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RATINGS: 416   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Bottle from gnosis.. thanks.. Pour is black with a brown head. Lots of it. Chocolate, roasted malt, some light hops on the nose. Taste is diviine... semi-sweet chocolate, some light hoppiness, wood, some smoke, and some bitter coffee. Great balance. Creamy smooth mouthfeel with light carbonation. Same resiny texture as Jimmy. Real winner. Best porter I’ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClarkVV (4213) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Draught at the brewery and Parker Pie, 7/24/15
Deep ebony liquid is topped by a tan head that shows moderate retention. Undetermined clarity.
The fresh, plastery, lovely Hill Farmstead yeast/water character is the first thing I notice, even before the roast. The beer just smells alive and vibrant. Light vanilla, dark chocolate and mild coffee notes are all presented very cohesively, with lush, dank, juicy hop notes adding light citrus/wintergreen aspects, but not overdone or dominant. With warming, buttercream, vanilla and milk chocolate emerge, adding more malty depth, but all the while, the roast and hops keep things in balance. Clean, wonderfully balanced and vibrantly aromatic stuff, with no sign of flaw or alcohol.
The flavor displays all of the porter character from the nose, dark chocolate, coffee and vanilla, on an almost silky bed of rich malts. Much like the Mystic The Hum I just had, the flavors are all well-balanced; neither hop or roast bitterness dominates, nor does any gooey chocolate or pale malt sweetness build up. Considerably more dry than The Hum, though, without compromising any texture.
Between this and Cisco Moor Porter, it’s close in my book. Both have the delightful house yeast character and while this is probably a little more flawlessly executed, I did love Cisco’s massive oily, vinous roast/char and cigar notes; it just seemed to have even more complexity than this (though from recent reviews, it looks like Moor Porter is a shell of its former self that I remember (2005/2006)).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ben4321 (4744) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Growler from the brewery, 7/13/15
Strong aroma of roasted malts, some burnt notes, and some unsweetened/dark chocolate. The pour is more black than brown with a thick, frothy brown head and heavy lacing. The flavor is similar, but the chocolate comes out more and the roast is more tame. Slightly sweeter than the nose would suggest, with a lightly bitter finish. It feels fairly creamy and smooth with a really nice mouthfeel, soft carbonation, and a somewhat dry close. I think I’m getting more sweetness from this one than I have on the past, but otherwise it just displays as a beautiful, well balanced, highly drinkable Porter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wuzaup (2) - middletown, Connecticut, USA - JUL 13, 2015 does not count
This is a good medium dark Porter. There is a bunch of flavor in this. I tasted a slight chocolate with a malted hop flavor. It had a nice roasted flavor also and a pleasant after taste. Honestly, this is one of the best porters I have had.. great job.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RRistow12 (435) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2015
Tasted from draft. Pours black with a beige soda like head. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee, and tobacco. Taste is moderately bitter with mild malty sweet backbone. Flavors of coffee, chocolate, caramel, toffee, and licorice. Pretty full bodied. Excellent porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chalumeaux (374) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Poured from growler thanks Willrunforbeer. Dark chocolate pour with a nice ftothy tan head. Aromas of chocolate roasted malt and coffee. Taste is smooth and sweet with a nice mouth feel. Notes of coffee chocolate and vanilla. This is an excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yourilevesque (388) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 28, 2015
Growler rapporté de la brasserie et dégusté en compagnie de Mademoiselle Irina. Bière très sombre et mousseuse décorant les parois de mon verre de dentelles et de picots blancs sur fond noir. Un dalmatien vu en négatif! Nez complexe de café Jamaïcain amer, d’une gousse de vanille naturelle, de cacao et de céréales bien grillées-torréfiées mais non brûlées. C’est à la fois subtil, séduisant et viril. En bouche, beaucoup d’amertume de café. Les grains rôtis ayant libéré un sucre résiduel non négligeable, cette bière est ronde et soyeuse, tout en étant d’une impressionnante légèreté! Une magnifique pétillance vient titiller le bout de ma langue qui fourche à chaque gorgée tellement ce que je déguste en ce moment est complexe. La poudre de cacao. Oui une poudre d’une chocolat noir de qualité exceptionnel à 99% de cacao sans le côté râpeux. D’une longueur presque infinie, la bière coule doucement dans mon oesophage admiratif, laissant derrière elle, ma bouche satinée et dans l’attente de la prochaine gorgée. Peu de gens peuvent encore se vanter d’avoir connu le frère Everett du grand-père de la famille, mais il doit être fier, là où il repose, qu’une telle bière fut brassée en hommage à sa mémoire!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeAndrews (30) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
Pours black with a frothy tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee and alcohol. Tastes of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. I can taste the alcohol but it has a warming feel to it. Full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (2232) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2015
Bottle from willrunforbeer from free beer week. Worth staying up till 4am for. Pours a dark brown with a light brown head. Aromas of cocoa powder, light vanilla, light coffee. Taste is sweet. Mouthfeel is light and soft. Really easy drinking Porter. No acrid qualities.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (1574) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to artmcd8. Poured black with beige head. Aroma very choco with some remnants of hops. Light carb med bod. Tastes light bitter choc resin.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MacBoost (1518) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - APR 4, 2015
500ml bottle dated 3/14. Pours a deep brown, almost black with a scant head. Aromas of coffee, roasted malts. Taste is semi dry and lightly bitter. Flavored of roasted coffee, some chocolate. Dry and quaffable. Perfect in almost every way.

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