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RATINGS: 230   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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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepatrickman (1145) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 19, 2016
Bottle at home. Ive tried a lot of coffee stouts, and I typically find that they falter in one of two places: either the coffee flavor is too faint, or the acidity is so high from the coffee and the dark malt that it tastes almost sour. This beer was completely different -- easily the best coffee stout Ive ever had. Rich, medium-full mouthfeel gives it a creamy texture, and the chocolate and coffee are both present and well-integrated. Fantastic.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Garrold (4782) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle, by way of trade with Leighton. Big thanks! Clear, dark, chestnut brown. Messy, sticky, bubbly, tan head. Viscous and leggy. Handsome beer. Nose has fresh ground coffee. Vanilla. Coffee ice cream. Chocolate ice cream. Sweet, wheaty malts. As it opens up theres a woody, unwashed coffee bean earthiness. Some final notes of grassy hop. Taste is earthy bitter. Plenty of cereal sweetness. Smooth, chocolatey soft mouthfeel. Really easy drinking. Finishes long, roast coffee bean bitter. Lingering sweetness on the lips. Packs it in big for only 7.2%. Delightful.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mr_Abner (362) - Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with a mocha head that leaves behind some lacing as it dissipates to a ring around the glass. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, and roasted malts most apparent after the pour. Slight alcohol after it has warmed. Light sweetness up front overtaken mid-palate by a moderate, slowly growing bitterness and dryness. Chocolate, cocoa. Full bodied, soft and fluffy mouthfeel. Quite dry finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (9936) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 23, 2015
Bottle from SlovakSniper (thanks!), shared with Parksy, phantomhennes, and TvM. We had this alongside Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel, and this brew was the clear standout, sperior in balance, complexity, mouthfeel, and simple tastiness. by far the most elegant coffee beer Ive ever had.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (2484) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle dated 08/17/15, from the source. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate, molasses, coffee. Flavor follows. Dark chocolate, oak, coffee. Nice and smooth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalumeaux (1330) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer black brown pour with a nice two finger tan head. Aromas of fresh coffee roasted malt and hint of oatmeal. A nice rich creamy mouth feel with notes of dark chocolate coffee and malt.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ctipping (1674) - Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2015
On tap at the Blackback. Black body. Viscous looking. Huge chocolate head. Settles to a small collar. Aroma of coffee and extremely roasty malt. Oatmeal is really strong. Smells like it could be too roasty. Taste taste is much improved. Coffee blends into the roasted malt. A little sweet. Oatmeal lends to the sweetness. Even a bit of burnt smokiness. Smooth and creamy, but it had a roasty bitterness. Medium carbonation. A little disconnected. Sweet and bitter, both in seemingly disproportionate quantities.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
zinneke (207) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 1, 2015
Amazing. A lot of roasted, toasted, coffee, dough, chocolate, a bit toffee aromas. Taste is medium bitter, lovely coffee , all very well balanced. Average carbo, quite creamy medium bodied and nice coffee finish. Truely the best coffee stout i ever drank.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mvalence (19) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2015
2015-09-23 En fût @ Hill Farmstead. Bière presque noir surmontée d'une mousse brune. Arômes de café et de malt torréfié avec une pointe d'avoine. En bouche, café et malt rôti enrobés de chocolat qui laisse place à un houblon résineux. En finale, une pointe de conifère et une amertume prononcée. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (4483) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Black body, thin tan head, sparse lacing. Assertive roasted coffee, some oats, earthy bitterness, and some licorice. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, soft sweetness, and, despite the roasted qualities, finishes a bit muted.


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