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Twilight Of The Idols - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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780 Ratings
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Ratings: 780
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.74%
Wants: 384
Gots: 121 | FT: 8
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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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illidurit

California

4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared at the Santa Cruz tasting in January. Chocolate and fresh coffee aromas, some vanilla and honey as well. Big coffee notes in the flavor, firm roastiness balanced by sweet dark malts. Smooth vanilla bean finish. A really nice rich mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 23:49:25 | More by illidurit
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AlexFields

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a rich dark brown, not much of a head, just islands of creamy foam on top of the beer.

Smells of lots of sweet vanilla, espresso/latte style coffee, chocolate and other rich malt.

Basically the same--delicious vanilla, creamy coffee without much bitterness, sweet milk chocolate. HF definitely lean toward the sweet and malty end of the spectrum with their porters/stouts.

Very good porter, but again am slightly disappointed in that I expected something really special and got something merely very good. I like Victory at Sea a lot better than this.

8.1/10

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 13:18:03 | More by AlexFields
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

4/5  rDev -8%

02-19-2013 23:13:10 | More by Stinger80OH
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2beerdogs

California

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

02-19-2013 05:53:52 | More by 2beerdogs
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dirtylou

Washington

4.11/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, split

Note: Despite the description on this page and the claims of some reviewers, there does not appear to be cinnamon in this beer. It's not listed in the description or ingredients list, nor is it detected anywhere in the beer.

A good porter, but not really stand-out. Dark and roasty with a big dry roast finish. The vanilla beans are subtle, cocoa and cocoa dust seem to permeate. Heavy on the dark chocolate, chocolate malt, and a secondary blast of coffee. I liked, but not really an upper class porter to me.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2013 00:12:23 | More by dirtylou
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Efay

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

02-17-2013 20:00:48 | More by Efay
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bradfordjohnson

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

02-17-2013 05:09:13 | More by bradfordjohnson
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -8%

02-17-2013 04:02:06 | More by AngusOg
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

02-15-2013 23:01:10 | More by oldp0rt
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celticfutblclub

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

02-14-2013 14:42:21 | More by celticfutblclub
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harrymel

Washington

4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 2012-13 winter. It's relatively fresh is what I'm saying.

It's black with a nice solid sheet of tan foam. Smells nice, coffee, cocoa, rich toasted graham crackers, bits of burnt toffee and a good dose of vanilla - but not overbearing. Flavor is rich with the tone of the nose and a little hint of pepper and almost a waxy crayon note. The bitterness is well matched with rich dark gooey chocolates and a little bit of dust. Full and smooth body with low carb and an off dry, but mucous producing finish. Nearly perfect mouthfeel for my money. nice beer as usual.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2013 07:14:11 | More by harrymel
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Urbancaver

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

02-13-2013 04:23:42 | More by Urbancaver
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Shilt

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

02-11-2013 16:21:58 | More by Shilt
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RWNay

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

02-10-2013 23:48:53 | More by RWNay
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dman5400

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

02-10-2013 19:58:35 | More by dman5400
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eawolff99

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

02-10-2013 04:37:53 | More by eawolff99
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

02-10-2013 04:06:59 | More by millerbuffoon
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Casterbridge

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -8%

02-09-2013 22:39:52 | More by Casterbridge
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rlee1390

Indiana

4.39/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Black in the glass, one finger head that doesn't last, deep amber around the edges, some lacing.

S-Mainly coffee and roasted malt. Almost some burnt notes in there as well.

T-Starts with coffee, balanced with roasted malt, some burnt malt, vanilla creeps in. Chocolate as well. Great balance.

M-Medium bodied, very smooth with slight carbonation.

O-An amazing porter. HF can do no wrong.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 22:04:14 | More by rlee1390
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jvillefan

California

4.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Almost no head was present over the jet black body after a vigorous pour.

S: The aroma was mainly coffee with a subtle smoked aroma throughout.

T: Heavily roasted malts are in thr front of this beer with coffee and smoke in the background.

M: Heavy body with great carbonation.

O: I disagree with the classification of this beer as a porter. It is more of a stout. Either way it is a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 16:03:42 | More by jvillefan
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Squidly

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

02-09-2013 12:56:21 | More by Squidly
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BColton1

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +14.9%

02-09-2013 12:26:10 | More by BColton1
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CarolinaKevin

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

02-08-2013 21:53:56 | More by CarolinaKevin
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marine1975

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

02-08-2013 21:44:26 | More by marine1975
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jegross2

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

02-08-2013 04:35:26 | More by jegross2
Twilight Of The Idols from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 780 ratings.