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Hill Farmstead Damon - Port and Bourbon Barrel Aged

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Bottled 05/2013: "Imperial Stout aged in Port & Bourbon barrels Damon (1993-2004). The time spent with loved ones, no lost, seems to affect our mind and body perpetually: memories happen upon us, unsuspectingly, and bring about tears and fond remembrance. Damon was our brother - devout and patient in an age of busyness and distraction. In his honor, we crafted and conditioned this Imperial Stout in both Bourbon and Port Barrels for more than 2 years. We still reflect, daily, upon our Damon and his scruffy chin of grey - of his loyalty and his love. Share. Consider. Enjoy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (30168) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2014
Bottled. A black beer with brown head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, bourbon, wood, and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, soy sauce, and roasted malt, leading to a roasted

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (23296) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle at yespr. Pitch black colored with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel and dark chocolate with notes of dried fruits and port wine. Sweet and roasted flavor of caramel and dried fruits with notes of port wine and chocolate. Sweet and roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (34783) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2014
37.5 cL bottle. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is wooden, rich and wineous port. Smooth roasted, dark malty, rich chocolate and port wineous. Mild bourbon vanilla. Dark, roasted and bitter chocolate into the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Huhzubendah (2942) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Damon trio. Thanks to ygtbsm94 for providing this awesome bottle. The beer is dark brown with a faint hint of a brown collar. The aroma offers port, chocolate, red wine, oak. Delicious flavor. Complex and refined. Fantastic beer. Nearly absent carbonation, soft on the palate. A delightful beer to sip. What a treat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cpetrone84 (1676) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2014
From notes. Drank next to bourbon Damon. Pour is black with chestnut reddish head. Nose has more bourbon and wood than bourbon Damon. More fudge and rich chocolate with a hint of astringency and some roasted malt behind. Taste is a bit sweeter and less bourbon notes. Fudgy malt with brown sugar and caramel, a bit sweet in the finish. Full bodied and softer carbonation with a lightly dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RussianDragon (574) - - AUG 8, 2014
375 ml bottle shared by ygtbsm94, thanks Brad! Opened alongside Bourbon & Port Damon. Pours a nearly black with nearly no head. Aroma is wood, roast, and a sweet caramel note. Flavor is solid and delicious - oak, chocolate, rounded out bourbon. This is the best of the 3 Damon variants.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2014 Opened alongside Bourbon & Port Damon. Pours nearly zero head/lace; minimal (if any) carb. Luscious aroma of barrels, roasty stout base, toffee. Decadent and silky on the palate. Flavors melt into each other, blending with caramelized sugars and rich bourbon. Soft bite from the booze massages as it descends. DBD is clearly superior to the other Damon variants.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ataraxia (413) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Complex blend of berry jam, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, espresso, and dry oak. Extremely smooth, light vinous character, rich, full bodied. Long port and bourbon finish with moderate booziness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Johnsense (980) - - JUN 15, 2014
Pitch black pour, very little head. Soft carbonation. Bourbon, roast, anise aroma. Barrel extremely well integrated as the bourbon and port is there but not overpowering. Anise, big roast, black coffee, vinuous, dark fruits. Incredibly smooth drinker, booze very well hidden. Thick full body, oily mouthfeel. What better way to end fathers day?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyCraft (3875) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle generously cracked by Al , pours flat black with pretty much no head and def no lacing. Aroma is grapes, barrel, fig, caramel, cheese. Flavor is Sticky dark fruit and banana pudding. Other notes of bourbon, wood, licorice and raspberry. A decent bit of booze and warming effect. Good drank.

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