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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Draft at HF 1st Anniversary - Dark, thick, plenty of hops and yummy! Well worth sampling again... and again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2011
dark brown, oily heavy white lacing. Roast and light cardboard nose, bit hot, milky chocolate qualities but also bitter. Flavor is oily, heavy roast, light chocolate, more grapefruit with a creamy texture, nice contrast between citrus and roast, though finish a bit empty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4002) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2011
tap at capones. Very dark brown with small tan head. Nose is fairly roasty, some coffee, a pronounced hop presence. Flavor is coffee, roast, cocoa, hops. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (6508) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2011
Pours near black with a beige head. Roasted malty aroma with coffee and espresso. The flavor has coffee, roasted malts, espresso, and a hint of smoke. Smooth and balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5305) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Black pour with tan head and lace. Funk of roasty chocolate malt. Sweet floral with a light chocolate flavor. Good carbonation but a tad thin. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8998) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Tap at Capone’s for RBSG 2011. Pour is a blackish ruby with a large tan head leaving excellent lace. Nose is salted dried meat and tobacco. Taste is salty (no olives thankfully) with mild smoke, sharp and full earthy rye, mild nutty bitterness, hoppy to the point of verging on Black IPA. Very nice though. It’s so nice to have a beer made with coffee that doesn’t taste like coffee. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2011
Milk chocolate and roast nose with a touch of dark fruit and piney hops. The taste is light to moderately sweet, moderately bitter, with dark chocolate, some molasses, citrus hops and prunes. Really nice stout, could use a but of work before being compared to kzoo though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JulienHuxley (3618) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2011
On tap @ HF anniversary. Nice black pour with a veil of cream foam. Aroma of roasted grain, coffee, chocolate and fresh hops. Taste is rich coffee flavour, with a good not too bitter finish. You can feel the richness of oats but it is still so quaffable for a stout, very well done brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 30, 2011
On tap at Hill Farmsteads first anniversary celebration. Black pour with a tan froth. The flavor and aroma demonstrated epic roasty characteristics with coffee, chocolate, and oat coming through as well. Thick rich palate with a sweet roasty finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
piscator34 (2021) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 4, 2011
Growler sample via and shared with oakbluff. Jet black in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of high quality fresh brewed coffee, backed by milk chocolate and a touch of vanilla. Coffee plays the largest role in the mouth as well, but the secondary notes come through a bit stronger here. Oatmeal, faint caramelm roasted barley, and a bit of matchbox all play a role here. Medium to light bodied, with great bite from the roast and a very subtle tartness coming from somewhere. Another home run from Hill Farmstead.

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