Damon (Bourbon Barrel Aged) | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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

Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

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.

Added by Jason on 01-10-2012

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.99/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There are many BA stouts and a few regular imperial stouts (mexi cake, d. horse pt5, and bells expedition) which I think are better than this one.

Where this felt short for me:
1. This is a very boozy beer
a. Too boozy smell
b. Too boozy taste
c. At least the nose matched the taste well
2. The mouth-feel was too watery for a BA stout. I wish this beer had some more viscosity.

Bottom line: this beer needs more thickness or less booziness or some combination of both.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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3/5  rDev -32.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -27.3%

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4.19/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 10.10.13
Bottled 08 2013

A - Pours a motor oil black with a small very dark brown head that fades to the edges quickly.

S - Bourbon, sweet chocolate, almost a sweet fruitiness.

T - Lots of bourbon, sweet chocolate, bitter-acidic woody finish.

D - Heavy body with lower carbonation.

O - Bourbon and oak heavy with a nice chocolate middle.

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4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampled this at darkness day. Pours a silky opaque black with some tan head which retains a nice layer. The nose hites you with decadent notes of vanilla and cream paired with heavy roast and chocolate. Some smokey notes come through as well as some earthy hop notes as well. The taste is much like the nose. The bourbon barrel aged characteristics are expertly integrated wih the beer. The bourbon is present but is harmonious with the sturdy stout base beer. Taste is smooth, plenty of vanilla, chocolate, and roast with some mellow oak char. Mouthfeel is thick and smooth with velvety texture. Overall, delicious brew here, definitely worth seeking out!

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into ballast pt snifter
pretty dark color very little lacing and no head just a slight ring around the outside of glass
smell is slightly boozy
taste is amazing really like
it has a great barrel flavor and extremely smooth
not hott at all
could drink this on a regular basis
definite would get again if have the opportunity

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Damon (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 728 ratings