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Blue Mountain Dark Hollow Chocolate & Coffee Aged

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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (4065) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2015
Black, beige head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, hint of vanilla. Quite sweet flavour, coffee, malts, roasted malts, vanilla. Finish chocolate.
(from bottle @ Sunday Bottle Share / Not Quite So Grand Tasting, CBC Clerkenwell; RBESG 2014, London. Thanks for sharing, rb crew!)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomekk1978 (997) - Ząbki, POLAND - AUG 20, 2015
Aromat: wyraźne akcenty beczkowe - wanilia, kokos i lekka kwaskowość. Następnie czekolada, kawa i alkoholowość. Wszystko jednak spójne i przyjemne. Do ideału zabrakło niewiele.

Wygląd: czarna , nieprzejrzysta barwa. Jasno brązowa piana, drobno pęcherzykowa, obfita i trwała. Ładnie oblepia szkło.

Smak: słodko- kwaskowa podstawa i ponownie beczka - owoce, wanilia, kokos. Po chwili wyczuwalna staje się kawa, a na końcu (raczej słabo) czekolada czy kakao. Goryczka powyżej średniej, jednak z uwagi na wysoki ekstrakt i słodowość wydaje się dosyć łagodna. Tęga pełnia, niskie do umiarkowanego wysycenie i kwaskowo- alkoholowo- beczkowa końcówka. Gęsta i oleista konsystencja. Jedno z lepszych piw, jakie miałem ostatnio okazję próbować. Do długiego sączenia, bowiem trudno się z nim rozstać.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Acid303 (532) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - AUG 16, 2015
75cl bottle, shared with friends. Pours black with medium beige rocky head. Aromas of smoke and sweet malts, curious. Tastes is chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, and hints of bourbon (not overwhelmingly present). Nice warmness on the palate. Full body, good carbonation. A good Bourbon IS with no cloying sweetness, which is important considering what happens sometimes when the bourbon is too present.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (6612) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2015
4/VII/15 - 75cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ RBBSG IV - BB: n/a (2015-881)

Clear dark brown beer, small creamy beige head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet, vanilla, bourbon, bit sourish, quite some coffee, mocha, caramel. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: alcohol, caramel, lots of dark chocolate, mocha, coffee, vanilla. Aftertaste: pretty hoppy bitterness, alcohol, mocha, coffee, cocoa powder, bit sugary.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (4424) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 29, 2015
750 ml. shared bottle. Pours almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and barrel. Very good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Psytron (1608) - Turku, FINLAND - JUL 8, 2015
Smell of chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. Black colour, very dark brown, high head. Aroma of tar, coffee, licorice, alcohol, cough mixture, some oak. Cocoa in finish. A full spectrum of imperial stout flavours. Bitter, with plenty of alcohol sweetness. Viscous oily texture, heavy body. Very flat carbon. Despite all this, very soft palate. Is pretty much exactly what it promises.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (3086) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle @ ZEBF 2015. Aroma is mostly coffee and vanilla. Taste is thick, with lots of coffee and vanilla. The name kinda gives it away. Great beer though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (7709) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle sampled at ZEBF ’15. Pours near black with a tan head. Aroma of malt, roast, dark chocolate, coffee and toffee. Flavour is light heavy sweet and bitter. Light full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (8864) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2015
750 ml bottle. Courtesy of Euphemos. Pitch black colour with a small tan head. Coffee, dryness, mild bitterness and darkness in the aroma. The flavour is dry roasted malt, coffee, cocoa, mild berry hops, some bitterness and soy sauce. Proper Impy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (8059) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2015
75 cl bottle @ Timo A.
Pours dark red, almost black color with a small head. Very nice roasty coffee or even espresso on the nose, dark chocolate and cocoa, maybe some faint vanilla tones. Sweet caramel malts, chocolate, coffee, some roasted notes, salty tones, faint licorice. Very balanced yet complex brew, alcohol well hidden.

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