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Hill Farmstead Damon - Port and Bourbon Barrel Aged

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (37013) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (31462) - 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 (24434) - 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 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2015
14th July 2015
Farewell Jack bottleshare at Craft Clerkenwell. Huge thanks to Leighton and his Herculean efforts to obtain this whale. Opaque dark brown beer, a few pale tan bubbles. Palate is light and mildly dry. Modest fine carbonation. Smooth but rich dark malts. Wonderfully well integrated mellow fruity bourbon. Port Wine berry fruits bring up the rear accompanied by mild dark chocolate. A little spice in the light finish. For me, one of the best from Hill Farmstead.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (18514) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton (15306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2015
Bottle shared in London - picked up in a trade. Pours rich black brown with a dense, lasting foamy tan head. The nose is incredibly dynamic, with notes of burnt wood, toffee, cocoa and rich, ripe berries. Medium to heavy sweet flavor, with notes of burnt wood, dark chocolate, charred ham, alcohol, figs, chocolate, all balanced out with a bit of earthy bitterness. Full bodied, lightly chewy, with fine carbonation and silky texture. Warming finish with decadent cocoa notes, cherry, further burnt wood, creamy chocolate, dates, berries. Great balance with just moderate suggestions of alcohol kick. Wonderful confluence of toffee, chocolate and dark fruits. Superlative beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (14315) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2015
Bottle split at Jack The Sipper leaves for the FBI again tasting, massive thanks to the juan and only Leighton, 14/07/15. Light black topped with a moderate tan swirl. Nose is rich roast, dark fruits, spice, port notes, chocolate melting pot, dark malt. Taste comprises mellow fruit rinds, light peppery spice, chocolate, dark red berry linger, port tones. Full bodied, light oily feel, smooth, semi drying close. Xolid impy, great balance, wasn’t getting much if any bourbon ... all port strokes for this Bois.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jtclockwork (11785) - , 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10350) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10265) - 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!

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