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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

callmemickey's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
callmemickey (4285) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Koelschtrinker (17713) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 21, 2016
Weicher, intensiv malziger Antrunk. Sofortig schokoladig, mild herb, trockene Holznoten, Bourbon. Weich karbonisiert, vollmundig. Die Schokoladennoten nehmen noch zu, etwas Espresso. Geringe Süße, zum Ende minimal alkoholisch. Mehr oder weniger perfekt. 12/14/13/14/13/14

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (10520) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle as shown. Pours a very dark brown with small tan head that lasts leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is strong cocoa, roast, a bit oxidized. Thick mouth, chewy, roast, chocolate, wood, vanilla, held up very well, really nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (5635) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2014
500ml bottle gold wax dipped. Poured a pitch black of medium density with an average slized deep beige frothy head. Aroma of chocolate pudding, barrel, brownies, rye, medium toast, vanilla, light bourbon. Body is nice full, average carbonation and a long lingering aftertaste. Flavor of bourbon, darker toast than the aroma, some vanilla, chocolate, touch of citrus, burnt malts, hint of bourbon barrel. Really good stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
WanderinCelt87 (197) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Pour is black as oil. Smell is straight sweet malt. Taste is malty and sweet with a nice bitter backbone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingCecil (2081) - DENMARK - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle @ Halling Odense…. For my #1900 Rating! Thanks a mill my friend!!! Awesome…. It pours pitch black with a small tan head… hoppy, dark fruits, roasted malt, biscuits, caramel, vanilla, bourbon, oak, coffee….. this is awesome! thanks Jacob! my friend! ….

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (6817) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2013
Bottle from International Trade; dark brown pour with tan head, bourbon aroma, taste had bourbon some earthiness almonds, preferred base version. But an excellent porter though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamChandler (4540) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 13, 2013
*Rating from Notes in March* I’ve been trying to track this one down for a VERY long time! I heard there’s another batch on the horizon or maybe that’s just wishful thinking. I’ll update this review on Batch 2 since this is now a very old BA Porter so I’m not sure if it’s going to live up to my own expectations

A - The pour is very much like regular Everett. Dark brown, you get some ruby red hues on the edge of the glass. Not an insane amount of carbonation.

S - Like regular Everett, cocoa and a hint of smoked malts on the nose but this has the addition of a burnt oak sweet vanilla bourbon.

T - Wow. Vanilla, coconut and oak are present. Lovely chocolatey taste with some licorice and a spicy finish

M - Smooth rich mouthfeel but still a medium body with that lovely sparkling taste that I enjoy in HFS dark beers

O - I can get a sense that this is not as big as it once was but boy is it really really good. I look forward to batch 2!!!! (please Shaun?)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2013
Bottle @ Stouts Tasting Pt II. Cheers to Ken for showing us how its done. The pour’s deep brown with a tight light brown head. Gorgeous appearance. The nose is rich chocolate cake. Caramel and vanilla. Shredded coconut and burnt cinnamon toast. The taste is red berry. Jammy forest fruits. Slightly funky. Burnt caramel sweet. Some vanilla. Plenty of bourbon accents. Smooth and easy to drink. Full body. Oily. A great sipper. Overall, this gets it right.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (12708) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2013
Bottle at THE stouts tasting part 2, big thanks to Kenny. It pours near black with a thick light tan head. The nose is toffee, caramel, brown sugar, chocolate powder, earth, roasted malt and bourbon. The taste is roasted malt, cocoa powder, earth, toast, bourbon, earth, hay, dried fruit and decent bitterness with a dry, roasty finish. Full body and moderate carbonation. Well integrated and pretty flavoursome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22386) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
19th March 2013
Stouts and Porters II. Opaque dark brown beer, good sized pale tan head, short lived. Palate is light and airy and softish. Light touch of dark malt with a little malt cream and light coffee. Very light bourbon and aniseed. Love the fact this spent time in Sam Adams Utopias barrels but not really getting the character of that beer here. Decent stuff but I actually prefer the base version.

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