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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4195) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Bottle... Poured dark, near pitch black with a thin, light tan head. Nice, full body. Dark molasses, coffee, and mocha chocolate with some anise spice, roasted and charred malts, and mild hop earthiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (12755) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured dark brown color with medium creamy tan head that lasted with excellent lacing. Aroma is very complex with roasted choclolate and hop. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy chocolate bittersweet flavor and moderate to heavy complex dark sweet finish of long duration. Standout complex beer that went well with a cigar at the Bengal game.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
czar (6561) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2011
growler. inky black with a small dark beige head, enough retention and lacing. strong coffee aromas and tons of bitter chocolate. taste is loads of roasted malts, semi-sweet chocolate, leather, smoke, licorice, backed with resinous bitter hops. full body, fizzy palate. excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12405) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2011
(Draught) Pours a black body with a medium beige head. Aroma of grapefruit, roasted malt, caramel, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, citrus, chocolate, and coffee with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrallen34 (3504) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2011
growler... dark brown with a thin tan head... smells pretty creamy, milky with a bit of roast... my hopes were so high after having everett so I’m tad disappointed, the body is way to thin almost distracting, charred watery with bit of chocolate

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 20, 2011
Growler split with mcberko. Pours a solid black with a small tan head. Aroma of espresso beans, dark chocolate, roasted malts. Flavour of intense coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts, light smoke, wood. Leaves a light warming sensation in the chest. Full bodied, lovely and roasted, but seems a little thin in comparison to other stouts I have had. Still very enjoyable regardless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (11214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 20, 2011
750mL growler, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks Dany!), split many ways, pours black with a small tan head. Roasted aroma with lots of espresso - rich roasted qualities dominate. Flavour of very rich roasted malts, perfect balance between chocolate and espresso, with a chocolate and roasted finish. Great depth and body. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fbm115 (186) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2011
750 ml growler picked up at the brewery. Pours a black brown color with a soapy tan head that falls quickly. smell is roasty coffee with some chocolate and carmel. taste is roasty malt/ coffee with some chocolate ending with carmel and a smooth hop bitterness. mouthfeel is smooth and rich. no alcohol to taste or feel. medium body. overall very enjoyable i would drink this again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1734) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Chocolate colored pour; rich, savory aroma of dark fruits and warm spices, strongly suggestive of the coffee and in the best way. Flavor is light, creamy and airy; nougat, cream, coffee, and an oddly perfect touch of citrusy hops. Lightly dry and a mite too thin texturally; finishes dry and bitter. Solid stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quevillon (2749) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2011
Drank on tap (12 oz) at Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier, Vermont, on July 29, 2011. Black, no head. Aroma of barley and oats very malty, with notes of sweet coffee. Bitter coffee taste, barley very malty, good caffeinated bitterness. It’s just one of their beers, but I understand why they are so appreciated!

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