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Twilight Of The Idols - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

765 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 765
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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Ratings: 765 | Reviews: 154 | Display Reviews Only:
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Soneast

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -8%

03-31-2013 00:45:18 | More by Soneast
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boogercrack

Texas

4/5  rDev -8%

03-30-2013 13:29:01 | More by boogercrack
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cofeeguru

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -8%

03-28-2013 01:34:29 | More by cofeeguru
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yottachem

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

03-27-2013 01:49:59 | More by yottachem
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aranton

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

03-26-2013 20:10:46 | More by aranton
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.89/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pure black in color. Tan head.

Flavors of coffee and chocolate. A lot of roast. The vanilla and cinnamon show. It is actually kind of spicy. Red hots. Very malty.

Mouthfeel is roasty and smooth. Ends kind of dry.

Overall this is a nice coffee stout. Very unique. I couldn't drink a lot of it, however.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2013 03:29:26 | More by mothman
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NSK79

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

03-23-2013 03:35:35 | More by NSK79
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -8%

03-20-2013 20:12:06 | More by tom10101
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fiver29

Ohio

3/5  rDev -31%

03-20-2013 12:55:18 | More by fiver29
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DiscLizard

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

03-19-2013 05:18:56 | More by DiscLizard
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zadams1

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

03-18-2013 17:50:13 | More by zadams1
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ant880

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

03-17-2013 13:06:51 | More by ant880
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Johnnyramirez

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

03-17-2013 04:39:33 | More by Johnnyramirez
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Ungertaker

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

03-17-2013 02:45:56 | More by Ungertaker
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mPaxtonS

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

03-16-2013 19:25:47 | More by mPaxtonS
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jeff1973

California

4/5  rDev -8%

03-16-2013 05:11:20 | More by jeff1973
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bifrost17

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

03-15-2013 23:23:17 | More by bifrost17
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Adamostella

Washington

3/5  rDev -31%

03-15-2013 20:53:37 | More by Adamostella
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TheLostGringo

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

03-14-2013 21:28:07 | More by TheLostGringo
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AndyAvalanche

Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 ML bottle poured into a grand service glass. Liquid comes out dark brown and is black in the deepest parts of the glass with brown highlights around the edges. The hard pour came out with dark tan cap that leaves better than average lacing.

Smells is very, very good. Lot's of dark roasted, to slightly charred grains. In additions there are hints of a of coffee with a back aroma of vanilla. All of the aromas mesh together nicely and even gives a slight liquorish smell to it as well, overall it's pretty robust.

Taste is also very good, maybe a slight but not as strong as I expected based on the smell. Immediately you can taste the earthy sweet grains. A little bready similar to toast that got left in a little too long with some molasses. Definitely a coffee flavor a darker roast than the smell would indicate. At the end there's a slight hint of the vanilla.

Mouthfeel is very good. It's certainly full with a good carbonation level. It's very smooth, almost silky then leads to a nice dry finish that's pretty clean. Very drinkable, one to slowly enjoy and/or even share, but anybody who likes porters could very easily polish this one off. A well done seasonal brew. Huge props to BBG for sharing this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 01:40:36 | More by AndyAvalanche
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.1/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

At the time of this review, this beer is #8 on the "Top Beers - American Porter" list on beeradvocate.com. Impressive, at least to me for sure. Served in a stemmed tulip from Hlil Farmstead. This has been a long time want and brings me slightly closer to finishing the BA top 250 list. So that's pretty sweet (four to go).

Beer is black with a thin tan head of small bubbles, head needs coaxing to come out but once it does it is made up of tiny bubbles, some lacing, moderate retention, low carbonation.

Aroma is sweet, mild chocolate, no cinnamon unfortunately.

Beer is medium in body and fairly sweet, the finish isn't bitter or spicy at all, it is super drinkable and makes me happy. I really enjoy this beer and hope to have it again in the future, perhaps on draft or fresher when the spices are still dominant.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2013 13:56:05 | More by drabmuh
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dhbiker0889

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

03-07-2013 06:54:07 | More by dhbiker0889
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joel66

New York

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

03-07-2013 02:05:43 | More by joel66
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Takeanotherswing

New York

5/5  rDev +14.9%

03-06-2013 03:29:23 | More by Takeanotherswing
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ms11781

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

03-06-2013 03:18:22 | More by ms11781
Twilight Of The Idols from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 765 ratings.