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Twilight Of The Idols - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

799 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 799
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.74%
Wants: 388
Gots: 122 | FT: 8
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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Prost76

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

02-03-2013 11:47:39 | More by Prost76
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DefenCorps

Oregon

3.99/5  rDev -8.3%

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.

02-03-2013 06:06:46 | More by DefenCorps
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ehammond1


3.4/5  rDev -21.8%

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.

02-02-2013 02:29:32 | More by ehammond1
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nanobrew

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

02-01-2013 20:59:07 | More by nanobrew
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jderosia603

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

02-01-2013 12:04:46 | More by jderosia603
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +14.9%

01-31-2013 23:19:03 | More by CEDAMA
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NickMGlass

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

01-31-2013 01:27:43 | More by NickMGlass
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BGsWo22

New York

2.75/5  rDev -36.8%

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huskermike12

Iowa

4/5  rDev -8%

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Stouttyme

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

01-29-2013 02:55:30 | More by Stouttyme
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jonbeer89

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

01-29-2013 02:05:16 | More by jonbeer89
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yossarian14

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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phishphorce

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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heteroscedastic

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

01-28-2013 07:30:53 | More by heteroscedastic
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rjacobs6

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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champ103

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

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Psychmusic

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

01-28-2013 04:06:29 | More by Psychmusic
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

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jwat

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8%

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jrallen34

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8%

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Gobzilla

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

01-27-2013 05:14:39 | More by Gobzilla
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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mtrog313

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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vtbeerandbud

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

01-24-2013 16:43:32 | More by vtbeerandbud
Twilight Of The Idols from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 799 ratings.