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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
A Winter Porter brewed with Coffee and Cinnamon...Aged on Vanilla Beans. Our Holiday Ale is named after the last text written by one of our philosophical idols, Friedrich Nietzsche and his Twilight of the Idols/The Anti-Christ.

Second release: November 2015

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (6194) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours black with a medium tan head. Nose consisting of malt, coffee, roast and vanilla. Malty flavor giving way to creamy vanilla and dark fruit before a roasted malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (1730) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2016
Bottle @ Mikkeller bar, Aarhus. Black pour with a frothy light tan head. Notes of caramel, light roast, light bitter coffee, some vanilla and light spice. A bit dull.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepatrickman (239) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 9, 2016
This is one of the best porters I’ve ever had. The mouthfeel is so full and smooth that it makes you think that it almost makes you think you’re drinking a cream soda, which is really nicely amplified by the vanilla. The coffee and roasted malts play together well, and it makes for a rich, full, delightful porter -- another knockout from HF.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
suprchunk (2782) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Dark brown pour. Big tan head. Plenty of lacing. Minerally aroma, slight coffee note. Malty sweet taste. Also slight acrid finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle, 2yr old. Pours pitch black with big tan head. Aroma is very straight forward porter alike. Roast malts, chocolate, licorice, burnt malt. Taste is sweet, caramel, light vanilla, light spice. Creamy mouthfeel. Smooth and balanced, but boring. Dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfish120love (1075) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Pours a dark brown with an off white lacing. The aroma is coffee, cinnamon and finished with a hint of vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (4756) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 27, 2016
500 ml. bottle. Pours black with a nice, fluffy tan head. Great lacing. Aroma of malt, chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Didn’t find any cinnamon. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (10436) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2016
This beer pours a dark brown color with a medium foamy beige head that diminishes gradually to a film. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted coffee, malt and vanilla. Medium body with flavors of espresso, roast malt, vanilla and dark chocolate. The finish is roasty with a coffee and malt aftertaste. Solid beer all around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (13842) - DENMARK - JAN 25, 2016
Bottle courtesy of the dangerous bottle share group. Black with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, notes of spices, liquorice and a little smoke. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, wood, notes of spices, little smoke, wood, medium sweet and medium bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (1110) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2016
Bottle thanks to Nathan Gelfam. Pours pitch black with a medium brown head. Aromas of faded coffee, tobacco, light smoky notes, sweeter notes (vanilla?), malty, roasty, chocolate, light bitter, licorice. Taste is chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, bitter, licorice, light vanilla. Pretty disappointed in this :( No cinnamon left.

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