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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 4.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8851) - 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 (8776) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle... Pours Hunahpus 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 Id complain about a Picasso. Bottle courtesy of ctipping!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
phaleslu (6204) - 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 didnt bother me in the least. Wowe. This is fantastic. Exceeded very high expectations.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5353) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 16, 2014
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

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kermis (4741) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
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!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerman6686 (4167) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2013
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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
czar (4105) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2013
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!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jkwood04 (3740) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 28, 2013
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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (3525) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Bottle, amazing nose, Damon, bourbon, and port all blend perfectly. Flavor is good port and roastyness, really like it

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pantanap (3349) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2013
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.


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