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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1677) - 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 (2703) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (3159) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2011
Pours black with no head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Lots of coffee flavor with roasted malt, dark chocolate, and some hops. Just exceptional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12440) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 22, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2014 Draft, 2011 RBSG bus tour. Brown-black body, small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, grapefruit, some floral/orange. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, grapefruit/orange. Medium body, light acidity. (7/3/7/3/14)

12/6/14, bottle. Small brown head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee, milk chocolate, some roast. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some roast, caramel, light earthy, grapefruit. Sticky medium body. (7/3/7/3/14)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
On tap at the Hill Farmstead First Anniversary Party. Served in a Hill Farmstead long-stem tulip. Pours a very, very dark brown color with a good off-white head and some really nice lacing on the way down. The nose brings forward some really nice coffee along with some roast and earthy characteristics. A bit of chocolate in the background as well as some hops. The flavor has nice coffee character along with some roast. Chocolate throughout. Mouthfeel is really excellent and the oats come through. No noticeable booze. Really a fantastic stout. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 06-16-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11612) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2011
on tap @Capones Pre-RBSG-pours a tight/rich liht brown head and black color. Aroma is pine/resin. Taste is pine/resin hops with some bite, roasty dark malt-chocolate/some ash.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (5481) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2011
This poured a very dark brown color with a great tan head. Aroma was of light smokey coffee, very roasted malt almost burnt, and some dark chocolate too. Flavor was very smooth dark roasted coffee with light dark chocolate and some decent citrusy bittering hops. Great.

   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 (3727) - 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 (4024) - 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.

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