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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 4.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jkwood04 (4125) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (3820) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2014
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ataraxia (385) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Complex blend of berry jam, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, espresso, and dry oak. Extremely smooth, light vinous character, rich, full bodied. Long port and bourbon finish with moderate booziness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
phaleslu (6701) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kermis (5607) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
illidurit (2168) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Bottle shared at Collected Works tasting. Well this is ridiculous. Big chocolate syrup aroma, darkest chocolate, sweet grapey alcohol. Maple, vanilla, chocolate and raisins all combine for a killer desserty stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
50belair (2456) - Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Body generously shard by Colin. Dark brown pour with no head. Great oily sheen. Mild bourbon aromas. Delicious port, caramel, milk chocolate, vanilla, brown sugar and oak notes. Very good mouthfeel and body. Bravo...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Black pour with a fluffy tan head. Huge vanilla bourbon,, dark fudge, and roasty cocoa nib give way to espresso char, dark fruits, and boozy accents. Thick, rich, and velvety with a warming finish. Massive, but very approachable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ICEatALAMO (980) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle. The pour is dark. The nose is very nice, sweet bourbon. The taste is nice and smooth, just the right mix of bourbon. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yourefragile (139) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 10, 2014
Thanks to Starr for sharing a bottle. Pours a dark viscous black with a trace amount of tan bubbles forming a ring against the glass. Caramel fruit, milk chocolate, molasses and light roast with the port barrel taking the lead at the time of trying this bottle. Silky body with low carbonation.

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