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Hill Farmstead Damon - Port Barrel Aged

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Damon (1993-2004). The time spent with loved ones, now lost, seems to affect our mind and body perpetually: memories happen upon us, unsuspectingly, and bring about tears of 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 port barrels for more than 16 months. We still reflect, daily, upon our Damon and his scruffy chin of grey - of his loyalty and his love. Share. Consider. Enjoy... Bottled 10/2013, no ABV indicated


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3347) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle at my Hill Farmstead Tasting, courtesy of Scott. Huge thanks for this one man!! Pour is deep brown, almost black with a big brown head and sticky lacing. Caramel, brown sugar, raisins, toffee, dates, somewhat plummy, tannic, oaky, and light smoke in the aroma. Taste is soy sauce, cocoa, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, licorice, some coffee, bready, and leather with a somewhat tangy finish. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Delicious, but probably a little past its prime.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (4565) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle at the Ultimate Imperial Stout Tasting. Thnx for the awesome day, folks! This bottle was shared by Dennoman. Pours jet black, huge dark stable head. Smell isdusty, oak, sharp roasted grains. Taste is sharp, oaky.Mildly accidic. Full, bit boozy.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Westmeister (2093) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 29, 2015
Shared with the crew. Best beer of the day. Super smooth sipper of coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruits, oak, vanilla. Just a superb blend of flavors.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jrob21 (2928) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2015
Bottle shared with the crew. Aroma is sweet and fruity. Flavor is smooth and subtle the roasty malt amd bittersweet coffee comes through late in the palate. Another super complex but subtle. Best of the day. Maybe in a long time.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichTheVillan (4496) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle cheers to K-man; opaque dark brown pour with a creamy tan head, sweet chocolate and dark berries, taste has sweet chocolate, vanilla, dark berries, bitter, very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (17335) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle at brum tasting... Deep black.. Thick tan head... Soft dry chocolate roast malts nose.. Soft sweet toffee chocolate roast nose... Big alcohol front... Dry chocolate roast.. Dark malts... Heavy chocolate.. Bitter... Dry roast... Meaty malts... Heavy port roast

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2628) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle shared by adnielsen. Thanks Aaron! Pours a black color with tan head. Oak, roasty, chocolate, vanilla bean, licorice aromas and flavors.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10082) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours dark brown and sits black in my glass with a small, creamy, beige head. Decent retention. The nose is a mélange of dark chocolate, bold espresso and fruity, acidic liquor. Full-bodied with a buttery mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. The robust, bittersweet, carbonic flavor is followed by a boozy, acrid, bittersweet finish. World class beer provided by landhoney!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Luk_ (231) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark Brown-black with a thin mocha head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, tobacco and a decent port barrel presence. Taste has lotsof dark fruits, figs and port. that provides a moderate acidity along with the roasted malt bitterness. Quite intense, the port barrel is maybe a tad too present. Very good one nonetheless.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (10089) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle @ Mobile, jcnielsen wedding. Pours a black appearance with a dark brown head. Tons of roast, dark chocolate, anise, caramel, and light smoke. Slightly boozy. Not overly sweet. Brownie, dark chocolate, vanilla, licorice, grape flavor. Tasty but not mind blowing.


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