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Twilight Of The Idols - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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96
world-class

796 Ratings
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Ratings: 796
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 389
Gots: 121 | FT: 8
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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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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.

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

Ontario (Canada)

4.24/5  rDev -2.5%

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.

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
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edmaher

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8%

03-30-2014 02:43:34 | More by edmaher
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Smarty_Pints

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

03-27-2014 02:52:33 | More by Smarty_Pints
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Mikeynas

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

03-26-2014 02:01:29 | More by Mikeynas
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

03-25-2014 19:18:52 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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greenspointexas

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

03-23-2014 15:24:17 | More by greenspointexas
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DustinSWB

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -25.3%

03-20-2014 15:59:24 | More by DustinSWB
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nh_hawkeye

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

03-17-2014 04:31:19 | More by nh_hawkeye
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rjp217

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

03-16-2014 23:40:50 | More by rjp217
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AHeaston8

Ohio

5/5  rDev +14.9%

03-16-2014 03:18:44 | More by AHeaston8
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phuntasy

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +14.9%

03-14-2014 05:21:15 | More by phuntasy
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ari32

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

03-11-2014 13:42:27 | More by ari32
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obiwan_k3n00bi

California

4/5  rDev -8%

03-10-2014 18:01:13 | More by obiwan_k3n00bi
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IrishColonial

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

03-10-2014 02:06:51 | More by IrishColonial
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RAKeeler

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

03-09-2014 15:19:51 | More by RAKeeler
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Danimal25

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8%

03-09-2014 13:36:56 | More by Danimal25
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Jas45678

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

03-08-2014 01:35:29 | More by Jas45678
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topdown

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

03-04-2014 06:05:40 | More by topdown
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EliotRosewater

California

4/5  rDev -8%

03-01-2014 21:40:16 | More by EliotRosewater
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MastaShonuf

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

02-28-2014 14:38:13 | More by MastaShonuf
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wiltznucs

Florida

4/5  rDev -8%

02-28-2014 14:26:57 | More by wiltznucs
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Eighty

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

02-24-2014 22:29:37 | More by Eighty
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blklabel

Florida

4/5  rDev -8%

02-24-2014 22:10:23 | More by blklabel
Twilight Of The Idols from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 796 ratings.