Hill Farmstead Everett - Bourbon Barrel Aged (2011)

 
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Formerly brewed at Hill Farmstead Brewery
Style: Porter
Greensboro, Vermont USA

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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Everett (1908-1939) was our grandfathers brother; Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to him and his 13 siblings. In his honor, we barrel aged this Porter in a Bourbon Barrel (that previously held Buffalo Trace bourbon and Sam Adams Utopias) for 7 months. Naturally carbonated and hand bottled. This is one of only 300 bottles... and one of which I dream to have shared with Everett. 8% ALC/VOL 21P

Editors Note, Released in 2011, waxed 500ML bottle

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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (19552) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2013 Bottle shared at Bruces, London during The Stouts Tasting, Pt. II - thank you, thank you Ken. Proper HF whale, this one! Pours deep brown with a large, strong beige cream head. Dark, tangy fruits in the nose, some dry cocoa, earth. Medium to big sweet flavor, balanced dark fruits, some baking cocoa, burnt wood and earth, burnt grass, baking cocoa, mellow alcohol. Medium to full bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Warming finish, some torched wood, bittersweet baking cocoa, earth, dried dark fruits. Lots of depth. Rich, tasty, robust. Still a lot of fight left in this guy! I like it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Thanks, E! The base beer is one of the better porters Ive had, and this version is really exemplary in terms of what barrel-aging can accomplish. Beautifully pour, moderately oily dark brown with a thick, silky head. Really intense nose of choc and bourbon, with a modest lactic note and some sweetness. Mouthfeel is luxuriant, nothing too slick. Flavors reveal superbly integrated barrel, vanilla and bourbon quality complements the choc so well. Terrific stuff overall.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle at home with friends, courtesy of Andre. Thanks man! Pour is pitch black with a frothy brown head and great lacing. Big bourbon, coconut, oak, cocoa, coffee, light peppers, bread, and a touch of vanilla in the aroma. Taste is coconut, whiskey, chili peppers, bread, light cognac, vanilla, wood, and chocolate with a light spicy bite on the finish with a huge chocolate aftertaste. Creamy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Awesome porter and the barrel doesnt dominate this one, but I definitely like the original Everett more.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9423) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Pour out of 500 mL bottle, pour is dark black with a tan head thanks Andre, aroma brought notes of bourbon, some tequila, whiskey, hints of roast, coffee, chocolate, touch of spice. Taste is a mix of dark fruit, anise, dark chocolate, coffee, roast, hints of whiskey, touch of tequila, finishing fairly roasted, slightly bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10573) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle @ Stephens house courtesy of Andr. Thanks a bunch! Pours a thick black appearance with a brown head. Slight cognac/whiskey/spirit, dark chocolate, somewhat, dark fruity, grape, plum aroma. Chocolate, roasty malty, dark grape, fig, whiskey, chewy woody, somewhat boozy flavor. Very strong and a lot going on but its not exactly up my alley. Very generous share Andr!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emacgee (4652) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Baaaaallllllleeeeeerrrrrrrr. Dark iny black pour with one finger of chestnut brown head. Rich bourbon in the nose. Bakers chocolate and wood with some burnt sugar and wonderful wonderful things. Chocolate and vanilla and coffee. Medium body, velvety and rich.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yourefragile (140) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2013
500 mL gold wax bottle. Pours a still, thick and viscous chocolate black with a bubbly tan collar and thin splotchy film. Chocolate, molasses, oak, smoke and raisin give the nose a rich, decadent blended balance. Flavor is a less oaky version of the nose; like a rich and sweet confectionary blend without being cloying. Brown sugar, molasses, bakers chocolate, smoke, plum and oak all blend seamlessly with slight oxidization. Slightly thin body for style, but no real complaints. A little old at this point, but this bottle held up very well. Cant wait for more of this beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (3625) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Shared by yourefragile. Thanks michael. The beer is black with a thin cap. The aroma offers oak, roast, smoke, chocolate, bourbon. Lightly sweet with everything coming together beautifully. Semi-sweet chocolates with hints of vanilla. The barrel aging does make it difficult to conect to the standard Everett. Medium bodied and silky smooth with fairly low carbonation. Another tasty beer from the nations best brewery.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8358) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Courtesy of BOLTZ7555!!! Thanks Jason. It pours dark murky mahogany body that supports a firm yet slightly fluffy tan head of foam. The aroma offers up smooth molasses infused dark roasted malts and then more smooth notes of oak and sweet bourbon. I like how the barrel treatment is in balance with the tasty smelling beer notes. The taste delivers similar notes with dark roasted to almost burnt malts filled in around the edges by a nice river of molasses and then closed out by a pleasing and really smooth sweet bourbon note. Yummers.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (3018) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Tried this side-by-side with the non-barrel aged version and it was no contest. Everett had more depth of flavor, body, complexity, and richness. Not even close. Dark mahogany with a thin khaki head. Nose of bourbon, oak, vanilla and cocoa. Chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and wood in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and ample carbonation. Good just nothing to write home about.


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