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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (7740) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2016
500 ml bottle. Pours a pitch black colour with a dark beige head. Aroma is super rich with roasted coffee, some chocolate, roasted malts and oatmeal. Flavour of super rich roastiness, coffee, grassy bitterness, heavy floral notes, dark espresso and oatmeal. Full bodied. Oily mouthfeel. Super rich, super roasty, super tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (13361) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2016
Draught. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter wonderfull complex flavor.Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. World class.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebone1988 (1473) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2016
Sample at Prohibition Pig with koleminer20. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, robust. Appearance is black, light brown head, looked thick. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, rich and robust, good. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy body, light carbonation, dark chocolate and coffee aftertaste. Overall, this is one hell of a stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
20107589 (748) - randers, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2016
Pour black with a fine brown head. coffee aromas, lots of roasted malts, light caramel notes, nutty. taste light sweet, medium bitter, medium bodied, average carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (3128) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Huge thanks to Jordan for this one, thanks cuz! Pours out a darker cola color with a moderate tan head. Aroma is of some coffee, smooth medium roasty notes, caramel. Taste is complex, super smooth with notes of sweet caramel, medium roast coffee, light chocolate, some toffee. Really nice beer. Super smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (2654) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2016
Thanks J!! Pours super dark brown/black with a rich brown head. The smell is mild coffee, chocolate, dark roasted malt. The taste is coffee, dark chocolate, dark roasted malt ending dry and roasty. The body is medium with average carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (23728) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2016
Draft @ Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with bitter coffee. Has a roasted malty bitter chocolate and coffee finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stoned99 (1364) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2016 500ml bottle, bottled on 1.3.16. Aroma: strong lactose mixed with coffee and roasted malt. App: pitch black with huge pure moka brown head and big lacing. Taste and palate: full creamy body, smooth, light bitter and smokey finish. Overall: an oatmeal stout really made. I’m usually not a fan of lactose beers but this is really well made and not hard to drink at all. It’s the other way around. Really really smooth and not to sweet. Really well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (6404) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2016
From a bottle at home thanks to Huzubendah! Pours a black with a tan head. Aroma of coaoa and coffee. Flavors of toasted malt. Wonderfully smooth. Yum.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
yourilevesque (1496) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 3, 2016
Dégustée en compagnie de Mademoiselle Irina qui rédige en ce moment son plaidoyer de non culpabilité pour une contredanse routière. Le liquide qui emplit ma coupe arborant fièrement les armoiries de la Brasserie est d’un noir rutilant. En coulant dans mon verre, le liquide me paraît léger et en roulant, laisse sur les parois de mon verre une pré-mousse à la lente ascension vers une ligne d’équilibre nette comme l’horizon. Mon verre reste décoré et tacheté comme un léopard d’une dentelle des plus serrées et artistiques. Nez délicat et léger de café, de malts rôtis accompagnés de la Signature de la Maison qui maîtrise les houblons à la perfection. Très complexe pour un stout ni impérial ni barriqué. Dès la première gorgée, je suis saisi par la douceur de ce liquide à la torréfaction remarquable. Un liquide presque lacté me coule en bouche dans un élan de délicatesse ponctué par une fine bulle des plus élégantes. Un somptueux café froid mêlé d’un chocolat amer, d’un houblon estival et léger. Cette bière est l’archétype de l’élégance.


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