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Hill Farmstead Everett - Bourbon Barrel Aged (2014)

Formerly brewed at Hill Farmstead Brewery
Style: Porter
Greensboro, Vermont USA


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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
Released May 2014, Editor’s Note: This version aged in Bourbon barrels only 500ML bottle no-wax

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kathouse (1372) - Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle dated 02/2014. This has some great bourbon and wood aromas, but also has a baked bread character as well. The chocolate and roasted notes in the regular version are covered over by the bourbon barrel flavors. I love barrel aged beers and I like this one too. Just not too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle at Chateau Jackl, big thanks to to HF bro Leighton for yet another, 13/08/14. Black with a moderate tan swirl and edgeing. Nose is a big dark fruit charabang, bourbon infusion, red berry tang, dates, booze tunes, dark toffee notes. Taste comprises raisens, dates, molasses, very subtle spice, sweet jammy dark berry fructis, light cocoa wash. Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light roast and a touch of bourbonics. Solid.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (3534) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Le liquide est sombre, filiforme et laisse une tete fuyante se dissoudre au dessus de lui. L’arome est formidable mais en même temps si loin de la matrice si parfaite et voit la vanille supporter les petits fruits, le chocolat et la chaleur d’alcool. Le corps est vraiment aminci mais chargé d’une dose raisonnable de sucre. L’alcool perce et je perçois difficilement les repères de l’originale. Lente, riche mais délicate dégustation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DalzAle (2012) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle shared by Bacterial. Dark black pour, little carbonation and a smoky soy aroma. Flavor is also a bit of soy, light prune, red wine, hints of earthy chocolate and warming alcohol on the finish. Outstanding beer, at any price.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (14085) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
Malzig alkoholischer Antrunk, in dem die Fasslagerung deutlich wird. Die Alkoholnoten bleiben ersichtlich, stören aber im Verlauf weniger. Vanille, zum Ende brennend. 11/10/8/10/10/9

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bacterial (2454) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle shared by me - thanks!! Thick black pour with a tan head. Nose is bourbon and roasted malt, smoked wood, alcohol. Really nice mouthfeel. Thick but still dry. Big bourbon goodness. Smoky. Oaky. Really yummy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (8685) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle shared by Jeff - thanks! Dark brown with some deep reddish highlights. Bourbon, wood, mild smoke, charred marshmallows, some vanilla. Moderate palate. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dandeman (707) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
Brought back from the brewery on a trip to Vermont. A lot of pleasure drinking this. But, a lack of complexity in aroma and flavors had it lost a few points. Alcool et Bourbon frappent d’abord le nez. Présence de chocolat, de cerises noires, un peu de bois. L’alcool est cependant dominant. Le nez est un peu moins complexe que ce à quoi je m’attendais. Le visuel est noir, opaque; comme une stout. Avec une petite mousse mince. L’alcool est également très présent en bouche avec encore une fois le chocolat et les cerises. C’est comme manger une Cherry Blossom alcoolisée. L’alcool n’est toutefois pas déplaisant malgré son intensité. On y retrouve un peu de café mais c’est encore le chocolat qui domine. La texture est très onctueuse et les saveurs restent longtemps en bouche. Beaucoup de plaisir à boire cette bière. Mais un peu plus de complexité en olfactif et en saveurs aurait fait plus honneur à leur réputation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (6108) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle, cheers to Leighton! Deep brown pour with a tiny head. Pretty woody. Peanut butter and kit kat bars. Vanilla and bananas fosters. The taste is of sweet brown sugar. Cinnamon spice. Vanilla and chocolate fudge. Hot woody finish. Quite carbonated, sort of detracts from the drinking experience a bit. Still very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (15317) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle shared in London - procured in VT. Pours black-brown with a frothy beige head. The nose has charred wood, baking cocoa, alcohol, earth. Medium sweet flavor with some toasty toffee, burnt marshmallows, dark fruits, scorched earth, mild burnt wood. Medium to full bodied with average to lively carbonation. Warm to hot finish with lots of burnt toffee, earth, gooey charred marshmallows, milk chocolate. Good stuff.

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