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RATINGS: 243   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Earl (1911-1985) 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 Stout is crafted from American malted barley, Flaked Oats, English roasted malts, American hops, Organic Guatemalan Coffee, our ale yeast, and water from our well. It is unfiltered and naturally carbonated. A silhouette of coffee and malt - an embodiment of complexity and drinkability, this is the ale that I dream to have shared with Earl. 7.2% ALC/VOL 18º P Ingredients: Pale, Caramel, and Chocolate Malt, Roasted Barley, Columbus hops; Ale Yeast, and our Well Water.

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4.3
salvaticas (1095) - - APR 7, 2018
UPDATED: APR 7, 2018 On tap at Gold Star Beer Counter. Pours a dark brownish black. Super complex aroma - beans, coffee, chocolate. Medium bodied - malty balance. Very smooth. Excellent.

3.9
strowlands8 (346) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2018
I would gladly replace my morning coffee with this. I can’t imagine it would improve my productivity

4.4
tderoeck (11163) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2018
20/XI/17 - 500ml bottle @ home - BB: n/a, bottled: I/13/16 (2017-1898) Thanks to ElManana+1 for sharing the bottle!

Clear purple brown beer, nice creamy beige to brown head, little stable, bit adhesive, leaving some lacing in the glass. Aroma: lots of chocolate, some coffee, very intense, sweetish impression, dried fruits, touch of vanilla. MF: soft carbon, smooth creamy texture, medium to full body. Taste: pretty roasted, lots of chocolate, some mocha, caramel, sweet touch, soft roast, malty. Aftertaste: pretty bitter, roasted, cocoa powder, some coffee, alcohol, bit sourish. Nice one!

4
slowrunner77 (13912) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 5, 2017
Dark brown w tan head. A super slow gusher - and it showed in a highly carbonated prickly feel, which took some away from the otherwise decadent smooth roasty aroma and flavor. Another very good HF beer that just didn’t blow me away.

3.6
skrip (230) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2017
*1/16/2013 750ml growler poured into a Jester King snifter A~ black as night with a nice creamy head S~ straight oatmeal coffee, with roasted malts T~ dark chocolate coffee with a nice bitterness. roasted dark fruits as well M~ not too heavy which i like in a porter but still a really nice consistency. nice carbonation. low rating just because its not very "stouty" to me O~ a really good oatmeal coffee porter for sure. i could compare it to a lighter Highland Oatmeal porter without the coffee of course. would definitely like a few bottles to keep IN hand ::see what i did there:: lol EDIT: bottled edition. as i stated before it drinks like a porter. its like they took Everett, dumped a whole lot of oats in it. along with a little bit of coffee and theres totally nothing wrong with that! very delicious and smooth! it goes down way too easily!

4.2
HonusWagner (2249) - Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2017
This is a really great coffee stout, serenely smooth, coffee-forward yet never one-note, just great stuff overall, reminding that Shaun is a master of many arts.

3.9
emacgee (4767) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2017
Robust black pour with one finger of espresso brown head. Pretty. I get blackstrap molasses and burnt sugar in the aroma. Rich coffee and dark fruit skins. Bitter black coffee in the flavor. Full bodied and coating on the palate. Black cherry skins and currant on the finish.

4
beerplace (2505) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2017
500ml bottle (thx, Jonathan J.!) shared with mom. Bottled on Dec-2016. Pours a very dark brown with a huge dark brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, some hops. Taste is slightly sweet, some fruitiness, coffee, roasted malt. Good stuff.

4.1
tapefuzz (1065) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 15, 2017
500mL bottle. Pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma is lots of coffee and roast and cocoa. Taste is coffee, roast, oats, caramel, and a little vanilla. Bitter, roasty finish. Medium/medium-full body. Soft carbonation. Thick-ish, creamy, somewhat sticky mouthfeel.

4.1
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2017
Draft pour on tap at Fools Gold (New York City, NY). Deep blackish hue, dark and near opaque with frothy brown head. Good ringer, solid lacing. Aromas cocoa, coffee, oatmeal, roast. A bit of caramel but more bitter, toasty. Initial is medium bodied, a touch more full. Toasty, roasty, caramelized yet creamy. Bitter yet flavorful. An espresso, cocoa dusting. Caramel, a touch ofcoretzel. Firm body yet the nature occur roast and bitter flow, creamy middle seem to make it fliw realltbnicelt. Real nice stuff.


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