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Hill Farmstead Everett - Bourbon Barrel Aged (2014)

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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Released May 2014, Editor’s Note: This version aged in Bourbon barrels only 500ML bottle no-wax


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (5567) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2015
50cl bottle pours an oily, murky black with some spitty, off white head. Nose has a whole lot of barrel, char, smoke, some fusel alcohol, a little charcoal, some chocolate and some bready/dopple notes. Flavor has some chocolate sweetness, some burnt caramel, char, some mild vanilla, a little cola, some mild berry. Oily finish. A bit much for me and perhaps too much time in the barrel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3489) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2015
16.9 oz bottle. Dark brown with a tan haze. Nose is bourbon, smoke, chocolate, prune and oak. Creamy with bright carb then airy and warming. Taste is more about the whiskey than the base brew but softened by the chocolate and coffee.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9241) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 17, 2015
[ Bottle ][ 500mL ][ Trade ][ Trade ][ Riedel Vinum XL Pinot Noir ][ 2.17.15 ]
>> Pours clear sepia brown looking inky black in the glass. Oversized head with higher than expected carbonation. Head retention minimal, looks a bit foamy. Nose is outstanding vanilla, soft barrel, buttercream chocolate frosting, coconut, birthday cake. Taste begins with rich flavors on the front of the palate (chocolate shake, cake frosting), moving to a bland/dead mid-palate, and finishing with stinging tannic astringency and papery hints of oxidation. A bit disappointing. Maybe this one didn’t age too well in the bottle.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WillRunForBeer (1241) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2015
From notes. 500mL bottled 2/2014, shared with Amanda. Pours thick, dark brown with a big chocolate brown head. Looks amazing. Aroma is dark chocolate, fig, bourbon, vanilla. Flavor is dark chocolate, a hint of coffee, bourbon, oak and vanilla.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Westmeister (2006) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Jan tasting with the crew. I love bourbon and they definitely made a hugh profile here. A lot of the super bold original was hidden. Not so bold, but lots of vanilla, with light roast, big nose of whiskey, smooth. And then I did write down "tight".

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2849) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Big whiskey and bourbon bite aroma. Lots of the same in the flavor. Afraid the porter gets a little drowned out by the barrell. Chalky gritty texture. Would probably do better with a little more age.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ametras (677) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
500ml bottle. Black with a frothy brown head. Flavors are coffee, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, bourbon, ketchup, dark fruits and alcohol with vinous and oaky notes. Medium body, moderate carbonation, oily texture.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (2402) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottles 500ml (both 2014 batches) Pours pitch black with low beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of chocolate, wood, bourbon, coffee. Taste is of chocolate, lots of alcohol, coffee, bitterness, roasted malt. Palate: Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Overall: Lots of alcohol. Complex. A sipper for sure, but never cloying.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (5352) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2014
bottles thanks to john_beer and tom10101 - february and may 2014! pours very dark brown with a creamy reviving dark beige head, leaving very ncie lacing. sweetish burnt nuts and delicious browned malts, roasted coffee, bourbon, wooden cherries, chocolate-covered raisins - actually more raisins are found in may bottling, molasses and maple syrup, some resinous and woody-astringent notes. average carbonation - both versions would benefit from less bubbles, warming if not boozy - surprisingly for may version being hotter, sweetish and spicy-resinous-woody finish. much enjoyed! whilst rating is slightly higher for ba version, i would still prefer non-ba everett on a regular basis. the other one as a tasty sit-back-and-relax winter sipper.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (1952) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
We did a side by side of the two versions released in 2014 but I didn’t really take notes separately for each of them so this rating is me going back and forth between the two. Pours a dark brown with a medium beige head rim that leaves good lacing. Nose is of coconut, bourbon, chocolate and the February release has a definite raisin edge to it. Taste is of vanilla, chocolate, bourbon and other alcohols. There is a medium bitterness and a lot of oak, too. Body is medium-full, carbonation moderate and mouthfeel just really smooth. My Everett memories tell me that I liked the regular better but it is still a really good bourbon porter!


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