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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radarsock (944) - Vermont, USA - AUG 12, 2012
8% abv. Thanks to Wally for the share! Smells of booze, liquorice, coconut grease, bitter chocolate and brandy alcohols. Tastes of booze, dark chocolate, fried plums, hops and earthiness

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourefragile (139) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2012
From notes, served in a HF wine glass. Clear, very dark brown color with a light, bubbly tan head. Excellent retention and thick lacing. Earthy and roast coffee aroma, with surprising amount of hops and some faint chocolate notes. Flavor is typical of an oatmeal stout, creamy and smooth, with a silky body, and a strong chocolate and malt body throughout. Minimal bitterness, but strong fresh coffee flavor throughout. Much more robust and enjoyable experience than the BA version of Earl.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (3316) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2012
On tap at Capones. Pitch black pour, small head and medium lacing. Verry peppery, jolly pump tasting, oaky brett, cocoa powders, some stone fruit at the close. Great roasty beer that still managed to keep the fruit flavors alive. Cheers.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
orangesol (876) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2012
Served on-tap at Capone’s into a sampler glass. A - Pours jet black with a light one finger head, dissipating to small patches of head, leaving little to no lacing down the glass. S - Lots of dark flavors in this one. Coffee, milk chocolate, and plenty of dark malt blend well. Some oatmeal and a bit of caramel sweetness creeps in as it begins to come to room temp. Good balance but nothing mind blowing. T - A bit thin on entry. Quite a bit of dark smokiness up front giving way quickly to a mix of dark roasted coffee and chocolatey sweetness. Oatmeal adds a bit of chewiness and seems to help bring the body back up a bit. Finish is a huge blast of dark roast that lingers for some time. I liked how balanced all the flavors where. M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. The feel is neither thin nor overly creamy, good balance again. Finish is a bit too roasty for my liking. D - Pretty high. I wish more brewery could brew a well balanced stout like this one. I liked it quite a bit but it was just good not great. I would definitely drink it again.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Big coffee and cream aroma which carries through nicely to the flavor. I did not find it light on the palate at all. Yet another masterpiece from Mr. Hill.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4143) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10816) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
czar (4508) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrallen34 (3483) - 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


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