Damon (Port Barrel Aged) | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Damon (Port Barrel Aged)Damon (Port Barrel Aged)
BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged for over 16 months in port barrels.

Added by MasterSki on 04-25-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
248
Reviews:
32
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
9.84%
 
 
Wants:
188
Gots:
42
For Trade:
8
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Ratings: 248 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of VelvetExtract
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JeanJacketLover
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BMMillsy
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SABERG
4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 2013 bottle lovingly aged into a large snifter.
A - Dark as the times, loose knit mocha cap fed by relentless carbonation.
S - Cocoa, fig, merlot, touch of vanilla, and grape seed.
T - Strenuous stout, port barrel adds depth to a hefty base beer, lots of bold flavor with wonderful tangents, leather.
dark tobacco, vintage port sweet and tannin.
M - Glorious, no other word needed.
O - The time is the basement has taken nothing away from this gem, rich, full, luxurious all superlatives. Another
fabulous stout from Hill Farmstead

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Photo of Shaun_S
4.88/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

2016 poured into a snifter.

Uncomparable to the Double Damon and unfortunately was unable to taste the bourbon barrel variant but this was still an incredible beer.

Poured near pitch black with a massive mocha head that dissipated at a snails pace. Taste was a lovely mix of cherry, chocolate with the coffee and a light smoke on the end far more bitter and less thick than the 2016 Double Damon. Creamy, just slightly thick, with pleasant moderate carbonation. Truly lovely and well worth the price.

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4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ArtZan
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shogun250
3.74/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbthom123
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheEpeeist
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of edthehead
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown with a mocha brown foamy head that dissipates after a couple minutes. Strong port wine on the nose and palate, with additional nutty and dark cherry flavors on the palate. Moderate mouth feel. Great dessert stout!!! Loved it!

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Photo of VonZipper
4.71/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 1Sundown2C
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of clay23
4.78/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lucoli
4.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of petermethot
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of von_kaiser
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of blisscent
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dar482
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Sumdude616
4.88/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Bottled 10/2013
Opened 06/05/2016
properly stored, super complex, mouth was awesome! This was an overall awesome brew!

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Damon (Port Barrel Aged) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.27 out of 5 based on 248 ratings.
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