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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyCraft (6271) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle brought to Tim/Bills for Alens birthday tasting. Split with 5-6 heads. Pours a pitch black with small coffee head. Aromas and flavor of wood, mollases, perfect amt of roast, earth and light vanilla. One of the most balanced and drinkable porters I have had to date. Medium to fuller bodied. Another winner from Seany Hill.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (2969) - 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 (1888) - 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 (1321) - 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 (11375) - 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 (1835) - 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 (55) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (1284) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (6057) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Bottle from PhillyCraft. Thank Vin! It pours a dark brown color with a tall, creamy tan head. The aroma is nice with some creamy coffee, treacle and hints of tobacco. The flavor has lots of tobacco leaf, hints of smoke, coffee and fig. Im not really getting the vanilla or cinnamon, but Im digging the tobacco leaf dankness along with a rich, roasted chocolaty body. Very smooth and creamy on the palate. Im thinking maybe some late boil Columbus hops in this one? No matter...its pretty tasty and interesting.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (6014) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2016
Bottle: Poured a black color porter with a nice large brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with nice floral coffee notes with some vanilla undertones. Taste is a great mix of vanilla undertones with some floral coffee notes with some light roasted malt and subtle residual sugar notes are also discernable. Body is about average but has a nice creamy texture with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very flavorful with great attenuation. Probably one of the best example of the style Ive had the chance to drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jc1762 (947) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Thanks Huhzubendah for sharing the bottle! Poured into a snifter showing coffee rims with a finger of latte foam. The nose shows a moderately intense mix of vanilla and coffee that come together to make a light latte nose. The palate is fully carbonated and light bodied - perfect porter style. Flavors are vanilla forward with moderately intense roasted coffee and malt notes on mid palate ending on a light black coffee bitterness.


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