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Blue Mountain Dark Hollow Chocolate & Coffee Aged

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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13741) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Draft at Churchkey courtesy of DCLawyer, thanks! Black color, brown head. Bitter cocoa aroma. Taste has coffee grounds, bourbon, butterscotch. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (2020) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey shared by DCLawyer. Black with tan head. Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, licorice. Tastes of coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruit. Medium-full body with a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
solidfunk (4551) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Lots of coffee and some dark chocolate. Pours black with decent head and lacing. Light bitter finish. Some roast. Tap at Churchkey thanks to DcLawyer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (16366) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2015
21st January 2014
Opaque black - brown beer, small tan head. Palate is smooth and airy. Mild fine carbonation. Smooth airy dark malt, trace of cream. Nice amounts of the requisite dark chocolate and coffee. Little dry wood and very mild spice. Semi dry finish with a chocolate and coffee linger. Does what is says on the tin. Smooth and drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2251) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Poured black in color with a tan-colored head. Tastey, moderate imperial stout with nice bourbony (vanilla, caramel, and wood) character. Notes: GABF ’13

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (12272) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle shared during the RBESG 2014 Sunday tasting at Craft Beer Co. Clerkenwell. Pours oily black-brown with a creamy tan head. The nose holds rich chocolate and vanilla pods. Medium sweet with character of chocolate, dirt, earthy bitterness and coffee grounds. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Finishes sweet with further coffee notes, roast, alcohol and burnt wood. Very decent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (4849) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle (75cl): Thanks Blazay: Shared, split in two, served at room temperature in a Duvel glass: Medium to smaller beige head on top of a black colored beer. Aromas of roast, coffee, some choxolate, some mocha and tiny tints of soy. Flavours of roast, bitters, chocolate, coffee, some mocha, some wood roast, light hint of sweets and toffee. Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, roast, chocolate and coffee. Low carbo, soft creamy close to silky mouthfeel almost full bodied.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (4186) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle shared at the RBESG 2014, grand tasting 10/08/2014 Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell. Aroma is rich dark chocolate, coffee, smooth roast and some veg pepper. Nice praline and vanilla on the nose as well. Dark caramel coloured pour with a lasting light tan head. Flavour is composed of nutty choc, praline malts, soft roast and nice touch of berry fruit in the finish. Palate is full and smooth. Tasty beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5159) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Sampled at esbls. Black with a tan head. The flavor is thinner than expected but has coffee and chocolate. Rich, thick, and good. Nicely done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GermanBrews76 (679) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Nose is a mix of bourbon and cacao with undertones of espresso. Big syrupy chewy mouthfeel that carries a chocolate malty front transitioning to a coffee and bourbon finish. Sticky and cloying , the flavor lingers with a warming feel all the way through.


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