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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (8316) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 23, 2015
Bottle from SlovakSniper (thanks!), shared with Parksy, phantomhennes, and TvM. We had this alongside Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel, and this brew was the clear standout, sperior in balance, complexity, mouthfeel, and simple tastiness. by far the most elegant coffee beer I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (1691) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle dated 08/17/15, from the source. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate, molasses, coffee. Flavor follows. Dark chocolate, oak, coffee. Nice and smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalumeaux (564) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer black brown pour with a nice two finger tan head. Aromas of fresh coffee roasted malt and hint of oatmeal. A nice rich creamy mouth feel with notes of dark chocolate coffee and malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ctipping (536) - Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2015
On tap at the Blackback. Black body. Viscous looking. Huge chocolate head. Settles to a small collar. Aroma of coffee and extremely roasty malt. Oatmeal is really strong. Smells like it could be too roasty. Taste taste is much improved. Coffee blends into the roasted malt. A little sweet. Oatmeal lends to the sweetness. Even a bit of burnt smokiness. Smooth and creamy, but it had a roasty bitterness. Medium carbonation. A little disconnected. Sweet and bitter, both in seemingly disproportionate quantities.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
zinneke (152) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 1, 2015
Amazing. A lot of roasted, toasted, coffee, dough, chocolate, a bit toffee aromas. Taste is medium bitter, lovely coffee , all very well balanced. Average carbo, quite creamy medium bodied and nice coffee finish. Truely the best coffee stout i ever drank.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mvalence (19) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2015
2015-09-23 En fût @ Hill Farmstead. Bière presque noir surmontée d'une mousse brune. Arômes de café et de malt torréfié avec une pointe d'avoine. En bouche, café et malt rôti enrobés de chocolat qui laisse place à un houblon résineux. En finale, une pointe de conifère et une amertume prononcée. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (3891) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Black body, thin tan head, sparse lacing. Assertive roasted coffee, some oats, earthy bitterness, and some licorice. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, soft sweetness, and, despite the roasted qualities, finishes a bit muted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ametras (929) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2015
500ml bottle. Black with a frothy tan head. Flavors are roasted cereals, coffee, oats, brown sugar, chocolate, cookie dough, vanilla, licorice and resinous hops with fruity notes. Medium body, soft carbonation, creamy texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1882) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2015
Black with a light chocolate head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, roasted chestnuts. Full bodied, roasty and lightly bitter on the palate with a nutty finish. Taste is bitter coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scopey (9998) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2015
Bottle at Mr Smith’s HF-dominated wedding celebration. It pours jet black with a thick tan head. The nose is rich, decadent, big espresso coffee vibe, dark chocolate, rich roast, mild acidity and coffee cake. The taste is rich, yet smooth, deep roast coffee, mild acidity, dark chocolate torte, light vanilla, toasty dark bread and a touch of umami with a smooth, roasty finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and velvety mouth-feel. Not crazy complex, yet flavoursome and extremely well-balanced. Excellent.

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