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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14/5   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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sarro (134) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stoned99 (1105) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2016
500ml bottle from trade Dominic shared with Guillaume. Aroma: strong bourbon, chocolate, slightly smoked and licorice. App: dark brown, really minimal brown head. Taste and palate: medium to full body, creamy, velvety, medium sweetness, really subtle bitter finish.overall: damn good. This is complex. The kind of beer that gives you goose bumps. Really good! Glad I had the pleasure to taste this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbudd19 (984) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle. Vintage 2013 from Tommy, thanks man! Beautiful appearance; thick black with chocolate milk head and nice lacing. Aroma is ash, oak, vanilla, chocolate, and spirits. Taste is chocolate fudge, ash, oak, and vanilla. Finishes with a bitter coffee like aftertaste and a slight hint of booze. Pretty damn awesome to say the least, wishfull thinking that’ll ever try this again so I am going to savour every last sip.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hackobock (3291) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2015
November 14, 2015. Bottle at home, vintage 2011. Received in a trade with heyta, thanks!
Black with a small dense, quickly dissipating, brown head. Aroma is sweet with bourbon, caramel, figs, blackberries, wood, dark chocolate, coffee and some spicy notes. Taste is sweet malty with a light bitterness and hints of bourbon alcohol. Finish is sweet and soft light bitterness with figs, dark sugar, dark berries, vanilla, dark chocloate, coffee and some hints of black pepper and dried chili, light alcohol notes. Full bodied, soft carbonation, creamy mouthfeel.
Great complex, imperial stout with a nice balanced bourbon character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Huge thanks to sideshowe for sharing. Bottle 281. Pours a dark chestnut brown color that appears black and opaque in the glass. Half finger dark mocha head that quickly settles into a lasting ring leaving spotty lacing behind. Smokey, roasted malt aroma with subtle barrel integration. Some toasted oak and subtle booziness with more of an oak and peaty scotch presence than sweet, boozy bourbon. There a faint malt backbone with some smoke, dark chocolate, coffee bean and oatmeal but the oak and peat notes overpower things a bit. Medium bodied with a nice smokey barrel presence that’s nicely integrated into the dark malts of the base beer. Smokey, peaty scotch flavor with toasted oak, ash, smoked meat and burnt malt along with subtle vanilla and dry oak. This is countered by a balance of sweet and roasted dark malt flavors with hints of dark chocolate, toast, coffee bean and oatmeal. Well balanced with a nicely integrated barrel presence, however, I’m getting more of a dry oak than bourbon flavor. Complex with a well masked ABV that makes it easy to drink but there’s something a touch off that i cant put mu finger on. Still, an enjoyable beer that I’m glad to have tried.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ungstrup (34004) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2015
Bottled. A black beer with a rim of brown head - sirupy thick. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, alcohol, soy sauce, and wood. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, soy sauce, chocolate, vanilla, alcohol, and vanilla, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (5263) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 17, 2015
500 ml. shared bottle. Pours black with a decent tan head. Aroma of bourbon, malt, chocolate, and vanilla. Taste is bourbon, roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark fruit, vanilla, and wood. More please!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ctipping (1133) - Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2015
500 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle # 723/864. Originally reviewed 10/29/2012. Small khaki head. Not quite inky. Wispy lacing. Smells of tons of black patent malt. Light bourbon. A big oaky presence, more than the bourbon and vanilla. Lots more barrel blends into the flavor. Bourbon is still light, but vanilla and caramel come out. Dark fruit flavor right at the front, which might be a byproduct of the alcohol and black patent malt. Lots of molasses. Gives it a bitter flavor in the back. Bitter. Not really chewy, but easy to drink at this ABV. The molasses gives it a sweet flavor that implies viscosity, without it actually being there. Second time having this it was significantly better than the first. I was also smashed the first time. It would be really good with more barrel presence.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Abio (1845) - 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 (1230) - Montréal, 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 (568) - 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.

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