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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.


islay's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
islay (1093) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2012
16 oz. pour, on tap at Buster’s 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.


3.9
   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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RussianDragon (431) - - AUG 20, 2014
On tap at Surly - Glacier dry-hopped firkin aged for 3 weeks puts this version at 9%. Pours a glorious black with a stunning reverse cascade head that fades to a still appearance over time, leaving sticky lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee bitterness, oak, cacao and dark cherries. Flavor is same and gains in complexity as it warms. Delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (1976) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonshawn (349) - - FEB 3, 2014
Tap at red cow. Pint. Black with white tan head. Smells of roasted malt and tastes of it too. But has the ipa elements I’d expect as well. Feels nice on the tounge. Well done.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Steasy66 (863) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Odd beer. Thin and really roasty. Very little aroma. Somewhat acidic. Pour at Thomas, FFF,

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBeforeH20 (128) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2014
On tap, black with an off white head. Aroma of citrus hops with hints of pine, coffee, and dark malta. Taste was decent, nothing really stood out as being dominant in the flavor profile with a bitter hop finish. Good brew overall.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (1709) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2196) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1505) - 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (992) - Nevada, USA - NOV 27, 2013
This does not remind me of a black IPA, but is certainly respectable. Deep chocolate aroma. Medium full body with good hop flavor to counter the porter style malts. Finish is warm and bittersweet. Nice.


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