, then a bold and lingering finish of bourbon, some caramel and toffee sweetness, spicy alcohol flavors and a touch of sweet cream. Not much complexity really, and rather spicy and boozy. Light milk chocolate comes through later, but as it is, this is rather sweet and alcoholic.

PALATE: Slightly thinner body and higher levels of carbonation. Semi-creamy and a bit light on the palate, goes down okay with a scratch at the swallow and finishes slightly mouth coating. Some heat and burn lingers on the palate.

OVERALL: Too boozy and lacks complexity, unfortunately. The carbonation is far too active and it’s too foamy all around as well. A rather poor, below average offering from Hill Farmstead. Given how good their other porter and stout beers generally are, this is a massive disappointment. Avoid this one and wait until they produce something else of unnecessarily awesome world-class quality. Thanks again cparles! They can’t all be winners.

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Everett (Barrel Aged) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 379 ratings