Rastacouere (6159) - Montreal, Quebec, - NOV 1, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
From bottles, on draught, this is one beer that’s always been a show in itself. No matter what I was drinking before or after, it is a rare day the one in which you drink an Everett that is not the highlight of the day. And for what it’s worth, dark malt flavours are certainly not among my favourite features in the broad universe of beer... So cracking up an Everett and drinking it in front of the screen, here are my impressions. A vigorous beige cap stays above the close to blackness. Ashes blend lovingly around fudge in this complex malt nose where all kinds of chocolatey nuances dominate the caramel found in many a porter. Toasted pumpernickel, cigar leafy/smokiness, leather.. the flavours are broad, varied, complementary, never heading too much toward sweetness nor toward bitterness. Hops are not subtle, but are kept under control by the sheer malt presence. Round, luscious palate, never feeling heavy and certainly not syrupy, but straightly dense and compact, stealing a vanilla kiss toward the finish, but otherwise remaining disciplined, adding woodsy, truffle, coffee laden layers and inspiring the drinker to expand its dark malt aroma descriptors range. The texture is simply flawless, with just the right carbonation dosage, soft bubbles enhancing drinkability while never bringing forth more acidity and bite than required, leaving the rich maltiness the grounding area it needs to land its intricacies on the palate. Tough to imagine anything I would change.
nealblind (1105) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour dark brown head. Aroma char. Tastes molasses sweet char. Very light body. Flavor that is pugnacious and keeps coming.
ClarkVV (4218) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 29, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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)).
ben4321 (4752) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
wuzaup (2) - middletown, Connecticut, USA - JUL 13, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
RRistow12 (437) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
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Chalumeaux (374) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 28, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
yourilevesque (394) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
BeAndrews (30) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Art (2253) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
charule (1587) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.