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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Earl (1911-1985) 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, this Stout is crafted from American malted barley, Flaked Oats, English roasted malts, American hops, Organic Guatemalan Coffee, our ale yeast, and water from our well. It is unfiltered and naturally carbonated. A silhouette of coffee and malt - an embodiment of complexity and drinkability, this is the ale that I dream to have shared with Earl. 7.2% ALC/VOL 18º P Ingredients: Pale, Caramel, and Chocolate Malt, Roasted Barley, Columbus hops; Ale Yeast, and our Well Water.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2112) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Aroma: Oatmeal, Coffee, Mildly Bitter Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Brown Head Ring, Mild Lacing Taste: Oatmeal, Coffee, Mild Coffee Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Drying

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
50belair (2240) - Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2014
On tap at the brewery and later at Parker Pie. Dark brown pour light brown head. Coffee and dark roasted malt bouquet. Dark roasted malts, coffee, bakers chocolate, and muted caramel notes. Very good body and mouthfeel.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (11871) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle. Very dark maroon brown color, brown head. Nice aroma of deep, rich chocolate and coffee. Taste is dark licorice, burnt espresso. Delicious.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Berard (306) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Draft. Cocoa aroma over mild carbonation. Thick and chewy. A bit sweet with nice head. Solid oatmeal stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (801) - - AUG 24, 2014
Dark brown pour, But a thumbs worth of head. Huge roast and oat aroma. Tasteof black coffee, oat, roasted malt, grains, dark bakers chocolAte. Fuller body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2525) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Served alongside Earl (bourbon). The beer is dark brown, near black, with a half inch of beige cap. The aroma brings roast, coffee, oats. Definitely smells true to style. A delicious beer. Oatmeal, chocolate cereal grains. On par with Samuel Smith and Young’s (is that sacrilege? - if so, favoring whom?). A solid beer.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (8644) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
Tasty stuff, a good integration of coffee. Black bodied. Above average mouthfeel. Good drinkability.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RussianDragon (468) - - AUG 9, 2014
500 ml bottle shared by Huhzubendah, thanks Matt! Pours an oily jet black with ruby red hues when backlit. A thin layer of bubbles line the edge of the meniscus. Aroma is dark bitter chocolate, malt, roast, coffee and cacao. Flavor is same with lactic silky mouthfeel, roasted malt, moderate carbonation and bitter coffee and dry tar finish. Delicious. Only 7.2%?? Flavor is bursting out of this beer for such a low ABV.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3584) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours a dark brown with light beige head. The aroma is roast, dark chocolate, oatmeal, nuts. Thick mouthfeel with nice roast and sweet raisin and oatmeal. Very good.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
robinvboyer (3111) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
Black pour with a full beautiful dark brown head. The aroma is intoxicating. Amazing notes of dark, roasted malt, cocoa, and loads of espresso. Some light soy, some smoke, and burnt brown sugar. The body is silky and luscious, the carb is soft and luxurious. The finish is medium bitter, loads of bitter espresso. Sweet and bitter cocoa, and touches of warming alcohol. Incredible stout. World class.


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