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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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 (6970) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (1835) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Nov 2013 bottle thanks to my local group for sharing. Opaque black pour with very little head. Aromas are vanilla, roasted coffee, chocolate syrup, cinnamon, and tobacco. Smooth taste. Mostly coffee and vanilla with hints of spices and cocoa. Very nice porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7810) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 5, 2014
Sampled under less than ideal circumstances No head left on fully opaque brown beer; Sweetish-roasted nose; wafts of spices - mainly cinnamon - and black chocolate. Sweet-bitterish chocolate, and very dry. Not much impact from the spices, not even the cinnamon, though the dry bitterness hints effectively at barkspices. Dried berries, velvet. Hints of vanilla in the finish. Medium bodied, very slick & dry, nearly oily. Carbonation gone in the sample. The subdued spices are a bad and a plus: restraint is good, but there’s also a bit lack of character. Many thanks to Mathieu!< /I>

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3037)
- Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
50 cl avec la date suivante : 11/2013. La robe est bien brune. La petite tête se transforme rapidement en anneau plutôt chétif. Le nez est plutôt épicé et complexe. Outre la cannelle, voici des parfums de piment ou de poivron. La base maltée noire apporte des effluves de chocolat. Une pointe de vanille s’affirme davantage lorsque le liquide se tempère. Les saveurs sont plutôt douces et mélangent chocolat au lait, épices, caramel et acidité des grains rôtis. En bouche, le liquide est plutôt mince et sa texture est à la limite crémeuse. En finale, la cannelle picote ma langue qui reste longuement sucrée. Merci à czar pour la bouteille.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (1643) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: chocolate, coffee, vanilla, mocha, wood, little watery, light in alcohol. TASTE: lots of taste, vanilla, chocolate, mocha, slight alcohol, wood, some liquorice.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrob21 (2482) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2014
With the crew and paired with BoT. Big nice aroma with roasty malt and bittersweet coffee. Perfect aroma score. Other than an ipa the aroma has never gotten a 10 from me I don’t think. Complex and smooth. Another seriously complex and subtle beer here.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1699) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2014 Rec’d in a trade and shared with the crew. Nice vanilla, subtle coffee, robust malt character, a bit spicy from the cinnamon. All in all this is just a really well crafted beer. Nothing was overpowering and superbly balanced throughout.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rxeight (1222) - Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2014
500 ml bottle. Thanks Jeremy for sharing. Cinnamon is the strongest flavor, but everything is pretty subtitle and muted. Definitely has a chriaas stout taste to it. Kinda boring, which is pretty typical for all the HF stouts and porters. The IPAs they make are phenomenal, I get why people like the sourish saisons, but the dark beers are just bland.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hoprider (105) - DENMARK - APR 19, 2014
Pours dark brown with a large frothy head. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side initially but settles a little thicker after a while. The nose has coffee first off.. Then roasted malts and maybe coke (or pepsi) a tiny bit of choolate as well perhaps. The taste is sweetish but it ticks all the porter boxes. Nice malty aftertaste with a slightly bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MotherBrother (688) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 18, 2014
Pour is dark brow, with a huge bubbly light tan head. Aroma of coffee, bitter chocolate, slightly roasted malts, faint hints of smoke, and hints of vanilla. Taste is somewhat bitter, but pretty well balanced. Really great porter imo. Medium bodied, with a lively carbonation. Thanks a lot to Mr. BoogyChillin for sending this out.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Berard (273) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with creme colored head that lingers. Smells of chocolate with super smooth vanilla. Excellent stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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