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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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 bourbon barrels from our favorite distillery. We still reflect, daily, upon our Damon and his scruffy chin of grey of his loyalty and his love. 27 Plato

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cards04 (2766) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 30, 2016
Thanks Adamchandler. What a gem. Both him and the beer ;). Anyway, this rocks. Pours thick and black with faint dark head that immediately disappears. Aromas of fresh dough, molasses, anise. Notes of espresso. Flavours of bourbon, sherry, coconut, nuts, anise, molasses, bitter chocolate. So smooth and drinkable. Phenomenal.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ebone1988 (1764) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20, Chris, and Doug for the Lions share. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, bourbon, barrel, coffee, robust. Appearance is black, brown head, poured thick. Taste is roasted malt, licorice, chocolate, bourbon, barrel, complex and great. Mouthfeel is heavy body, light carbonation, chocolate and barrel aftertaste. Overall, really really good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ametras (1500) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2016
500ml bottle. Black pour with red hues and a foamy mahogany head. Flavors are lightly roasted cereals, fudge, milk chocolate, molasses, toffee, vanilla, bourbon and alcohol with resinous and fruity notes. Full body, soft to moderate carbonation, oily texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (3298) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed this during the 2nd Annual Kellys Island Bottle Share on September 18. 500 mL bottle. Ive been excited about this for a while. The pour is a thinner black with a light brown head that falls slowly to a collar leaving a couple spots of lace. The aroma has a lot of barrel and bourbon on it. There is a good sweet molasses and a nice dark chocolate. A hint of vanilla pokes in and does well. The flavor is better. There is a light bourbon and molasses at the front end. A good charred oak and dark chocolate vanilla combo roll in slowly, and there is a dark fruit on the finish. Its really complex, but its missing that wow factor. The mouth feel is a little thin and light. There is a nice soft carbonation and a lingeringly sweet molasses and chocolate to go with a hint of bourbon and a light vanilla on the finish. Excellent stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MartinT (9729) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2016
My Bottom Line:
This luxurious Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout lays rich bourbon vanilla atop dark fruit jam, burnt caramel and bitter roastiness, in a most velvety mouthfeel.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam tops the impenetrable black.
-Molasses is also found in the flavour profile.
-There is a lot going on here, but every flavour works in the same direction.
-The roasty bitterness balances the heavy sugars perfectly.
-You obviously need to be in the mood for dessert for this one. But when you are, oh my
-Smoked blue cheese was perfect for this one.


   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WillRunForBeer (2579) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2016
500ml bottle dated 04/13/16 shared with my wife. Pours dark chocolate brown with a caramel brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, raisin, toffee, coffee, vanilla, bourbon, oak. Smells delicious! Flavor is dark chocolate, raisin, licorice, vanilla, bourbon, oak. Smooth. Great brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ineedbeer (2121) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 8, 2016
Poured from a 04/13/2016 bottle. Aroma is fairly malt forward with a lot of balanced dark chocolate and roast notes. Some faint caramel and toffee notes. Medium bourbon notes with some lighter oak and alcohol spice. Hints of dark fruit and raisins. Some light tobacco and ash notes. Pours black with thick, dark mocha head that steadily recedes to the edges then lingers. No lacing and moderate legs. Flavor is fairly sweet with lots of roast and chocolate malt notes. Light tobacco and ash notes. Medium bourbon notes with some light oak character. Low bitterness and light alcohol spice. Lingering dark chocolate notes with a touch of milk chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with medium low carbonation; a bit of creaminess. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall, a pretty nice stout. I think I like this more than the port barrel one. Nice chocolate flavors with great malt complexity. Balanced roast with hints of tobacco and ash.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Adamsville (304) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2016
Apparence : Noire opaque, coule visqueuse, anneau brun fonc, carbonatation trs faible.
Nez : Mlasse, rglisse ooire, effluves de vanille, de chocolat noir, de bois et dalcool fort.
Got : Mlasse et rglisse noire en entre, suivies de notes torrfies pour finir sur des notes de bois alcoolis et, en moindre mesures, de chocolat noir. Lgre amertume, assez sucre.
Sensation : Effervescence quasi absente, pleine, picotement thylique sur la langue, chaleur leve en gorge, bonne longueur.
Bref : Une bire qui, mon got, est axe sur les saveurs de mlasse tout de mme sucre avec du chocolat et le fut pour quilibrer ce qui aurait t bire dbalance et beaucoup trop sucre mon avis. Trs bonne intensit et plaisir la boire.
Je dois par contre avouer tre quelque peu dubitatif de la rputation dont cette bire jouit. Je crois que celle-ci est due en bonne partie la bire elle-mme (elle est excellente, nen doutons pas), en partie au nom de la brasserie et une autre petite partie la raret de la bouteille. De plus, mes impressions des saveurs dune bire rejoignent habituellement ce que la majorit des gens en disent, mais ici, jai eu droit un profil auquel je ne mattendais pas (beaucoup de mlasse). Excellente, mais peut-tre pas de classe mondiale mon humble avis!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rouhlas (3358) - GREECE - AUG 4, 2016
500 ml bottle at home.. celebrating the #IPAday! Pitch black color with nice brown head. Aroma is malty, roasted, chocolate, dark chocolate, light cocoa, some light coffee notes too, dark dried fruits, figs, raisins, plums, some red fruits, coconut, vanilla, wood, light alcohol. Heavy sweet and light bitter taste like aroma but even better. Full silky oily to creamy body with soft carbonation. I need more bottles!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stoned99 (1469) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2016
500ml bottle from trade Dominic shared with Guillaume. Aroma: strong bourbon, chocolate, slightly smoked and licorice. App: dark brown, really minimal brown head. Taste and palate: medium to full body, creamy, velvety, medium sweetness, really subtle bitter finish.overall: damn good. This is complex. The kind of beer that gives you goose bumps. Really good! Glad I had the pleasure to taste this one.

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