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Twilight Of The Idols - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 846
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.74%
Wants: 404
Gots: 123 | 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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3.84/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500mL bottle from JMRSN. Thanks! Because nothing says summer like a winter porter.

A: Do you like some head? Because this pour fills about half my glass with a light cappucino foam. Very dark mahogany. Decent legs. Also, the bottle has a single bubble blown out of it like a child's bubble toy.

N: Coffee, raisin, cola, chocolate, caramel, and vanilla. There's some blackberry mixed in here as well.

T: Very, very bitter/earthy with a lot of cinnamon spice. There's a decent amount of sweetness here. Very, very assertive.

M: Maybe a touch light given the ABV, but the carbonation is pleasant and it's got a good chalkiness.

O: A pretty nice beer that I'd probably have again. The cinnamon balance here works, however, I think this combination works better in a stout.

Sarlacc83, Jul 04, 2013
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4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Fall/Winter 2012 batch. About 6 months old.

A: Pours a very dark brown but not quite black. Tall and dense chocolate-milk colored head. Head fades slowly with great retention. Nice chunks of thick lacing left behind.

S: Creamy coffee and a little vanilla. Decent chunk of smoke to balance it out. Maybe a hint of bittersweet chocolate?

T: This is nice. Mild bitter coffee and dark chocolate up front. Sweetening vanilla gives it a milk chocolate flavor for just a moment. Kinda has a bit of toasted malt flavor in the finish, like a barely burnt slice of bread. Lingering spiciness in the aftertaste in the aftertaste - the cinnamon I assume?

M: Medium bodied, very smooth and creamy.

O: Perfect porter for a cold winter's day (though it is July presently). Very smooth, creamy and goes down nice. I prefer the beginning if this beer better, lots of nice coffee and chocolate and vanilla. The toastiness and spice in the aftertaste is a nice balancing point but prevents this one from being perfect. I'm being nitpicky of course, but I feel like I should given the brewer. Very flavorful and very complex. Nicely done.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into taster glass. No freshness date, but is marked "Fall/Winter 2012". This beer is marked as 7.5% ABV on BeerAdvocate, however is labeled 7.2%ABV for this vintage.

Appearance: Pours an abyss black color. This beer absorbs the light! 2-finger creamy mocha-colored head.

Smell: The first smell that hits my nose is a sweet chocolate fudge cake followed by freshly brewed espresso. Wonderful backdrops of supporting vanilla. Slightly bready yeast that brings me to a chocolate-covered donut.

Taste: Freshly brewed espresso is dominant on the palate. Faint notes of woodiness. Stronger vanilla comes out than was apparent in the aroma.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth. Lightly carbonated. Medium-full bodied.

Overall: Very delicious. World class. However, Vanilla Bean Framinghammer porter has ruined me for life and this beer pales in comparison to it.

Clonies720, Jun 27, 2013
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Twilight Of The Idols from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 846 ratings.