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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanfolty (1836) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Date: October 22, 2011 Mode: Draft Source: Darkness Day. Full description not available as I sampled way too many beers during Darkness Day!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheHOFF43 (1749) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Tap at Darkness Day. Pours dark with a little cream colored head. Aroma is light roasted malts, caramels and other flavors. Flavor matches aromas. Very good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (1707) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 3, 2014
Pours black with some spotty lacing. Faint aromas of coffee and roasted malt. Similar flavors with some nice hop finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1501) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Draft at Surly. Thin black pour, slightly hoppy nose. Nice balance of toasty malt character with pine hops. Yummy!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
csaso (1342) - Missouri, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Cask (dry hopped with Glacier) - big creamy head, pitch black color, piney hop aroma and flavor with a good shot or roasted malt backbone, mild citrusy notes too - very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Atom (1331) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Draught at Darkness day.pours dark brown/black with a medium tan head. Aroma has a wonderful fresh hoppy aroma of pine and citrus, floral and tropical. From the aroma the taste is rather surprising, its starts with smooth bready malts and grains mellowing into citrus and a non-offensive bitter pine. Rather light body. Really interesting, nice!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sherm1016 (1130) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Draft at the Blue Nile. Pours a deep, dark brown color with a tan head and some lacing. Aroma is lightly roasty, some pine hops. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, roasty, some chocolate and coffee, pine hops, with a light bitter finish. Good, but not great.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
islay (1091) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2012
16 oz. pour, on tap at Busterís on 28th. Consumed on 11-4-12. Pours a clear, dark brown with an amber hue and a small amount of beige head. Weak but enjoyable, dry and hoppy aroma features coffee with cream scent. Pleasant taste is well balanced, both hoppy and malty: Coffee, caramel, and some citrus elements. Light to medium body. Lively in the palate. Easy to drink. Overall, the beer is nice but not special.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1048) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2013
On tap at Darkness Day. Poured brown black with creamy tan head. Light aroma of smoke and resin. Light carb and med bod. Balanced tasty charred hop taste. I dig.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnmike (1030) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2013
On tap. A good diversion to this cousin of Darkness - but overall Iíll take other Black IPAs over this one. Respectable though.


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