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Hill Farmstead Damon - Port and Bourbon Barrel Aged

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (34303) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29989) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (22871) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (16774) - 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

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jtclockwork (10426) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle. Thanks Jake! Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of bourbon, port, roast chocolate, vanilla, oak and brownie- smooth - medium body.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10109) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2013
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9996) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2014
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!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olio (7308) - 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.
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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
phaleslu (7226) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2013
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (7135) - 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.


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