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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (3958) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Thanks Jason for sharing! Super carbonated when opened, sits black with a profuse fizzy tan head. Nose shows coffee and a touch of vanilla and wonderfully nuanced dark grain notes. Hard to get much out of the flavor due to the excessive carbonation. Some cacao and coffee with bitter dark grain but I feel like the more delicate compounds are lost in the maelstrom of carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (2428) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle tasting with Kaufmanised; dark brown pour with substantial creamy beige head, big coffee aroma, coffee taste and cocoa some earthy hop action, some nutty action and maybe a hint of vanilla.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
knickskicks (684) - - SEP 1, 2013
Black, tan head. Nose is some light roast, like cocoa, a hint of vanilla, some nutmeg. Tastes as it smells. Smooth medium body. Everything is so well integrated, very clean.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (5211) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Joel. Pours a deep, murky brown body with thin mocha head/lacing. Aroma is vanilla, nuts, yeast and espresso roast. Mouthfeel is medium and very nicely balanced with notes of espresso, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and spice. Very nice porter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7899) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle shared by GOTC. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of cinnamon, nutmeg, roast chocolate malt, roast coffee and vanilla. Medium body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vvesside (256) - California, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Shared with timfoolery. Roasty malt, vanilla, a touch of cinnamon, and some coffee. Good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernbourbon (1284) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Bottle. Pour is dark brown with a smallish tan head. Aroma and flavor full of smooth roasted malt, light vanilla, light Christmas spice and a touch of coffee. Very smooth and drinkable. Not overwhelming.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dodgrblu (585) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle from Timfoolery, Roasty, vanilla is hidden, which I appreciate, great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle from HF trade. Aroma and flavor of sweet, light roast, vanilla, and slight cinnamon. Nice palate after a few sips. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
writerljberg (631) - Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2013
500mL bottle from JMRSN. Thanks! Because nothing says summer like a winter porter. A: Do you like some head? Because this pour fills about half my glass with a light cappucino foam. Very dark mahogany. Decent legs. Also, the bottle has a single bubble blown out of it like a child’s bubble toy. N: Coffee, raisin, cola, chocolate, caramel, and vanilla. There’s some blackberry mixed in here as well. T: Very, very bitter/earthy with a lot of cinnamon spice. There’s a decent amount of sweetness here. Very, very assertive. M: Maybe a touch light given the ABV, but the carbonation is pleasant and it’s got a good chalkiness. O: A pretty nice beer that I’d probably have again. The cinnamon balance here works, however, I think this combination works better in a stout.


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