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RATINGS: 234   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheAlum (7130) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ByTheirLimpin (320) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (16837) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregwilsonstl (2342) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (13811) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 22, 2017
[2/5/17] Bottle at Amits place in Poughkeepsie. Thanks Amit. Black with a big tan head. Aroma of coffee, roast. Sweetish-bitterish flavor, light sourish roasty note. Rounded mouthfeel. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franckg (1482) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2017
Bouteille date du 08/12/2016, bue aprs un peu plus de deux mois. Robe noire bien opaque surmonte dun gnreux col de mousse beige fonce et onctueux qui seffondre tranquillement en laissant une forte dentelle. Armes de malt torrfi et caf noisette principalement, cacao en poudre, bois sec, amande rpe et biscuit lavoine. En bouche, mlange de caf frais moulu et de malt grill point suivi de prs par un chocolat noir lisse et onctueux qui colle longuement au palais. galement, saveurs de bois, noisettes grilles, avoine alourdie par leau, lgre amertume herbace. Bel quilibre des saveurs. Lajout de caf rehausse le tout en amenant ce stout lavoine prs dun porter robuste. Texture assez douce et onctueuse, corps moyen rond. Trs bien.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Korcz (2409) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 29, 2017
Bardzo prosty, lekki, pijalny Stout z mega fajnym profilem kawy. Świetna paloność, długi, bogaty w gorzką czekoladę finisz. Mgłbym pić szklankami.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sudz4Dayz (115) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2017
500ml bottle purchased at Hill Farmstead. Pours black with a big, thick mocha head with frothy micro bubbles leaving huge lacing. Smells like straight coffee, espresso beans, smooth oats and malted barley. Tastes like smooth quality coffee, roasted barley. Delicious. Great full, carbonated mouthfeel. Another banger from Hill. Good Job.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (8572) - Indiana, USA - OCT 25, 2016
500 ml bottle to snifter, dated 08.17.15 (shared with the Mrs; thanks DuffMan). Looks good; a slightly translucent dark brownish cola with foamy beige head. Smells and tastes good too; a nice balance of dark malt, chocolate, hops, coffee, and mild roast. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and pleasantly bitter. A delicious stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (5220) - Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2016
Got in a BIF from oline73. 500 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 1/13/2016. Pours pitch black color with a 2 finger dense dark brown head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted oats, caramel, dark bread, toffee, herbal, and floral; with lighter notes of pepper, nuttiness, smoke, char, dark fruit, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted oats, caramel, dark bread, toffee, herbal, and floral; with lighter notes of pepper, nuttiness, smoke, char, dark fruit, and roast/toasted earthiness. Moderate roast/char and herbal/spicy hop bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted oats, caramel, dark bread, toffee, herbal, floral, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great roast/hop bitter/sweet balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from roast/hop bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready, and lightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding oatmeal stout! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. The coffee has faded a fair amount as expected given the bottle dating; but this is still a wonderfully well balanced, complex, and spot on example of the style. A highly enjoyable offering.


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