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Damon (Bourbon Barrel Aged) - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Damon (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Damon (Bourbon Barrel Aged)

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Ratings: 533
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 9.68%
Wants: 1,027
Gots: 103 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/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 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.

Aged in Blanton's bourbon barrels.

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-10-2012)
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served alongside Port Damon and Double Barrel Damon.

The beer is dark brown, near black, with a small beige collar. Aromas of dark roast, chocolate. Rich and flavorful. Dark chocolates. Oak and bourbon character are there, but don't overwhelm the flavor profile. Elegant feel. Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. While I enjoy everything Hill Farmstead, in general, it seems the stouts are not quite up to the level of their saisons and IPAs.

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Damon (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
99 out of 100 based on 533 ratings.