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RATINGS: 274   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2013
500 ml bottle shared by cosmicevan. Served in a HF wine glass. A: Pours an opaque deep brown color with some clearer edges. A thin tan head forms on the pour and recedes quickly to a thin ring. A few splotches of lace are left down the glass. S: Smooth bourbon up front with a ton of fudge. Heavily roasted malts with a light chocolate sweetness. Besides the smoothness and lightness of the bourbon the barrel isn’t all that noticeable. T: The taste just took on a complexity that wasn’t found in the nose. The smoothness of the bourbon carried over and blended wonderfully with some ground coffee beans and espresso notes. The bourbon took a sweeter turn mid palate and balanced the heavy roasted malt body. A little oak barrel shows up and blend nicely with a rich and lush chocolate on the finish. M: Low carbonation here with a medium to light body. For hour luscious the taste was I would have liked a little more body to this. O: Absolutely delicious. I like Twilight of the Idols, but I like this even more. If they would beef up the gravity a bit I bet this would be able to hold onto the barrel a little better and get a better mouthfeel. Still, I’m just nitpicking here. A great beer. Serving type: bottle


4.5
dzudohonor (261) - POLAND - SEP 15, 2017
backlog PAKK 2017 - W aromacie płask, nie obiecuje żadnych rewelacji. W smaku znakomity porter imperialny z lekkim śliwkowym i dymionym utlenieniem. Super aksamitne, kawusia i posmak belgijskich czekoladek z nadzieniem migdałowym. Alko perfekcyjnie ukryte. Sztos w mordę geeka

3.7
ljthiessen (1397) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 26, 2017
Bottle. Nearly black pour with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet cherries and dark fruit, hint of amaretto. Taste is very sweet, maybe too sweet, but really nice cherry and chocolate notes.

3.7
b3shine (9072) - Indiana, USA - AUG 9, 2017
500 ml bottle to snifter (dated 02 2015; shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a lightly translucent dark brownish cola with beige head. Smells and tastes malty with notes of vanilla, chocolate, bourbon, coffee, oak, and honey. Mouthfeel is full-bodied, slightly warming, and pleasantly bitter. Enjoyable.

4.3
slowrunner77 (12581) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 18, 2017
2016. Black pour almost stains the glass. Light head. Big boozy aroma, not overdone but leaning that way on the barreling. Honey and coffee are there but far in the background. Smooth flavor and body, sweet whiskey, honey, vanilla, chocolate. Very good, not quite elite IMO.

4.3
gregwilsonstl (2613) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 17, 2017
Dark brown. Beige head. Smells like bourbon. Super smooth whiskey. Vanilla. Honey, but not sweet. Cold brew coffee. Slight cherry. Huge thanks to Youri for this celebration beer.

4.1
skrip (227) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2017
*4/1/2013 500ml bottle poured into a Deschutes teku. A~ dark as night exactly like it should be! S~ bourbon bomb! with a little bit of coffee, booze and roasty malts. T~ lots of bourbon with a lot of sweetness. a little vanilla and caramel towards the end. no booze once so ever, very smooth all around. M~ very smooth, lightly carbonated. the "porter" aspect doesn’t come over well, it feels more like a thin stout. O~ definitely a treat! i usually like this style to be a bit thicker. come to think of it bourbon aged Fear And Trembling would be absolutely ridiculous! i would totally drink it again, its one hell of a dessert beer!

4.6
rami_pl (4202) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUN 18, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking a Birth of Tragedy (2016) by Hill Farmstead Brewery at Chmielarnia Marszałkowska WOW!!! Mega beczkowe w migdalowa strone, slodkie, geste, wyklejajace, waniliowe, kokosowe, miodowe, bombonierka, suszone i kandyzowane owoce

4
Tmoney99 (14844) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2017
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear dark brown color with an average fizzy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy chocolate malt and roasted coffee with a small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy balanced roasted dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer.

4.1
alexsdad06 (10640) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2017
500 ml bottle shared with Tmoney99 and the Nine Giant crew. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have big honey sweetness, chocolate, light roast, bourbon, wood, vanilla, brown sugar, molasses, great mouthfeel and body, solid beer as usual.

3.8
Boutip (6483) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2017
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color porter with a deep brown color head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of coffee with some bourbon notes and nice vanilla notes. Taste is a complex and rich mix of nice vanilla notes with bourbon and rich black chocolate notes and a sweet honey-laced finish. Body is full with deep oily texture and good carbonation with hints of warming alcohol notes. Very rich porter but a bit too much honey for my taste.


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