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RATINGS: 347   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2447) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Black pour with a thin beige head and very light lacing .... aroma of vanilla, bourbon, oak, coconut, roasted malts and dark chocolate ..... taste of bourbon, dry oak, vanilla, light coconut, caramel malts, little roasted malt, dark chocolate and bitter hops that linger into the finish ... abv hidden well ..... mouthfeel is a little slick and oily

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jrwhitney6 (356) - - MAY 18, 2013
Great beer. Pours a black color with slight cinnamon head. Nose of some chocolate and bourbon. On the taste, the oak comes through - as well as chocolate, with a slight touch of bourbon on the finish. Well made, really enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (2550) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Corked and caged 375 ml bottle. Pours pitch black with a small brown head that fades quickly and collects at the edges. Grabs the glass very well. Aromas are charred wood, ash, whiskey, and light raisins. Pretty smooth taste, lots of charred wood, some cocoa, raisins, light whiskey. Flavors blend well together. Thick body and an oily, chalky mouthfeel. Smooth, whiskey and dark roast finish. Overall, pretty solid, would probably age well.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Norton (329) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle. Black, nearly opaque. Aaahh. Very enjoyable... You can definitely taste the wood barrel. Sweet, that awesome burnt taste. Easy drinker! Just sweet enough.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (4090) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Bomber. Pours almost black with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, fruit, and bourbon. Taste is roasted malt, dark fruit, bourbon, chocolate, and molasses. Nice!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (4433) - Florida, USA - APR 28, 2013
750ml bottle corked and caged, poured a black color with aromas of roast, chocolate, vanilla, light bourbon and some earth. Flavors are the same, light fudge and bourbon in the aftertaste. A very nice barrell aged beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2013
Decent and easily accessible. Pours black with tan head. Smells of slight bourbon and oak. Light carbonation with a medium body. Light bourbon and oak, raisns, and toffee. Not my favorite but still good. I prefer dragons milk.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
r464 (2013) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2013
Very dark with a thin tannish colored head. Full and complex. Cherry, oak, whiskey, raisin, cocoa, coffee, fig. A bit earthy. The barrel aging is definitely noticed in the flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigtaster (778) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2013
Dark brown/black brown head, lots of bourbon on the nose. Nutty bourbon flavor, good, better as it warms.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2683) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2013
Bottle from Canal’s Berlin. Pours pitch black with a moderate tan head. Aroma is of charred oak barrel, bourbon, chocolate, and some rusty notes. Taste is complex, dark chocolate, roast, light oak barrel, bourbon, raisin, some mild earthy soil, and a slight touch of some alcohol on the finish.


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