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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   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.


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4
   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drake (9953) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2015
New England Bucket List Trip #154. Growler from the brewery. Pours a dark brown with a large frothy dark brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, mild oats. The taste is chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, mild nuts and dark fruit. Medium bodied, mild lingering roast, exceptional balance.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (805) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
Fresh growler fill thanks to Kirk. Appearance is black with a thin layer of light mocha head. Aroma is oats, coffee roast, and dark chocolate. Taste is chocolate, followed by some light coffee roast, silky smooth mouthfeel, all perfectly balanced. This is outstanding, man, such great balance.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
artmcd8 (1999) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Growler from Hill Farmstead. Pours a dark brown to black with a brown head. Aroma of roasted coffee, light grain. Taste is sweet with a crisp finish. Medium thick mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (872) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Growler. Dark brown. Sticky but clean. Roasted malts with nutty elements and dark chocolate. Really awesome. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1428) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2015
On tap at HF. Poured black with thick tan head. Huge coffee aroma. Light carb med bod. Tastes bitter roasted coffee

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
conway (1821) - - FEB 17, 2015
Draft. Dark cola with a thick mocha head. Aroma is oat, chocolate and subtle coffee. Coffee becomes more apparent in the taste but the balance is incredible. Perfect tension between sweet and toasty. Medium smooth and sticky mouthfeel. Outstanding.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Baristas2Brewers (24) - - FEB 15, 2015
This is stout heaven. Creamy chocolate and coffee perfection. Beautiful aroma and smooth taste. Vermont knows how to do it right. Best beer, coffee, and food imaginable. I’m in pure bliss.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pcshotsauce33 (61) - Columbus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Tap @ Hotel Vermont. Wow now this is what I’m talking about. I’m in stout heaven here with notes of coffee, chocolate, barley, and pure bliss. Slam dunk and wish there was a way I could high jack the keg to bring home.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2732) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Growler shared thanks to scotchzi! Pours an opaque black with fluffy tan head that leaves good lace. Aroma of deep roasted malts and coffee, hints of dark chocolate and smoke. Taste follows, nice and smooth, good balance of roast and smoke. Nothing crazy, but nicely done.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (633) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle thanks to Aaron and Erik. Pours a pitch black with a fluffy, brown head. Aroma has coffee, cocoa, licorice and salmiak, hints of oatmeal and some slight roast. Taste is bitter roasty with lots of coffee, but also some fruity sweetness. Smooth and nice, and with a little hop presence as well. Low carb.


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