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RATINGS: 377   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Dark Hollow blends the miracle of two crafts--brewing and distillation--to create a work greater than the sum of its parts. An Imperial Stout has been aged in charred American oak bourbon barrels still dripping with uncut whiskey. For 100 days the young beer patiently breathes in and out of the wood, gaining complexity, character, and serious attitude. This ale is always bottle conditioned and can be enjoyed immediately upon its release from the brewery...or five years later, when you dust off the last vintage bottle from your cellar to share with good company.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (2907) - DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
Dark brown close to black with a medium sized ok lasting and lacing frothy light brown head. Feels pretty light for the abv and the flavour is mellow and muted. Cocoa, dark chocolate, light chalky, wooden, light whisky notes. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Very soft on the palate, no alcohol showing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Homer321 (4314) - Melboring, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle thanks to ratcat197. Pitch black with almost no head. Strong coffee and bitterness. Moderate vanilla and booze. Good balance. Not hot. Sticky. Yum.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
QuezXLV (415) - Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2013
First beer I've rated in a while. Black body small tan suds light and very bubbly in the palate. Alcohol a bit noticeable. Don't really taste much of the oakyness, but good selection. - Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
demmbonz (716) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Bottle to snifter. Nice bourbon and chocolate flavors are masked by an odd sour aroma and flavor. I made a lot of faces.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neepsntatties (1778) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle courtesy of my wife and her trip back to VA. Colour....basically black with a thick tan head. Nose...sweet, malty, chocolatey, Ovaltine and cocoa. Palate...slick, slippery, creamy. There’s plenty of milky chocolate and roasted nuts and then the barrel comes through on the palate. I don’t suppose they’ll distro in Oregon anytime soon???

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, thick black pour with thin tan head, aroma brought notes of dark fruits, licorice, hints of dark chocolate, espresso bean, slight roast notes as well in there, touch of oaky notes as well. Taste is a mix of dark chocolate, roast, coffee, hints of dark fruit, anise, slight oak, vanilla, finishing roasted, dry. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Defreni (3006) - Husum, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2013
Flaske: Kulsort olieret øl med et flot lidt brunt skumhoved. Duften er meget klassisk impy med masser af aske og brændthed. Bourbon kan desværre ikke rigtig trænge igennem. Samme problem med smagen. Brændt og en smule lakrids. Bourbon kan først anes meget sent. Lidt skuffende men bestemt drikbar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Black - white head. Chocolate. Licorice. Nice burned malts. Light alcoholic. Dried fruits. Light coffee. Coconut. Light bourbon notes. Sharp hoppy notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
radio_nowhere (1406) - Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Bomber into snifter glass. Deep dark brown with dark tan head. Aroma of thick roast malt sweetness, chocolate, coffee, caramel, dark fruit, vanilla, and wood notes. Taste adds notes of dark chocolate, booze, espresso, more wood (pretty tannic), whiskey and light earthy bitterness. Heavy body, low carbonation, roasty, woody with lingering roast finish. Oak bourbon barrels seems to play a larger role in this compared to others, I love bourbon though so this is great. The cork on my bottle said "best by May 2013" but this still tastes great in October.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (2786) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2013
750ml->snifter. Black with medium frothy lite brown head. A: coffe, chocolate malt, booze. Tastes just like an Irish coffee. Very good.

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