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Twilight Of The Idols - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 817
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.74%
Wants: 390
Gots: 121 | FT: 7
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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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

arlingtonjoe, May 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

bikesnbeerFtc, Apr 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Hefewiseman, Apr 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

MrNate, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of gcamparone
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.

gcamparone, Apr 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -25.3%

michaeljstraub, Apr 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

funkyaudio, Apr 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

blabaer, Apr 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

MichaelAllenVT, Apr 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Mayhem, Apr 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Jballn, Apr 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Boston_Steve, Apr 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Skunkdrool, Apr 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

prdstmnky, Apr 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

anteater, Apr 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -8%

Cynic-ale, Apr 06, 2014
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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.

Rifugium, Apr 04, 2014
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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.

mtomlins, Apr 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Invictus, Mar 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8%

edmaher, Mar 30, 2014
Twilight Of The Idols from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 817 ratings.