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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2773) - 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 (1602) - 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 (7186) - 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 (386) - 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 (1322) - 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 (2535) - 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 (7131) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 20, 2013
Bottled. Nose of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla. Black with lace. Soft, low carbonation. Mellow and nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (6508) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Deep black .. Mild foam .. Mild spice, oak, and tar .. Easy mouth .. Good but below HF’s usual mind blowing standard .. . . There’s Nothing as Delicious as Digestible Pancakes

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
bottle to pizza port strong ale snifter poured a jet black slicky oil wounderland since it was shared it had a little tan head it lased the glass aftrer sip strong cinnamon nose leather wood some coffee taste was robust with vanilla this beer was out of hand i wish i had a case

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (5206) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2013
bottle shared by jean-michaël, thanks! pours black with an almost creamy beige head, good retention and lacing. roastiness-plenty, some residual burnt caramel sugars, some lactose notes. underlying coffee and a unique spice blend - very well blended, in fact. medium body - oily, average carbonation, nice coffee-grassy finish. doesn’t beat everett but sure is good and, as always, very well executed by HF.

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