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RATINGS: 176   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.


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1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
crossovert (7721) - Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2013 500ml bottle. 2012. Nice dark brown pout with a creamy and foamy tan head. It recedes half way leaving some nice lacing. The smell is nice. Aromatic malts, cocoa, vanilla, cinnamon, coffee is also there with some spice. Really everything as advertised. The flavor is different. Some bitter astringency comes in, it becomes spicier. The vanilla is there but far less than in the aroma, it is just a subtle touch of smoothness that it lends to the beer. Teh cinammon is there and reminds me of a holiday spiced dish. Coffee, cinamon, malt, and cocoa dominate the flavor. After more drinks it feels like there are more spices in here but perhaps it is a certain blend of coffee that is aiding the cinamon. It is a pretty good one but not a favorite. Had a growler of this recently that was awful.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElManana (331) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2014
Thanks Steasy66 for the bottle! Peppry, malty, caramel, bit medicine in nose. Taste is watery, malt, peppers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1478) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Pours a very dark brown almost black with khaki colored head. Coffee, cinnamon, vanilla, and roastjavascript: RadioSel(overall,16);ed malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a roasted vanilla malt note.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (1042) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2014
At tall Matts house with Matt, Matt, garrett, and respective chicks. Pours dark dark brown. Aroma is oats, light roasted malt, light, coffee. Taste is tasty chocolate, roasty vanilla.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (3542) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2014
Thnx to steacy Pours black, small grey head. Smell is peppers, bit roasty. Taste is roasted malts. Thin mouthfeel. Some vanilla sharpness (very different than oak vanilla) ok, but lacks a good mouthfeel.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1747) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2014
shared with a buddy. not sure if maybe i got an old bottle or one that had been under light. had weird funky flavor, not in a good way.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndySnow (3947) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: From a trade.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, coffee.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, some vanilla.

1.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Tasted like pennies. Very very thin mouthfeel. Aroma was just off too. Didn't like it one bit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (2174) - Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle: Relatively fresh bottle, somewhere around 7-8 months old. Deep, nearly black body with a tan-mocha foam that builds up quickly & diminishes just as fast to a thin film & chunky collar. Big tannic aroma, lots of wet & sharp oak. Why? This is not even barrel aged... Where is this woodiness coming from? Mildly tart plum & black cherry spread over a bed of roasted cocoa beans, light coffee grounds, & faint milk chocolate. The tart dark fruitiness doesnt carry over to the palate (which is good, I assume), & theres only a small hint of anise & raisin. The flavor is most a pile of dry cocoa beans, blackened malt just shy of charred status, light vanilla bean, & a touch of roasted coffee beans; not quite Italian roast, but maybe a touch more than French. I was expecting a sweeter porter, but this is definitely more kiltered to the roasty side of things. Very faint cinnamon character throughout. VERY mild. Perhaps that was the first adjunct to bite the dust. Thin-ish mouth feel, even for a "porter". Im sick of that excuse... Porters can have voluptuousness, too. Its a good beer, but its far from great. Near the bottom rungs of my HF favorites, for sure. This is one Id LOVE to have fresh from the tap, though, just to compare.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3380) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2014
16.9 oz bottle. Dark brown with a clumpy tan head. Nose is cocoa, hay, clay and coffee with light caramel and vanilla. Soft and silky, melt in the mouth, finishing like a coffee. Taste is perfectly balanced caramel, vanilla and coffee with hints of chocolate and citrus. Ive had similar brews but never so refined. Must be something in the water.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Falconmarine3 (4) - - AUG 14, 2014 does not count
smells of vanilla and cinnamon, pours very dark with minimal brown head, sweet multiple layer taste that finishes smooth, full bodied with low carbonation. outstanding porter this brewery is sick


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