Damon (Bourbon Barrel Aged) - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by codysjb:
4.63/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Hill Farmstead Damon.
I was the first one at the release at 9 am and got to meet all the brewers before anyone else showed up (was pretty cool). Most people in line were pretty cool too despite the fact that certain individuals felt the need to rush to the front of the line when more than 20 other people were there before them.
Poured into my CBS glass
A: Pours a jet black with no head. Some small lacing that it retains on the top of the beer with some bubbles.
S: Bourbon, caramel, coffee all rolled into one. The Bourbon is most prevalent.
T: Lots of bourbon but not overpowering. Some notes of Carmel and chocolate linger. Overall there’s a lot of bourbon right up front and not a ton going on after that.
M: Bourbon, pretty much entirely bourbon flavor. Not as much going on as bourbon county and there’s really one flavor and not a lot of change.
O: Great beer. I think I prefer Bourbon County but it’s better than 99% of everything else I drink. Once more Hill Farmstead does and amazing beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2012 15:22:02 | More by codysjb
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4.75/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
22oz bottle split 2 ways with BA morningthief. Poured into a wine glass.
Appearance: Black with a one inch dark tan head. Leaves sweeping spots and arches of lacing. Looks pretty serious.
Smell: Pretty muted. Some oak and more molasses. Very good but a little simple. Some red wine notes come out with warmth.
Taste: Holy shit. The aroma didn't prepare me for all this flavor. Up front it's sweet bourbon and vanilla oak, leading to brownies fresh out of the oven and a lot of molasses. Highlights to the flavor are unique and amazing. I've tasted most of this before in different places, but the highlights to the flavor (and the overall impression, and how pronounced and complimentary everything is) is uncommonly excellent.
I knew I would give this a 5 for taste after just a few sips. The question isn't "is this a good stout?" it's "Is this the best stout you've ever tasted?"
Mouthfeel: Full side of medium bodied, and very creamy. Slight dryness at the end to balance the pastry assault. Mild alcohol heat. Works with the flavor.
Overall: You want to think Hill Farmstead is overrated, but it's not. This beer is so good it's inspiring.
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2014 22:16:46 | More by Pahn
Damon (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 457 ratings.