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Twilight Of The Idols - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
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world-class

778 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 778
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.74%
Wants: 384
Gots: 120 | 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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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.54/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle poured into tulip 28/4/13 cheers Rutager for the bottle

A gushed upon opening but I managed to get it all in my glass with a massive mocha head that has great retention leaving a few chunks of lace, the liquids nearing black

S has some nice chocolate, vanilla, coffee and licorice, but a an infections setting in with a little funk being noticeable, its not too bad but I doubt the funky notes are intentional

T anise and licorice are a little stronger and has a little spice I can't place, a little mint I didn't smell, chocolates not as dark and I want to love it but there's some bretty funk in the background that seems out as place

M a few extra bubbles and a little thin for the color, finish has a little char to it and still just a little funk

O even a bad bottles still decent? I'll need to read some reviews but I'm pretty sure what I'm drinking isn't what HF intended, even with a little funk there's still enough nice roasty notes to make it enjoyable

quite disappointing when you open a top 250 for the first time and it just isn't what you expect, I'm almost certain I got a bad bottle so please send me all you HF so I can do some quality control

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 17:11:27 | More by wordemupg
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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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nataku00

California

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

01-21-2013 06:36:40 | More by nataku00
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ThatsThatDude

New York

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

01-05-2014 18:26:51 | More by ThatsThatDude
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

03-25-2014 19:18:52 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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champ103

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

01-28-2013 04:16:17 | More by champ103
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anteater

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

04-06-2014 02:28:10 | More by anteater
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

03-09-2012 22:47:05 | More by DoctorB2B
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Brew33

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

02-19-2014 02:25:07 | More by Brew33
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

01-28-2013 01:45:00 | More by kscaldef
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

12-29-2012 03:49:45 | More by Dactrius
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

06-23-2013 04:22:23 | More by ThePorterSorter
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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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TheAnk

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

11-06-2013 23:55:25 | More by TheAnk
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ehammond1


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.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 02:29:32 | More by ehammond1
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n2185

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -25.3%

02-28-2013 01:11:13 | More by n2185
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DrunkAl

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -25.3%

06-11-2014 22:20:26 | More by DrunkAl
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DarthKostrizer

California

3.25/5  rDev -25.3%

12-16-2013 03:02:47 | More by DarthKostrizer
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DustinSWB

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -25.3%

03-20-2014 15:59:24 | More by DustinSWB
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michaeljstraub

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -25.3%

04-22-2014 00:13:00 | More by michaeljstraub
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CityofBals

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -25.3%

09-12-2013 02:05:04 | More by CityofBals
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Adamostella

Washington

3/5  rDev -31%

03-15-2013 20:53:37 | More by Adamostella
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fiver29

Ohio

3/5  rDev -31%

03-20-2013 12:55:18 | More by fiver29
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phishbone23

New York

3/5  rDev -31%

01-22-2013 21:16:41 | More by phishbone23
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tewaris

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -31%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thoroughly ordinary and the perhaps the only sub par (or at par) HF beer I have had. For one, it is over carbonated so that takes quite a bit away from this beer. It is a porter alright and suffers from the excessive acidity that porters tend to have sometimes. Among the "spices" part, I get some vanilla and that is about it. Thin body and harsh feel, I found it tough to go through my sample.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 10:42:53 | More by tewaris
Twilight Of The Idols from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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