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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (7008) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2013
draft at Lord hobo, black thicker pour, thing of beauty. big roasted maltiness, coffee and chocolate notes in both aroma & flavor. another great beer from HF

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lukaduke (2737) - Gray, Maine, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Pours a rich deep umber black color with a finger of mocha foam. The nose is gritty earthy coffee, chocolate and some nice roasty malts and some traces of dark fruit... the palate follows the nose nicely with a good dose of carbonation to really lighten up the rich velvety mouthfeel. Nice lingering chocolate with a hint of oat coming through... dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SrSilliGose (3325) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 17, 2013
Tap at worthy burger. Bunch of clean bright fresh roast. Dark chocolate. Dry tasty. Clean. Touch of cream. Deep luscious bitter roast and truffle on the finish. Real nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reynolds314 (2915) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 13, 2013
On tap at Prohibition Pig. One of the nicest looking beers Ive come across. Pours a viscous black with thick brown head and great head retention. Aroma is coffee, light roasted maltyness, chocolate, and spuce/citrus hoppyness. Flavor is lightly sweet and creamy with nice coffee flavors and pretty assertive hop flavors. Awesome brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (4866) - Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2013
On tap straight at the source, delicious coffee flavors, thick foamy dark body and head, this is crushing t

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamChandler (3784) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 25, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Review from notes. Thanks Wally! Gorgeous pour, dense black with hints of sediment, nice frothy head. Nose was pretty great. Very smoky and still some coffee left over. Taste was decent but it’s not what it used to be as far as fresh flavors. No hop bitterness left, lots of coffee, some creamy mouth feel. Heavy bold body.

Updated 2013 Batch enjoyed at home on the day I bought it Nice dark brown to black. 2 finger decent creamy brown head Loaded with huge bursting coffee. bursting with chocolate as well. Nice. very mellow, drinkable and not overpowering. Nice bitterness. roasted walnuts, chocolate and crisp minerally water. bottle conditioning is great. yeah nice beer but not pushing any limits

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (14747) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2012
Bottle shared in NH, many thanks to the generous Wallace. Pours rich brown with a large, beige cream head. Nose of strong roasted malts, heavy bourbon, burnt wood. Bold flavor, hefty roast and charred wood, bitter chocolate, some woody dryness. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Hot finish with pronounced bourbon character, wood, dark and bitter chocolate, rich dark bread, lasting roast. Awesome stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radarsock (1126) - Massachusetts, 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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (4270) - 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.

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