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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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108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 9.47%
Wants: 339
Gots: 30 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

1 year in Port, 1 year in Van Winkle Bourbon.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 04-25-2013)
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4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

portia99, Apr 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.9%

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.

cpetrone84, Aug 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

Alieniloquium, Dec 17, 2013
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Damon (Double Barrel Aged) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
99 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.