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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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2011: Imperial version of Twilight of the Idols brewed with coffee and spices, aged in Bourbon Barrels. ABV varies by vintage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Westmeister (1978) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2014 Rec’d in a trade and shared with the crew. Had this directly after Twilight of Idols for a horizontal type of thing. Liked this a bit better. The bourbon is subtle from a booze aspects but comes in a really sweet, vanilla, and a touch of oak. Coffee is still just an undertone. Overall, all smooth, nice palate, and I could sip all day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (3964) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 9, 2014
500 ml. bottle. Pours almost black with just the hint of a brown head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, bourbon, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, bourbon, coffee, vanilla, spice, and wood. Very warming. Very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1890) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2014
this one kinda underwhelmed me, for my first taste of HF. will have to see how some of the others are.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Really excellent. Nicely done flavor of coffee bitterness with super smooth palate and little to no heat from the barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Luk_ (223) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2014
On tap at the Harvest festival. Pitch black with small mocha bubbles as foam. Rich chocolate, coffee aroma with some strong bourbon vanilla notes. Some spices too. Very sweet but the roastiness from the coffee makes it more dry and drinkable. Low carbonation. This is a decadent beer, a sipper for sure. I tried the next batch in bottles and it was less decadent and more "fortified". Both were different but equally good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hammy78 (825) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2014
Bottle from a trade with Mathiec, thank you sir. My first Hill Farmstead, and my 700th rating. Pours a true opaque, with a dark khaki head that is about a finger and dies to nothing as quick as it appears. No lace. Nose sweet roasty malt, some barrel character. Tastes a little boozy heat, some bitterness, vanilla, bourbon is light, mainly hot though. I like it, looking forward to trying more from these guys.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2014
Bouteille de 500 ml, édition 2013. Arômes de bourbon, de café froid et de malts torréfiés. Robe noire et opaque, effervescence assez faible et légère dentelle moka. En bouche, les épices (cannelle) sont plus présentes qu’au nez. On note également de douillets malts chocolatés et une belle présence de café froid. L’apport du fût de chêne est bien dosé. La texture est particulièrement bien réussie et rend cette bière plutôt facile à boire malgré son ampleur. Finale assez douce. L’alcool est très peu présent. Très bon!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (2459) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 7, 2014
Small growler filled from bottle. Thx Mathieu87! APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, little to no beige head. NOSE: alcohol, coffee, mocha, vanilla. TASTE: alcohol, coffee, toffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - MAR 17, 2014
Bottle (9% ABV). An opaque pitch black beer, with an average sized, frothy, lightly lacing, mostly lasting brown head. The aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, coffee, chocolate, caramel), with strong notes of vanilla, coconut, whiskey and wood, other notes of alcohol, dried fruits and cinnamon. Medium to full body, velvety/oily texture, soft carbonation, very long finish with light to moderate bitterness, moderately alcoholic. Intense and amazing barrel nose, yet "beery" enough. Alcohol is pretty well hidden and it achieves the result of not being sticky/syrupy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
48FanInCali (787) - California, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle. Not sure if 2012 or 2011. Black as soy sauce pour with the same amount of carbonation. Nose of light roast, faint coffee, and faint vanilla and booze. Taste is slightly heavier on the roast. Flat as all shit but the taste isn't too bad. Was so looking forward to this, and you can tell it has a lot of good qualities, but the lack of any carbonation is just too much to overcome. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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