nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JAN 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
thirdeye11 (5479) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(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.
knickskicks (684) - - JUN 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
berntholer (801) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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
rood (31) - Borgerhout, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
gEUS (982) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
djd07 (3226) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Mortlach (962) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
Jool (183) - - MAR 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
fluffy (1465) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
all the fuss over Damon, now i get what the big deal is. it really is pretty amazing.
bytemesis (2920) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.