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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Earl (1911-1985) was our grandfathers 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 18 P Ingredients: Pale, Caramel, and Chocolate Malt, Roasted Barley, Columbus hops; Ale Yeast, and our Well Water.

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brnandersen (3383) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 9, 2016
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Victoriagade. Pitch black with a fluffy, tanned head. Roasted aroma with dark malts, chocolate, coffee, roasted, bitter notes. Toasted bread and red berries. Taste is bitter-roasted. Medium to full body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes dry and roasted with lingering dark, bitter chocolate and toasted notes. Lovely Stout.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DroolYeast (1171) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2016
Tap @ Mikkeller Aarhus. Aroma of roasted and burnt malt and coffee, vanilla, bitter chocolate. Black with tan head, mostly lasting. Taste is moderate malt bitter and light+ sweet. Full body, oily texture, avg. carb., long malt bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (4235) - Tranbjerg, Denmark, DENMARK - APR 8, 2016
Tap. Black body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffe, chocolate notes and a hint ofvanilla. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and with bitter notes. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice Stout indeed. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zakoon (484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 8, 2016
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar Viktoriagade. Pours black with a medium sized mocha head. Aroma is plenty of coffee, roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, vanilla and slightly earthy. Taste is medium bitter and medium sweet. Medium bodied, thin texture, soft carbonation. Finish is roasted and coffee, pretty straightforward but a decent coffee stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
llkc (1629) - rhus, DENMARK - APR 8, 2016
fra fad duft. stor kaffe duft. chokolade ristet malt smag. super voldsom kaffe smag ristet malt mest kaffe smag i denne l

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BRW (2260) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 7, 2016
On tap at Mikkeller bar Barcelona. black colour with tan head. Roasted, coffee and chocolate aroma. Roasted, chocolate, coffee, caramel, sweet taste. Medium to full body.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Echon (413) - rhus, DENMARK - APR 7, 2016
(Tap at Mikkeller Bar Aarhus)
A black full-bodied stout, with a rich coffee aroma and flavour, on top of caramel and roasted malt. Full taste, with balanced sweetness. Delicious and very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Speko (234) - DENMARK - APR 7, 2016
Tap @ Mikkeller & Friends. Black with medium beige head. Nice retention and good lacing. Coffee, roasted malts, vanilla and toffee, accompanied by a hint of black berries, and a bit peated in the taste. Full body and oily texture, very soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (2998) - DENMARK - APR 7, 2016
Keg. Black with a medium sized light brown head. Roasted malt, vanilla, light chalk, chocolate, fudge. Medium/full body, oily texture, soft carbonation, some sweetness, pleasant long bitter finish. Nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
humlelala (1329) - DENMARK - APR 7, 2016
(20 cl on tap @ Mikkeller Bar) Poured at the usual too-cold fridge temperature into a Mikkeller signature glass reveals a mostly black body with one finger of toffee head that subsides after a while leaving little film but beautiful lace. Solid regeneration. Left to sit in the window sill for half an hour but still pretty cold during appreciation. Aroma is dominated by roasted malt with a notable absence of disharmonic notes and the roast itself being decidely augmented by the tangible yet not rough or unpleasant coffee notes. Coffee can take many forms in a beer and some of them make you think more of the coffee grounds. That is not the case for this beer where you get the best of the aroma notes from freshly roasted beans as far as I can tell. Its like the aeropress of stouts perhaps. Imbibing the brew reinforces the impression of a smooth, no-nonsense coffee stout. The mouthfeel is sufficiently oily to support the aroma and flavour yet not viscous in a bottom heavy sense. Oats have been dispensed competently of course. Is there sugar in this coffee? Well its certainly not harsh, ascerbic or rough but it would be a lie to say I could taste the sugar cube or that it got cloying in any way. This is a fine specimen for a coffee stout and it probably replaces Gammas La Cabra as my #1 contender for a breakfast beer in real life. It may not be as gratifying aromawise as the Maple Bacon but its certainly much more smooth, elegant and refined in the flavour and the mouthfeel.


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