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RATINGS: 506   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (4207) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2016
At Hopishop 2016. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt and some choco. Taste has coffee, caramel, licorice and malt. Not bad, but very middle of the road.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (4594) - BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2016
At Hopishop. The best porter in the world according to this site - for what it’s worth. Lightly lacing, tan, moussy head quickly dissipating in the middle; very dark mahogany brown colour, blackish but still fully translucent. Aroma of beef stock cube and even gravy, walnut, home made caramel, dry liquorish candy, dried porcini, bitter chocolate, vague glue-like solvent effect but nothing disturbing. Sweet onset, hints of candied figs and dates, sourish undercurrent, beef stock-like umami accent from the nose returning immediately after the sweetness, softish carbo perfectly fit for the style, smooth oily mouthfeel, caramelly malt core with bitter chocolatey and mildly toasted ending, pleasant spicy hop notes blending in very well, lingering with the toasted malt bitterness, a tad grapefruity in the end, with a mild suggestion of warming alcohol. Very accomplished, rounded, easily drinkable porter, perhaps a bit too much tilted to the umami side for this style but I can see how this quality level in combination with limited production and even more limited distribution can create a hype.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jtseroy (12) - Arizona, USA - OCT 10, 2016
Pours dark with thick chocolate colored head. Incredible beer. Roasted malt, chocolate. Very smooth mouthfeel. Thanks to Frank for trading this to me. I absolutely will seek out more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
neongolden (1254) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2016
(On tap @ Warpigs HF Day, Copenhagen, May 12 2016) Pours pitch black with a massive medium tan head and lace carpet. Aroma of coffee, light smoky notes, grain, dark malt, unsweetened chocolate. Palate is loaded with lightly burnt malts, cacao, ground coffee, toffee, light vanilla, pine boughs, mineral, moderately bitter hoppy finish with supporting roast. Mega balance. Medium full with below average carb. This is a pitch perfect ’normal’ porter that I could drink on any given day, the water chemistry seems to help hone quite typical elements into something much better than typical.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vincentvega72 (427) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2016
Donkerzwart bier met fijne witte schuimkraag. Heel mooi licht rokerig aroma. Koffie, rook, chocolade, beetje tabak, rozijntjes. Maar als je een slok neemt vind ik dat het bier gelijk beetje verwatert in de mond. Beetje vlak. Kan ook liggen aan de flinke stouts die ik hiervoor had gedronken. Al bij al goeie porter maar geen wauw effect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sudz4Dayz (44) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 16, 2016
500ml bottle purchased on site at Hill Farmstead. Pours a thick oily black with an everlasting, thick brown foamy head. Aroma has some roastiness with a hint of cherry and chocolate. Taste roasty, coffee, chocolatey. Very Smooth mouthfeel and leaves a wonderful aftertaste of dark chocolate cocoa. Top notch Porter, best around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tapefuzz (147) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2016
On tap at brewery. Nitro. Pours a nearly black dark brown with a large light brown head. Roasty aroma of coffee with some wood. Tastes of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Lightly bitter coffee finish. Full body. Rich, creamy, and a little bit oily mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (9592) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2016
Bottle, shared at RBAG by me. Very dark brown, light brown head.nmilk chocolate, brown bread, lightly nutty, dry finish. Balanced and rich.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (2614) - CROATIA - AUG 24, 2016
On tap at Warpigs, Copenhagen. Hill Farmstead tap takeover. Pours black with light brownish head. Roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, some coffee notes, hops with some citrus. Sweet with bitter finish. Medium to full bodied. Quite smooth and easy drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Speko (226) - DENMARK - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle 0,5 at Slacker. Pours black with large beige head, excellent lacing. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate, dried fruits, some wood. Very mild and pleasant. Taste is coffee, cocoa, dried fruit, licorice, roasted malts. Once again very mild and pleasant. Full body, oily texture and soft carbonation.

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