hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Pours Hunahpu’s black with no head. The aroma is a fusion of mocha, burnt malt, fruity liquor and straight ethanol. Medium to full-bodied with a slick mouthfeel and mild carbonation. The flavor is acrid, singed and deeply carbonic. Finishes lightly tart and deeply roasty. Another Hill Farmstead brew that pulls up just short of being world class due to a lack of body. Hello? Thickening grains or sugars? Please? Still, very enjoyable. Sometimes I think I’d complain about a Picasso. Bottle courtesy of ctipping!
daknole (8333) - 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.
phaleslu (5723) - 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 (3781) - 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.
czar (3683) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours pitch black, maybe a red hue, no head, sticky legs. port and juicy ripened red grapes, raisins, dark maderized red fruits, burnt caramel, soy, licorice, bourbon, hint of vanilla, strong woodsy notes - gentle tannins. low carbonation, if not flat - partially excused by extensive and numbered barreling treatmens, although lees on bottom did not quite work, full body - sticky, some sweetness indeed, htne again backed by bold grassy and resinous notes. this stuff is insanely good!
pantanap (3340) - 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.
jkwood04 (3259) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 28, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
375ml bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a small, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, strong oak and vanilla, a good amount of bourbon and port that blend perfectly, and a nice dark fruit note. Flavor the same with a great blend of bourbon and port. Thick, smooth texture. Another great HF beer.
Ernesto987 (3256) - 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
AirForceHops (2578) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 bottle shared by Adam, thanks man. Very low carbonation with no little head that died fast. Real oily texture. Nose is nice for sure. Blackberries, chocolate, red grape and hints of bourbon vanilla. Flavor is rich without a doubt. This original Damon has a grapey port wine note upfront, with the rich chocolaty stout base. Huge port influence. Like drinking chocolate dipped red grapes. Full bodied. Low carbonation. Very oily /slick mouthfeel. The carbonation could be a bit higher but doesn’t really hurt it overall. Still a great BA stout.
JulienHuxley (2428) - 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.