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RATINGS: 287   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

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Growler from brewery. Pours black with thick tan head and nice lace. Aroma of coffee, vanilla. Taste is rich coffee, vanilla, slight cinnamon. Full body, sticky, and slightly dry,coffee and vanilla slight sweetness on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LouisP (325) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2016
Une bire noire, grande carbonatation, avec une couleur fort opaque. Au nez, cest trs torrfi, avec des odeurs prvalantes de caf et de cacao, rappelant peut-tre un peu plus un stout quun porter. Au got, le caf domin galement, avec un petit got sucr que jattribue au sucre dorge et la mlasse. Pour un porter, on sattendrait peut-tre plus complexe, avec beaucoup de caf. Le corps est bien calibr, prsent mais pas trop lourd, crmeux, rappelant un millk stout. La bire nest peut-tre pas ultra originale mais fait bien le travail.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (5827) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2016
Bottle shared by Joel. Poured a pitch black medium to thicker density u derived a smaller tight foamy deep mocha head. Aroma/ flavor of coffee, cinnamon, dark chocolate, burnt toast, vanilla beans. Fuller body with softer carbonation and a chalky mouthfeel. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Adamsville (259) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2016
Apparence : Pas totalement noire, carbonatation moyenne, beau col brun ayant une bonne rtention et une dentelle intressante sur le verre.
Nez : Grains rtis plein le nez en premire impression. On note par la suite le caf (bien rti) et un peu de vanille qui vient tenter de balancer les notes grilles.
Got : Malt rti, caf, touche de vanille et de chocolat. Peu sucre et peu amre, ce dernier aspect se pointant surtout en finale avec une touche pice que jattribue la cannelle.
Sensation : Corps moyen mince, longueur moyenne en bouche effervescence plutt faible.
Bref : On a ici droit une bire sans contredit domine par les notes rties et ce, autant au nez quen bouche. Lapport de la vanille ici, quoiquintressant, est peut-tre trop discret pour empcher le malt et le caf dclipser plusieurs subtilits que lon pourrait peut-tre trouver dans ce liquide. La cannelle, qui na pas figur au rendez-vous dun point de vue gustatif, se manifeste par un ct pic qui vient tout de mme nous pargner dune finale redondante sur les tons de grill. Facile boire, elle remplit son rle de Porter, malgr un taux dalcool plus lev que ce quon retrouve traditionnellement. Agrable, mais pas renversante.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (19824) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2016
Hunted by Sergey; 7.2% ABV; 10.06.16
Black color; brown compact head. Wonderful aroma, coffee, intense, velvety. Dry but extremely smooth; very good flavor of cocoa, chocolate, coffee, a bit spicy; roasty, velvety. Balanced and elegant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (1145) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2016
Tasting at Alexs. 500ml, bottled on 06-Oct-2016 (thx, Hugo V.!). Pours an almost black with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, some dark fruits. Taste is coffee, some berry notes, roasted malt. Despit I couldnt find any vanilla presence, this beer is really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (13499) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2016
Bottle - Dark roast and coffee notes with a touch of spicy cinnamon. Jet black brown with a decent light brown head. Dark roast malts with some cinnamon and coffee notes. Spicy and decent finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (4207) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - DEC 9, 2016
Poured into a Hill Farmstead becher pint glass. The appearance was a dark brown mostly close to black color with a great two finger foamy off white to tan head. Mild lacing roaming all around the glass. The aroma took on a great amount of roasty to smooth sweet cocoa to coffee great bitterness. Subtle cinnamon, but super low key, really, it is. Some vanilla bean. The flavor rides on the smoothness of the sweet to roasty cocoa to coffee bean. Subtle riding bitter to a smooth roasty coffee aftertaste sliding on into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium like a good American styled porter should sit. Carbonation felt exactly right for what it should be. Overall, a very well done porter that I would have again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (3161) - DENMARK - NOV 28, 2016
Bottle with MF666. Black with a medium sized light brown head with fine retention and lace. Rich roasted malt, vanilla, light wood, charcoal and dark chocolate. Full body, low sweetness, medium bitter with light warming alcohol. Long finish. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dlovell2 (1934) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2016
On tap at Big Fattys. Pours black with a tan head. Roasted malt aroma with chocolate ,coffee, and faint cinnamon. Flavor is roasted malt up front with cocoa,coffee, vanilla, and a hint of cinnamon.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jflopsu (1410) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Pours black with brown head. A strong coffee and roasted malt aroma. A smooth body with a chocolate, milky coffee, and roasted malt taste. Sweet chocolate and lingering roasted malt aftertaste.

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