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RATINGS: 166   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (30765) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2011
From the tank at the brewery. Pours dark brown to black with a small and tan head. Aroma is coffee, toffee caramelish, roasted malt and quite clear vanilla notes - more vanilla than its Danish twin brew from Fanø. Smooth dark roasted to toffee sweet malty flavoured. Light sweetness mixed with a distinct vanilla presence. Smooth roasted malty and bitter finish. Lingering toffee, chocolate, coffee and smooth yet declining vanilla.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14501) - , 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (13767) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2013
Growler. 75cl. Pours black with a creamy head. Mild cinnamon, roast, chocolate and coffee. Smooth and silky. Bitter roasted finish. Balanced and not overdone. Very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2012
on tap-pours black with a tight brown head. Aroma is dark malt-cocoa. Taste is sweet dark malt-cocoa with some bite, vanilla, some earthy hops. Full body, chewy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10645) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Black pour with a tan head. Big roasted malt and vanilla aromas. Plenty of coffee, a bit of ash, dark chocolate, and a little bit of spice. The flavor is quite roasty and a little bit bitter. Tons of vanilla, a mild molasses sweetness, and big coffee. Dark chocolate, a bit of ash, and some spice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10542) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2012
Keg at The Pony Bar, NYC. Pours oily brown with a creamy, tan head. Big coffee aroma with subtle roasted malt notes. Hints of cinnamon do poke through. Medium sweet flavor with moderate roast, roasty mocha, slight earth. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a rather silky feel. Roasty finish, some burnt cocoa and burnt earth, mild bitterness, light cinnamon spiciness. Lingering cocoa with a lasting chocolate-cinnamon mix flavor. I have used the old chocolate/cinnamon combination for years in oatmeal and smoothies, and I can tell you this is almost exactly the way it tastes. As I finish, Levon Helm’s rendition of Tennessee Jed comes on. Great beer overall, enjoyed in the best beer bar in NYC.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10468) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate toasted chocolate malt and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted malt sweet flavor with a medium complex dark malt sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid complex brew.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (9997) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Completely black, thick brown head, moderate retention. Aroma of seven layer death-by-chocolate cake. Taste is espresso poured over an Italian tartuffo dessert. Medium body. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9548) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2013
500 ml bottle shared by Forgetfu (thanks Bill!) poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of coffee, milk chocolate, vanilla, light earthiness and light cinnamon. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of milk chocolate, vanilla, coffee and light cinnamon with a smooth lingering chocolate finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Bottle @ Ratman’s house. Thanks forgetfu! Pours a deep brown/black appearance with a dark brown head. Spicy cinnamon, huge vanilla bean, rich dark chocolate, cocoa, mildly roasty aroma. Big chocolate, cocoa, roasty coffee, big vanilla flavor. Delicious stuff.


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