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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (9377) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2016
Due to artificial lighting, arbitrary rating for Appearance. Slightly aged sample Pouring viscously. Toffee, coffee beans from the chocolate shop, and some real coffee. Sweet chocolate, mocha, coffee. Finish yields more bitter coffee, café glacé. Well-bodied, slickness with the velvet from oatmeal. Quite good stout with a lot of coffee. Thanks to M & L V!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (3978) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2016
Bottle @ ZZT 2016-1. Black pour. Aroma of roasted coffee and cacao. Nice taste of coffee, licorice, roasted creamy malt and mocha. I like this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (6596) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2016
Bottle @ ZZT 2016-1, small sample. Thanks all for sharing! Dark color, medium frothy head. Aroma of oatmeal cookie, coffee. Smooth coffee in taste, soft bitterness, slight cookie sweetness. Nicely balanced. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (7635) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2016
Thank you Benzai! 500 ml. bottle sampled @ ZZT 2016-1. Bottled 13 JAN 2016. Blackish brown, little brown bubbles. Nose is massive cold roasted coffee, very grainy coffee, herbal coffee, roasted coffee,… Vaguely some malt but coffee totally dominates. Taste is cold coffee, low herbal coffee, grainy roasted, herbal, faint malts. Quite bitter in the finish, soft carbonation. Decent & enjoyable brew, coffee totally dominates everything, zero balance, interplay. I still don’t really get why Hill Farmstead fanboys keep talking about how balanced their beers are.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4437) - 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!)

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (13591) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DutchDrebus (5540) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (6878) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (10890) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (3459) - 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.


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