Twilight Of The Idols
Hill Farmstead Brewery

Twilight Of The IdolsTwilight Of The Idols
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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
American Porter
Ranked #5
Ranked #963
4.33 | pDev: 8.31%
Feb 25, 2023
Oct 28, 2010
Twilight of the Idols is our winter porter. We brew Twilight each autumn, with a touch of locally roasted coffee and cinnamon, and age it on a blend of select vanilla beans. Originally conceived with a friend in 2009 while brewing in Denmark, the name of this annual release is inspired by the title of one of the last texts written by one of our philosophical idols, Friedrich Nietzsche.
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Rated: 4.34 by shelby415 from Oregon

Feb 25, 2023
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
On tap at Sabatinis in Exeter pa earlier this evening.

Looks splendid in the glass. Black body, tan head lasts throughout leaving a sheet of lacing.

Aromas of coffee and chocolate.

On tasting, so smooth. Unsweetened coffee with a mild chocolate note. The roast is lasting, but not a hint of bitterness.

Mouth full, finish a lasting coffee roast, slightly drying.

Overall, excellent coffee porter. Only the long drive home is preventing me from having another.
Jan 20, 2023
Rated: 4.39 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Jan 14, 2023
Rated: 4.42 by DudMan from New Jersey

Jan 13, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by hockeypuck from Maine

Dec 22, 2022
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Rated by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
On tap at Monk’s Cafe in Philadelphia.
Dec 09, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Dec 08, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland

Aug 20, 2022
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Reviewed by BubbleBobble from New York

3.87/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours dark black, thin head and very little lacing. Nose has big roasted coffee notes, light cinnamon. Taste is light roasted coffee, roasted malt, mild and lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel is moderate with light carbonation. Does not shy away from bitterness, which is its greatest asset.
Feb 14, 2022
Rated: 4.05 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

Jan 11, 2022
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Reviewed by Holderness from Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
On tap at Big Fatty's, White River Junction

L -- Deep black body with two fingers of tan head. some retention and great lacing
S -- Toasted malts, espresso, vanilla, cacao powder. A lot more going on than in Everett
T -- Big bakers chocolate and coffee, with some smoky bitterness and just a hint of vanilla-tinged sweetness. Quite robust flavors
F -- Soft and fluffy , and very drinkable.
O -- I like it a lot more than Everett

Nov 28, 2021
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Blanketing beige lace from the minor head. Deep brown color. Bright light does pass through the center of the glass.

Difficult to get the smell -- mostly semisweet chocolate, coffee, and cinnamon.

Rich fudge brownie flavor. The body matches the taste and the lighter carbonation enhances the effect.
Nov 26, 2021
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Reviewed by hops_for_thought from New York

4.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a can (17Nov2020) into a Belgian glass

L: pours a very deep black brown with a very nice and dense darker khaki head. Nice chunky lacing as the head fades, as well as with each sip

S: get a great amount of coffee as I’m pouring, aroma is incredibly rich and deep once I bring the glass to my nose. Get lots of coffee with rich and slightly sweet vanilla, slightly spicy cinnamon aroma following right behind. Other solid notes of dark chocolate, fudge brownies

T: excellent flavor, follows the nose very well. Lots of rich roasted coffee and slightly sweet vanilla on a richer chocolatey base (fudge brownies, dark chocolate). Toward the finish getting some more pronounced roast coffee and chocolate, with the cinnamon coming through more. Rich and lasting cinnamon flavor through the finish, lingers nicely

F: medium/medium- body, medium+ carbonation, quite drinkable with a bit of cinnamon heat in the back of my throat

O: absolutely amazing porter, flavor is rich and deep while being relatively easy to drink
Jan 01, 2021
Rated: 4.46 by rab53 from Washington

Dec 21, 2020
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Reviewed by Siriusfisherman from New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L: Dark brown/ Black with a modest head and good lacing.

S: Very aromatic, big notes of coffee grounds, cinnamon, caramel, and vanilla.

T: Big flavors of roasted coffee, cinnamon, caramel, toast, and a touch of vanilla. Moderate bitterness lingers into the finish.

F: Full bodied, light carb, creamy and smooth.

Overall: A really tasty, festive Porter. Subtly spiced with a great balance of flavors.
Nov 19, 2020
Rated: 4.31 by timmy2b from New York

Oct 13, 2020
Rated: 4.21 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jun 05, 2020
Rated: 4 by pepesylvia from Pennsylvania

May 14, 2020
Rated: 4.28 by Dark_Scarecrow from Virginia

Apr 01, 2020
Rated: 4.44 by Scottsbeer from Florida

Jan 08, 2020
Twilight Of The Idols from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 1154 ratings