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RATINGS: 240   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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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bottleforager (3208) - Gray, Maine, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Pours a rich deep umber black color with a finger of mocha foam. The nose is gritty earthy coffee, chocolate and some nice roasty malts and some traces of dark fruit... the palate follows the nose nicely with a good dose of carbonation to really lighten up the rich velvety mouthfeel. Nice lingering chocolate with a hint of oat coming through... dry finish.


4
slowrunner77 (12804) - 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 (2223) - 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 (4705) - 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 (2040) - 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 (822) - 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.

4.2
ByTheirLimpin (321) - New York, USA - MAR 21, 2017
Bottle to chalice. Oily jet black with a short lived brown head. Nose is slight char, little vanilla, hint of coffee. Palate is delicately balanced coffee, caramel, maybe a little marshmallow sugary sweetness. Mouth feel is an interesting experience starting smooth and creamy, penetrated by a fine carb, finishing warm and pleasantly boozy. Sticky lips. Wow, now I understand what a stout should be.

3.7
TBone (18221) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2017
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Opaque brown color, tiny brownish head. Aroma is toasted with cocoa and vanilla. Medium to full-bodied. Lots of cocoa and coffee in the toasted flavor. Smooth and balanced.

4.1
gregwilsonstl (2660) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 1, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2017 Delicious. Lots of mild coffee. Creamy from oats and sweet. How is this not a sweet stout? Patrick, thanks again! Delicious.


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