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RATINGS: 146   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (4627) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle - thanks Reynolds214! Pours opaque black with a medium creamy brown head, great lacing. Aroma is roasty, dark roasted malts, cocoa. Flavor is light sweet, medium bitter, roasty, burned, Ashes. Medium body, super creamy, light acidity.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (1183) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Rating #600! Shared with Trish. 500ml bottle (2014 release) pours dark rich brown with a small finger of tan head. Nose is bursting with rich roasty earthy coffee, chocolate, mocha. Taste is super smooth silky coffee, cream, cocoa, coffee bean. Finish is more of the deliciousness, rich bitter roasty mocha, coffee, a little sweet dark chocolate. So good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodenbach99 (3573) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2014
Bouteille partagée. Bière brune presque noire avec une mousse brune. Un premier nez d’iode, de grain rôti. Une bouche à la texture crémeuse. Les saveurs sont intenses de tabac. La finale est très amère et piquante.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3894) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
Earl a été embouteillé en décembre 2013. Ce stout est presque noir et sa mousse brune accepte d’être généreuse avec l’œil du valeureux dégustateur. Au nez, cette bière bien torréfiée révèle de l’avoine, du charbon de bois et des malts rôtis bien enroulés de chocolat noir et presque pur. En bouche, mes papilles qui sont lourdement rôties notent des pointes de houblons américains qui sont plus près du conifère et de la terre que des agrumes. Au palais, le liquide montre un corps proprement normal avec un pétillement modéré à élevé et une texture finement huileuse. En finale, l’amertume est assez intense : la rencontre entre les malts brûlés, le tabac et les houblons encore bien vigoureux ébranle mes capteurs sensoriels. L’arrière-goût un peu brutal ralenti quelque peu la buvabilité. Tout de même un produit bien intéressant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (3774) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2014
Bottle pour. Pours a thick brown to black with a khaki colored head. Aroma has rich, intense coffee and roasty bitterness in the taste. Thicker mouthfeel with low to medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (4832) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with brown head. Light roasted malt, and hints of coffee aromas. Flavor of coffee, oats and malt tones.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Pours black, two finger silky tan head Smell big fruity, nutty coffee roast, bit creamy, bit oily, dark coco Taste creamy coffee and grainy, light roasty chocolate finish Light body Solid. Not mind blowing

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fluffy (1941) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2014
nice to finally be able to try something from Hill Farmstead, and this one is pretty solid for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reggiedunlop (3449) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Pours black with a thick mocha head...nice lacing. Aroma has nice smoky espresso notes, faint dark fruit, and mild bakers chocolate. Flavor steps up the roasty espresso...light smoky notes, bitter roast and dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium and the finisn is chocolatey leading into lingering coffee/roasty bitterness. Well made with a near perfect amount of coffee throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
cpetrone84 (1705) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Pour is black with a tight mocha head. Nose is smooth roasted coffee, hint of burnt toffee, with a light vanilla aroma. Taste is more roasty and burnt than the nose, lots of coffee and gets a hint acrid and bitter. Some chocolate malts cling to the back sides of the mouth with notes of vanilla. Body is incredibly soft and creamy with extremely gentle carbonation. Really opens as it warms bringing out more malt depth and richness balancing well with coffee and helping reduce the bitterness.

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