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Blue Mountain Dark Hollow Chocolate & Coffee Aged

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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This liquid is the alpha and the omega; you need nothing else. Our flagship imperial stout has been aged in charred American oak bourbon barrels with African cacao nibs and locally roasted coffee. Dark, bitter cocoa blends with sweet malt; robust coffee mellows in the presence of oak-imparted vanilla and bourbon flavors. Enjoy this one at the end of a fine meal with good friends.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
back (1220) - Holstebro, DENMARK - APR 5, 2014
Sort skum brun Kaffe choklade citrus Bitter meget sød moderate Cremet livlig ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Daniel719 (79) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2014
Bottle thanks to some drunk guy at World of Beer who opened it up on accident. Poured a decent black color. Not a lot of head. No smell at all really. Taste was thin, very dry. coffee and chocolate didn’t seem to mix well. Just wasn’t impressed at all. Don’t know if the bottle was old or just a bad bottle but I wouldn’t drink it again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TrappistenOli (320) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - JAN 5, 2014
Schwarz, trüb, schöne hellbraune cremige schaumkrone die anhält, aroma nach schokolade, leicht alkohol und etwas nach beeren, antrunk malzsüsse, etwas kaffe und alkohol, gute passende bittere im abgang, etwas adstringierend im Agang, nachklang kaffe und alkohol ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (12778) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Pitch black - brown head. Dry wooden, tannins fruity, cocoa, dusty cocoa, toasted/peppery wooden, bitter dark chocolate, high malty, sweet notes, coffee, vanilla, ok bourbon sweetness, coconut notes. Nice balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8552) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle... Dark brown pour with a small, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. The nose is a marriage of campfire smoke and crisp, crusty brownies. Medium to full-bodied with modest carbonation. The flavor offers plenty of bitterness, but also plenty of chocolaty, roasty sweetness. Finishes a touch tangy, scorched and bittersweet. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (532) - oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 27, 2014
Botella de 75 cl en el lúpulo en 27_02_2014. en el momento. Aromas a chocolate y cacao con ligeros tostados. Un autentico licor de café y chocolate con un cuerpo intenso de 10 vol que está en todo momento presente. Ligeros toques de maderas y quemados. Poco o casi nada de gas que lo aligera. Ligero amargo final. Color negro intenso con nada de espuma. Aumento de la densidad a medida que calienta. Muy buena, muy interesante los sabores intensos de café y sobretodo de chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdmuel (250) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Pour is almost pitch black with a very small brown head. Lots of coffee and vanilla on the nose, subtle bourbon and oak, milky chocolate, dates, and a bit of caramel. Really bitter dark chocolate on the taste, lightly roasted coffee, caramel, molasses, dark fruit, and a little bourbon on the finish. Velvety lush chocolate, totally coats the mouth. Bourbon barrels only add a subtle difference and don’t dominate the beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Howlader (422) - - JAN 30, 2014
22oz bottle split with friends at a tasting in June 2013, Washington DC (first beeradvocate tasting)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
titvs (18) - PORTUGAL - APR 22, 2014
Review according to BJCP2008 guidelines (style 13F). AROMA: very complex cocoa, coffe and bourbon barrel aromas. medium alcohol aroma. no hop aromas. APPEARANCE: opaque jet black with a very tanned head. medium head retention. TASTE: complex flavour with cocoa very present, slight dried grapes flavour, coffe and bourbon. medium hop flavour that lingers towards the end accompanied with rostiness, bitterness and slight warming character. balanced malt flavour with medium-high bitterness. PALATE: very-full body with a velvety texture. gentle warmth from alcohol. medium carbonation. OVERALL: a very complex, special, imperial stout with a plethora of flavours, maybe a bit sweet from the added cocoa but nonetheless highly recommended.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (9072) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 30, 2013
from Erzbierschof - pitch black beer under a little but long lasting dark beige foam; nice lacework; complex and balanced aroma between notes of roasted coffee, vanilla, wood and Bourbon; full-bodied, some solid malt sweetness soon overwhelmed by a strong bitterness; velvety palate; light residual sweetness; long notes of licorice, roasted coffee, caramel, wood , chocolate and vanilla in the finish; warming alcohol notes as well - wonderful


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