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RATINGS: 317   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Anticlimaddox (4) - - MAR 1, 2013 does not count
Very good. A little on the sweet side. Enjoy if you like a nice heavy stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Draft pour from the Federal in Durham. The bartender was kind enough to split a pint in two for my wife and I after dinner. Poured dark brown, nearly black with a thin tan head. Nose is sweet and bourbon-y: vanilla, oak, and light fruit. Chocolate malts. Not the darkest, maltiest stout by any means, and the whiskey barrels dominate. Good if thatís your thing. I found it a bit sweet and less complex than I desired.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Emeister84 (1040) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Aromas of chocolate, cherries, smoky tar, and coffee. Black with a quickly diminishing, tan head. Some sweetness with perceptible strength, and well balanced bitterness. Full bodied, creamy, and sticky, carbonation is low, and finishes showcasing a strong and well balanced character.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
conway (1513) - - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with dissipating khaki head. Aroma is bourbon and chocolate. Flavor is dominated by the same. Coffee note does make an appearance though. Not bad but nothing special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansermadide (1524) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Smooth, this beer has echoes of a heavier, maltier beer than what it really is. Itís addictive in the fact that itís so easy drinking and unoffensive to the point that you just canít stop drinking it. Itís grainy, bleeding with bourbon flavors, and I honestly think that the feel of this beer is made up more of its barrel aging effects that it seems like a heavier beer than it is. Not so heavy on roasted malts, itís very easy to drink and still complex enough to impress your socks off. Modest, but awesome.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (6737) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle thanks to Andy! Pours black with a grayish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a strong roasted malt note with some bitter chocolate a hint of coffee and a bourbon backing. Flavor starts with dark grains that grow in roasted malts and has a boozy bourbon finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (2413) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2013
Draught at the Gingerman at the Blue Mountain Event NYC sept 2012. Black beer with a small offwhite head. Dark dried fruits, malt and sweetness aroma. Malty, licorice, sweet, dark dried fruits. Lovley beer :-)

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1923) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Aroma of licorice, sugar and cherry cordial. Black with big film. Taste is sweet bourbon cherry with caramel finish. Great stuff.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JonR (40) - - JAN 19, 2013
This is an absolutely delicious beer. The nose is whiskey and oak barrels. Beatiful colring to it. The taste is malty ver caramely with a taste of vanilla splendid beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
magsinva (879) - Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle from Wegmans Sterling - cork says best buy mar 2013í which is weird for a style that ages well - pours pitch with several fingers of head. Aroma has nice whiskey notes which donít become overwhelming when it warms, has vanilla from the oak, and has a nice subtle malted chocolate base. Taste is sweet with the alcohol present, but acts as a nice understated warm mouth feel, which is surprising for a 10% ABV brew. Overall, very nice! Iím excited to see what else they produce.


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