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Twilight Of The Idols - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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768 Ratings
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Ratings: 768
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 377
Gots: 124 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Winter Porter brewed with Coffee and Cinnamon…Aged on Vanilla Beans.

(Beer added by: kingcrowing on 10-28-2010)
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

05-03-2014 22:54:43 | More by arlingtonjoe
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

05-03-2014 21:12:42 | More by Rekrule
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FCal79

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

05-01-2014 21:39:46 | More by FCal79
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bikesnbeerFtc

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

04-28-2014 04:53:30 | More by bikesnbeerFtc
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Hefewiseman

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

04-27-2014 02:18:32 | More by Hefewiseman
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MrNate

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

04-27-2014 02:09:30 | More by MrNate
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allisonmichelle

Florida

4/5  rDev -8%

04-27-2014 02:09:01 | More by allisonmichelle
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gcamparone

Rhode Island

4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Acquired as an extra in a trade!

A- The pour is translucent and brown, once in the glass it has an opaque black body with a thick, creamy 3" mocha colored head that reduces slowly.

S- Coffee, dark fruits, roasted malt, cinnamon, vanilla.

T- Starts off with some very heavy roasted malt flavors, transcends into notes of dark fruits, apples?, the finish is roasty coffee and fresh mocha-coffee-chocolate aftertaste.

M- Medium carbonation, medium body, slightly thin.

This is a beautifully crafted porter. Not thick enough that I'd consider it a stout, but hugely flavorful and complex.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2014 22:20:51 | More by gcamparone
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

04-24-2014 19:47:00 | More by tectactoe
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michaeljstraub

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -25.3%

04-22-2014 00:13:00 | More by michaeljstraub
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funkyaudio

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

04-16-2014 02:58:41 | More by funkyaudio
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blabaer

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

04-16-2014 01:29:24 | More by blabaer
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MichaelAllenVT

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

04-15-2014 12:00:43 | More by MichaelAllenVT
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Mayhem

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

04-15-2014 00:51:14 | More by Mayhem
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Jballn

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

04-14-2014 16:23:31 | More by Jballn
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Boston_Steve

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

04-13-2014 21:55:05 | More by Boston_Steve
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Skunkdrool

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

04-10-2014 16:27:34 | More by Skunkdrool
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Pelican5

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

04-06-2014 22:54:56 | More by Pelican5
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prdstmnky

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

04-06-2014 21:02:00 | More by prdstmnky
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anteater

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

04-06-2014 02:28:10 | More by anteater
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Tee2Grn

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

04-05-2014 23:53:09 | More by Tee2Grn
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev -8%

04-05-2014 23:12:09 | More by Cynic-ale
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Hen of the Wood, Waterbury, VT.

This was a great and surprising selection to be seen at HotW, considering they only keep 2 or 3 beers on tap. Nice seeing something other than Edward on tap in the area (not that there's anything wrong with Edward).

Deep black pour into a snifter, with a small, sturdy cap of brown head that sank to a wispy layer and dotted the glass with lace. In the nose, roasty malts and coffee, vanilla beans, some caramel and milk chocolate sweetness. Taste was nicely balanced. On the sweeter end: milk chocolate, vanilla, marshmallow; on the roastier end: dark malts, cocoa, coffee, toasted grains. I didn't really get any cinnamon, either because I wasn't searching for it, or because it had faded (not sure of the date on this keg). Smooth mouthfeel, medium-full body, moderate to low carbonation. Easily drinkable and extremely tasty.

Serving type: on-tap

04-04-2014 00:26:29 | More by Rifugium
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mtomlins

Ontario (Canada)

4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.
Bottled on 11/2014; Poured 2014/03/31
Thanks to UncleJazz for the bottle!!

A: Pours a dark black and up to a tall creamy, tan head that sticks around for a while, gently falling to a thin creamy collar and leaving nice lacing as it goes.

S: The nose is assertive and dominated by dark roasted malt, coffee and some spice. Their is an off note in the background (stale inner tube air?), but it might just be the spice.

T: On the palate, the dark roasted malt comes through big, rich and sweet and is accompanied by dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, espresso, holiday spice cake and vanilla. The finish dries out a bit with a slight hoppy bitterness and maybe a touch metallic.

M: There is a medium + body and nice carbonation delivering a silky smooth, round and creamy mouthfeel.

O: Overall an excellent beer; the nose and taste are very enticing and complex (though maybe a touch off). The subtle treatments and additions to this beer at the various stages of brewing (coffee, cinnamon, vanilla beans) all work very well together making a beer greater than the sum of its parts.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 00:59:34 | More by mtomlins
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Invictus

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

03-30-2014 15:45:16 | More by Invictus
Twilight Of The Idols from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 768 ratings.