hopscotch (9160) - 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 (9101) - 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 (6502) - 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.
BoBoChamp (5443) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
38cl, no mention of ABV, new exclusive American brew Anno 2013, thx to Secret Santa!, very complex Stout, roasted/alcoholic/sweet and slightly fruity/vinous, not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, very good brew
kermis (5055) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at the 2014 tasting in the Cellar of Moeder Lambic Saint-Gilles. Pours near black with a ring beige head. Aroma of light roast, fudge, bourbon, vanilla and molasses. Flavor is heavy sweet and light heavy bitter. Thick and smooth mouthfeel. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Amazing!
czar (4364) - 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!
Beerman6686 (4333) - 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.
jkwood04 (3943) - 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 (3714) - 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
djd07 (3565) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a motor oil with paperthin tan head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong burnt malt, dark chocolate, cocoa, toffee. Thick mouthfeel with rich roasted malt, dark chocolate, oak, and vanilla. Wow, blown away by this one. Miles away from the port and regular. Really enjoyed this.