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Twilight Of The Idols - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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799 Ratings
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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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Florida

4/5  rDev -8%

02-28-2014 14:26:57 | More by wiltznucs
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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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blklabel

Florida

4/5  rDev -8%

02-24-2014 22:10:23 | More by blklabel
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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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steph1974

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

02-22-2014 03:17:26 | More by steph1974
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ThreeLions

Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev -3.7%

500ml bottle split with Hab11

Appearance: Jet black. Bottle pours softly with little to no but noticeable carbonation. Even darker in color than Everett.

Smell: Chocolate malts come through the strongest. Not sure I would even know there are caramel malts if the bottle didn't mention it. The coffee is there in the nose as well, but the chocolate is the most pronounced smell. Not sure I pick up the vanilla either. Almost pick up a creme de menthe smell that I wonder whether or not it will translate to the taste.

Taste: Absolutely delicious. The taste has much more of a medley of flavors than the aroma. Chocolate comes through at first but takes a step back to let the vanilla, coffee and roasted barley come together in perfect harmony. Very well balanced beer this one.

Mouthfeel: Not overwhelming but very good malt presence. Far from a watery mouthfeel. Creamy, but not silky. Sessionable and very pleasant feel.

Overall: Damn good beer. Great balance overall. Very sessionable and rewarding beer. Quite complex for what can sometimes be a style that can be overpowered by a particular ingredient. Not my favorite offering from Hill Farmstead but honestly I don't have a single complaint about this. Very nice job.

02-20-2014 01:02:23 | More by ThreeLions
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Hab11

Massachusetts

4.71/5  rDev +8.3%

Tested from a 500ml bottle. Color is a rich dark black with a creamy brownish white head. Smell is of smoked coffee with heavy hints of toffee and lighter notes of dark chocolate malt. Mouthfeel is slightly syrupy with a nice hop finish. Tastes of vanilla, dark roast coffee, and a rich European milk/dark chocolate finish. Heavy cream and smoke are noticed at the back of the Tongue. Overall one of my favorites of this style. Really good thing I don't live closer to Hill Farmstead as I would be broke.

02-20-2014 00:56:16 | More by Hab11
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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

02-19-2014 02:25:07 | More by Brew33
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4.46/5  rDev +2.5%

Pour is black and opaque, tons of tight caramel brown head. Nose is roasted coffee, assertive vanilla and rich chocolate, light char, fair spice to it. Taste is similar in comparison to the nose. Same aspects, coffee is light with the roast slightly stronger. Very rich chocolate and vanilla, light peppery tang to it. Balanced sweetness subtly behind showing a deep malt presence. Body is lighter, carb is assertive with a juicy texture and semi dry finish.

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Texas

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Pennsylvania

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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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Delaware

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Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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Maine

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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California

4/5  rDev -8%

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California

4/5  rDev -8%

01-27-2014 23:45:35 | More by AndrewSmith
Twilight Of The Idols from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 799 ratings.