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RATINGS: 291   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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2012
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.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
guil0000 (412) - 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. Theres not too much harshness, carbonation or bitterness in this one. It really goes down easy. Excellent porter!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (3062) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2017
Pitch black pour with tan head... Aroma of cinnamon, roasted malts, hint of vanilla... Flavor is chocolate, nuts, cocoa powder, cinnamon and light pepper, finishes really mellow and mild, not much bitterness, notes of vanilla, silky mouthfeel, really enjoyable porter ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Korcz (2220) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 4, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. HFD #19 Bardzo fajny parterowy charakter, dużo kawy i wanilii, bardzo dobra pijalność.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThirstyBird (2755) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2017
Thanks J! Pours a very dark brown with a rich tan head. The smell is coffee, herbal spice, chili? The taste is coffee, rich roasted malt, chili, ending dry and roasty. Medium in body with the typical elegant HF carbonation. Luxurious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LouisP (338) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2016
Une bire noire, grande carbonatation, avec une couleur fort opaque. Au nez, cest trs torrfi, avec des odeurs prvalantes de caf et de cacao, rappelant peut-tre un peu plus un stout quun porter. Au got, le caf domin galement, avec un petit got sucr que jattribue au sucre dorge et la mlasse. Pour un porter, on sattendrait peut-tre plus complexe, avec beaucoup de caf. Le corps est bien calibr, prsent mais pas trop lourd, crmeux, rappelant un millk stout. La bire nest peut-tre pas ultra originale mais fait bien le travail.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (5905) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2016
Bottle shared by Joel. Poured a pitch black medium to thicker density u derived a smaller tight foamy deep mocha head. Aroma/ flavor of coffee, cinnamon, dark chocolate, burnt toast, vanilla beans. Fuller body with softer carbonation and a chalky mouthfeel. Nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Adamsville (272) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2016
Apparence : Pas totalement noire, carbonatation moyenne, beau col brun ayant une bonne rtention et une dentelle intressante sur le verre.
Nez : Grains rtis plein le nez en premire impression. On note par la suite le caf (bien rti) et un peu de vanille qui vient tenter de balancer les notes grilles.
Got : Malt rti, caf, touche de vanille et de chocolat. Peu sucre et peu amre, ce dernier aspect se pointant surtout en finale avec une touche pice que jattribue la cannelle.
Sensation : Corps moyen mince, longueur moyenne en bouche effervescence plutt faible.
Bref : On a ici droit une bire sans contredit domine par les notes rties et ce, autant au nez quen bouche. Lapport de la vanille ici, quoiquintressant, est peut-tre trop discret pour empcher le malt et le caf dclipser plusieurs subtilits que lon pourrait peut-tre trouver dans ce liquide. La cannelle, qui na pas figur au rendez-vous dun point de vue gustatif, se manifeste par un ct pic qui vient tout de mme nous pargner dune finale redondante sur les tons de grill. Facile boire, elle remplit son rle de Porter, malgr un taux dalcool plus lev que ce quon retrouve traditionnellement. Agrable, mais pas renversante.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (19872) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2016
Hunted by Sergey; 7.2% ABV; 10.06.16
Black color; brown compact head. Wonderful aroma, coffee, intense, velvety. Dry but extremely smooth; very good flavor of cocoa, chocolate, coffee, a bit spicy; roasty, velvety. Balanced and elegant.
Wonderful.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (1228) - 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 (13807) - 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.


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