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RATINGS: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (6041) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Bottle, caged/corked. This pours with the look of a dark hollow, indeed. As dark as a beer can possibly be, I surmise. Firm but thin tan head of tight foam. The nose is a bit intimidating -- full of dark fruit and whiskey. It drinks with a bit easier tilt. There’s a decidedly bourbon-laden burn, but despite it is easy to quaff. Scary. Very well done, with subtlety and finesse. (#4544, 3/26/2012)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2633) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Gift from SJ. This was a solid Imp. Stout. I liked the earthy, roasted malt, whiskey chocolate and vanilla blend. The caramel malts, bread and even dark fruits appeared at the finish. It was everything I love in a stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (7103) - Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
2/25/12. Bottle shared by DecaturStevo after RBWG 2012. Almost black pour with a huge brown head that sticks and laces a ton. Sweet marshmallow aroma with plenty of alcohol burn on the aroma. Sweet chocolate and sugary flavor with fudeg and marshmallow. Not too bad, but a bit sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (7229) - Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2012
750 ml bottle. Pours dark brown color with a huge off white head. The aroma has roasted malt, caramel, slightly acidic, doughy bread and bourbon notes. The flavor has a nice roasted malt base with bourbon, dark fruits and toasted yeasty bread. Medium bodied, pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12230) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Bottle #6 shared by alexsdad06. Poured a hazy black color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate mslt, nuts and bourbon alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy bittersweet toasted malt sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This beer exceeded my expectations.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (2981) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2013 Light sweet chocolate notes on the nose. Pours dark chocolate amber with a nice caramel head. The flavor is similar, roasted chocolate and clean malts, not complex but light and smooth. Second time around had a lot less age and a lot more bourbon alcholo notes, but not biting or too hot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9410) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 23, 2011
750mL c&c thanks to wickedpete at Shenandoah Throwdown. The pour is very deep brown to black with a massive brown coffee head. Huge lacing. Nose is rich, sweet cherry cola, vanilla. Taste is thinner, big cocoa, bitter cocoa powder. Not bad. Fairly dense and dessert like in profile.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nelsonbrews (16) - charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Very Very Very good imperial stout! A bit expensive for the bottle. left lingering flavors of whiskey, chocolate, and goodness. could be a bit more bitter

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
strap (604) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - MAY 2, 2011
not my favorite style. although, it’s well done for what it proclaims. black with a creamy white head. very strong aroma of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate. a very thick beer. tastes like it smells. a definite sipping beer, not the best for a warm spring day eating brunch at the brewery. better for a cold winter night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (3856) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2011
Bottle thanks to footbalm for sharing this one. Pours out black topped with a dark tan head. Aroma was of bourbon, oak, dark roast, vanilla, milk chocolate notes, and some pit fruit. Taste was as the aroma with the bourbon warmth and rich sweet malts.

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