Damon: Dandelion Chocolate
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,297
Ranked #10,917
4.1 | pDev: 10.98%
Sep 17, 2022
Jul 10, 2021
Very Good
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Notes: Damon (1993-2004) was our brother—devout and patient in an age of busyness and distraction. In his honor, we offer this version of his namesake imperial stout. We selected three barrels that had aged for nearly two years and conditioned them further atop cocoa nibs from Hacienda Azul in Costa Rica, sourced, roasted, and winnowed by the best bean to bar chocolate company we know: Dandelion Chocolate in San Francisco, Calif.
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Rated by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle shared by Brennan. You continue to amaze and inspire me with your generosity. Cheers!
Sep 17, 2022
Rated: 4.41 by Gkruszewski from New York

Sep 03, 2022
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Reviewed by maximum12 from Minnesota

2.9/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
Thanks to whomever sent me this 375ML bottle this winter. My whale-hunting days are pretty much behind me, so jazzed to try this one.

No hiss when the cap goes spinning off into space, nor are there bubbles in the still night. The nose is chocolate & roast. No barrel. Uh.

Damon: Dandelion Chocolate defies expectations. The heavy, uncarbonated mouthfeel is a kick in the gonads, & not in a good way. Terribly distracting. The actual flavor leans heavily on chocolate & heavy malts, & appears to have been aged in neutral steel barrels. Touch of booze on the finish. Like 21 Pilots, a small sample would have been sufficient to render judgment.

The Los Angeles Angels of beer, this slinks in under the mediocre line. A completely unexpected outcome from a storied, great brewery & a legendary beer. Meh.
Jul 20, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by rodmanfor3 from Vermont

Apr 03, 2022
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This one pours a very dark black color, with a small head, and a little bit of lacing.

This smells like sweet milk chocolate, oily malt, vanilla, and heavy roast.

This honestly was not as good as I figured it would be. The chocolate is sweet and almost oily, and buries the barrel character that is so intrinsic to Damon. There's a bit roasty and ashy bitterness on the back end, too. If there was more barrel here, or less chocolate, this would be better.

This is medium bodied, and very creamy and oily. It's not super drinkable overall.

This was surprisingly messy, considering this brewery. Regular Damon and the various iterations of coffee Damon are all much, much better.
Dec 21, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by von_kaiser from Connecticut

Oct 22, 2021
Rated: 4.66 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Oct 09, 2021
Rated: 4.23 by edthehead from Maryland

Aug 24, 2021
Rated: 4.21 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut

Aug 19, 2021
Rated: 4 by acurtis from New Jersey

Aug 16, 2021
Rated: 4.12 by StoutSnob40 from California

Aug 15, 2021
Damon: Dandelion Chocolate from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 11 ratings