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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hamilton23 (617) - Alpine, California, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Poured from 500ml bottle from Steve Kim, the Beer Pimp. Poured on 10/8/12, International Stout Day. Pours dark brown, nearly black with tan head. Aroma is brownies, some stale coffee and dried fruit. Taste follows very closely from the nose. The bourbon is very subdued with a lot of chocolate and roasty notes.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (1595) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2843) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (16286) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (10268) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of bourbon, fudge nut brownie, oak and roast chocolate. Full body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (4414) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle. Black pour with brown head. Dark malt, maybe sweet aromas. Very Scandinavian, dark, roasted and flavorful.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (6783) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (4396) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 11, 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 !

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Clownoisseur (341) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle poured into snifter. Appears black, fairly opaque with a small mocha head that breaks into some spotty lacing. Hints of some legs up the glass, but they are short lived. Aromas of wet oak, chocolate, dark fruits, molasses and anise. Taste is subdued, but the character is nicely balanced. Oak and molasses harmonize but was hoping for a bit more substance out of the body. A little light on the palate but provides some nice depth with roasted nuttiness permeating through in the finish along with a warming bourbon. Nice offering!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PartyFowle (304) - - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle poured in a snifter. Deep brown-black, not too thick-looking. Very thin, cinnamon-colored head. Sweet and nutty aroma. Pecans, almonds, maple, vanilla extract, tangy chocolate. Rich. Very oaky flavor. Chocolate syrup, butterscotch, vanilla and maple in the front. The swallow brings alcohol, graham crackers and burnt toast. Sweet throughout, smooth. Can easily see myself downing a whole bottle in minutes. Body is just a touch thin -- medium-light. Carbonation is nearly not there, just a gentle tingle. Hardly any alcohol burn except a flash at the swallow. A perfect blend of flavors, enjoyable and crazy drinkable. A beautiful beer. Just need a bit more body and co2.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SHIG (3840) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle at Anchorage Dec ’14 Tasting: Poured a brown black with a light brown head. Aroma was boozy fermented dark fruit, chocolate, bourbon, and mixture of malt character. Taste was licorice, bourbon, boozy alcohol, caramel/toffee malt.


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