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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiery_1 (787) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 22, 2017
500ml bottle @ Jamies. Pours a opaque black with a tiny tan head. Nose is very tasty, raisins, and chocolate. Flavour is molasses, raisins, hints of chocolate and quite sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GRM (3952) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2017
Brown bottle, 500 ml, bottled on 04.13.16, savoured on August 6 2016; eye: black, opaque, ring of beige head, light lacing; nose: roasted malt, bourbon, molasses, anise, slight alcohol, slight coffee, slight chocolate; mouth: roasted malt, bourbon, molasses, anise, slight alcohol, slight coffee, slight chocolate, light alcohol warmth, finale in bourbon with good presence of roasted barley, full body, below-average carbonation, mildly sweet, silky texture; overall: quite good FRANAIS Bouteille brune, 500 ml, embouteille le 04.13.16, savoure le 6 aot 2016; il : noire, opaque, anneau de mousse brune, lgre dentelle; nez : malt torrfi, bourbon, mlasse, anis, trs lger alcool, trs lger caf, trs lger chocolat; bouche : malt torrfi, bourbon, mlasse, anis, trs lger alcool, trs lger caf, trs lger chocolat, lger chaleur dalcool, finale en bourbon avec bonne prsence dorge torrfie, corse, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement sucre, texture soyeuse en rsum : bien bon

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mortlach (2273) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 12, 2017
750ml bottle shared by Theydon_Bois @Ma che siete venuti a f (thanks Colin!). Nera, densa, impenetrabile, bella schiuma color cappuccino, molto persistente. Naso pulito ed elegante, di enorme raffinatezza, sentori di malti tostati, cioccolato fondente, leggera vaniglia, alcol nascosto. In bocca vellutata e setosa al palato, morbida ed equilibrata ma al tempo stesso intensa, lunga, complessa e appagante. Note di cioccolata fondente, melassa, note legnose, finale amarognolo appena caffettoso, alcol non pervenuto. Imperial Stout sopraffina, di classe straordinaria.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
aleigator (923) - GERMANY - JAN 22, 2017
Pours an oily black color with a small, dark brown head, which vanishes immediately. The aromas of this are simply amazing - theres a lot going on with licorice, scorched malts, tobacco and dark chocolate. The barrel adds a tremendous depth with dried apples, rock sugar, peppers, dried plum and lots of spicy wood, tickling the nose by developing a boozy warmth. Drinks silk and velvet, full bodied with lots and lots of alcohol soaked layers of rich maltiness. Tastes right from the beginning of burned malts, wild honey, whipped cream as for its awesome mouthfeel, and fudge. Develops a spicy licorice roastiness once the barrel gets noteable, together with cinnamon, toasted nuts and a luscious amount of bitter chocolate. Finishes with molasses, melting chocolate, long lasting tobacco, dried earth and a flowery note from the otherwise still pleasantly spicy barrel. This is like an amped up Bourbon County - not necessarily thicker on the tongue, but even creamier with more roast and bitter chocolate, countered by an even sweeter fudge note, balanced by earth and spices. Awesomly intense and balanced throughout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Johnsense (1551) - - JAN 2, 2017
Pitch black pour, offwhite head. Amazing aroma, bourbon , dried dark fruit, coffee, roasted malt. Black chocolate giving way to bourbon, coffee, blueberry, dark malt. Fuller body. Amazing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11811) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2017
Very imperial stout aroma. Bourbon character in finish. Very opaque brown. Some head. Very smooth. Pretty good, like nitro.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rederic (3330) - montral, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2016
500ml bottle, 2016, deep abyssal black color, with a tan-coloured head, with a nice fruity dark chocolate, mild bourbonish nose, with some vanilla oak barrel, toffee, light chocolate cup filled with bourbon liqueur, brownie, sweet roasted, chocolate, black, toast malty accents, and some burnt fruitcake, cocoa, mocha coffee notes in the aroma follows through on a full-bodied palate with a warmth good syrupy chocolatey, molasses, fruity bourbon barrel, vanilla, burnt fruitcake character, with some sweet roasted, chocolate, black, wheat, toasted malty, brownie, dark chocolate baking bar, burnt chocolate cake, chocolate syrup flavours, leading towards a warming syrupy chocolatey bourbonish, a lingering sweet fruity roasted, chocolate, toasted, wheat maltiness finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepatrickman (1221) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Bottle, shared by a (crazy generous) friend from high school. Everything about the initial appearance of this beer is impressive. Its jet-black with a mocha-white head, and it pours into the glass like a viscous oil. The aroma is moderate bourbon and sweet chocolate. The taste leans more towards the traditional Russian Imperial Stouts Ive had, with more sweetness and dark fruit than chocolate or coffee, and the bourbon barrel flavor is reasonably restrained, giving some undertones and aroma, but mostly allowing the malt to take center stage.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ljthiessen (1255) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 14, 2016
Bottle. Black black black. Aroma is chocolate, cocoa, very fudgy and a little bready. Taste is sweet, coffee and chocolate, rich and thick, chewy, gorgeous. Wow.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV (6400) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 3, 2016
Bottled April 13, 2015, drunk 10/21/16, thanks to Blisscent.
The usual perfect pour from a bottled HF product. Dark ebony-cocoa body of undetermined clarity. Large, dense head, strong retention, etc....
Right away the first thing I notice is that its significantly less boozy than the port barrel version, which is odd since this is much younger than when I had the port. Anyways, bourbon character is moderate, definitely a big portion of the nose, but not dominant and its backed by cocoa, prunes, fudge and very even, mild roast. Vanilla, graham cracker and caramel on the finish, show the malt depth and the bourbon dries out the finish, with spicy liquor notes and light wood. Low on the alcohol, with just a hint of warmth and no flaws.
Rich, of course, in the mouth with plentiful bourbon notes backed by rich fudgey malts. Cocoa, cola, cherry, vanilla and caramel all present a fairly straightforward Imperial as the chalky, mineral-rich water of HF works its magic on the less tangible character of the beer. Velvety, but not syrupy, malty but not cloying, with tight carbonation and very light alcohol warmth. Delightful. Thanks, Nelson.


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