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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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From the blackest depths of the brewhouse comes Damien, Child of Darkness. Spawned from the usually discarded remnants of Darkness, Damien is a dry-hopped black ale. Flavors of roasted malt and dark brown sugar suffocated by aromas of tangerine and pine.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2012
Pours a dark dark brown, just light enough that you can tell itís clear. Smell is bread with some pine and citrus notes. Like a very resinous black IPA. The taste definitely holds that pine, but with quite a bit more bread, some toffee, and a pleasant brown-sugariness which I fell in love with. I donít know if theyíll ever do this again, but Iíd drink more.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tripplebrew (767) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Pours a clear, clean nut brown with frothy tan head. A lot of lacing on glass. Aroma is toffee, raisin and rising bread dough. Flavor is very fresh grapefruit notes with a brown sugar back. Body is light with active carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Had this at Darkness day, poured a nice dark brown color. Had a nice hoppy/malty flavor, outshined by Darkness though.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brosen561 (70) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2011
On tap @Mackenzie Pub (Minneapolis). Awesomely dark IPA that, from afar, looks as though itís another porter or stout. However, the aroma will immediately notify you of the difference you are about to experience. Wonderful hoppy floweriness on the aroma. Smooth to drink, but a little thin on the palate. Nice hoppy grassy flavor with maple and chocolate on top from the malt, well balanced. Overall, a very nice beer for relaxing.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
theisti (3093) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Nonic pint draft at Cafe Twenty Eight in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Pour is an opaque deep brown with subtle ruby highlights and a frothy one inch tan head. Head falls with thick coating lacing. Aroma is fresh pine hops, bright tropical fruit, and a nice toasty roasty malt underneath. Taste is bright pine initially, turning towards the pineapple fruit acidity and sweetness of the nose, and clsoing with and ever so slight roast and malt. The pine and roast comes to the front as it warms, retaining great balance and softness. Palate is light to medium bodied, soft natural carbonation and a clean bright hop and dry mineral earth finish. Crazy drinkable. Really interesting and bright flavors. This is far hoppier than I remember Darkness being, and the second running really cuts the malt sweetness. Thoroughly enjoyed this, and was delighted to be able to try it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nuffield (3637) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Really run of the mill. Iím surprised to see it described as a black IPA because it doesnít have the sensibility of that much hops (esp. dry hopped). Somewhat thin body and a quick finish, even after warming. Nice dark color. Hereís one beer where the name and label really promises too much. (on tap at the Groveland Tap)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
50belair (1853) - Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2011
On tap at 3 Floydís. Black pour with no head. Chocolate, roasted malt, and hop aromas. Bitter with lots of hops, dry roasted malts, and bakersí chocolate. I didnít know this was a black IPA, I thought it was just a really hoppy dry stout...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3114) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Sampled on draft at the XV Anniversary party. I guess all hoppy black ales are black IPAs now? Not sure Iíd consider this all that similar to the other beers in this category but I digress . . . Dark brown to black pour, tan head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, mild hops. A fair amount of roast . . . perhaps more than I was expecting. Flavor is smooth and nice. Chocolate balanced out with bitterness derived from the roasted malt as well as the hops. Body is a touch on the light side but thatís not necessarily a knock on the beer. All said, I feel like it was pretty good. Enjoyable, sessionable hoppy black ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2011
draft at XV... I was really looking forward to trying this, but its very forgettable, just too light in all respects, if they used the runnings and made a mild session beer it would much better received but at 5% lots of better more flavorful options

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattyb83 (736) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Tap at grumpyís ne. Deep brown color with a minimal head. Nice aroma with grapefruit, more orange citrus, roast coffee, and some chocolate. Wow! Taste is a bit different. More citrus with less malt. Slightly thin. Still, this is the best escondidian dark ale Iíve had.


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