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Damon (Port Barrel Aged) - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Damon (Port Barrel Aged)Damon (Port Barrel Aged)

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94
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189 Ratings
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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.09%
Wants: 164
Gots: 45 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 04-25-2013

Aged for over 16 months in port barrels.
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Ratings: 189 | Reviews: 24
Photo of Jas45678
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brentk56
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 10/2013

Appearance: A very impressive bubble show produces a massive mocha head on top of the obsidian liquid; impressive stickage and a few strands of lace

Smell: The port comes through on the nose, bringing a fortified wine element to the chocolate and oak tones

Taste: The chocolate, roast and port wine tones meld together, up front, with the fortified wine building through the middle, both in terms of fruit and alcohol; the port tones continue to build in the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, with moderate carbonation and some warmth in the gullet

Overall: It took a while for me to warm up to this beer but I found myself really enjoying the port influence after a few sips

Thanks, Nuwanda, for the opportunity

Photo of zoober911
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L - Pours black. Small brown head forms, half a finger width. Head dissipates to small ring of bubbles circling the glass.

S - Smell of chocolate. Cinnamon. Roasted malt. Port on the back end...but faint.

T - Similar to the nose. Chocolate, little bit of cinnamon, and a tiny bit of the port on the back. This was probably more prevalent without the age on it.

F - Mouthfeel is nice. Smooth.

O - Overall this is a very good beer.

Photo of John_M
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a blackish brown color with great lacing and considerable, pillowy head. This beer looks quite impressive. On the nose, I get a complex mélange of winebarrels. roasty malt, light vanilla and coffe. On the palate, this is more of the same. The roasty malt dominates on the palate,,along with some interesting licorice on the finish. Mouthfeel is soft, plush and expansive. The alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile, though you can tell it's up there.

An interesting, complex, well crafted beer from HF. Impressive.

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Damon (Port Barrel Aged) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.