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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: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5517) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Brown/black pour with foamy tan head and lace. Coffee and roasted malt aroma. Sweet chocolate, roasted malt, and a good malt bitter. Medium body with good carbonation. A very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (6160) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2013
50cl bottle pours a watery but opaque black with some creamy, off white head. Nose is very nice, coffee grounds, coffee with cream, light vanilla bean, malt, molasses. Flavor is very nice too, more coffee than the nose lets on, cola, vanilla, malt, light toast, molasses, chocolate cake. Medium bodied, dry chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4206) - SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle tx to Sean. Pours black with a big creamy tanned head leaving lacing. Aroma is roasted coffee acidy ashy dry some chocolate a bit fruity. Flavor is a bit sweet vinous roasted coffee dark chocolate pleasantly bitter, nicely balanced full of flavors. Longlived good bitter roasted chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (3021) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle thanks to Hopscotch. Dark brown pour with a mocha head. Dark roasted malt and coffee aromas. Fantastic mouthfeel with a very good body. Very complex with rich dark roasted malts, vanilla, and mild expresso notes. Undercurrents of muted caramel and bakers chocolate. Damn fine coffee porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cpetrone84 (1732) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Pour is black and opaque, tons of tight caramel brown head. Nose is roasted coffee, assertive vanilla and rich chocolate, light char, fair spice to it. Taste is similar in comparison to the nose. Same aspects, coffee is light with the roast slightly stronger. Very rich chocolate and vanilla, light peppery tang to it. Balanced sweetness subtly behind showing a deep malt presence. Body is lighter, carb is assertive with a juicy texture and semi dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (7809) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2013
500 ml bottle via STLHops trade. Pours a deep, dark, mostly opaque brown with a big fizzy tan head. Rich roasted and toasted malts, dark chocolate, and the coffee, cinnamon, and vanilla beans are all so, so subtle. Maybe I sat on it too long - Fall/Winter 2012 vintage - for those to really pop. But it didn’t matter because the thing is so well done otherwise. Medium-bodied and roasty, with medium carbonation. A step down from Everett, but a slight one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkBarnes (394) - Waterville, New York, USA - APR 22, 2013
Apr. 23, 2013. Near-black, sedimentary pour yields a powerful explosion of chewy, chalky, dark-chocolate, spicy, mocha flavor. Dessert-in-a glass; finest porter I’ve yet tried. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1371) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 20, 2013
A - pours opaque black with very low caramel brown fluffy head. S - oatmealy stoutish. Earthy, chalk, bittersweet chocolate, cocoa powder, oak notes, vegetal malts. Light tangy notes. M - watery light medium body. Bitter and dry. Strong up front to a flat end. T - bittersweet chocolate, toasted oak, earth, chalk, sweet molasses to a simple dry bitter end. Notes of mineral water. Grassy hop notes. O - simple porter, chocolately and not much else. 3.7 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (2821) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 21, 2013
Bottle. Thanks to mike12da. Good medium coffee, some cream, and dark bready notes. Pitch black, small tan head, some good lace. Coffee is the main note in initial (and unlike so many coffee brews, the stuff wasn’t overboiled) / more smooth coffee and some light chocolate in mid / finishes creamy and chocolaty. Medium heavy. A pleasant and well-made porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (7972) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 20, 2013
Bottled. Nose of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla. Black with lace. Soft, low carbonation. Mellow and nice.

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