Hill Farmstead Everett - Bourbon Barrel Aged (2011)

 
overall
100
100
style
Formerly brewed at Hill Farmstead Brewery
Style: Porter
Greensboro, Vermont USA

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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, we barrel aged this Porter in a Bourbon Barrel (that previously held Buffalo Trace bourbon and Sam Adam’s 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 21ºP

Editor’s Note, Released in 2011, waxed 500ML bottle

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


4.3
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Thanks GT2! Pitch black pour with a massive frothy tan head. The aroma is incredible: Vanilla bourbon, caramel, brownie, chocolate, roast, boozy hints, and molasses. The flavor holds massive milky chocolate, booze, caramel, cocoa nib, and roast. Thick rich palate with low carbonation and a roasty hot finish.

4.2
hirigalzkar (3158) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with a large and thick latte-coulured head. Sweet chocoalte and alcohol notes in the aroma. The taste has got the sweet and bitter qualities thats found in muscavado sugar. It’s also smokey, and vinous. Lots of dark malts. Licorice. Smooth. Tastes like a imperial stout aged on dessert wine barrels.

4.1
finol (3385) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with a big brown head. Sweet aroma of liqour chcolate. Very imperial stout like. Taste of salimak, vanilla and chocolate.

4.1
GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2011
500mL gold wax thanks to monsterzero. A very deep to jet black pour generates a perfect, billowing, dense cinnamon tan head. 360 full sheety lace. Perfect appearance. Nose is briney and salty at first- volatile. Moves to soft hazelnut, candied pecans, toasted coconut, soft rich complexities. No dates, figs, or raisins. Instead: hazelnut, Nutella, Belgian chocolate, cinnamon ganache. Soft booze but nothing bourbon per se. Mild vinous notes and oak. Taste up front is lightly tart moving to hazelnut chocolate keeping the "Porter" aspect as it is not heavy bodied or that bitter. Really stout is not what this is. Porter it is without a doubt. Thinner than you would expect by SRM but mouthfeel is still silky and aerated/frothy. In the finish some light tartness and coffee acidity. Slightly watery in the finale moreso than wanted. Much later the finish has gained more lactic yogurtiness with small red wine fattiness. Richer. And quenching. Wow. A quick flash of booziness is wildly soft with hints of lemon and lime. Very interesting. Love the lactic fullness and melted milk chocolate palate. I cracked open a Founders Porter to do a side by side. Founders appearance similarly awesome with large, explosive dark tan head. 360 lace but not full sheets. Nose has some detergent and volatile chemicals like chlorine. Very inferior. As it warms volatile notes move away for bigger cinnamon stick, raspberry chocolate. Taste is similarly more tart and acidic. A bit powdery but full on cocoa powder. Palate is dry rather than vinous and tart. Different. Not really inferior or superior. Very different. Heavier in mouthfeel it seems. Definitely not as complex as the BA Everett.

MUST BE DRUNK WARM AND MOST DECANT FOR 1 HOUR. Not kidding you. Incredible nose. Incredible palate. Salty, oily, lactic, vinous. Hard to appreciate these things if you are trying to tick this sucker in 10 minutes.

4.1
biggirlpanties (194) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 8, 2011
500mL bottle. Thanks to GT2! Aroma is very soft and subtle. Chocolate and hazelnut with some light coconut. There’s a cream aroma in there as well. Appearance is great, dark chocolate brown with great retention. Nice lacing. The retention is not as good as the normal Everett, but that head retention lasted for years, so good luck. Large lightly toasted brown head. Palate is very soft. Mouthfeel is light and fluffy. There is some of the hazelnut present from the nose, but there is also a heavy red wine element. Nice. Great beer to enjoy slowly while it opens up.

3.7
TaktikMTL (7798) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2011
Bouteille de 500 ml achetée directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de chocolat et de café torréfié avec une pointe de vanille. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café torréfié et de chocolat avec une pointe de vanille et de fumée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de torréfaction en arrière goût. (Rating #3932)

3.8
Matts_Property (837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2011
Bottle, split with mcberko. Pours solid black with a foamy tan head. Aroma of mild chocolate, roasted coffee and roasted malts. Flavour of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, bitter, spices and bourbon. Medium-bodied. Typical barrel-aged beer.

3.7
mcberko (17825) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 17, 2011
500mL bottle, sent from gn0sis (thanks Eric), pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of bourbon, liqueur, roasted malt, some dark cocoa and licorice. Flavour features the barrel traits prominently, with bourbon and vanilla upfront, roasted malt and a bit of licorice. A totally different beast than the regular Everett. The bourbon is a little too heavy / dominating, but very good nonetheless.

3.8
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2011
bottle at dak’s 1/19/11. dark porter color with a soft orange tinted pale brown head. initial sour aroma... odd... but it dies down to reveal notes of wood, smoke, roast, cocoa and vanilla. the flavor is the same although the sourness remains in the form of bitter cocoa. amazing aftertaste of nutty coffee, charcoal and chocolate. medium/full body is aided by roasty bitterness. 7/4/7/4/16

4.3
50belair (3643) - Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Another sick bottle courtesy of hopscotch. Dark brown pour with an off white head. Muted whiskey aromas. Roasted malt, coffee, and mellow bourbon flavors. A real gem, thanks for sharing Eric........


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3 4  5  6 7 8 9
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5