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Twilight Of The Idols - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 848
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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4/5  rDev -8%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.05/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hill farmstead twilight

A - pours a deep velvety black color with a hint of chocolate brown. A fingers worth off white foam caps the liquid which dissipates slowly to just a thin film and ring around the glass.

S - roasty notes of oily espresso beans, burnt grains and a wisp of charcoal at first. As it warms more notes of sweet melted chocolate, mocha and a dusting of cocoa powder. Maybe a hint of smoke and vanilla as it warms further.

T - big flavors of roasted grains and smooth city roast coffee up front. Mid palate the chocolate comes through bringing out a mocha note. Slight hint of smoke and iron on the backend. Bright spice character on the finish. Finish is long with a lingering chocolate flavor.

M - a round and supple medium body. Texture is like freshly spun silk. Medium carbonation.

O - I love how it really changes and opens up when consumed over a long period of time. A great beer to sip and savor.

Teleweizen2, Jun 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Drock325, Jun 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

doremite, Jun 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev -8%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

dkw0063, May 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8%

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4/5  rDev -8%

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4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours out half foam and half liquid, with the beige foam eventually desceding into the onyx liquid leaving a few shards here and there

Smell: Coffee and cinnamon prominent, with the dark chocolate and vanilla tones underneath

Taste: Unlike in the aroma, it is the chocolate that first hits the tastebuds, with the cinnamon comingling with the hops to bring spicy bitterness into the middle; the vanilla arrives next and is joined by the coffee, after the swallow, with all of the elements in an interplay in the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation; very creamy

Overall: A really good porter (or is it a stout) that brings a lot of complexity

Thanks, wildcats10, for the opportunity

brentk56, May 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8%

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lpayette, May 25, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked this up from a great trade with Evan! Nice black pour with two fingers of thick, foamy beige head with great retention and lacing. Complex nose with hints of roasty coffee, cinnamon, vanilla, caramel, and a bit of mocha. The taste follows suit with lots of dark roasty coffee up front along with hints of cinnamon, vanilla, sweet cream, milk chocolate, and some subtle black pepper. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, extremely creamy, and smooth as silk. Overall, this is a really nice Porter with a unique holiday twist. It's a bit too sweet for my taste, but still enjoyable.

beerdrifter, May 25, 2013
Twilight Of The Idols from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 848 ratings.