Damon (Bourbon Barrel Aged) | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Damon (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Damon (Bourbon Barrel Aged)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
hillfarmstead.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
702
Reviews:
98
Avg:
4.46
pDev:
8.52%
 
 
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Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Tracked this one down quite a while ago and enjoyed with a friend to celebrate Iowa knocking off Michigan? Nice standard Bourbon Barrel stout with nice smooth bourbon and some roasted chocolate notes!

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Photo of Liberatiscioli
4.07/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of WoostaBia
4.81/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of shoegueuze
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kylehay2004
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of blisscent
4.38/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.53/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Srqb
4.29/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikexw
4.44/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of trafficassassin
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jcflorian
4.4/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smartassboiler
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wolberjs
4.35/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

8/2013 bottle. Pours pitch black with just a tiny bit of carbonation. Smell is muted. Oakey and chocolatety smell with a bit of the bourbon. Pretty standard bourbon stout nose. Taste is better than the nose. The same flavor as he nose but in damn near perfect balance. Nice lingering Oakey bourbon on he finish. Mouthfeel is a little thin and hot on the finish. Overall lacking in balance a little. Great taste but a little lacking in the other departments.

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Photo of mertzhb15
4.83/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BigZ2214
4.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mattsmith413
4.88/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Begging HF to make more stouts...not that their other selections are anything to scoff at. Pitch black pour with a coffee colored head and a terrific nose.

The taste is a fantastic mix of chocolate, roast, and bourbon. As it warms, sweeter notes of molasses and dark fruit shine through.

Thick mouthfeel. A very well-rounded beer.

Overall, one of best beers I have had from HF...but I am a dark beer drinker.

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Photo of Billy_Bars
4.98/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of kash2112
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of burns3y
4.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JeanJacketLover
4.69/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Eternal218
4.4/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of missings0n
4.81/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first BA Hill Farmstead stout - and it did not disappoint. The barrel was lighter than I expected it to be, but that just made it that much more drinkable.

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Photo of BakaGaijin
4.3/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Damon (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.46 out of 5 based on 702 ratings.
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