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RATINGS: 131   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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Pour from a bottle thanks to Kan! Pitch black color with a thin tan head. Aromas of coffee, cocoa, anise, and dark fruit. Velvety smooth on you palate. Flavors of bourbon, oak, vanilla, and dark chocolate. Long finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5479) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
(500ml bottle) jet black, creamy dark tan head, excellent glass coating. Nose of bourbon, french oak, light ash, alcoholic, maple. Taste is ashy, alcohol, burnt sugars, light bourbon, a bit unbalanced and estery, tons of wood in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
knickskicks (684) - - JUN 8, 2014
Batch 2. Black pour, tan head. Nose is very light barrel, some chocolate, some dark fruits. Taste is the same, hard to distinguish the barrel at times. Meduim mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
berntholer (801) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2014
beige head that disappears quickly but not entirely with some lacing. coffee coloured. pours viscous, thick like motor oil. taste is boozy, solvent, vanilla, caramal, soy, hazlenut. taste is like aroma, coconut, coffee, umami. mouthfeel is very slick, almost velvet. very dense body, almost no carbonation. woah, this is stellar, so complex and intense! bottle 50cl / bd feb-’13

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rood (31) - Borgerhout, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2014
Thanks berntholer, for sharing this one. If you would like to smell & taste chocolate, praline, hazelnut, soja, vanille, coffee, this is your beer. Velvet mouthfeel. Long aftertaste. Excellent brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gEUS (982) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2014
Bottles kindly shared by Tom 10101 & JHuxley during our epic CMLSG cellar tasting - all 3 versions put next to each other. All of them have an incredibly nice balance between sweetness and roastiness which is unparallelled vs. other American BA RIS’s, which make them all great beers. - Damon: 3.9/5: subtle vanilla and cocoa in the aromas - Damon PBA;: 4.2/5: my favourite: more depth and complexity. Nose reveils cigars, leather, red fruits. Taste is roasty with a nice vinious touch of raisins. - Damon DBA 4/5: despite the fact that it is the most balanced in the nose, I think the taste is a tad bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3226) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle as shown thanks to Matt. Pours a very dark brown with medium tan head that lasts awhile. The aroma is strong roast, faint metallic, and chocolate. Medium mouthfeel with strong roast, dark chocolate, sweet malt, and light bitterness. Easy to drink, very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mortlach (962) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 15, 2014
08/02/2014 750ml bottle shared by Theydon_Bois @ Ma che siete venuti a fà (thanks Colin!). Nera, densa, impenetrabile, bella schiuma color cappuccino, molto persistente. Naso pulito ed elegante, di enorme raffinatezza, sentori di malti tostati, cioccolato fondente, leggera vaniglia, alcol nascosto, eccellente! In bocca è vellutata e setosa al palato, morbida ed equilibrata ma al tempo stesso intensa, lunga, complessa e appagante. Note di cioccolata fondente, melassa, note legnose, finale amarognolo appena caffettoso, alcol non pervenuto. Imperial Stout sopraffina, di classe straordinaria, grazie a Colin per questa bevuta memorabile!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jool (183) - - MAR 7, 2014
Bouteille 500 mL. Noire opaque, mousse légère brunâtre. Nez de torréfaction et de bourbon. Bouche au corps dense, épaisse quasi-sirupeuse: toasts, fumée et barrique de bourbon (bourbon, vanille et chêne). Pas aussi intense qu’imaginé, ce qui est une qualité.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fluffy (1465) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2014
all the fuss over Damon, now i get what the big deal is. it really is pretty amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (2920) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle, graciously shared by AdamJackson - thanks! Pours inky black with a nice medium brown head, creamy and slow to dissipate, leaving nice lacing in its wake. Aroma is roasty, dark chocolate, notes of bourbon. Flavor follows, deeply roasty, but not burned, dark baking chocolate. Medium sweet, but well balanced by medium bitterness. Bourbon is present, but not dominant, as well as some vanilla and oak tannins. Full body, super soft and creamy mouthfeel - beers like this make me wish there was a "6" rating for palate. ABV well masked. Nice beer.

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