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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2011

Draught @ Mikkeller Bar, Viktoriagade 8BC, kld., DK-1655 Copenhagen, Denmark.

Clear dark black brown color with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully to mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, chocolate malt, De Molen malt, dark malt. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110218]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wyzzywyz22 (1961) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2011
Draught@Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Black as night with a small tan head. Aroma was sweetish with traces of roast ,coffee and oatmeal. Fairly lively carbonation and thickish mouthfeel. Flavour was similar with the addition of some dark chocolate and barrel notes. Also detected an almost peaty, earthy quality. Hoppage crept into play towards the close of the swig to leave a bitter finish. Tasty and enjoyable stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - FEB 20, 2011
Nose is barley, coffee, roasted malt, later leather and wood, feel is mediumbroad, carb is medium, taste is sweet coffee, burnt malt, later weak salty and bitter hoppy notes

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2011
On tap. Black and opaque with a light brown head. Distinct coffee aroma in fine balance with the hard roasted malts. Medium-bodied, sweetish hard roasted malts and vanilla - some coffee notes yes but not as pronounced as in the nose. Light malt bitterness. Well crafted. 190211

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10799) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2011
tap@mikkeller bar pitch black smooth light yellow head. aroma is slightly fruity, roasted stuff, licorice, faint coffee. flavor is coffee, licorice, roasted stuff, faint honey or flowery note (hops?)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13393) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2011
Draught at MikkellerBAR. Pitch black - brown head. Nice hoppy. Carcoal. Nice smokey. Burned malts. Citrus. Grassy. Bitterness. Light flowery. Chocolate. Licorice. Smooth body with a good hop-bite. Dry finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20742) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2011
Draught at Mikkeller Bat. Black coloured with a small beige ehad. Roasted aroma of caramel, coffee and dark chocolate with notes of liquorice. Roasted flavour of coffee and dark chocolate with notes of freshgrinded ccoffee. Roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2011
From tap at MikkellerBar, courtesy of joergen. Pours dark brown to black with a rocky, dense and chocolate brown head. Aroma is dark roasted malt, liqourice, tarish and dark chocolate. Bitter and solid roasted malty. Marmelade fruity, thick dark malty, bitter, hardroasted, chocolate and vague tarish note mixed with a light sweetness. Lingering bitter, dark roasted and slight fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29287) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2011
Draft. A black beer with a lazing dark brown head. The aroma has strong notes of roasted malt, and soy sauce, as well as medium notes of alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt almost burnt,as welll as notes of chocolate, wood, and alcohol, leading to dry roasteed finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2357) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2011
On draft at Capones. Pours a pitch black with a small foamy light brown head. Aroma of light roasted malt, oats, faint coffee beans and dry dark chocolate. Taste of roasted malt, chocolate, oats and coffee. Has a bittery aftertaste.

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