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RATINGS: 283   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGB (480) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Batch #10 from the brewery. Pours a dark brown/black with a thick beautiful head. Aroma of smooth malt and vanilla. Taste is very smooth with smooth malt, vanilla and some fruity bourbon. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2155) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2010
an interesting stout with good stout, wood and a moderate bourbon flavor. body a little thin yet interesting as it could prove refreshing in the warmer months. a light heat on the tongue seems peppry with German hops and overall it is good. touch of deep brown sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (3892) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2010
This poured an almost pitch black color with a large tan head. Aroma was a good amount of bourbon and oak and some light dark roasted malts. Flavor was almost all oak and bourbon, very nice bourbon character, but the underlying stout was weak watery and almost a bit offensive.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - SEP 21, 2010
Batch 1 courtesy of rgtravers, big thanks!!! unfortunately this one was infected, pretty buttery, huge pop of the cork and gushing, and even after pouring the glasses continued to foam up for 2-3 minutes. A tasty beer undernearth seemed to be a mellow and smooth bb stout, but the infection was definitely a distraction. the carbonation would explode in a strange way in your mouth, not all that pleasant.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (3454) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Batch 8: Oak and bourbon aroma, with the oak more prominent. Black pour, thick lucious brown head. Quite pronounced bourbon flavor, but palatable, with a charred oak finish. Nicely done and would be rated higher if I like bourbon.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3189) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2010
25.4 oz bottle, batch 5. Dark brown with a huge tan head that takes forever to settle. Foam continues to rise up the neck even after a few pours. Nose is bourbon, dark chocolate, vanilla and wood. Medium body with sudsy carb. Bourbon and alcohol dominate the taste. As it warms some coconut, grass and dark roast.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7789) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Batch 3 thanks to Secret Santa. Shared at the Bruery. Pours with a black body and a somewhat minimal tan head. Aroma is strongly bourbon, licorice, wood, vanilla. Taste is woodsy, like attic, wood, bourbon, licorice and fudge. Big mouthfeel, very syrupy. Nice, but it looked like the cork was getting a bit corked (retaining liquid in its mass). I am glad I opened it now.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JUL 4, 2010
Batch #2. Pretty sure I should have opened this up a year or so ago. Pitch black pour. Aroma was burnt charcoal, coffee, malt. Flavor was malt, cardboard, chocolate. Overall, a pretty average experience.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11005) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2010
#4 on cork I brought to PilsnerPeters-750ml bottle-pours a big foamy brown head and black color. Aroma is anise/molasses-dark malt. Taste is bourbon, wood, anise/molasses-dark malt, some earthy hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willblake (2632) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2010
20100515 Didn’t catch the batch number, but was sampled at PilsnerPeter’s 2nd Annual Spring Gathering. Decent stout with even application of bourbon and wood. Fruity with fig and prune. Mild ash.


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