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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sarro (122) - 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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (1201) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
Dark brown/black, viscous, golden brown head. Aroma is bourbon, molasses, dark fruits, booze, hint of coffee. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel, rich and smooth on the palate with a long sweet finish. Taste is bourbon, chocolate, golden syrup, maple syrup, wood, coffee, dark fruits.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3158) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2014
Bouteille 08-2013. Belle robe noire. La texture semble visqueuse. Un premier nez boisé avec des notes de whiskey. Une bouche chaude, puissante, très puissante. Des saveurs classiques de Impy au bourbon. Bien faite.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3159) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2014
Damon dans le vintage 2013. Brun très foncé avec un anneau plutôt chétif. Au nez, décadence à la romaine avec du chocolat qui fume, du bourbon caramélisé, du café riche, du bois rôti et des touches de mélasse de figues et/ou de dattes. Au goût, des fruits foncés et du chocolat en abondance, des notes douces, vanillées et caramélisés, un bourbon intégré et/ou évaporé, un mince effet poivré et des friandises anglaises très sucrées et caloriques qui rendent l’appareil un peu lourd et collant. En bouche, un corps balourd qui reste attaché aux commissures de mes lèvres. En finale, une bombe chocolatée, caramélisée et vanillée qui explose sur les malts rôtis et torréfiés. Beau nez et bouche beaucoup (voire même excessivement) trop sucrée. Glucides simples, obésité, diabète, maladies cardio-vasculaires sont des mots qui me viennent soudainement à l’esprit. Dans l’ensemble, c’est correct et délicieux mais, pour moi, ça reste loin du spectacle et de l’incroyable.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tectactoe (1849) - Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle: Black, inky center with lush mahogany edges. A fine, mocha film slowly forms up top, then disperses quickly towards the edges. Wow, lovely aroma of rich, dark fudge, chocolate cake batter, sweet baker’s cocoa, smooth whiskey, mild tannic oak, vanilla, burnt toffee, & just a touch of powdered coffee. Very robust, yet delicate & pedantic all at once. The flavor is excellent, & has a nice German Chocolate Cake vibe to it; dense chocolate mixing with a hint of coconut & vanillin from the barrel. Woody & slightly tannic mid-palate, but not overdone. Smooth bourbon lathered throughout. A hint of char towards the finish, as a big, burnt brown sugar profile comes swooping in, leaving your palate with an intrinsic sweetness in the aftertaste. Nice, creamy mouth feel. A pretty fantastic stout. Blows out the Port barrel aged version by a nautical mile.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2511) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Served alongside Port Damon and Double Barrel Damon. The beer is dark brown, near black, with a small beige collar. Aromas of dark roast, chocolate. Rich and flavorful. Dark chocolates. Oak and bourbon character are there, but don’t overwhelm the flavor profile. Elegant feel. Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. While I enjoy everything Hill Farmstead, in general, it seems the stouts are not quite up to the level of their saisons and IPAs.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RussianDragon (467) - - AUG 8, 2014
500 ml bottle is 2013 vintage. Pours a near black with maroon hues on the edge with a lasting beige edge head. Aroma is roast, smoke, raisins, chocolate malt, and a slight bourbon spiciness. Flavor is same, with moderate carbonation. Full syrupy mouthfeel.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JBPortland (774) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 5, 2014
500ml bottle pours dark rich brown black with a finger of tan head. Nose is so deep you could fall into it...dark bourbon chocolate, cake, coconut, vanilla, subtle dark fruit, roasty cocoa, coffee. Taste is more of the same rich roasty bitter cocoa, chocolate sauce, cake, vanilla coffee, balanced bourbon. Finis has lingering boozy cocoa and coffee with coconut, vanilla, bourbon fruit spice, and roasty chocolate. Mouthfeel is creamy silk. Just great.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bellco33 (317) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Poured from bottle into tulip: Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, dark fruits, chocolate, coffee. Taste is more of the same but also a little earthy. A little sweet as to be expected with an Imperial Stout, but not overwhelming. The sweetness is knocked down with the coffee flavor on the back end. Medium carbonation, full body, silky mouthfeel, this is a wonderful stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (1952) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Aug 2013 bottle thanks to the local group for sharing. Black pour with a thin, tan head that fades to a thin ring. Aromas are tobacco, coffee, vanilla, and bourbon. Taste is more complex than the aroma. Sweet chocolate syrup, vanilla, coffee, caramel, anise, dark fruit tobacco, and strong bourbon. The bourbon is pretty powerful in this but no heat at all. Medium body. Smooth and a little creamy.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pailhead (4803) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of milk chocolate, vanilla, light molasses, caramel, bourbon, a hint of apple, and anise. It pours a dark brown with no transparency with a small tan head that quickly fades to a very fine ring. The flavor starts with moderate-heavy milk chocolate, molasses, caramel, and faint fruit. The finish has light espresso, bourbon, anise, and a touch of oak. It’s medium-full bodied with mild carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel.


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