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Hill Farmstead Twilight of the Idols

Formerly brewed at Hill Farmstead Brewery
Style: Porter
Greensboro, Vermont USA


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RATINGS: 190   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (5584) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle (50cl): Shared with Iluvatarmilan and Martinus: Served in a Chouffe glass at 14 degrees Celsius: Big beige light brown head black beer. Aromas of malt roast, light chocolate, dust, light vanilla, herbal roast... Flavours of malt roast, coffee, bitters, light coffee roast, light mocha... Aftertaste is a mix of roast, coffee, bitters... Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (2528) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Fall/Winter 2012 Bottling
From notes. Tasted on 12/12/12 from a capped 500mL bottle with Curtis, and the Nashville crew. Pours dark brown with a bit of red velvet tint, and a thin tan head that leaves very thin lace. The nose is dark and roasted with toasted cocoa nibs, coffee, dark chocolate, and plenty of vanilla. The flavor is quite dry and bitter with loads of natural vanilla, and all of the same bitter dark, roasted and toasted notes, and just a touch of spicy cinnamon poking through. The body is full with just lighter than average carbonation and a long roasted bitter coffee and vanilla finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
[6138-20140121] Bottle. Metallic rusty roasty paper grains aroma has an odd fruity note. Cola black body with a quick foamy tan head. Milk chocolate Tootsie Roll roasted coffee flavour has a long lingering aftertaste. Full body has a bitter full bite. Lovely. (8/4/9/4/16) 4.1
(c/o blankboy, w/ him, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ineedbeer (1366) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 30, 2014
From notes taken during a tasting a couple weeks back. Aroma has a lot of coffee character but it has started to turn vegetal, especially as it mixes with the cinnamon. Light vanilla note with moderate roast and faint chocolate. Pours black with dark brown hues and a nice dark tan head. Flavor is rather peppery with light coffee and vanilla notes. Medium light roast notes with light chocolate and lighter tobacco and leather. Not much cinnamon. Moderate bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, not a great coffee character. Not sure what batch this bottle was from but the coffee had turned very vegetal and peppery. Other adjuncts don’t really come through much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElManana (1296) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2014
Thanks Steasy66 for the bottle! Peppry, malty, caramel, bit medicine in nose. Taste is watery, malt, peppers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (2073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Pours a very dark brown almost black with khaki colored head. Coffee, cinnamon, vanilla, and roastjavaScript: RadioSel(overall,16);ed malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a roasted vanilla malt note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (1090) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2014
At tall Matt’s house with Matt, Matt, garrett, and respective chicks. Pours dark dark brown. Aroma is oats, light roasted malt, light, coffee. Taste is tasty chocolate, roasty vanilla.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (4948) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2014
Thnx to steacy Pours black, small grey head. Smell is peppers, bit roasty. Taste is roasted malts. Thin mouthfeel. Some vanilla sharpness (very different than oak vanilla) ok, but lacks a good mouthfeel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (2019) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2014
shared with a buddy. not sure if maybe i got an old bottle or one that had been under light. had weird funky flavor, not in a good way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndySnow (5419) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: From a trade.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, coffee.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, some vanilla.

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