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Hill Farmstead Damon

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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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 bourbon barrels from our favorite distillery. We still reflect, daily, upon our Damon and his scruffy chin of grey – of his loyalty and his love. 27º Plato 10.5% abv

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sarro (128) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle shared at perfect temp by chpueblo22, thanks Tom! Damon pours a deep black with a light brown, mocha head. The nose is rich with coffee, dark roasted malts and an earthy deep rooted oak. Taste is roasty coffee, chocolate, cocoa nibs, and more heavy chocolate. Dry roasted finish with low carbonation and a medium to full mouthfeel. Also got slight notes of anise and alcohol, but they very much complimented the beer. Can’t wait to have this beer again if possible.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Abio (1785) - Waasland, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2015
A special occasion needs a special brew. Lovely at both smell and taste, one of the best in a while.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yourilevesque (488) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2015
Une bière noire à la mousse couleur café et onctueuse. Je dois de prime abord mentionner que Shaun m’a véritablement impressionné avec cette Impériale Stout; ce type de bière n’étant pas la spécialité de la Maison, j’ai été cette fois sidéré! Nez d’une complexité remarquable de malts fumés, de mélasse, de toffee, de caramel, d’anis et de bourbon. C’est à s’y perdre tellement c’est beau et équilibré! Les saveurs de vanille, de fruits confits et en général de gâteau aux fruits au Cognac. Prodigieuse concoction, à la fois riche, savoureuse et légère d’une des plus belles brasseries de ce monde!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Advocate_Ames (513) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Pours dark with a fine brown head that dissipates to end up hugging my glass. The aroma is of sweet bourbon, oak, chocolate, sweet malts, booze, some vanilla, and a mild fruit character. As I taste this I pick up on a full and rich body. I noticed bourbon, roasted malts, vanilla, buttery caramelized candy syrup, cocoa, and dark fruit. The finish was rather nice and it was kind to my palate. Overall this beverage very enjoyable and is worth obtaining. Share with a good friend.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (1778) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2015
Thickest black with little glint of viscosity and a thick oily battery rust orange lacing. Decadent coconut, wheatsheaf and kola cube bourbon sweetness. Lean liquorice roast throughout and softly sweet initial taste. Dank steamy choc, dark without being full clown cocoa bitterness. Neat bitterness in the back end. Smooth and creamy without being overly cloying and a nice aniseedy bitter pinch on the lift. Finish is not dissimilar, evenly paced and a linger of liquorice and roast blackcurrants. It looks the part and walks the walk, with a nice wee nudge of boozey bitterness on the fade but is subdued and more ashen than I’d hoped.

BenHs car tasting, thanks to the Birmingham stars aligning.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (3083) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2015
Thanks to the legends that allowed this to happen. Black with tan head. Thick aroma, molasses, wood, chocolate. Taste of salty licorice, molasses, chocolate, oak. Super sweet with a little heat. Delish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (17646) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle at brum tasting.. Deep black... Thin tan lacing... Dark heavy roast.. Big bourbon.. Light coconut nose.. Dark roast malts... Dark roast... Long dry chocolate bitter.. Big chocolate big malts... Somedark roast suger... Soft meaty malt.. Heavy roast

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (11058) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of bourbon, fudge nut brownie, oak and roast chocolate. Full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (4952) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle. Black pour with brown head. Dark malt, maybe sweet aromas. Very Scandinavian, dark, roasted and flavorful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (8119) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle - Roasty malts and nice bourbon notes. Jet black with a decent light brown head. Light chocolate, bourbon notes, vanilla and no heat. Very well balanced and superb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (4593) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2015 Pours black , no real head . Smell is bit bitter, roasted malts . Taste is chocolatty , bitter , dark malts . Creamy, full mouthfeel . perfect mouthfeel . Pretty damn nice ! re-rate. Bottle at the Ultimate Imperial Stout Tasting. Thnx for the awesome day, folks! This bottle was shared by Dennoman. Thought bourbon was a seperate beer, but it seems that this was the basic beer. This specific bottle tasted a bit sharper, and I scored it 4,1 instead of the earlier 4,4. So updating it to 4,2.

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