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Hill Farmstead Damon - Port Barrel Aged

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   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


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Johnsense (1251) - - JUN 18, 2016
Properly cellared since 2013. pitch black pour, larger swized brown head. Aroma of fuge brownie, port, wood, toasted malt - very rich! roasted malt and fudge up front, port wine, bakers cocoa, woody, light smoke, cherry notes. - yep, thatès a full 10! Full bodied, zero alcohol warming, perfect carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Samact (27) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2016
Bu sur place à la brasserie. Bouteille de 2013. Le liquide se verse dans mon verre tel un sirop d’un noir obscur. Une mousse de plusieurs centimètres se forme et prend un temps fou à s’apaiser. Je ne crois pas avoir déjà vu une mousse aussi consistante et abondante. Des arômes de mélasse, de sucre, d’alcool et de chêne se dégage du verre qui tournois doucement dans ma main. En bouche, le liquide ne déçoit pas du tout. Son corps est tellement épais et sirupeux. Le liquide dégage les mêmes saveurs de mélasse, d’alcool, de sucre, de fruits rouges. Le vieillissement semble lui avoir procurer une complexité très intéressante.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (1302) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours opaque black with an opulent mocha head; an aesthetic artefact in itself. Aroma is sour burgundy cherries, molasses, port, vinous, fruity, coffee. Taste register rings in vinous port notes which introduce an element of acidity which is followed by caramelly sweetness, cocoa sweetness, milk chocolate sweetness; the journey continues on into the bitter coffee themed room, oak and leather are succeeded by roast malts. Full bodied.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
_angst_ (4351) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2015
Bottle received in trade. Pours viscous pitch black with a rather big frothy and creamy mocha head that leaves lots of spotty trace in the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty and fruity with roasted malts, pumpernickel bread, burnt caramel, oatmeal cookies, moist wood, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, white raisins, prunes, vanilla, port wine and hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet, heavy bitter, malty and fruity. Mouthfeel is creamy, round, tiny tart, astringent, tiny boozy and near full bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and bitter with roasted malts, burnt caramel, charred wood, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, raisins, prunes, moist soil and port wine alcohol. Heavy complex brew. Nice malt and roast profile with the added port wine complexity. Really cool stuff... Layers upon layers!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2015
(Bottle) Pours black with a dark brown head. The aroma holds dark fruits, fruits, port, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, oranges, wood and vanilla. Solid roast, vinous barrel caracter and a light sourish touch. The flavour is medium sweet, medium to heavily bitter and light acidic with port, chocolate and wood as the most notable. The mouthfeel soft and velvety with a light carbonation. Near full bodied.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4293) - SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2015
Tnx to Alex. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aroma is lots of Port and barrel smokey raisins dark fruits coffee. Flavor is acidy vinous roasted malty fruity pungent bitter with dry bitter finnish

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ctipping (1040) - Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2015
375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Originally reviewed 1/27/2014. Inky black. Glass-staining. Big khaki head. Hefty collar. Chocolate covered cherry aroma. Vinous red wine. Dark roasted chocolate malts. Doesn’t taste anywhere near as good as it smelled. Red wine. Chalky and a little metallic. Intense roasted malts. Bitter coffee. Very chocolatey. Overcarbonated. Boozy. Oaky. The smell is quite outstanding, but the flavor doesn’t follow suit. Really improves as it warms, though.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Huge thanks to oteyj, as usual, for hooking up the crazy HF shit! 375ml bottle. Oily black pour, minimal head. Just absurd nose and flavor, with gorgeous vinous port, tannic oak with hints of acidity, black plum, chocolate ganache, espresso sans bitterness.... good god. The epitome of digestif. So tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3743) - 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 (5775) - 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.


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