RateBeer
overall
98
78
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3268) - Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Pours a coffee brown with a thick tan head. Roast malt and coffee aroma has an overtone of bourbon-soaked wood. I’m going Pavlov! Flavor starts with dark alt and adds on roast coffee, bourbon, oak, horehound, molasses and caramel tones for a WOW! beer. Smooth and fizzy texture leaves a mouthgasm-inducing finish of bourbon-infused oak, roast malt and molasses. Come to the Dark Hollow side - we have great beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RussianDragon (431) - - JUL 6, 2014
On tap at Whole Foods. Pours a dark brown/near black with light passing, casting red hues when backlit. Beige head settles to a thin to moderate head with sugary lacing. Aroma is bourbon, roasted malt, and baker’s chocolate. Flavor is bourbon upfront; surprisingly prominent. Coffee and chocolate notes follow, with a smoky complexity throughout. Silky thick mouthfeel, full bodied. Semi sweet chocolate finish. Worth seeking out.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
HippieFee (62) - - JUL 6, 2014
Large Bottle - A lot of bourbon flavor on this dark as night stout both in taste and smell. Smooth with a slight alcohol taste. Ok.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (2755) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Pours stout black with aroma of vanilla, chocolate, and roasted malt with a hint of booze. Lots of bourbon flavor with vanilla, chocolate, and roasted malt. Very nice beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yorker (1148) - Herning, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2014
Corked 75 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, liquorice, and bourbon - with a slightly bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cpetrone84 (1369) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Pour is black with a fairly tight tan head. Nose is lightly charred oak, rich chocolaty and caramel malt with a faint hint of marshmallow and a light acrid burnt aroma barely there. Taste is a bit more sweet. Malts are still very rich but then transition into some sugary sweetness. Barrel and char have a more muted presence up front, the acrid flavor isn’t really there. Body is a bit empty in the finish and lacks carbonation. Feel is soft and creamy but a touch slick.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Opaque and black; thinnish head. Sweet nose. Fatty, milkshake-like texture. Lots of char, tar, coffee and heavy cream flavors. Sweetness is overriding. Pleasant notes of coconut and vanilla.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidobutai (342) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Great beer, but this is what I like these days. Only the head was a little disappointing. Great ABV, caramel aroma and taste, like an after dinner drink.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nasmith003 (61) - Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Malty aroma dark color full malty taste. Sweet with a hint of hops. Definite bou rd bon character that enhances the beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (2024) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, quite sweet vanilla and toffee, bitter, wee bit oxidised.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1  2  3 4 5 » 31


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50