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RATINGS: 149   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (2839) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Draft at ginger man for lunch. Pours deep brown with nose of chocolate and licorice. Tastes of espresso, dark chocolate, licorice, roasted malts, and some plum. Just right amounts of sweet chocolate and bitter hops. Really lovely stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (6503) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Draft at Gingerman (thanks for the heads up, Jow). Pours a rich jet black body with thin brown lacing. Aroma is rich, luscious chocolate, mild to sweet coffee roast and faint hop profile. Mouthfeel is medium to full with a nice prickly carbonated feel towards to the end; the dark chocolate character dominates over the sweet roast, with a subtle fresh hop flavor lingering towards the end. Great superbly balanced stout. If it wasn’t lunch, I’d take down a few of these.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rxeight (1971) - Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2014
750 swingtop. Not sure when filled, added to HF lineup recently, still available. Tried the day after initially opened. Lots of built up carbonation when opened. Taste and aroma was lots of dark bitterness from malt and coffee. Roast and coffee. Body was slightly flat but assuming that it was because of the prior opening. ACTH more carbonation than when I had fresh Everett on the second day of a 2L. Overall it’s pretty good stuff. Definitely seem to enjoy the dark HF beers much more fresh than aged or barrel aged.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2653) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Aroma: Oatmeal, Coffee, Mildly Bitter Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Brown Head Ring, Mild Lacing Taste: Oatmeal, Coffee, Mild Coffee Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Drying

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
50belair (3021) - Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2014
On tap at the brewery and later at Parker Pie. Dark brown pour light brown head. Coffee and dark roasted malt bouquet. Dark roasted malts, coffee, bakers chocolate, and muted caramel notes. Very good body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (16783) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle. Very dark maroon brown color, brown head. Nice aroma of deep, rich chocolate and coffee. Taste is dark licorice, burnt espresso. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Berard (479) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Draft. Cocoa aroma over mild carbonation. Thick and chewy. A bit sweet with nice head. Solid oatmeal stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (1034) - - AUG 24, 2014
Dark brown pour, But a thumbs worth of head. Huge roast and oat aroma. Tasteof black coffee, oat, roasted malt, grains, dark bakers chocolAte. Fuller body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (3084) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Served alongside Earl (bourbon). The beer is dark brown, near black, with a half inch of beige cap. The aroma brings roast, coffee, oats. Definitely smells true to style. A delicious beer. Oatmeal, chocolate cereal grains. On par with Samuel Smith and Young’s (is that sacrilege? - if so, favoring whom?). A solid beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (9813) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
Tasty stuff, a good integration of coffee. Black bodied. Above average mouthfeel. Good drinkability.

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