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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mvalence (15) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2015
2015-09-23 En fût @ Hill Farmstead. Bière presque noir surmontée d'une mousse brune. Arômes de café et de malt torréfié avec une pointe d'avoine. En bouche, café et malt rôti enrobés de chocolat qui laisse place à un houblon résineux. En finale, une pointe de conifère et une amertume prononcée. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (3776) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Black body, thin tan head, sparse lacing. Assertive roasted coffee, some oats, earthy bitterness, and some licorice. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, soft sweetness, and, despite the roasted qualities, finishes a bit muted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ametras (879) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2015
500ml bottle. Black with a frothy tan head. Flavors are roasted cereals, coffee, oats, brown sugar, chocolate, cookie dough, vanilla, licorice and resinous hops with fruity notes. Medium body, soft carbonation, creamy texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1841) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2015
Black with a light chocolate head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, roasted chestnuts. Full bodied, roasty and lightly bitter on the palate with a nutty finish. Taste is bitter coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scopey (9796) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2015
Bottle at Mr Smith’s HF-dominated wedding celebration. It pours jet black with a thick tan head. The nose is rich, decadent, big espresso coffee vibe, dark chocolate, rich roast, mild acidity and coffee cake. The taste is rich, yet smooth, deep roast coffee, mild acidity, dark chocolate torte, light vanilla, toasty dark bread and a touch of umami with a smooth, roasty finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and velvety mouth-feel. Not crazy complex, yet flavoursome and extremely well-balanced. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MacBoost (1567) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle a few weeks old. Pours a thick black with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee and roast. Taste is semi dry and lightly bitter from the malts and coffee. Gently acidity. Mouthfeel is very full and silky. Very filling. Huge dose of coffee. This is a stout on steroids. Amazing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (6975) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2015
bottle shared with and courtesy of Kermis. big thanks. Thin creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Lots of coffee in the aftertaste. Nicely done

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (7831) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2015
Bottle shared. Pours near black with a medium beige head. Aroma of oat, cacao, roasted malt, espresso, toffee, caramel and a little licorice. Flavor is moderate sweet and over moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wchesser (1540) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2015
Bottle from cpetrone-thanks, Chris! About 15 months on this, maybe a bit too long, but still drinking great. Dark black, medium high body, dark coffee crema colored foam on edges of the glass. Big dark roast coffee nose, light vanilla, dark roast malts. Very smooth, burnt malts, and quality dark coffee, with some vanilla like notes to balance it out.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drake (10949) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2015
New England Bucket List Trip #154. Growler from the brewery. Pours a dark brown with a large frothy dark brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, mild oats. The taste is chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, mild nuts and dark fruit. Medium bodied, mild lingering roast, exceptional balance.

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