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Earl (Bourbon Barrel Aged) | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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4/5
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63 Ratings
Earl (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Earl (Bourbon Barrel Aged)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by SFLpunk on 03-07-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
63
pDev:
15.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
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Gots:
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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 24
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3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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3.74/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.27/5  rDev +6.7%

A pretty nice beer, the barrel was pretty subtle which was great.

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3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Didn't get the infection others have mentioned....solid barrel with a hefty dose of coffee. Better than the base.

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2.75/5  rDev -31.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael.

Served alongside Earl.

Gusher! Upon settling, the beer appears dark brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas include oak, bourbon. Coffee presence is minimal in the nose. Ok flavor. Nothing off putting. A bit bland, but hey, this beer is getting old. Some distant port / sherry notes attributed to age. Light oxidation. Regardless of the current status, a treat. Fun to try.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.53/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

500ml bottle poured into a Craft Gear snifter.

A~ black as night, with a slight tan head and a little bit of lacing. very inviting!

S~ tons of bourbon sweetness, dark malts and not much else...

T~ alright i'm glad it opened up! i can't believe the coffee still has a huge presence! huge bourbon sweetness up front, followed by charred coffee, bitter dark chocolate, then slight oatmeal comes smashing through the bourbon wall of death, and vanilla caramel sweetness on the finish. this remind me of a perfectly aged KBS. mmm..!

M~ nicely carbonated, extremely smooth, and the thickness really plays its part but its not overkill, thats for sure!

O~ one of the best BA stouts i've ever had! once again the balance and complexity shines. the vanilla that comes from the bourbon adds such a nice aspect to the charred coffee flavor. its like the perfect balance of a vintage Bourbon County and a KBS. holy shit get a bottle right now!

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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1/5  rDev -75%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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Earl (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 63 ratings
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