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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
50belair (2868) - Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2011
On tap at 3 Floyd’s. Black pour with no head. Chocolate, roasted malt, and hop aromas. Bitter with lots of hops, dry roasted malts, and bakers’ chocolate. I didn’t know this was a black IPA, I thought it was just a really hoppy dry stout...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2653) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2015
On tap at 2014 GTMW, pours a very murky dark brown with a light brown head, the aroma has quite a bit of hops and citrus with a good amount of roast and chocolate too, the flavor has a nice hop front end with a fruity and roasty finish too, love the fact this is only 5%, good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (2600) - SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2015
Pours black with low light tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Taste is sweet and roasty with lightly hop and coffee bitter finish. Light to medium body with soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2506) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 3, 2014
Not the hoppiest black IPA but still nice. Dark roasty with a lot of flavour. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2244) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2184) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (2151) - 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.

3.9
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2069) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (2019) - 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.


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