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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (36929) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2011

Draught @ Mikkeller Bar, Viktoriagade 8BC, kld., DK-1655 Copenhagen, Denmark.

Clear dark black brown color with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully to mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, chocolate malt, De Molen malt, dark malt. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110218]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (33187) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2011
From tap at MikkellerBar, courtesy of joergen. Pours dark brown to black with a rocky, dense and chocolate brown head. Aroma is dark roasted malt, liqourice, tarish and dark chocolate. Bitter and solid roasted malty. Marmelade fruity, thick dark malty, bitter, hardroasted, chocolate and vague tarish note mixed with a light sweetness. Lingering bitter, dark roasted and slight fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2011
Draft. A black beer with a lazing dark brown head. The aroma has strong notes of roasted malt, and soy sauce, as well as medium notes of alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt almost burnt,as welll as notes of chocolate, wood, and alcohol, leading to dry roasteed finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25076) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2011
On tap. Black and opaque with a light brown head. Distinct coffee aroma in fine balance with the hard roasted malts. Medium-bodied, sweetish hard roasted malts and vanilla - some coffee notes yes but not as pronounced as in the nose. Light malt bitterness. Well crafted. 190211

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (21945) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2011
Draught at Mikkeller Bat. Black coloured with a small beige ehad. Roasted aroma of caramel, coffee and dark chocolate with notes of liquorice. Roasted flavour of coffee and dark chocolate with notes of freshgrinded ccoffee. Roasted finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (14153) - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13976) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2011
Draught at MikkellerBAR. Pitch black - brown head. Nice hoppy. Carcoal. Nice smokey. Burned malts. Citrus. Grassy. Bitterness. Light flowery. Chocolate. Licorice. Smooth body with a good hop-bite. Dry finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (12587) - 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 15/20
bu11zeye (12039) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11814) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 22, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2014 Draft, 2011 RBSG bus tour. Brown-black body, small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, grapefruit, some floral/orange. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, grapefruit/orange. Medium body, light acidity. (7/3/7/3/14)

12/6/14, bottle. Small brown head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee, milk chocolate, some roast. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some roast, caramel, light earthy, grapefruit. Sticky medium body. (7/3/7/3/14)

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