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Hill Farmstead Damon - Port and Bourbon Barrel Aged

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (17285) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle at brum tasting... Soft big alcohol.. Massive bourbon coconut nose... Dark chocolate.. Massive coconut roast.. Big chocolate.. Dark malts.. Dark meaty chocolate.. Big roast... Big chocolate.. Dark roast

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olio (7523) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
375 ml bottle. Bottled 05/2013.
Pours jet black color with a small head. Vanilla and bourbon on the nose, cocoa, dark chocolate, espresso, vanilla and faint port wine notes. Dark chocolate, vinous notes, bourbon, faint espresso, cocoa powder and tar. Extremely dry vinous dry palate. Very complex and refined, balance is awesome. Top notch.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lusikka (7104) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
375 ml bottle. Pours a pitch black colour with a minimal beige head. Aroma of burnt malts, caramel, wood and berries. Flavour is extreme with roastiness, strong port wine notes, tart wood, chocolate, some mild espresso notes and strong bourbon sweetness. Full bodied. Oily mouthfeel. Finishes long, warming, dry, vinous and strong on bourbon. The port wine notes are rather interesting here with bourbon. I haven’t tasted a combination such as this before. Beautiful.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tiong (4736) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
375ml bottle, thanks laiti!

Bottled 05 2013 - Pours pitch black with a tiny head. Aroma of roasty malts, sweet port vinous notes, vanilla, oak, toffee, wood and molasses. Taste is complex, smooth, slick, woody, vinous, oaky and roasty with loads of vanilla, oak, molasses and toffee. Finish is slick, complex and oaky with some vinous notes, toffee, molasses, vanilla, oak and berries. Heavy and complex, quite vinous imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
laiti (7264) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
37,5 cl bottle @ lusikka, bottled 05/2013. Thanks Jason!
Aroma is rather mellow with bourbon tones, vanilla and some porto. Flavour is strong on porto, alcohol, licorice and mellow but odd blue cheese aromas. Warming alcohol and woody tones in the finish. The alcohol tones are quite strong and at the limit – they disturb me on some sips. But when they don’t, this feels like a nice slow sipper, porto is strong with this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (7879) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2014
37,5 cl. bottle. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, dried fruit, vanilla, bourbon, oak and chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (30451) - 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 (23578) - 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 (35101) - 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 (3001) - 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.

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