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Damon (Double Barrel Aged) - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Damon (Double Barrel Aged)Damon (Double Barrel Aged)

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95 Ratings
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 9.71%
Wants: 315
Gots: 30 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
1 year in Port, 1 year in Van Winkle Bourbon.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 04-25-2013)
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ThatsThatDude

New York

2.5/5  rDev -44.8%

07-04-2014 13:45:55 | More by ThatsThatDude
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beefsquatch

New York

3/5  rDev -33.8%

04-02-2014 02:24:01 | More by beefsquatch
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kscaldef

Oregon

3/5  rDev -33.8%

11-11-2013 01:22:30 | More by kscaldef
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HitchSlap

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -22.7%

01-12-2014 18:40:32 | More by HitchSlap
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xenjoiii

New York

3.5/5  rDev -22.7%

07-17-2014 20:58:00 | More by xenjoiii
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -11.7%

05-18-2014 13:08:38 | More by acurtis
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montrealbcr89

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -11.7%

01-16-2014 20:23:23 | More by montrealbcr89
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portia99

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -11.7%

On tap at Armsby Abbey during Stout Fest 2014. Poured into a stemmed wine glass.

A - Pours a deep brown color. No head, just faint bubbles on the edges of the glass...looks still. Nice legs on the glass, coating the glass entirely on a swirl. Clear mahogany highlights around the edges.

S - Quite boozy on the nose - bourbon, ethanol, vanilla, caramel, cocoa powder, roasty malt with a toffee-ish sweetness.

T - Vanilla, sweet and smooth. Noticable bourbon, rather boozy. Only faint traces of time in the port barrels. Bourbon dominates the profile. Caramel, toffee, molasses, nougat...a bit candy bar like. Roasty with cocoa backed by bourbon.

M - A bit thin and watery, definitely doesn't rate any higher than a medium body. Practically still - hardly any carbonation at all. Boozy, oaky, vanilla-y.

O - Good, but a bit of a let down. Had huge expectations for this when I saw it on the tap list. Definitely happy to try it, but really wasn't that impressive. Lack of carbonation was a true flaw, combined with a watery, thin mouthfeel. Flavors were good but nothing special.

04-07-2014 00:20:29 | More by portia99
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -11.7%

From notes. Drank next to bourbon Damon. Pour is black with chestnut reddish head. Nose has more bourbon and wood than bourbon Damon. More fudge and rich chocolate with a hint of astringency and some roasted malt behind. Taste is a bit sweeter and less bourbon notes. Fudgy malt with brown sugar and caramel, a bit sweet in the finish. Full bodied and softer carbonation with a lightly dry finish. After having port as well, this is my favorite but all are a bit too sweet.

08-15-2014 16:01:31 | More by cpetrone84
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -11.7%

05-23-2014 22:39:32 | More by dfhhead25
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sarro

Michigan

4/5  rDev -11.7%

09-20-2013 14:41:44 | More by sarro
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

04-26-2014 12:32:53 | More by Cynic-ale
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Viscous black. No head. A little glass staining.

Smell - Port dominates. Sweet smelling. Vanilla and oak reminiscent of bourbon. Chocolate.

Taste - Bourbon blends really well with the port. Vanilla, oak, and red wine. Coffee. Sweet. The slighest sharp wine flavor in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Low carbonation. Medium body.

Overall - This is really tasty. Port barrels do magical things, but the bourbon really adds to it.

12-17-2013 03:57:03 | More by Alieniloquium
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

03-01-2014 09:27:18 | More by Atomicskis5
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scotv

New York

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

10-27-2013 12:30:44 | More by scotv
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PerHops

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

01-06-2014 15:55:43 | More by PerHops
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Houser

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

01-05-2014 02:50:35 | More by Houser
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OC_Beer_Fan

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

03-07-2014 07:44:46 | More by OC_Beer_Fan
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theGlasstronaut

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

12-13-2013 20:02:12 | More by theGlasstronaut
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djrn2

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

05-18-2014 20:58:52 | More by djrn2
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

01-05-2014 04:47:48 | More by thegerm87
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In_Control_Mike

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

09-29-2013 18:11:29 | More by In_Control_Mike
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

09-27-2013 02:57:30 | More by tom10101
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev -4.2%

Split with Ricky and JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice super dark brown nearly black hue with no head at all, super crazy legs that stain the glass a thick brown.

S - Aromas of chocolate, soft bourbon, and faint alcohol. No port though.

T - Taste is port right off the bat, followed by chocolate rich and deep, then bourbon. Nice sweet vanilla bourbon finish. Chocolate lingers after the bourbon, light faint roasted makes, tons of chocolate through out, tasty.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, not quite as silky as I'd like, somewhat watery. Boozy too.

O - Overall this beer was very nice, I think I preferred fresh 2011 Damon much, much better. Still though, a damn tasty beer.

09-27-2013 23:18:01 | More by rudzud
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev -3.3%

Huge thanks to Ricky for donating his share for our sampling so I could save my bottle, and 3-way split with rudzud.

Pours no head but motor oil thick and black as tar, nice long legs. Strains the glasses dark yellow.

Nose is so much awesome, tons of chocolate layers, cocoa, syrupy heavy dark malt base, some sweet barrel with little vanilla barrel, hint of sweet bourbon nice soft bourbon, so much great choc.

Taste is very complex too, mostly dark malts, chewy malts, dark black malt but not roasty or burnt at all. Lots of syrupy dark choc, little bakers choc, etc. Nice port barrel flavor with a tawny port like flavor, little sweet bourbon too, and bit of vanilla barrel too, bit fudge, thick creamy like chewy syrupy malt, mild warming slight tingly booze, nice balance. Nice layers between the choc and two barrel characters. Finish is drier with hint more warming booze, but syrupy but not super thick mouth coating like, more dark choc and fudge, light port and bourbon still blending.

Mouth is very thick and a bit syrupy, lighter carb but typical for this kinda beer, just a bit of warming booze, little underwhelming.

Overall amazing as expected.

09-28-2013 19:34:45 | More by jlindros
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Damon (Double Barrel Aged) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
99 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.