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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle shared amongst friends. Was super jazzed to finally land a bottle of this. Good amount of coffee grind aroma but was hoping for a little more cinnamon to come through. I was serving this at practically room temperature so I’m pretty certain it wasn’t that. It was a great drinking experience, but it didn’t blow me away.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
birdmachine (165) - San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Bottled split with a buddy and poured into a Drakes snifter.Pours black, looks a little thin with a small tan head. Smells roasty, spicy with a soft coffee presence. The taste is a pretty balanced between roast, and smooth coffee with light carbonation. Mouth feel is a little thin, with some oily vanilla backbone. Nothing overwhelming here. The taste has a small spice factor, but overall the taste is pretty clean. A really nice and balanced porter show casing a few different flavors that go a long way. Very nicely done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (4686) - Utah, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle shared at RBWG 2013
Appearance: Black with a medium sized tan head and some lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts and chocolate
Taste: Roasted malts, vanilla and chocolate
Nice and tasty

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (3950) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 26, 2013
500ml bottle in an English pint. Pours black with a lacy, light tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, vanilla, and some light hops. Flavor the same, with a nice blend of everything. Smooth texture. A great porter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2185) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Pours a rich burnt umber color with a fluffy sticky eggshell foam. The nose is pretty direct with nice roasted chocolate, soft vanilla, spent coffee grounds, warming spices and some antique earthy malt character. The palate follows the nose nicely with big upfront roast character that falls quickly into a smooth creamy yet still well carbonated midpalate. Nice rich chocolate cake notes mingle with an earthy coffee bitterness and soft vanilla bean finish. Nice soft lingering finish... Yum.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna (3084) - Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Really nice porter. Lots of chocolate. Rich, almost more of a stout than a porter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illidurit (2146) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Bottle shared at the Santa Cruz tasting in January. Big coffee notes, firm roastiness balanced by sweet dark malts. Smooth vanilla bean finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (1735) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Refrigerated brown 500 mL botted served in a snifter. Pours black with dark brown highlights and beige head. Little lacing, medium/thin body, low carbonation, and sightly tart roasted malt. Taste is slightly tart dark malt and tart cherry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (2981) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Poured from a 500 ml bottle thanks to lukaduke. Aroma is roasty oats with a vanilla and subtle tartness in the background. Taste has a roasty sweetness with a dry, green apple tartness in the finish. Interesting take on the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ataraxia (369) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Black pour with thin brown lacing. Coffee, smoke, oak, earthiness, hints of vanilla and spice. Smooth, medium-bodied, a little too much carbonation, and finishes bitter. Not sure if it’s just this bottle, but I was getting a persistent metallic taste throughout.


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