HogTownHarry (7012) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2017 crossovert (13080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2013 500ml bottle. 2012. Nice dark brown pout with a creamy and foamy tan head. It recedes half way leaving some nice lacing. The smell is nice. Aromatic malts, cocoa, vanilla, cinnamon, coffee is also there with some spice. Really everything as advertised. The flavor is different. Some bitter astringency comes in, it becomes spicier. The vanilla is there but far less than in the aroma, it is just a subtle touch of smoothness that it lends to the beer. Teh cinammon is there and reminds me of a holiday spiced dish. Coffee, cinamon, malt, and cocoa dominate the flavor. After more drinks it feels like there are more spices in here but perhaps it is a certain blend of coffee that is aiding the cinamon. It is a pretty good one but not a favorite. Had a growler of this recently that was awful.
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 (2675) - 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 (197) - 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 (2529) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 20, 2017
Lots of coffee. Vanilla. Lots of cinnamon.
Cocoa powder. Dark brown. Thx patrick. MetalNHopHead (2018) - 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 (2212) - 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 (7273) - 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 (3456) - 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! baraciisch (3278) - 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
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