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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4387) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2016
Pitch black colour, tan head. Coffee aroma, sour note, roasted malts, cacao, oats. Light sour flavour, coffee, bitter roasted malts. Finish coffee, lots of bitterness. Quite nice.
(from 50cL bottle @ ZZT 2016-1. Thanks for sharing, Benzai!)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (12813) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2016
Sampled from bottle @ ZZT 2016-1. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized light to medium brown colored head that lasts for a long time. Aroma is malts, massive coffee, dark chocolate, mocha. Taste malts, dark malts, soft roast, dark chocolate, coffee, mocha, bitter. Medium body, soft carbonation. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DutchDrebus (5536) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2016
Bottle @ ZZT 2016-1. Black with a small light brown head. Smells coffee, roasty, cocoa, very nice. Tastes like described in the smell. Pretty great. Full body, soft carbo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (6820) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2016
Bottle shared by a friend. Darkest brown pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of malt, raisin, roast and coffee. Malty and chocolatey flavor with raisin and roasty coffee before a bitter dark chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (10865) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2016
Draught @ Mikkeller bar, Aarhus
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, caramel and brown sugar. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long roasted, chocolate, coffee, caramel and brown sugar finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (3427) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2016
Bottle. Aroma is burnt marshmallow and coffee. Tastes like creamy coffee, marshmallow, mild char and cocoa. Very soft carbonation. Medium to full body. Just a great smooth beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (3554) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2016
bottle shared by a friend. latest batch. poured a deep dark black colour with a nice big mocha coloured head. while pouring the nose is hit with a big deep roasted coffee aroma. subtle roasted malt notes, sweet oatmeal, sweet baker’s chocolate. taste of strong coffee, mocha, roast, and sweet charred chocolate, leading to a balanced hop coffee bitterness. the oats gives this beer a bit more smoother mouthfeel. maybe just a little bit light bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (9015) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2016
50 cl bottle. Thanks VastActiv!
Pours black color with a large beige head. Strong coffee roast on the nose, roast and wood. Flavor is extra smooth, lots of coffee roast, hop bitterness, chocolate, malts and faint cocoa. Super smooth and balanced, excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VastActiv (5551) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2016
Bottle 0.5l at Laiti’s, Helsinki. Bottled Feb 2016. Colour is dark brown with small brownish head. Aromas and flavors: Massive coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malts. Very soft and nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (6294) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2016
500ml bottle, thanks VastActiv! Pours pitch black with a thick foamy head. Aroma of coffee, roasty malts, chocolate, mocha, herbal hops and vanilla. Taste is roasty malty, heavy with coffee, mocha, dark chocolate and herbal hoppiness. Finish is hoppy, roasty and heavy with coffee notes, mocha, dark chocolate, hints of vanilla and espresso. Quite tasty and balanced coffee stout.

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