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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   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.

Second release: November 2015

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2013
11th June 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to Leighton who always comes up with the Hill Farmstead treats! Opaque black - brown beer, good tan head. Palate is airy and a little soft. Fairly dry. Mellow dark malts, just a touch of roast and coffee. Mild roast bitterness develops but is offsett by vanilla and a trace of wood. Dry and mildly bitter finish. Not the smoothest of Hill Farmstead beers but pretty drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (10040) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle, many thanks to Leighton. It pours darkest brown (near black) with a medium light tan head. The nose is roasted malt, pine, caramel, chocolate, mild coffee, cocoa and ash. The taste is roasted malt, toast, earth, coffee, cocoa, light spice, touch of dark fruit and decent bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Not a whole lot of depth to it. Decent for sure, but not up to the regular high standards of HF.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3479) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2013 Bottle at Jack’s farewell at Bruce’s. Big thanks to Leighton. I finally get to try my first pure Hill Farm. Pours pitch black with a big, thick & creamy beige head, loads of lacing. Nose is quite robust and roasty. Some dark fruits mingle with heavy milk chocolate and espresso notes. Kind of like a Tim Tam. Taste is heavy chocolate biscuit, machiatto and cream with a touch of cinnamon but not overly. Creamy mouth feel with a bitter lasting finish. Touch warming on the end. A very solid Porter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (6112) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Bottle. Cheers To Leighton for supplying this! What’s with the garbage photo on this page? Anyway, deep brown with a large head. The nose is coffee, milk chocolate. Burnt brown sugar. The taste is dominated by earthy roasted dark malts. Some spice, nutmeg. Pepper. Chocolate and coffee cake. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, quite good, but not a standout in HF’s generally exemplary lineup.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5613) - 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 (6355) - 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 (4229) - 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 (3083) - 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 (1776) - 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 (8006) - 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.

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