Home >

Hill Farmstead Everett - Bourbon Barrel Aged (2011)

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


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Everett (1908-1939) was our grandfather’s 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 Adam’s 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 21ºP

Editor’s Note, Released in 2011, waxed 500ML bottle

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Thanks, E! The base beer is one of the better porters I’ve had, and this version is really exemplary in terms of what barrel-aging can accomplish. Beautifully pour, moderately oily dark brown with a thick, silky head. Really intense nose of choc and bourbon, with a modest lactic note and some sweetness. Mouthfeel is luxuriant, nothing too slick. Flavors reveal superbly integrated barrel, vanilla and bourbon quality complements the choc so well. Terrific stuff overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3745) - 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 doesn’t dominate this one, but I definitely like the original Everett more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle @ Stephen’s house courtesy of André. 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 it’s not exactly up my alley. Very generous share André!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emacgee (4613) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yourefragile (140) - 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, baker’s 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. Can’t wait for more of this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (3541) - 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 nation’s best brewery.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8203) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (44144) - 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]

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1  2  3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50