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Twilight Of The Idols | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
hillfarmstead.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by kingcrowing on 10-28-2010

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#451
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193
Ratings:
1,104
pDev:
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Huge thanks to Prost76 for sending me this one in time for the tasting.

Beer pours black with a thin off-white head. Smell is really excellent - roasted malts, coffee and some spice all come together quite nicely. Flavor follows the nose, it has that same awesome porter flavor as Everett, but adds some coffee and spice to the mix, really impressive. Sadly I'm not getting much vanilla, but I can deal. Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with nice carbonation. Overall, this is yet another fantastic beer from Hill Farmstead.

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From Growler dated Dec. 8th 2013 – NYC bottle share with mdfb79.
Huge thanks to Beerlawyer85 for bringing this – Cheers Ross!
12/12/13 – Served in a Duvel tulip glass

My very first HF Brew!

A: Black coffee look with a dark brown edge. Completely opaque. Thin layer of light brown sugar cream on top. Takes some conjuring and settles out to a crown relatively quickly leaving behind a few swirls and dotting across the glass.

S: Smells rich with a melted chocolate medley, roasted malts, scorched caramel, and some vanilla infused coffee beans. I get a light warming spice and maybe a touch of licorice but nothing too discernibly cinnamon here. Has a good dose of earthy hops mixed in. Incredibly rich and chocolaty nose which is great in a Porter.

T: Immense chocolate roast flavor. I get creamy milk chocolate mixed with some lightly toasted cocoa nib, vanilla bean, dark caramels, and premium roast coffee mostly. Much like a mocha frappe. Has a real nice green coffee earthiness to it with some light warming spice on the back end. There is a pretty low perceived bitterness to the beer and the alcohol is kept well in check. Touch of licorice and some charred grain on the finish but this beer is never harsh. Very smooth rather and balanced all the way through. Really tasty. Nice complexity with loads of chocolate and dark roast flavors.

M: Semi-thick and heavy but with an incredibly smooth consistency makes the mouth feel on this one a creamy delight. Slick and clean with a light drying finish.

D: Deliciously roasty with flavors full of decadent chocolates and a wonderful creamy mouth feel. I get the sense I would love just the base beer minus any special adjuncts here. They don’t seem to heighten an already great Porter for me. Has a supreme balance of flavors and easy drinkability. Would love to start trying some more of their offerings. Really great stuff!

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Fall/Winter 2012. Bottle says 7.2% ABV.

A: Deep, dark brown. Nearly black. A light-to-medium brown foamy, soapy, pillowy head that fades into a bit of lace and a ring of retention.

S: Sweet, roasted malt, some bourbon, vanilla beans, a bit of earth/wood, molasses, brown sugar, and a touch of sweet booze. Very complex. Almost the nose of an Imperial Stout.

T: Vanilla hits the tongue right away. A great balance of sweetness and roasted flavor from the malt. All the aromas in the nose come through in the flavor. A seriously delicious beer that is more enjoyable with each sip. When a Porter is done well, it's a great thing.

M: Super smooth. Like, really damn smooth. Huge flavor, great body for a Porter, and the right carbonation. As is expected from the style and the amount of sweetness in this beer, it can be a tad cloying in the finish. Just a bit, though.

O: A killer beer. A killer AP. HF can craft a great brew from any end of the spectrum. Of this I am convinced.

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Twilight Of The Idols from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 1,104 ratings
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