Twilight Of The Idols | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Twilight Of The IdolsTwilight Of The Idols

Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States

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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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.16/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This poured out as a nice rich looking black liquid with a thin tan head on top. The smell of the beer has a bit of the cinnamon on the nose along with some of the roasted coffee and malts. The taste of the beer is roasted, there is a touch of sweetness in there along with a hint of warming spice. The feel of the beer is smooth. Overall it's a very nice winter porter.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-dark brown black color with a decent tan head and some lacing

S-chocolate, coffee, dark malt, molasses

T-dark roasted malt, chocolate, espresso, molasses, hint of cinnamon, vanilla,slight char, mild bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth and creamy

O-very nice porter, good flavor and balance, not as smooth as Everett

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.62/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Hill Farmstead tap takeover at Parker Pie Nov. 16 2013

A-wonderful dark brown, off-black color
S-coffee, cinnamon, roasted malts, hardly noticeable vanilla
T-this is where the beer lost it for me. Everett is probably my favorite porter, and I went into this beer with expectations that I would enjoy it more than Everett, but the cinnamon killed it for me. very light coffee taste and the cinnamon is light as well but the combination of the two just didn't work for me.
M-Rich, smooth chocolatey-coffee taste, some spiciness, hardly noticeable booze
O-I liked the beer, and it's fun for a seasonal release, but it isn't my new favorite porter like I had hoped

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4.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Hill Farmstead Twighlight Of the Idols

Look 10/10
Smell 18/20
Taste 40/40
Feel 10/10
Drinkability 20/20

Overall 98/100

Absolutely lights out, I think of it as a KBS light, which says something as its not barrel aged. Also it was even more sessionable. Once I got to the end of the Growler, I savored every last drop. Currently (11/26/13) my all time favorite brew.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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Twilight Of The Idols from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.29 out of 5 based on 1,095 ratings.
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