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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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

crossovert's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
crossovert (10314) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepatrickman (239) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 9, 2016
This is one of the best porters I’ve ever had. The mouthfeel is so full and smooth that it makes you think that it almost makes you think you’re drinking a cream soda, which is really nicely amplified by the vanilla. The coffee and roasted malts play together well, and it makes for a rich, full, delightful porter -- another knockout from HF.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
suprchunk (2781) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Dark brown pour. Big tan head. Plenty of lacing. Minerally aroma, slight coffee note. Malty sweet taste. Also slight acrid finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle, 2yr old. Pours pitch black with big tan head. Aroma is very straight forward porter alike. Roast malts, chocolate, licorice, burnt malt. Taste is sweet, caramel, light vanilla, light spice. Creamy mouthfeel. Smooth and balanced, but boring. Dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfish120love (1074) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Pours a dark brown with an off white lacing. The aroma is coffee, cinnamon and finished with a hint of vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (4732) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 27, 2016
500 ml. bottle. Pours black with a nice, fluffy tan head. Great lacing. Aroma of malt, chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Didn’t find any cinnamon. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (10423) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2016
This beer pours a dark brown color with a medium foamy beige head that diminishes gradually to a film. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted coffee, malt and vanilla. Medium body with flavors of espresso, roast malt, vanilla and dark chocolate. The finish is roasty with a coffee and malt aftertaste. Solid beer all around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (13825) - DENMARK - JAN 25, 2016
Bottle courtesy of the dangerous bottle share group. Black with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, notes of spices, liquorice and a little smoke. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, wood, notes of spices, little smoke, wood, medium sweet and medium bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (1110) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2016
Bottle thanks to Nathan Gelfam. Pours pitch black with a medium brown head. Aromas of faded coffee, tobacco, light smoky notes, sweeter notes (vanilla?), malty, roasty, chocolate, light bitter, licorice. Taste is chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, bitter, licorice, light vanilla. Pretty disappointed in this :( No cinnamon left.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (15684) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2016
Nice head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, chocolate, cinnamon, coffee, hops and hasa nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (15200) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle courtesy of the dangerous bottle share group. Thanks guys. Black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and wood. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter. 230116

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