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RATINGS: 444   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Everett (1908-1939) 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 Porter is crafted from American malted barley, English and German roasted malts, American hops, our ale yeast, and water from our well. It is unfiltered and naturally carbonated. Decadent in its depth, with a complex backbone of chocolate, coffee, and malty sweetness, this is the ale that I dream to have shared with Everett. 7.5% ALC/VOL 21º 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle shared by drewbeerme. Pours a deep brown-black with a dark tan head. The nose is fantastic. Cocoa and toasty malt. Faint herbal hops play in the back ground. Rich and inviting. On tasting, there is a nice medium body, almost creamy. No astringency. Chocolate and roast, balanced bitterness overall. Light sweet note. Superb porter, for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ctipping (539) - Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2015
500 mL bottle. No bottle date. Originally reviewed 6/22/2012/ Pours a black body that is translucent at the edges. Billowing mocha head that almost overflows the glass. Excellent retention and even some nice lacing. Chocolate and coffee dominate the nose. Some booze, which is surprising for 7.5%. A deep, ashy, almost burnt character persists in the background, perhaps detracting from other aromas. Coffee and chocolate are the most dominant flavors. It really mirrors the aromas, even in the relative proportions of the flavors. The finish is bitter, but seemingly from that ashy burnt character. Again, it’s slightly boozy. I had this on tap and it seemed much heavier and more viscous than it does in the bottle. It’s medium bodied, but slick on the tongue. The bitter ashy finish is a little detracting, but otherwise it’s good. I don’t find this to be earth-shattering as the reviews suggest. It’s still a solid and impressive beer. Yet another technical masterpiece from Hill Farmstead, but lacking in a certain refinement that their other beers have.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franckg (648) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2015
Embouteillée en août 2015, bue après 3 mois. Belle robe noire pratiquement opaque. Aucun col de mousse sauf un petit cerne timide autour du verre. Dentelle légèrement huileuse mais un pourrait dire qu’il n’y en a pas. Arômes orientés vers le malt et pain rôtis. Un peu de grains de café, chocolat aux noisettes, mélasse. On perçoit un petite touche de houblon en arrière-plan. Nez intense, complexité moyenne et à l’image de ce que peut être un bon porter. En bouche, toujours cette touche de rôti. Par contre des saveurs plus sucrées se dévoilent également. Chocolat noir, anis, caramel, mélasse. Bien malté et légère amertume boisée en finale sur une trame de fond de chocolat et pain rôti. On reste dans un équilibre superbe mariant rôti et sucré. Texture moyenne-epaisse, bon corps envoûtant. Très faible carbonation. Bonne biere.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (6191) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 22, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Jeroen! Poured a murky dark brown with a frothy tan head. The aroma is sweet roasty smoked malt, creamy caramel. The flavour is moderate to light sweet with a rich, chewy roasted sweet malt, coffee, dark chocolate, light alcohol bitter palate and a lingering liqourice bitter finish. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maakun (2030) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2015
Bottle shared. Black with nice but short lasting beige head. Nuts, coffee, dark chocolate, light roasted grains, ash, fudge. Towards the finish some nice fresh herbs and a light mineral touch. Medium sweet with roasted bitter finish. Medium bodied with full creamy feel. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (7173) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2015
Bottle sampled with friends. Thin tan head. Clear deep amber pour. Very choclatey in the afteraste. A very good porter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (9317) - Tel Aviv, - OCT 18, 2015
[9/25/15] Bottle sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2015 in Bodegraven. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Black with a tan head. Aroma of roast, coffee, dark fruits. Bittersweet flavor, roasty, with chocolate, coffee, some dark fruits. Full-bodied. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (11323) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2015
Bottle shared, thanks. Opaque black color, medium sized light brown head. Smell and taste malts, liquorice, slightly sweetish chocolate, moderately bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (3014) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Bottle at McGillicuddy’s. Dated 09/07/2015. This was poured into a tulip, eh, oh well, next time mug, nonic or pint glass. No worries, I know Sean Hill is anal about stupid shit he doesn’t know, eh, whatever. The appearance was a nice looking dark brown color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Light lacing surrounded the glass, thick yet not too thick as it showed enough spliced delicate thin-ness to it (adequate). The smell started off with sweet to robust and roasty coffee and cocoa moving slowly into a real nice malty aroma. The taste rolled into the sweetness nicely with a fairly sweet to roasty with a tad of bitter coffee blending nicely. There’s a nice semi-sweet to roasty aftertaste bleeding into a semi-dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a fairly nice sessionability about it. Carbonation runs nicely underneath fulfilling a fairly light quality but not too light. Overall, as an American Porter, it works. Its nice and definitely one to have this time of the year.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1472) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Poured into a snifter at home. Black liquid with a tan one finger head. Some lace. The aroma is big chocolate, coffee, anise, vanilla, and roasted malts. The tastes are the same as the aromas which is big coffee, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and anise. Slight dry finish with a burnt malts aftertaste. Moderate to fuller body, creamy, and satisfying. Solid porter!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (14078) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 27, 2015
Runder, dunkel malziger Antrunk. Nicht sonderlich intensiv, würzig, etwas schwach. Okay. 12/9/9/9/12/9

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