Damon (Bourbon Barrel Aged) | Hill Farmstead Brewery

Damon (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Damon (Bourbon Barrel Aged)
BA SCORE
97.5%
Liked This Beer
4.45 w/ 713 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#203
Reviews:
100
Ratings:
713
Liked:
695
Avg:
4.45/5
pDev:
8.54%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
1,194
Gots:
112
Trade:
6
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 713 |  Reviews: 100
Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of M_chav
4.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BoldRulerVT
4.78/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle from 2013.
Poured on Christmas morning 2016 into stemmed Hill Farmstead stemware.
Pours nearly jet black with one half finger of deep caramel colored head.
Aromas are incredible, a perfect mix of deeply roasted malt and bourbon.
Flavors are wonderful and balanced. Notes of bitter coffee, sweet chocolate and mellow bourbon.
Mouthfeel is perfect. Silky, thick enough.
Overall, this is completely on par with BCBS if not better.

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Photo of rabbott2
4.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2016 vintage drank in a snifter on 12/8/2016

Deep dark blown look with some lacing and a nice tan head. The smell of this was heavy oak and milk chocolate. Really enjoyable. I got some similar notes in the taste but some sweetness opened up as well, almost like a dark fruit or cherry flavor along with some caramel. Really nice. Not super thick which is similar to their style, but the complexity of their barrel aged stouts continues to impress me. I love their stuff.

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Photo of SveNss0N
4.52/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phurley2
4.65/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of teamwiggum
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Steban
4.09/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jw1978
4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of maljay26
4.4/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fireazzi
5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was a great barrel aged stout. Very dark. Carbonation was low as others said. Great barrel bite. Has that chocolate bourbon feel. Love the smell. Such a nice thick body.

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Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%
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 -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of WoostaBia
4.81/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of shoegueuze
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kylehay2004
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of blisscent
4.38/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.79/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.53/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Srqb
4.29/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikexw
4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of trafficassassin
5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jcflorian
4.4/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smartassboiler
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wolberjs
4.35/5  rDev -2.2%
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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Damon (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 97.5% out of 100 with 713 ratings
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