phaleslu (5208) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
375 ml bottle. Bottled May 2013. Pours an opaque brown with almost no head. The bourbon and port barrels are both so apparent in the aroma; oak, dark fruits, vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, some vinous notes, roast, molasses. Very rich. Flavor is equally rich and tasty, with molasses, vanilla, oak, bourbon, vinous notes, port, caramel, and brown sugar. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a warm, rich, coating mouthfeel. I had been warned that it would be undercarbonated but that may have been overblown or didn’t bother me in the least. Wowe. This is fantastic. Exceeded very high expectations.
Beerman6686 (3560) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one poured an almost straight black with a small beige head. Aroma was of lots of dark fudge, dark fruits, light smoke, and alcohol. Flavor was fairly hot, but decadent, big chocolate and prune, with mild vineous notes and a.big Bourbon swallow. Great 2 barrel blend.
daknole (8013) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big bold brown pour, reddish brown head. Flavors of rich brownie batter, oak, booze, raisins, thick and quite good. But I still think batch 1 Damon is better.
artmcd8 (1086) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle with a huge thanks to cpetrone84. Pours a deep black with a slight reddish tinge. No head. Aroma of alcohol, some fudgey notes. Taste is hotter than regular Damon. Thick oily mouthfeel.
Lukaduke (1497) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep viscous burnt umber with a ring of mocha colored foam around the edges. The nose is big dark chocolate with great nuances of char, vinous fruit and booze. The palate follows the nose with great balance and harmony between the vinous port berry flavors and the charred vanilla bourbon character all wrapped up in a sweet dark chocolate veil. Long vanilla notes on the finish.
pantanap (3324) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle... Pours a darker syrupy black hue with reddish brown auburn edges with a very minimal head... Aroma of deeper concentrated fudgey chocolate with accents of bourbon not so much port but extremely smooth... Flavors are more of the same with multiple layers of bourbon and barrel aged notes. Sweeter overall and somewhat rich but lacking a bit of carbonation. Great after dinner sipper. Touch of ashiness as well.
JulienHuxley (2147) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle. Pours a flat jet black. Rich, sweet bourbon aroma, vanilla, very aromatic, milk chocolate notes, port is very subtle. Taste is sweet, bourbon laced chocolate, nice well felt booziness, curious on the abv in this bad boy, flavor is more port-like with subtle sherry-winey notes. Palate is smooth, creamy, light carbonation that fits rather well, full bodied.
Reynolds314 (1887) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another nice beer by HF. Pours pitch black with very little head. Aroma is bourbon and port with some brownie batter, dark fruits, and coffee. The flavor is once again a bit too heavy on the barrel characteristics for me. Heavy port notes dominate with some hot alcohol and a relatively dry finish.
Ernesto987 (3041) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, amazing nose, Damon, bourbon, and port all blend perfectly. Flavor is good port and roastyness, really like it
mathieuc (724) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a really dark brown with no head (somewhat expected) but it still leaves some legs. Aroma is loaded with raisins, sugar, booze and licorice. I could pick up some bourbon but not port.Taste is really sweet but not cloying with chocolate, a nice bitter kick and some alcohol. Mouthfeel is smooth, carbonation is light and the drink is full bodied. Liquorous, it feels sticky also. I thought booze would show up more but it doesn’t. Easy drinking for such a beast, a real treat!