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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2011: Imperial version of Twilight of the Idols brewed with coffee and spices, aged in Bourbon Barrels. ABV varies by vintage.


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle served at about 50 degrees poured into HF glassware. Pours a jet black with very little head. Scents are bourbon, chocolate, molasses. Taste follows heavy molasses Bourbon and a nice chocolate hint in there. This is the second bottle I had and temperature really plays a part in the flavors. I really enjoyed this... Mr. Hill does it again.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chalumeaux (1426) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 20, 2017
Poured from bottle 2015 vintage thanks Willrunforbeer blackish cola with nice lacing and a mocha head. Aromas of roasted chocolate coffee vanilla caramel and bourbon. Taste is rich creamy luscious mouthfeel caramel vanilla coffee and a nice alcohol finish. Well crafted.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (4619) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2017
Bottle at tasting. Black pour. Aroma of licorice, booze, honey and cream. Taste has lots of honey, licorice, creamy chocolate, coffee and caramel. Bourbon is subtle, but present. Very balanced and tasty, but more bourbon flavor would make it better, expected even more from this. (perhaps thats the problem)

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Korcz (2916) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 4, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. HFD #11 Niezwykle gęste, wyklejające, słodkie. Bourbon, wanilia, czekolada, genialny aromat.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thepatrickman (1221) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 20, 2017
2016 vintage, cracked during Trumps inauguration. This is phenomenally well made. The mouthfeel is full and rich, which brings out the chocolate flavors from the malts and the added coffee, and the bourbon barrel aging adds some aroma and bite without overpowering everything else. Extremely complex, with the porter sweetness, the hop bite, the bourbon aroma, and the spices all coming together to make one mighty fine brew.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jflopsu (1527) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2017
Pours a dark brown with carbonated dark brown head. A strong bourbon, coffee, oak and vanilla aroma. A strong flavor of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, liquorice, and vanilla. A lingering dark alcohol and chocolate aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Adamsville (301) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2016
Apparence : Presque noire au versement, beau col trs fonc, crmeux, bonne rtention, lgre dentelle.
Nez : Dabord, les grains rtis. Par la suite, on rajoute de la vanille, des notes de chocolat et de caf.
Got : Chocolat, vanille, malt grill, alcool, sucre brl. Pratiquement toutes les notes du fut de bourbon qui partent et reviennent allgrement.
Sensation : Corps moyen-plus, crmeuse, lger piquant, belle chaleur en gorge.
Bref : Tout est jou dans lquilibre, rien dans lexcs. Cette bire est excessivement marque par ce que le fut de bourbon apporte habituellement une Stout : du chocolat, de la vanille, un caramel bien grill, un ct bois coupant dans le sucre rsiduel; beaucoup moins par ses additifs, soit le caf et le miel. Cest bon, cest intense, jamais trop sucr. Trs belle surprise aprs la mini dception quavait reprsent la Twilight of the Idols. Dfaut? Manque un punch peut-tre?

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LouisP (392) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2016
Une bire noire sans grande effervescence ni carbonatation. Au nez, on dnote un ct sucr, avec du sucre dorge notamment, de mme que laspect torrfi du caf utilis pour brasser la bire. En bouche, on a vraiment limpression davoir affaire avec une bire bien complexe. On remarque dabord le caf, avec son got torrfi mais pas trop intense. Ensuite, on note les gots plus classiques de la porter avec mlasse et sucre dorge. Enfin le ct plus bois est prsent, avec une impression de sirop drable intressante que lon associe au bourbon. Bref, une bire complexe, bien faite. 4

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (4947) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2016
Bottle, picked up at the brewery November 2016. More or less black. Noisy, tan head settles down to a thin, dense, sticky layer. Slow moving and oily. Nose has whisky truffle. Chestnut honey. Milky coffee. Dense, sticky stone fruit. Lots of date, prune and fig. Taste is stone fruit sweet, with a vinous, tangy dryness. Mouthfeel is rich and full, although a bit too fizzy to suit. Vinous, chocolatey, coffee rich finish. Very nice, if a little sweet, for me.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerplace (1456) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2016
Tasting at Alexs. 500ml, bottled on 21-Sep-2016 (thx, Higo V.!). Pours an almost black with a dark beige head. Aroma is bourbon barrels, some sour berries notes, roasted malt. Taste is the same with some very slight coffee. Surpusingly very drinkable with almost no boozy notes. Just perfect.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (14377) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2016
Bottle. - Sweet dark bourbon and dark bourbon. Jet black with a rich brown head, Tons barrel notes and sweet bourbon with a long fruity dark sweet finish. Better than the nose which I found a little hot.


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