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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GatheringBrews (45) - Derby, Vermont, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Huge fan of this beer. Had on tap and in growlers. Deep brown/black color with a medium sized, tan head with nice lacing. Aroma is nicely roasted malts, coffee, caramel, and light chocolate. Medium body with highly complex, mature flavors of roasted malts, coffee, cocoa and the perfect touch of hops. Pleasantly reminiscent of Mikkeller Beer Geek or the Olbutikken Porter, this is a staple beer in my fridge the last few months.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (1963) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2014 Une magnifique stout dotée d’une torréfaction puissante mais qui ne s’éternise pas en amertume indélébile. Le corps est duveteux et riche pour sa grosseur et les notes de moka finissent par percer à mesure que le liquide se réchauffe. Impressionnante charge de saveurs pour 7.2%.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2011
THIS BEER IS STUPID GOOD. Pours a black body with a tan roast y head. A bitter roasted malt chocolate body. A hint of a vanilla sweetness to balance but never sweet. Just a really solid drinking stout. 3 pints later i forgot about my 6 hour drive. Nice to see a brewer that can make an awesome ipa, saison, & stout. Seriously underated.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oakbluff (413) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 4, 2011
Growler from Glouglouburp- thanks again Dany! Pours opaque cola with frothy two finger head. Huge delicious coffee nose, slight chocolate, but mostly just unbelievable coffee. Taste- a juicy tart twang from the oatmeal, slight bitterness, and tons of fresh roasted coffee . Fantastic. Drinkability is off the charts. Very light bodied but yet the flavour profile is amazing and the freshness of the coffee really shiines through. HF really nailed this

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
piscator34 (1948) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 4, 2011
Growler sample via and shared with oakbluff. Jet black in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of high quality fresh brewed coffee, backed by milk chocolate and a touch of vanilla. Coffee plays the largest role in the mouth as well, but the secondary notes come through a bit stronger here. Oatmeal, faint caramelm roasted barley, and a bit of matchbox all play a role here. Medium to light bodied, with great bite from the roast and a very subtle tartness coming from somewhere. Another home run from Hill Farmstead.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
czar (4126) - 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!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (3563) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 12, 2013
On tap straight at the source, delicious coffee flavors, thick foamy dark body and head, this is crushing t

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (2727) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2011
Pours black with no head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Lots of coffee flavor with roasted malt, dark chocolate, and some hops. Just exceptional.

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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (10510) - 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.


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