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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   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

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Growler from brewery. Pours black with thick tan head and nice lace. Aroma of coffee, vanilla. Taste is rich coffee, vanilla, slight cinnamon. Full body, sticky, and slightly dry,coffee and vanilla slight sweetness on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yourilevesque (703) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2015
Un liquide brun foncé dégusté en compagnie de Mademoiselle Irina. Bien que mince, le liquide s’accroche bien au verre et y dépose de jolies lacings. Nez de forte torréfaction, d’épices sèches et de café. En bouche je note du poivron vert, du café fort mais très peu de la cannelle et de la vanille à laquelle je m’attendais. Le liquide est sec et mince. Le grain de café entier et grillé occupe trop d’espace pour que je puisse apprécier la douceur de la vanille à sa juste valeur. Pas mauvais mais loin d’être excellent.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (5195) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark clear black, small tan head, dissipates fairly quickly, some lacing. Aroma is cocoa, vanilla, coffee, ashtray. Flavor is light plus sweet, light bitter, coffee, cocoa, hints of cinnamon. Lots of vanilla n the mouth, touch of bourbon or whiskey. Medium body, a bit acidic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewHaMeister (326) - - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle poured black iced coffee with a beige head thin lacing. Aromas of cocoa, vanilla, roasted malt, and coffee. Flavor is initially mild bitter with a sweet chocolate finish. Yum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ctipping (549) - Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2015
500 mL bottle. Originally reviewed 5/4/2013. Black with a khaki head. Chunky bubbles unbalanced around the edge. Slightly transparent at the edges. Smell has lots of vanilla. Coffee, but not the most interesting or intense coffee flavor. Sweet malt and some roast. Taste is still lots of vanilla. Chocolate and coffee. Lacking the roast I’d like from it. Bitter chocolate and a slight herbal character. Tastes like spices in the finish. Slick and chewy for its size. Medium carbonation. Lots of vanilla. Needs more roast. Good without being Hill Farmstead’s best beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (6542) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2015
Bottle shared at The Cad’s 10 year get together. 29/03/2015. Thanks to my HF pusher Leighton. Pure black / caramel brown coloured pour with a lasting creamy tan head. Aroma is earthy, woody, coffee beans, little coco and toasted cocoonut. Flacour is composed of toasted coconut, coco powder, little plumy berry. Palate is airy carbonation, dry and crisp. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (14326) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
Bottle at the Cads 10th Anniversary bash, big thanks to Leighton my HF stockist, 29/03/15. Light black with a big old tan covering. Nose is roast malt, coffee, spice, chocolate, dark toffee, charr. Taste comprises roast malt, coffee, molasses, charr, spice, cocoa powder, dark malts, toffee. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close. Xolid porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (20473) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2015
Bottle @ The Cad’s 10yr Shindig. Thanks to Leighton. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty coffee and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty coffee and chocolate flavor with weak hints of vanilla. Has a roasted malty coffee and chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdKing (2232) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
Bottle shared at The Cad’s 10 Year Ratebeer Anniversary session care of the alway generous Leighton. Colour is opaque dark brown, tan head. Nose is coffee rich, nice lingering dark chocolate, touch of soft sourness, barrel aged wood. taste is Cocoa, dark chocolate, barrel aged woodiness. Its subtle sophisticated soft delicate. Burnt malts. On the finish there’s some nice lingering chocolate and cocoa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (4738) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2015
75cl bottle shared at The Cad’s 10yr anniversary celebration at CBC Clerkenwell, London. Once again major thanks to Leighton for the HF fix. It pours a dark brown color with a foamy brown head. Aroma is chocolate and espresso, with roasted malts and light tangyness. Taste is quite dry with dark chocolate, coffee beans powder, roasted wood and minerals. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (4235) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2015
Bottle share at the Cad’s 10 year at CBC Clerkenwell. Thanks to Leighton, I think. Black, small foamy brown head, light lacing. Aroma is coffee and chocolate syrup. Body is medium, foamy, low carbonation. Taste is coffee, rounded malts, chocolate, tangy dry finish. Definitely a well executed porter.

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