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Twilight Of The Idols - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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775 Ratings
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Ratings: 775
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.74%
Wants: 380
Gots: 121 | FT: 9
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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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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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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TheDudeRules

Minnesota

3.63/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sinister black pour into my Lift Bridge snifter.

Quarter finger of khaki colored head. Fades quickly. Zero lacing. Outer ring remains around the glass.

Smell consists of coffee, roast chocolate and some oak tones that linger in the nostrils. Even a touch vinous.

Chocolate and coffee roast are at the forefront. The woodsy smell doesn't translate to taste. Slightly sweet on the finish of the sip. Slight boozy exhale. I am struggling to find the vanilla.

Creamy in the mouth. Carbonation is a touch under. Thin. Drinks fairly well.

Very solid beer. As far as a porter goes, one of the better ones. A great tick.

Serving type: growler

12-26-2011 04:32:43 | More by TheDudeRules
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hooliganlife

Missouri

3.68/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Sean

Pour was a deep black, cocoa head. Body looked pretty on queue for a porter.

Dark chocolate and espresso. Vibrant nose.

Flavor was very coffee forward, light chocate and strong roasted flavors. Vanilla and cinnamon were pretty muted.

Nice carbonation, full but easy body.

Overall, I was not that into this. Needed far more vanilla to balance the coffee.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2012 15:45:35 | More by hooliganlife
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Skrip

South Carolina

3.71/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

550ml bottle poured into a Raleigh Beer Tasting snifter

A~ dark, pitch black. with minimal head.

S~ lots of dark malts, bitter dark chocolate, and figs with a little bit of coffee.

T~ pretty much follows the nose, more fresh coffe beans come out here. on the end theres a little vanilla bean as well. nice and dry with lots of sweetness.

M~ not too thick and not thin, really nice and smooth feel. dry on the finish.

O~ nice full flavor porter, definitely not my favorite porter but in my opinion its actually a nice mix of a stout and a porter. to me its still all about the pales/IPA's and saisons/wilds with HF!

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2013 00:12:38 | More by Skrip
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PorterLambic

Florida

3.73/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Arrives in a snifter with a big ring of foam over a very dark brown liquid. Retention was quite good considering what little there was to start with.
Smell is malt, cocoa, spice that appears coffee at first glance and wet cardboard.
Taste is malt, coffee, cocoa, wet cardboard. Balance is good.
Somewhat smooth while still having a drying finish. Light effervescence with a fairly full body. 7.5% ABV is really well concealed. Not sure if that is a good thing. Overall, a pretty good beer considering my aversion to coffee.

Serving type: on-tap

12-16-2011 18:30:32 | More by PorterLambic
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alaimoa

Connecticut

3.73/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Growler that was one day old from the brewery. Pours jet black limited head with a mild coffee and cocoa smell but not too aggressive. Initial sip a bit thin with mostly unsweetened coffee notes and a slight metallic taste which as it warmed seemed to be from the vanilla. Was expecting more given the coffee and vanilla

Serving type: growler

10-19-2013 17:38:12 | More by alaimoa
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Eighty

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

02-24-2014 22:29:37 | More by Eighty
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atoulouk

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

09-23-2013 18:23:06 | More by atoulouk
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Caudalie

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

07-17-2013 20:00:30 | More by Caudalie
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

12-03-2012 04:44:33 | More by MinorThreat
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tehmogue

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

05-20-2014 23:32:45 | More by tehmogue
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Luk13

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

01-09-2013 03:22:58 | More by Luk13
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greenspointexas

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

03-23-2014 15:24:17 | More by greenspointexas
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Boston_Steve

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

04-13-2014 21:55:05 | More by Boston_Steve
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fsck

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

02-24-2014 07:55:26 | More by fsck
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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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pmoney

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

07-05-2013 19:15:03 | More by pmoney
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MrNate

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

04-27-2014 02:09:30 | More by MrNate
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Woody1180

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

07-15-2014 11:34:20 | More by Woody1180
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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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bifrost17

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

01-21-2012 18:26:49 | More by seeswo
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cp45

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

09-02-2013 01:21:04 | More by cp45
Twilight Of The Idols from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 775 ratings.