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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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MJGG (951) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8781) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle at weekly share thanks to Phil. Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of flaked oats, roast chocolate, vanilla and coffee. Well balanced. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (1232) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2014
Thanks to Erik for sharing! Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of fresh coffee beans, cocoa beans, roasted malts, weak raw vanilla and some weak sweet liquorice. Delicate! Taste is just very delicate, clean and good! Lots of chocolate, coffee, raw vanilla, cocoa, gentle hops and with a delicate and nice mouthfeel. Like all HF beers - this is so well made!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bursprak (721) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle split 5 ways. Pitch black pour with a nice dense brownish head. Nose is very forward with freshly ground coffee and roast. Taste also is dominated by freshly ground coffee, some vanilla and chocolate in there as well. Nice and simple!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (265) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle. Thanks Bursprak. Pours pitch black with a creamy medium brown head. Aromas of fruity coffee, slight vanilla, some bitter chocolate, Taste is coffee up front, salmiak licorice, figs, dates, vanilla, bitter chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (2201) - Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Michael. Oily, dark black pour with a huge, chunky, foamy, deep tan head that builds up thick, lasts for a while, & leaves a few nice sheets of wet lacing on its way down the glass. Aroma is full force roasted & oily coffee beans. Not quite charred like French roast, more like a Full City roast. Underside of bitter cocoa nibs, faint vanilla, & deeply driven dried black cherries. Back end has a small twinge of roasted smokiness, much like Everett has throughout. Taste is a coffee bomb as well... Loaded with a light bitterness & roasted element, however gracefully balanced by a touch of milky malt sweetness, hints of dark chocolate, & anise. The finish ends with a kiss of roast, faint smoke, & only last nibble of rich coffee beans. Somewhat creamy body. Lovely beer for coffee drinkers, just great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (5037) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2014
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Bottle: The aroma consists of heavy dark chocolate, black licorice, anise, molasses, espresso /coffee, and very faint vanilla. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a small brown head that quickly fades to a thin ring around the edges. The flavor starts with moderate dark chocolate and a hint of vanilla. The finish has moderate-heavy coffee and light-moderate black licorice. It’s medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikem409 (1567) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle pours black with tan with frothy tan head. Aroma of nuts and coffee. Finish is bitter with coco and oatmeal

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drsandman (364) - New York, USA - OCT 14, 2014
On tap @ the Jeffrey NYC. Pours a deep dark brown, soft and creamy beige head. Aroma is fresh espresso, coffee, caramel, cocoa, bourbon, light campfire. Flavor is jam packed with roasted malt, smoked cedar, bourbon, light licorice and burnt coffee, bitter hoppy chocolate finish. Light bourbon booze on the finish, as well as dry chocolate hop. This stuff is pretty ridonk... Really dig the balance and hop character pushing through.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (1450) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle from Luk_, thanks! Pours a complete black with a medium brown head that fades into a rim that leaves some lacing. Nose is of roasted coffee, nuts and chocolate. Taste is of same coffee beans (with the slightlest green pepper angle) and roasted malt. It is not an ounce to sweet, really nice. Body is medium-full and carbonation medium, making the mouthfeel so smooooth. Overall a really nice coffee stout that for whatever reason I had never rated. This is my first time with a bottle but it seemed a little different from the tap version I had last time, a little less green pepper maybe? Anyway, really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
esjunknyc (21) - - SEP 28, 2014
Typical Hill Farmstead, Shaun has some sort of otherworldly touch and everything he does it really on point. As far as flavor it's coffee with a nice balanced bitter finish. Worth seeking out

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