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RATINGS: 154   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


callmemickey's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
callmemickey (3170) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Deep black body, thin tan head, spotty lacing. Rich with dark chocolate, roasted malts, bourbon, vanilla, caramel and oak. Medium to full bodied, smooth, gentle carbonation, lingering warming finish, light bitterness.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (9882) - , 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 (4057) - 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 (6339) - 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 (4185) - 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 (325) - 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 (140) - - 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 (3751) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Luk_ (219) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle, batch 2. Pours deep black with brown head. Verey well integrated bourbon, dark chocolate, smoke. Taste is litterally liquid chocolate soaked in bourbon, coffee bitterness. Rich and liquorous. A masterpiece.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
MotherBrother (775) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2014
2011 vintage. Pours pitch black, with a small khaki head that turns into a ring that sticks to the glass. Real oily up is in this bitch. Aroma is big of bourbon, slight toasted coconut, plenty of vanilla, banana, caramel, big fudge, slight smoke, dark fruits soaked in booze, licorice, some booze. Taste is pretty sweet, with some roasted bitterness to it. Medium n’ oily body, with a flat carbonation. Pretty darn complex, and darn delicious. Thanks a big bunch to mr. Booggy for sending this my way.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KingCecil (2066) - DENMARK - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle @ home Trade from Pandableh...500ml bottle vintage 2013.. It pours dark almost black with a medium tan head....Dark chocolate, bourbon, coconut, vanilla, dark fruit, coffee..... near perfect! Thanks for this fine brew! love it!


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