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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   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.



4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Onebigtymer11 (59) - Vermont, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Poured black with minimal tan head. On the nose bourbon and chocolate. On the tongue huge hints of bourbon and dark toasty malts. This is delicious!!!!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (10962) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 18, 2013
Dunkel malziger, etwas zu süßer Antrunk. Honignoten, passend alkoholisch, dann Noten von Bourbon, im Mittelteil kurzzeitig milder werdend. Kaffee hinter der Süße, intensiv, auch im Abgang noch zu süß. 10/12/8/11/12/11

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ThirstyBird (1672) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2013
Thanks to Jason for this! Pours near pitch black/brown with a brown head. The smell is coffee, bourbon, dark malt, licorice. The taste is bourbon, coffee, licorice, some honey at the end with a touch of alcohol. Full bodied and elegantly carbonated. Amazing stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
17thfloor (2433) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2013
label says 10-2013. Pours a bit thin with some smaller bubbles. Nice toasty bright flavor and aroma, whiskey compliments excellent, very easy to drink, not too hot, bit thinner with some coarse fine carbonation, kind of tangy which is neat.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mathieuc (1450) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
Pours a really dark brown with a thin beige head that leaves some lacing. Aroma of bourbon, caramel and coffee. Taste is sweet but backed by some roastiness. Flavors of honey and coffee. Bourbon is more restrained than I thought it would be. Some spicy freshness. Carbonation is low, mouthfeel full. Alcohol is quite apparent but not disturbing. Great!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (675) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
2012 bottle from Tommy, thanks man! Mind blowing aroma of, coffee, vanilla, oak and something else I can’t quite place. Taste is a bit of cinnamon up front, thin mouthfeel, some bourbon oak notes, a bit of extra sweetness, nice bitter sweet aftertaste. A fantastic porter for a cold winter day.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
JesseinVT (12) - BurlingtonCtB, Vermont, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Birth of tragedy 2013, bourbon barrel aged & in 500mL bottle. Brewed with honey & coffee. Delicious- complex but well balanced. The beer is sweet and the high alcohol content is noticable as a warmth on the palate, but does not detract from the drinkability. I'm sensing as much flavor from the aging in bourbon barrels as from the coffee. There are is also a dark fruit/ cherry character. Love it, so worth the drive through a snowstorm. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
2012 vintage Dark brown, flat appearing beer. Smells decadent: vanilla, oak, nougat, more vanilla, bits of graham, some cocoa, a hint of dark fruits. A really nice nose. Flavor follows suite - really fine dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, oak, bits of minced licorice, some leather. The flavor is really nice also. Mouthfeel: this is where the beer falls apart. While full bodied with a silky feel, not even a swish through the teeth makes this bubbly, slightly wet. A real treat - with carbonation this would be hard to beat, honestly.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11173) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2013
22oz bottle @the dmac Monmouth Park Horserace Gathering-tight lt brown-black. A-bourbon, roasty med malt, sweet dk fruit. T-bourbon, roasty med malt, sweet dk fruit-cherry, earthy/spice hops. 3.8

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guyute_Pig (102) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2013
My first HF, courtesy of Mikem409. Nose of bourbon, sweet cherries. I can’t get over the soft, smooth mouthfeel on this beer. Light carbonation. Taste of dark chocolate, cherry, caramel cream. Nice long lingering finish with slight bourbon notes. One of the better beers I’ve had in a while. The water source they have is golden. Delicious.


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