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Twilight Of The Idols - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 818
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.74%
Wants: 391
Gots: 121 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Shilt, Feb 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

dman5400, Feb 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

eawolff99, Feb 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

millerbuffoon, Feb 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8%

Casterbridge, Feb 09, 2013
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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.

rlee1390, Feb 09, 2013
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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.

jvillefan, Feb 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Squidly, Feb 09, 2013
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

marine1975, Feb 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

jegross2, Feb 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8%

zrab11, Feb 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

judkinst, Feb 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8%

vissai, Feb 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8%

flipdog0, Feb 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8%

ygtbsm94, Feb 03, 2013
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

RedneckBeerz, Feb 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Prost76, Feb 03, 2013
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3.99/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thank you, Eric. Fall 2012 release.

A very dark brown that ends up being black in my Duvel glass, this beer is capped with a dense, light brown head with excellent retention and moderate lacing. The nose is pretty solid. Coffee and vanilla bean are immediately noticeable, along with an undercurrent of roast, caramel and unsweetened chocolate. Hop character is minimal here. The vanilla is surprisingly potent, lending sweetness as well as flavor to the nose. The coffee character is interesting. Unlike many coffee beers, this isn't loaded with dark roast. Instead, it's closer to a medium roast, with the fruity notes pairing well with the chocolate and vanilla.

The palate is a step up from the nose. Creamy and gently carbonated, this beer opens with a blend of vanilla, caramel, coffee and chocolate. Not as roasty as my favorite porters, though there is a pleasant grainy bitterness towards the finish. Vanilla characteristics dominate, with the unsweetened chocolate and coffee coming in second and third. The combination is quite enjoyable, though. The finish is creamy, almost with a touch of lactose, with chocolate and vanilla dominating. The medium body on this beer is just wonderful, a sentiment that is heightened by the fantastic level of carbonation. A very good beer, though pricey for what it is IMO.

DefenCorps, Feb 03, 2013
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3.4/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, mkabull!

A very appropriately pretty porter. Very dark brown, bordering on black, with a moderate-sized, and somewhat persistent dark brown head. Leaves irregular spiderwebs of stick down the glass.

Miscellaneous roast in the aroma along with definite cinnamon. Simple and straightforward, and the cinnamon definitely adds uniqueness, though I don't think it's particularly complementary.

The flavor follows the aroma: roast, mild chocolate, some definite cinnamon character that adds some licorice and spice notes, though could be confused with an acidity. I don't think it's complementary nor works very well at all with the base beer. I would prefer this without the cinnamon. Nice, lingering chocolate character on the finish, however.

Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation for the style.

Different strokes for different folks. A rather ordinary beer made less appealing through the addition of cinnamon.

ehammond1, Feb 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

nanobrew, Feb 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

CEDAMA, Jan 31, 2013
Twilight Of The Idols from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 818 ratings.