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RATINGS: 293   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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.

Second release: November 2015

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (1340) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (14165) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (4745) - Essex Junction, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (3245) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dlovell2 (1999) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jflopsu (1515) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11772) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2016
world class porter. looks great and taste great. lots of lace. very smooth. on tap at blackpub.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
monk191 (1926) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2016
A very good holiday Porter. Pours a deep brown-black with a thick tan head. Smells of vanilla, cinnamon and chocolate. Taste is very thick, with lots of cinnamon upfront, followed by vanilla, cola chocolate and coffee. Vanilla sticks around for the aftertaste. Had on tap at Mad Taco in Vermont. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sudz4Dayz (116) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2016
500ml bottle thanks to Julien. Pours jet black smooth with a light foamy mocha almost marshmallow head. Smells of light chocolate, vanilla cocoa, roasted coffee beans and slightly boozy finish on the aroma. Tastes roasty, sweet, and chocolatey with a great vanilla smoothness and finish. Very, very smooth in comparison to other dark beers Ive had. Nice light mouthfeel, not too carbonated at all. Great, great porter. Another Banger by Hill Farmstead. Love it.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (1385) - Linkping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2016
(On tap @ Warpigs HF Day, Copenhagen, May 12 2016) Pours black with a decent sized pale tan head of loose foam with lace. Aroma of dark chocolate, moderately roasted malts, vanilla, light coffee, cinnamon slight and almost woody. Flavour is dark chocolate semi-sweet core, vanilla, light coffee, fairly high roast, spicy cinnamon hints to it with slight anise tone. Finish is rather dry and slightly dusty with fairly high bitter notes from roast and coffee with a touch of hops. Light to medium body for style, soft creamy carbonation. Smooth and not completely dominated by the adjuncts, well balanced, a very nice drinkable porter.


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