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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrOrla (2420) - Odense C, DENMARK - APR 7, 2016
Tap c4. Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma of coffee, sweet malts, huge coffee, hoppy, roast, light choko. Taste is quiet sweet, huge coffee, quite hoppy, roast, light choko. Very lingerin coffee.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (15776) - DENMARK - APR 7, 2016
Tap @ Mikkeller Aarhus. Very dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, espresso, wood and hop. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, espresso, medium sweet, hop, caramel and medium bitter.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (17057) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 7, 2016
Tap @ Mikkeller, Aarhus. Nice head woth good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich coffee, roast malt, chocolate, hops and has a nice rich coffee fnish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Camons (10631) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 7, 2016
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar, Aarhus. Pours black with a small brown head, lacings. Aroma of roasted malt, rich coffee, expresso, caramel. Flavor is rich malty, rich coffee, caramel, expresso, some dark chocolate. Medium body, soft ot average carbonation, dry light bitter finish. 070316

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (18107) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 7, 2016
Tap @ Mikkeller, Aarhus. Black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and coffee. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 070416

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tkrjukoff (4306) - SWEDEN - APR 4, 2016
Pours pitch black with a nice brown head. Aroma is deep coffee chocolate roasted malts. Flavor is fruity crisp pungent astringent chocolate coffee bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (18734) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2016
Sample at The Trillium and Tree House-tasting in Kville, Gteborg. Extra bottle. Opaque black beer with a nice lasting beige/brownish head. Roasted dark chocolate and coffee aroma, licorice, cocoa powder, soot, licorice, some tar. Roasted chocolate flavor, cocoa powder, coffee, espresso, soot and tar, well hidden alcohol. Full bodied, very well balanced coffee style stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mansquito (5591) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 3, 2016
Bondurants, NYC tap: pours black with a dark tan head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, coffee, hops, roasted malts, and hints of smoke. Taste is rather bitter for a stout, but not in the black IPA way. Very roasty. Hints of vanilla. Finish is nice and does not linger too long. Heavy on complexity and flavor. Quite nice.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VincentAnthony (39) - Massapequa, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Pours pitch black with a beige creamy head. Aromas of dark chocolate, dark coffee, dark fruits, liquorice, and caramel. Taste is coffee, dark fruits, chocolate, toffee and vanilla. I only wish it had a touch more carbonation, but otherwise a fine, soothing stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (6066) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2016
750mL growler filled 3/18/16 and drunk 3/25/16.
Perfect pour as expected; massive tan head tops an ebony body with strong retention. Clarity undetermined.
Rich and bready in the nose, with strong roast, vanilla and treacle suggestions. Very fudgey, especially with warming but the dry, cellar/plaster-like house yeast character helps allay some of this. The coffee is strong but not overbearing and pretty well integrated with the malt character. No alcohol or flaw noted.
In the mouth its a bit more difficult to rate. The flavors are certainly rich and well-developed, with tons of chocolate fudge, espresso and vanilla. Coffee is not intensely bitter or heavily roasted and theres a fair amount of syrupy treacle-meets-marshmallow-meets-chocolate-toffee flavor. Carbonation is low though not particularly so for a stout. No alcohol or flaws with a very malty, somewhat syrupy texture. Though there is some amount of enjoyable ash/char, it could still use some more dryness and I dont think this is supposed to be a sweet stout, though it would work better as one of those. Nonetheless, quite drinkable and flawless in the flavor category.


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