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 Biggiekrock627
4.63/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DNICE555
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brians52
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

Photo of BMMillsy
4.68/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Peter1977
4.69/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of buking21
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pitch black pour with a coffee colored head and a terrific nose.

The taste is a fantastically balanced 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 stouts out there. A classic example of what a Hill Farmstead dark beer is in its very best form.

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Photo of Stofko1992
4.64/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jhavs
4.61/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.71/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2013 Bottle
L: Dark black onyx hues with exceedingly minimal carbonation
S: Rich mocha and dark chocolate fudge with a hint of the bourbon nuance that's to come
T: Bold molasses, chocolate, and caramel with subtle oak, rye whiskey, and bourbon flavors
F: Although the beer appeared to pour a viscous motor oil thickness, the actual feel was decidedly more medium-bodied
O: Another fantastic stout offering from HF. While the lack of carbonation on the pour did not provide the prettiest looking beer - the smell and taste were right up there with some of the better BA stouts I've had the pleasure of trying. I hope HF will bring this one back sooner than later - delicious beer indeed.

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Photo of Nuggetz
4.23/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

2013 bottle, pitch black color with minimal carb. Some have commented that this is undercarbed but was not the issue here. Rich fudge and molasses with the barrel mixing in nicely. Really rich and decadent, stoked to have been able to try it.....

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Photo of BeerOps
4.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of atrocity
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ADTaber
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SteveD082791
3.98/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bugs318
4.44/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Roze
3.34/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BecauseWhalezbro
4.28/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jjdc
4.56/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.72/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RAlmeida77
4.64/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Batch 2: bottled 8/13

Appearance: A hard pour produced a minimal mocha-colored head that quickly faded. Viscous but not a lot of lacing

Smell: Chocolate fudge, bourbon, molasses....touch of oakiness.

Taste: Chocolate fudge and molasses!! Bourbon is there mid sip and after the swallow. Nice little alchohol burn at the end.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and thick! Gets even thicker as it warms. Coats the mouth nicely.

Overall: LOVE this beer. Outstanding BA stout. Honestly, one of the better BA stouts I've had the opportunity to drink.

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