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Hill Farmstead Everett - Bourbon Barrel Aged (2011)

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


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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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13609) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a dark reddish brown color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted chocolate malt, coffee and bourbon alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted malt sweet flavor with a medium complex bourbon dark malt sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Standout complex brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 15, 2012
older black and white label, A - pours pitch black with high coffee head that really lasts, leaving strong lacing rings. S - very rich complex aromas like BCS. vanilla, oak, quiet bourbon, coffee, chocolate, molasses, toffee. Very complex. Warm bourbon on the back end. M - light medium body brew. Lingering coffee caramel ending with light heat. T - toasted malts, toasted coconut, vanilla, up front. Caramel, tangy apple and raspberry, oak, coffee, chocolate on the palate. Lingering quiet bourbon, maple syrup, toffee and a nice alcohol warming. O - an amazing barrel porter. Complex, and mellow. 8+

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2012
500 ml blank bottle with gold wax; dense black pour with thick dark tan head; dry, roasted malt, charred chocolate, milky coffee; silly smooth texture; lots of bourbon with dry oak and bakers chocolate; very dry and roasty in the finish; chaulky, dry oak, chocolate, stale roast; great stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hallinghansen (2906) - Odense SV, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2012
Trade from Monsterzero, thanks a mill. Bottle. Pours black with a medium frothy light brown head leaving nice lacings. Aroma is oak, coffee, alcohol, chocolate, dark fruit, roasted malt. Flavor is bitter coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, hops, burnt toffee, oak, light alcohol notes. Bitter end. Well balanced. Soft carbonation. Mmm this is delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Bottle ..Pours jet black,one finger beige head.Excellent lace. Aroma is dark roasted malt,chocolate,and espresso with hints of wood and vanilla sweetness. Roast and char/wood flavors upfront, underlying spicy bourbon and alcohol warming.Medium bodied,soft carbonation.Well balanced. Long lingering charred wood and dark roast malt dryness in the finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Pour from a waxed bottle acquired in a nice trade awhile back. Black in color with a brown tan rich looking head. Aromas are of oak and bourbon. Very smooth and rich on your palate with that medium body characteristic of the style. Very complex flavors. First vanilla, chocolate, caramel, and roasted malt. Further on the coffee and mild bitter notes kick in. Alcohol is there but not too strong. The finish is nicely dry and long lasting. Really tasty beer and happy to try it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2012
Big thanks to nickd717 for opening a bottle of this at the Bruery RS Post-Party. Thanks again Nick! Served into a tasting glass. A - Pours deep brown with a nice tan cap of head leaving light lacing down the glass. S - Quite earthy all around. Oak, chocolate, and plenty of dark roasted malt help balance some of the boozy smell. Pretty smooth overall. T - Very earthy with hints of oak, chocolate, licorice, and some brandy? Not as much heat as I was expecting but still a bit hot. Lots of roasted malt in the finish that dries the pallet and lingers for a short period of time. Good balance but the body is lacking a bit. M - Medium body with heavy flavors and moderate carbonation. Nice warming feel with plenty of dark roasted malt in the finish. A bit on the thin side toward the end, it could use a bit more body department. D - Pretty easy to drink. Not the best barrel aged porter I have ever had but nowhere near the worst. I liked this one and I would love to try some of the other barrel aged hill farmstead offerings someday.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (9140) - Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with a medium sized creamy tan head. The aroma has dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee with some oak and barrel influences. The flavor is more roasted malts, mellow bourbon, black coffee, dark chocolate and a light smoky note. The flavors work very well together. Medium bodied and very smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21661) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Bottle courtesy of GT2, thanks! Very dark maroon, massive brown head, great retention - a truly beautiful beer. Aroma of whiskey and subtle chocolate. Taste is booze, chocolate, Starbucks. Medium body. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Thanks GT2! Pitch black pour with a massive frothy tan head. The aroma is incredible: Vanilla bourbon, caramel, brownie, chocolate, roast, boozy hints, and molasses. The flavor holds massive milky chocolate, booze, caramel, cocoa nib, and roast. Thick rich palate with low carbonation and a roasty hot finish.

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