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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2067) - Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Tap; Dark brown/black color; Medium body; Aroma of toasted malt, floral hops, & chocolate; Flavor of slight roasted malt, floral/pine hops, and citrus; Finish is only slightly bitter; Overall, more of a black ale than an IPA - but tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2032) - California, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Mahogany brown in color... Aroma of smoked malts, peat, whiskey, anise, raisins, dates... Flavor is black licorice, candied prunes, raisins, anise, light smoke... Slightly sweet finish, dates, smoke... Enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DalzAle (2000) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Tap. Light black pour, a little carbonation and a nice roasted malt aroma and hops aroma. Flavor is also nice roasted malt, plenty of dry hops earthy and slightly sweet. Stellar beer, I would drink the hell out of this if it was a regular release.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (1961) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2011
On tap at brewery. Pours dark brown with a quick soapy kahki head that fades to a thin collar and shows some lacing. Aroma is roasted malt and gentle hops on the nose. Taste is again smooth roasted malt little chocolate and a subtle bitter dry hop throughout. Palate is thin to medium with a chaulky finish. Solid easy drinker, very nice. Not so sure this qualifies as a porter more of a black PA or a mild black IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (1910) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2014 Date: October 22, 2011 Mode: Draft Source: Darkness Day. Full description not available as I sampled way too many beers during Darkness Day!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (1848) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheHOFF43 (1759) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1727) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stine (1629) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Garnet tinted black pour, lacing to the sky. Pine and citrus oil nose. Some bitter chocolate with tree bark and cinnamon like earth spice. Holly. Flavor is built on a rich, juicy black cherry note. Underneath this, the malt is muted and ashy. The hops are resinous but not especially bold. The thinning out fruit flavors are annoying, but there is a pleasant, middling balance here; the high end/low end noisiness of many an example doesn’t define this one. Clean if somewhat thin palate throughout. Finish leaves behind a gamey roast film, and more of that juicy cherry.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
csaso (1464) - 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


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