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Hill Farmstead Barrel Aged Everett (2011)

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

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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Everett (1908-1939) was our grandfatherís brother; Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to him and his 13 siblings. In his honor, we barrel aged this Porter in a Bourbon Barrel (that previously held Buffalo Trace bourbon and Sam Adamís Utopias) for 7 months. Naturally carbonated and hand bottled. This is one of only 300 bottles... and one of which I dream to have shared with Everett. 8% ALC/VOL 21ļP

Editorís Note, Released in 2011, waxed 500ML bottle


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2537) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle at home with friends, courtesy of Andre. Thanks man! Pour is pitch black with a frothy brown head and great lacing. Big bourbon, coconut, oak, cocoa, coffee, light peppers, bread, and a touch of vanilla in the aroma. Taste is coconut, whiskey, chili peppers, bread, light cognac, vanilla, wood, and chocolate with a light spicy bite on the finish with a huge chocolate aftertaste. Creamy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Awesome porter and the barrel doesnít dominate this one, but I definitely like the original Everett more.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6070) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Pour out of 500 mL bottle, pour is dark black with a tan head thanks Andre, aroma brought notes of bourbon, some tequila, whiskey, hints of roast, coffee, chocolate, touch of spice. Taste is a mix of dark fruit, anise, dark chocolate, coffee, roast, hints of whiskey, touch of tequila, finishing fairly roasted, slightly bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TwoSipDip (8948) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle @ Stephenís house courtesy of Andrť. Thanks a bunch! Pours a thick black appearance with a brown head. Slight cognac/whiskey/spirit, dark chocolate, somewhat, dark fruity, grape, plum aroma. Chocolate, roasty malty, dark grape, fig, whiskey, chewy woody, somewhat boozy flavor. Very strong and a lot going on but itís not exactly up my alley. Very generous share Andrť!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emacgee (3967) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Baaaaallllllleeeeeerrrrrrrr. Dark iny black pour with one finger of chestnut brown head. Rich bourbon in the nose. Bakers chocolate and wood with some burnt sugar and wonderful wonderful things. Chocolate and vanilla and coffee. Medium body, velvety and rich.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yourefragile (138) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2013
500 mL gold wax bottle. Pours a still, thick and viscous chocolate black with a bubbly tan collar and thin splotchy film. Chocolate, molasses, oak, smoke and raisin give the nose a rich, decadent blended balance. Flavor is a less oaky version of the nose; like a rich and sweet confectionary blend without being cloying. Brown sugar, molasses, bakerís chocolate, smoke, plum and oak all blend seamlessly with slight oxidization. Slightly thin body for style, but no real complaints. A little old at this point, but this bottle held up very well. Canít wait for more of this beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2414) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Shared by yourefragile. Thanks michael. The beer is black with a thin cap. The aroma offers oak, roast, smoke, chocolate, bourbon. Lightly sweet with everything coming together beautifully. Semi-sweet chocolates with hints of vanilla. The barrel aging does make it difficult to conect to the standard Everett. Medium bodied and silky smooth with fairly low carbonation. Another tasty beer from the nationís best brewery.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Courtesy of BOLTZ7555!!! Thanks Jason. It pours dark murky mahogany body that supports a firm yet slightly fluffy tan head of foam. The aroma offers up smooth molasses infused dark roasted malts and then more smooth notes of oak and sweet bourbon. I like how the barrel treatment is in balance with the tasty smelling beer notes. The taste delivers similar notes with dark roasted to almost burnt malts filled in around the edges by a nice river of molasses and then closed out by a pleasing and really smooth sweet bourbon note. Yummers.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Tried this side-by-side with the non-barrel aged version and it was no contest. Everett had more depth of flavor, body, complexity, and richness. Not even close. Dark mahogany with a thin khaki head. Nose of bourbon, oak, vanilla and cocoa. Chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and wood in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and ample carbonation. Good just nothing to write home about.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (34232) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2012

Bottle 500ml. @ The Danish Summer Gathering, TFODRBSG12, Ulfborg.

Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, chocolate, dark malt, wood, cacao, light bourbon. Flavour is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dark malt, chocolate, coffee, wood, dry, vanilla. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120818]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
callmemickey (2529) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Dark black pour, deep khaki-brown head, spotty lacing. Nose is roast, caramel, vanilla, oak, bourbon, brown sugar. Flavor is similar with a nice bourbon barrel emphasis on a moderately roasted and semi-sweet porter base. Full bodied, non-cloying, lightly sweet, roasted finish.


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