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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Damon (1993-2004). The time spent with loved ones, now lost, seems to affect our mind and body perpetually: memories happen upon us, unsuspectingly, and bring about tears of fond remembrance. Damon was our brother - devout and patient in an age of busyness and distraction. In his honor, we crafted and conditioned this imperial stout in port barrels for more than 16 months. We still reflect, daily, upon our Damon and his scruffy chin of grey - of his loyalty and his love. Share. Consider. Enjoy... Bottled 10/2013, no ABV indicated

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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bellco33 (805) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - APR 3, 2017
Poured from a bottle into a sample tulip: Pours dark brown almost black with very little tan head. Aroma of chocolate, cherries, dark fruit, roasted malt. Taste is more of the same, lots of chocolate and dark fruit coming through from the port barrel, pleasant but not cloying sweetness. Heavy body, really nice barrel aged stout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Guruhso (580) - Grindsted, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2017
Bottle on the morning after Solarium Eclipse part 3. Aroma of roasty, melasses, overriped fruits with notes of wood and alcohol. Complex. Starts heavy sweet but finish bitter with lingering alcoholic port-notes. Balanced. Fuld and creamy. A great one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hallinghansen (3067) - Odense SV, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2017
Bottle @ Solar Eclipse part 3 - The Darkest Night. Black body with a small brown head. Roasted malt, dark fruit, oak, portwine, dark chocolate. Lovely.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrOrla (3027) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2017
Bottle @ SEP3DH. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma port, slight licorice, slight raisins, light molasses, light touch figs, light choko, roast. Taste is rather bitter, roasty, light figs, barrel, licorice, boozy. great and balanced!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (8232) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2017
Bottle at Solar Eclipse Part 3: The Darkest Hours. It pours opaque black with a dense brown head. The aroma is deep roasted with ripe fruit and oak, vanilla and spices. Deep roasted flavour with oak and spicy wood with light chocolate and a whiff of coffee.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (16044) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2017
Bottle @ Sanderslum Pubbens Vintage launch/Solar Eclipse pt. 3. - The darkest hours. Pours black with a creamy full beige head and lacings.Roast, honey suckle, soy and coffee.Full bodied.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stoned99 (1500) - St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2017
2016 vintage. 375ml bottle from brewery shared with no one. Happy first Valentines day alone to me being alone for more than a decade! Not really something to celebrate but anyway, needed a reason to pop this bottle. Since were talking about popping, huge pop at opening (no gushing... Phew). Aroma: big cherry port aroma, fig, spices, chocolate, woody, licorice. Huge frothy brown head leaving thick brown lacing covering all my glass. Taste and palate: medium to full body, lots of cherries and licorice again in mouth, creamy mouthfeel, light carbonation, medium high sweetness, light bitter finish. Overall: this beer feels really rich. Maybe a bit too sweet for me but I really like this aroma. Its really complex and so enjoyable. The port barrel aging really gave to this beer a new dimension with lots of cherries. Easy to drink even though its quite sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (9913) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2016
Huge rusty-beige head over black beer. Fruity and vegetable (if delicate) on typical, even lightly vinous acidic stout hints. Sweet-liquorice. In the finish definitely portwine. Banana, chocolate. Very well-bodied, alcoholwarming. Quite nice, even if I had preferred less liquorice in the flavour. Thanks to M & L V!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (6542) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 19, 2016
2013 bottle, drunk at the brewery on 7/8/16.
Large, well-retained, tan head tops a ebony-to-dark-mahogany body that shows very good clarity and maroon-magenta highlights on the edges.
Good salty char immediately balanced by deep fudge-tinged base malts. Requisite prune-raisin-fig what have you character that all the best Impys must have, adding complexity and respite from the rich caramel and chocolate of the malts. Roast pretty well tempered, though it does get pretty intense at times. Barrel aging done wonderfully-well, showing great restraint, as is the norm for HF. No big oak flavors and even the port is difficult to pinpoint. Vanilla, plentiful prune and raisin-like acidity and more enjoyable char-like character lingering. Alcoholic at times, but pretty well integrated with the strong house minerality/plaster-like character.
Sweet, but well-balanced with a malty, but well-attenuated texture propelled on by tight carbonation. A study in balance, as his best beers always are. Alcohol does show forth providing very minor glue-like notes. Otherwise, plentiful milk chocolate, roast, char, prunes and vanilla-caramel base malts that are quite sumptuous. Low on the wood and with no toasted oak character. Again, port character low in the beer, but I always appreciate the restraint on barrel character. Great attenuation and drinkable for its size. An all-around fantastic beer, except for the strong alcohol. So Im kinda torn on my evaluation. I think, despite the alcohol, it was still incredibly enjoyable so I tend to give it a little leeway.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Johnsense (1582) - - JUN 18, 2016
Properly cellared since 2013. pitch black pour, larger swized brown head. Aroma of fuge brownie, port, wood, toasted malt - very rich! roasted malt and fudge up front, port wine, bakers cocoa, woody, light smoke, cherry notes. - yep, thats a full 10! Full bodied, zero alcohol warming, perfect carbonation.


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