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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

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Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.43/5  rDev -0.2%
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 FrostBlast
4.43/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

500mL bottle bought on-site at Hill Farmstead on release day.

I never mention bitterness in my reviews, my bitterness taste buds are ridiculously under-sensitive.

APPEARANCE : No light gets through this tough guy. Incredibly opaque, with a heavy, syrupy look, almost no head, but what head it has is khaki. The bubbles forming the thin head creep up to the surface so slowly you'd think they're rising through molasses. A larger head would make for a more appealing appearance, but then the added carbonation might ruin the mouthfeel (more on that to come).

SMELL : First nose is herbal molasses, cocoa, roasted malts, coffee, wood, faint vanilla, figs and raisins, a bit boozy. Second nose has the same and also releases some sharper aromas, on the herbal side, but with a definite rich sweet vanilla undertone. Third nose is the same as second, but with more booze. The bourbon cask is obvious, but well integrated.

TASTE : The mouth releases a smoky side that was not obvious on the nose. The smoke is definitely strengthened by the roasted coffee aromas, they meld together quite nicely. The rest is the same as the nose. Some sweetness.

MOUTHFEEL : Thick. I've seen thicker (Hardknott's Vitesse Noire, for example) but this is definitely up there with the big guys as far as standing-a-fork-straight-up-in-your-glass goes. Almost no carbonation, which increases the heaviness, but IMO, not to the point of being overwhelming.

OVERALL : Very interesting beer, well crafted. Chances are some people will find this to be way too much, way over-the-top, but I personally enjoy it very much. We were limited to 2 bottles per person on site, so I'm very happy a friend of mine, who only wanted one, agreed to buy a second one and sell it right off to me. I'll keep these for the cold winter nights.

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Photo of stakem
4.42/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the same bottle as the previous reviewer. (#178/864) Thanks to Deuane for the trade and to Kegatron for assisting in making an event out of opening up some Farmstead offerings. The brew poure black in color with a skimpy head. A few bubbles make their way to the surface and collapse quickly. When held to the light, some brown clarity is seen through the edges. Faint spotty lace sticks to the glass along with legs of alcohol.

The aromatics are straight up brownie batter: cocoa, fudge, vanilla and caramel all come together to formulate this rich sticky quality to the nose. Trace amounts of bourbon spiked alcohol emit from the glass as it warms up.

The taste is a bit more boozy than the aroma leads on. There is a spiit reinforcement of alcohol bite overtop of a plehora of barrel aging characteristics. Coconut, caramel, oak, vanilla and a bit boozy but it is masterfully integrated with a slight bitter roast inclusion across the back. The aftertaste is again a throwback to the aromatics: cocoa, coffee and fudgy with a hint of must.

This is a medium to fuller bodied brew with a very light hint of carbonation. This brew displays awesome barrel aging character and is a real treat to sip on almost more as a dessert than anything. I cant gloat about nothing but the good here... being nitpicky id say that just a slight bit more carbonation would have been nice but id certainly take it again in a heartbeat if offered.

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Photo of Jwale73
4.42/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle shared by jedwards. Bottle 425/864. Pours an inky black with no head. Nose expresses bourbon, dark malts, buttery notes and ethanol towards the back. Taste expresses bourbon, but not too bold, with roasted malt and some sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium-light in body, slightly oily in consistency with some residual heat. This is an exceptional, incredibly tasty and well-balanced BA stout. If you are expecting a big bourbon bomb, you will not find it in Damon; however, the way this beer comes together is quite fantastic.

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Photo of jaasen64
4.41/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch #1 from 2011, bottle #501 of 864. 500ml bottle poured into HF stemmed wine glass. Thanks Alex (Ataraxia) for bringing this to our HF stout tasting. Split three ways, reviewing live, have had this several times but first time doing full review.

A- Pours a dark black, thin mocha head, some faint spotty lacing.

S- Dark fruits, chocolate fudge, integrated bourbon, light woody oak. Average aroma strength, great complexity.

T- Chocolate fudge, milk chocolate, slight oxidation, very well integrated bourbon, some light dark fruits, hints of oak and vanilla, finishes with more chocolate fudge, some espresso, and a faint hint of dark fruits. Awesome complexity with great balance.

M- Medium bodied, extremely smooth, minimal carbonation, extremely drinkable.

O- This beer is awesome and probably my favorite of the HF stouts. Compared to batch #2, batch #1 has a lot more fudge and with age it has a nice light dark fruit presence and very slight oxidation. I wouldn't age this anymore as its already slightly falling off but it's still tasting fantastic.

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Photo of justforrazors
4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into HF stemware 10/5/13

A- Black with no light passing through. Decent 1/2 inch mocha head that fades over a minute to a ring around the glass. Impressive lacing.

S- Bourbon up front, followed by chocolate, cocoa nibs, and roast malt. Lots of roast malt. Some woody tobacco notes as well.

T- Follows the nose- lots of chocolate, coffee, roasty malts, followed by a nice amount of boozy bourbon and some oak tannins. Complex, interesting, very tasty. Not the best of the style, but very good.

M- Full body with low carbonation creeping on medium. Very tannic and astringent on the end- the booze (either the bourbon or the beer itself) really lingers on for a while, and not in the best way.

O- Maybe it was my high expectations from this beer, the effort it took to get it, or the hype-train behind Shaun's beers, but I was a bit let down. This beer is good, but not amazing. I love bourbon barrel stouts, and this was just lacking the vanilla flavor and decadent mouthfeel that I really love about the style. I bet this will get better with a year on it- right now it is just too hot with way too much roast malt astringency at this point.

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Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

From notes. Poured from a 500 mL bottle into a tulip.

Damon has a nearly black color with coffee brown edges. There is a small mocha tan cap that leaves a few wisps of lacing.

The aroma is sweet bourbon, creamy chocolate, a bit of dark roast coffee, and a full roasted malt presence.

The flavor starts with a light and smooth bourbon flavor. Then there is creamy dark chocolate, full roasted malt, some milk chocolate, caramel, vanilla, and oak, with a bit more bourbon on the finish.

It has a very nice full body, rich, creamy carbonation, and a little bit sticky mouthfeel. Damon is definitely rich and creamy.

Overall Damon does a great job of packing a smooth, tasty bourbon barrel stout into a nice, full-bodied package.

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Photo of Arbitrator
4.39/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lightly chilled bottle into a glass. Split with Nanoslug.

Thanks!

A: Pours pitch black in the center, with some edge translucence. The body has a small mocha-colored head.

S: Fudgy brownies, vanilla, caramel, smoke, bourbon. While this is clearly barrel-aged, the bourbon and oak presence is relatively muted (compared to something like Bourbon County), and the smoke is an interesting touch.

T: Brown sugar, fudge/chocolate, vanilla, caramel -- this is an imperial stout first and barrel-aged second. Smoke, bourbon, oak, and dark cherries accentuate the flavor in the mid-taste, with the oak pulling into the finish for a slightly tannic, as well as boozy, finish. Smoke carries into the exhalation. Quite nice.

M: Medium-plus bodied; this doesn't have the full richness of something like Black Tuesday or Bourbon County, and I don't necessarily want that. I think Hill Farmstead angles for beers that are more balanced and ready to drink out of the gate, and that is reflected here. The one drawback is that it's slightly boozy.

O: Another entry in my series of "Why is Hill Farmstead ruining my grading average?" series. I had a sip of this once, a long time ago, and it didn't make an impression. Sampling a bottle in a quieter setting over an hour was a much more enjoyable experience. This is outstanding.

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Photo of starrdogg
4.39/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer pours black with almost no head and pretty serious lacing. Smell is a really nice mix of the barrel and the base beer. Bourbon comes through initially, but there's also a nice amount of roastiness in there as well. Flavor is really nice, the base beer is a very nice mix of roast and chocolate, and the bourbon/oak flavors blend with it very nicely to give it a nice sweetness and smoothness. Bourbon isn't super prominent, but still plays a nice role. Mouthfeel is medium-thick bodied and the carbonation isn't the issue I thought it might be after seeing the beer. Overall this a really nice Imperial Stout, I'm very impessed and another hit from Hill Farmstead.

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Photo of ehammond1
4.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2012)

Thanks for opening this one with me, Callemcoon!

(Aged for 1 year)

Bottle #8/864

Near black in color with a small, very dark brown head of small and moderately-sized bubbles. Leaves the glass oily and spotted on the way down. This looks moderately thick, though not quite as impressive in appearance as, say, a Speedway Stout or any stout from Cigar City. Pretty and appropriate.

Well-rounded, and balanced aroma of chocolate, mild roast character, complementary but not overpowering bourbon, and chocolate-covered cherry. What I'm calling cherry is most likely a bit of oxidation that's crept in over the last year. It all comes together quite nice, without being overpowering or overbearing.

This is unlike most big, bourbon-barrel aged stouts. This is a drinkable, well-rounded, well-executed, even delicate version of an often bold, expressive, in-your-face style. Well integrated layers of chocolate, mild bourbon, a bit of roast and oak, and again, just a tiny peek of a chocolate-covered cherry note. It all comes together quite nicely.

The hallmark of this beer, personally, is it's mouthfeel. Without being terribly thick, it's creamy, coating, and nearly full.

Excellent, and I'm very glad I had the opportunity to try it. Strangely...I prefer BCBS (fresh or aged).

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Photo of Rhettroactive
4.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 500mL bottle to Devil's Backbone glass on 5/5/12
*From notes

-- Another solid pull from the cellar of IrishColonial --

A: Unlike HF's BoT, this is broodingly dark in appearance. Rich bootstrap brown to almost black at it's core. A healthy pour yields a .5 finger head that leads to a decent collar and no real signs of lacing.

S: A bit odd at first. This really needs to warm, allowing the beer to open up and blossom. As it does, I'm overwhelmed with charred hops, rich dark malts, a splash of warm dark chocolate brownie batter and medium toast.

T: I get the feeling that the folks at HF really like their smoke, as this starts out a bit smokey - just as their Jim and BoT do. I'm also getting a good bit of earth and a solid bite from the hop oil. Hints of medium body red wine and their barrels linger around in my mouth, though I'm not sure if they used wine barrels. On the finish, I get some subdued, mature bourbon and hints of fresh oak.

M: Extremely rich and dense. It's not BCBS, but it doesn't have to be. Luxurious texture adds to the complexity of the beer. The carbonation is spot-on.

O: Another winner from HF, whose seemingly on quite a roll. Intricate and delicate, yet big and bold. My hats are off to everyone involved in Damon, as it really is unlike any other RIS I've encountered. Heartily recommended.

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Photo of Wolberjs
4.35/5  rDev -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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Photo of Chico1985
4.34/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2011 vintage, bottle 32/864. Much thanks to Cam for sharing this.

Poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass, proper! Color is pitch black, a small tan head turns to a ring pretty quickly leaving some spots of lace.

Solid, enticing scent. Lots of chocolate, dark fruit (cherries), caramel, strong bourbon.

Taste is also very solid and balanced. Milk chocolate is maybe most prominent with some dark chocolate there as well, deep caramel, some dark fruit but tame compared to the scent. Good amount of bourbon presence, definitely there but well balanced. Not much oak or roast, comes off as pretty dessert-y.

Very smooth+oily, lowish carbonation, a bit of alcohol heat but drinks pretty easy for the ABV.

Quite delicious, not mind-blowing and on the simple side, but if you like well-balanced yet big cocoa/bourbon/caramel goodness this should satisfy.

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Photo of billab914
4.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to IrishColonial for sharing a 500ml bottle of this with us the other night. It poured close to black in color with a thin, frothy tan head to it. The head quickly dissipated down to a thin ring of bubbles concentrating around the edges of the glass.

The aroma shows a lot of roasted, smoky and slightly burnt malts to it right off the bat. The bourbon is pretty reserved in it, but adds a little complexity to the background. There is also a little bit of a fruity, almost wine like quality coming out as it warmed A decent amount of alcohol shows in it, but not too bad.

The taste also has some bold, bitter, roasted malts with a touch of burnt smokiness to them. Again, it's pretty light on the bourbon but it does give it a little warming alcohol presence. I get some creamy sweetness adding some good balance to the dark malts. A little bit of a fruity, wine like character lingers in the finish.

The mouthfeel is creamy and medium bodied with carbonation being moderate. Overall it was a very good beer. Great range of flavors to it and it comes together very well.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.24/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served alongside Port Damon and Double Barrel Damon.

The beer is dark brown, near black, with a small beige collar. Aromas of dark roast, chocolate. Rich and flavorful. Dark chocolates. Oak and bourbon character are there, but don't overwhelm the flavor profile. Elegant feel. Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. While I enjoy everything Hill Farmstead, in general, it seems the stouts are not quite up to the level of their saisons and IPAs.

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Photo of funkel81
4.21/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

was uber excited to get to try this guy at the extreme beer fest last weekend. went back for seconds and thirds! hopefully i'll be able to get a bottle at some point.
anyway, it pours jet black with a small tan head. smelled just how a ris should...not too much bourbon on the nose which is fine by me, i like it to be present, but subtle. tastes great. again, not too much bourbon but enough to notice...lots of roasty malt character in this one. low carbonation, but it's from a keg so no idea how the bottles will turn out. this was one of my favs of the fest along with wide awake and gorilla warfare. bottoms up

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Photo of johnnnniee
4.2/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at EBF Saturday afternoon. Solid black color with an off white head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Flavor follows the aroma quite well with a bit of a dry finish. Light body and level of carbonation with a sweet slick mouthfeel. Smells wonderful tastes pretty good but is a bit thin and finishes kind of dry. I’m a bit disappointed with this one because the other Hill stuff I’ve had has been exceptional. Maybe I can revisit this after the bottles come out.
I was able to try this again out of a bottle on 5/11/2012, thanks Matt. Pours a solid black with a thinnish tan head. Smells a lot of bourbon with chocolate, oak, vanilla, coffee, roast, and a hint of smoke. Flavor is big and bold with the bourbon and the alcohol that comes with it. Roasty chocolate and coffee with hints of vanilla and oak in there. Medium to thick body with a light level of carbonation and a chewy sweet mouthfeel. I certainly enjoyed the sample I had out of the bottle much better than at the fest. This is a damn good stout and I do love me some stout. Its a shame these beers are so hard to come by. My rating reflects my impression of the bottle version.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.19/5  rDev -5.6%
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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Photo of Mikeypnh
4.19/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours black, with a lot of mocha swirls, and bubbles around the glass. Heads goes away fast but leaves some nice lacing. Smell isn't as strong as I would have thought. Chocolate, bourbon, some coffee. Taste is sweet bourbon right up front. Hints of toffee, black licorice, sweet molasses, on the backend but mostly the bourbon is over powering. I do wish it weren't so sweet. Mouthfeel is sticky, fairly easy to drink. Decent bourbon stout but awfully sweet.

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Photo of thebigredone
4.14/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jeff for sharing this bad boy.

Pours a dark brown, light black color with virtually no head at any point.

A nice aroma of bourbon and chocolate rises from the glass.

The initial taste is of dark fruit and bourbon. Moderate sweetness and a little bit of alcohol heat gives way to a difficult to find dark roast/dark chocolate finish.

Mouthfeel is moderately thick and viscous. The sweetness really coats the tongue, and there is no carbonation to help move things along.

On the whole, a very solid beer by Hill Farmstead. However, in a crowded BA Stout category, this falls just short of cracking the top tier for me. Perhaps a better carbed bottle would have made all the difference.

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Photo of brentk56
4.14/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Batch 2: bottled 8/13

Appearance: A heard pour raises a modest mocha-colored head that quickly fades away leaving the pitch black liquid by its lonesome; viscous but not a lot of lacing

Smell: Chocolate fudge, molasses, Bourbon and hints of smoke/oak

Taste: Chocolate fudge and molasses, up front, with the Bourbon tones developing in the middle; after the swallow, the smoke and oak emerges along with a touch of soy

Mouthfeel: A bit thinner than I would have expected for the style but still full-bodied; low carbonation and some warmth in the gullet

Overall: I come out on the side of the BAs who have previously said this is a good but not great beer; the flavor lacks the range of the great brews and the mouthfeel is definitely an issue; glad to have tried it but I think the score reflects the brewery's reputation and I can well understand that

Thanks, Nuwanda, for the opportunity

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Photo of jmarsh123
4.1/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours almost pitch black with a small tan head that fades into a wisp.

Smells of sweet bourbon, chocolate, vanilla and coconut. No one aroma overpowers the others.

Taste is similar. Starts out chocolately before showing some of the barrel characteristics. Coconut and vanilla especially come to the forefront and increase as it warms. Bourbon adds just a kiss of a boozy flavor to it, but isn't the main feature.

Fairly thick and viscous mouthfeel, something HF always nails on their IPA's and does so again on this.

Overall this is a very good beer, but hardly the mind blowing experience many others made me expect. I feel it could use some coffee or some other bitter roasted malt to balance it out more. There are lots of good flavors, but they are all on the sweeter side. Still good, but would probably shoot to being one of my favorite with a touch of balance.

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Photo of Luk13
4.1/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Pour a dark brown-black, with mocha lacing. Aroma is decadent fudge, almonds, dates and prunes. Not your usual bourbon barrel imperial stout as it isn’t overly bourbony and leans more towards dark fruits and conforting alcohol heat. Not very roasted and coffee either. some dark chocolate and a slight roastiness. Very subtle and refine. Oily mouthfeel and low carbonation.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.07/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle poured into a Hunahpu snifter. Bottle # 723/864.

Appearance - Small khaki head. Not quite inky. Wispy lacing.

Smell - Tons of black patent malt. Light bourbon. A big oaky presence, more than the bourbon and vanilla.

Taste - Lots more barrel blends into the flavor. Bourbon is still light, but vanilla and caramel come out. Dark fruit flavor right at the front, which might be a byproduct of the alcohol and black patent malt. Lots of molasses. Gives it a bitter flavor in the back.

Mouthfeel - Bitter. Not really chewy, but easy to drink at this ABV. The molasses gives it a sweet flavor that implies viscosity, without it actually being there.

Overall - Second time having this it was significantly better than the first. I was also smashed the first time. It would be really good with more barrel presence.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.05/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

New batch. 500ml bottle into a Cigar City snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours barely a head. Beer is pitch black. Lacing is stringy and sparse but with nice legs. Decent.

Nose is chocolate, molasses, honey, cocoa, and booze. Solid but pretty straightforward.

Opens chocolate, plum, and fudge. Very sweet. Molasses and booze emerge from the depth and combine with the chocolate and subtle dark fruit nicely. Finishes sweet booze and more molasses with just a touch of woodiness. Aftertaste of bourbon and fudge. Very enjoyable.

Medium to full bodied with low carbonation. Oily and slick in the mouth and goes down warm and smooth. Messy finish with a lingering, sticky aftertaste. Very good.

Hill Farmstead's recent Imperial Stouts have been a bit lacking by their high standards. Very solid but the flavors need to smooth out just a bit in this one. I'd wait on this for 4-5 months.

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Damon (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.44 out of 5 based on 657 ratings.
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