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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bellco33 (426) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 22, 2013
On tap at Prohibition Pig: aroma is perfect, lots of coffee and roasted goodness. Flavor is a lot of coffee, roasted malts, a bit earthy, and some hops. Full bodied, a bit sticky, leaves a slight sweet flavor. Awesome coffee stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 21, 2013
On tap at Three Penny. Jet black pour with a one finger mocha head. Smell is straight coffee and roast. Taste is dark roast coffee, cocoa, and sweet malt. Slightly sticky finish. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (6433) - Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2013
750 ml bottle shared with the group. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized cola like beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, oatmeal sweetness, mild coffee notes, green earthy hops, smooth, medium body, great flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2013
Verre d’un fût, au 3e anniversaire de Hill Farmstead. Arômes intenses de café froid et de torréfaction. Robe noire et opaque, légère dentelle moka et effervescence délicate. En bouche, le café est très intense, mais parfaitement soutenu par des malts torréfiés complexes et moelleux. Très belle texture onctueuse, sans que la bière ne paraisse trop sucrée. Finale moyennement amère de houblon résineux. Une excellente stout au café.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (6455) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2013
growler grabbin! .. . pours a deep black liquid .. . good coco head, nice lacing .. . tar, ash, and charcoal .. . medium mouth .. . a solid stout .. . canoe is actually spelled canoo

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Pour from a 750 ml growler gave a dark black hued brew with a great looking mocha head. Smells of roasted chocolate malt. Medium in body and smooth. Coffee flavors mix well with the malt character without alot sweetness. The Guatemalan coffee character is good but not my favorite coffee variety but OK. Overall a very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ataraxia (407) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Near black, small cocao-colored head. Roasted coffee bean, bitter chocolate, toasted malt, a lot of smoke, oak and cedar wood, perhaps a hint of vanilla. A little too much carbonation, but smooth and creamy all the same. In between medium and full bodied, bitter finish. Alcohol is low and not very apparent. A bit too much smoke in my opinion; Earl reminds me of the smoked stouts and porters I had when exploring that style

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (3031) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2013 750 flip-top at home with friends. Thanks Adam!! Pour is pitch black with a creamy brown head and great lacing. Big chocolate, coffee, vanilla, roast, a touch of grass, some toffee, and wood in the aroma. Taste is super smooth and creamy, roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, big espresso, grass, and oak with a lightly roasted/bitter finish. Creamy mouthfeel with low carbonation. Awesome stout, I could chug this stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (9659) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Growler @ Stephen’s house courtesy of Steve_0. Big thanks! Pours a black appearance with a dark brown head. Moderately roasty, dark chocolate, oaty, light coffee aroma. Burnt chocolate, mild anise, coffee, light vanilla, moderately bitter hoppy flavor. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (7532) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Pour out of 750 mL growler, big thanks Stephen! Thick black pour with creamy tan head, aroma brought notes of coffee, roast, dark chocolate, hints of toffee, nice earth, grain and spice notes, coffee ground notes with some vanilla. Taste is a mix of vanilla, coffee, roast, nice chocolate, baker’s chocolate, coffee bean, espresso, hints of earth, spice, finishing fairly sweet, bit nice and roasted and bitter. Nice.

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