douglas88 (9503) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 6, 2017 ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle via trade. pours a deep, dark, dusky brown and sits inky black in the glass capped by a full, creamy, dense head of mocha that leaves sheets of lace on the glass. aroma is wonderful with rich roasted coffee, cocoa powder, brownies, and walnuts backed by earthy hops, vanilla icing, dark fruits, and a touch of campfire ash. flavor is outstanding with bittersweet, dark chocolate, roasted malts, floral hops, and cherries up front backed by heavy espresso, vanilla beans, earth, and toasted nuts with subtle hints of winter spices emerging on the back end. palate is medium bodied but wonderfully rich and creamy for a porter with a long, lingering, roasted finish of coffee and spices. overall, a truly excellent porter and another winner from HF.
500 ml bottle. Pours a pitch black color with a large light brown head. A big dark roast and licorice nose. Huge licorice, sweet coffee, some heavy metallic roast which I love, dark cherry, a lovely palate. Smooth, more metallic roast. Big but very drinkable. HogTownHarry (7062) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2017
January 21, 2014 - with blankboy, jercraigs & mabel - 500ml bottle. Opaque ruby-brown with an average light brown head. Aroma is nutty light roast malt with cream, mint, some alcohol. Taste follows, like a minty/creamy chocolate liqueur with some herbal bitterness. Average body - slick, airy, mild carbonation - quick finish with a bit of an earthy bitterness emerging. Simple, but elegant. WillRunForBeer (2702) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2017
My first Magnum of the Magnum extravaganza. Thanks Adam! Dated 12/15. Opened hours before my arrival. Pours nearly black with a beige head. Aroma is cereal, coffee, molasses, vanilla. Flavor is strong coffee, mild vanilla, a hint of chocolate. Low card, probably due to how long it’s been open. Still quite enjoyable. skrip (223) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2017
550ml bottle poured into a Raleigh Beer Tasting snifter
A~ dark, pitch black. with minimal head.
S~ lots of dark malts, bitter dark chocolate, and figs with a little bit of coffee.
T~ pretty much follows the nose, more fresh coffe beans come out here. on the end theres a little vanilla bean as well. nice and dry with lots of sweetness.
M~ not too thick and not thin, really nice and smooth feel. dry on the finish.
O~ nice full flavor porter, definitely not my favorite porter but in my opinion its actually a nice mix of a stout and a porter. to me its still all about the pales/IPA’s and saisons/wilds with HF! gregwilsonstl (2574) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 20, 2017
Lots of coffee. Vanilla. Lots of cinnamon.
Cocoa powder. Dark brown. Thx patrick.
MetalNHopHead (2038) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 12, 2017
Twilight of the Idols showcases Hill Farmstead’s mastery of restraint. You get whispers of the added cinnamon, vanilla, and coffee but never so much that they overstay their welcome. This near-black brew puts bright, rich, and bitter toasted grains at the fore of the mouth and finishes with slight sweetness. The vanilla and cinnamon add a subtle layer of spiciness to the brew. The mouthfeel is creamy - velvety smooth. This is some damn fine stuff. HuskerTan (2320) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - APR 2, 2017
(Thanks, Brandon! "Clownoisseur")
A- Tobacco, cocoa, vanilla.
A- Black color, black liquid, brown head.
T- Tobacco, char, vanilla, cinnamon, roasty.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish.
O- Another HF beer, another success. Borderline Imperial Porter. Also bottled on my birthday! A year and a half old. Still holding up well. Easy to drink without thinking too much about it. Nice balance of vanilla and cinnamon. Coffee is there but comes through more as an earthy roastiness. Textbook porter. Borresteijn (7342) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2017
50cl Bottle shared by JulienHuxley, thanks Julien! Black colour, beige head. Aroma of soft sweet malts, roast, subtle coffee, chocolate, light fruity. Flavour is medium sweet, malty, soft and well-integrated coffee, chocolate, light fruity, light vanilla, bittersweet finish. Light to medium bodied, soft mouthfeel. Tasty porter. PotjeBier (3505) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2017
2015 bottle with Borresteijn & JulienHuxley, tfs Julien. Black color. big dense beige head with good lacing. Aroma’s: roasty, fruity. Retronasal it’s fruity, a bit alcohol, coffee, less fruit in time. Flavor is moderate sweet, roasty, coffee-ish. Medium bodied. Long finish with lots of roast. guil0000 (433) - New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 14, 2017
Pours a dark black color with a thin moka foam. Nose of vanilla, cinammon, caramel malts, undertones of moka coffee, a bit of chocolate. Body is really thick and smooth, texture is creamy. There’s not too much harshness, carbonation or bitterness in this one. It really goes down easy. Excellent porter!