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RATINGS: 372   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13231) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Draft. Medium beige head, cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cocoa, vanilla, some Bourbon. Taste is moderately sweet, vanilla, some Bourbon, cocoa. Sticky medium-full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40417) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2012
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Roasted malty and light caramelish. Toasted malty and sweet caramelish. Smooth fruity and lingering fruity. Dark malty and roasted into the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14930) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Bottle from backlog. Pours black with tan head. Nose/taste of dry bakerís chocolate, light oak, vanilla, bourbon and sweet chocolate. Medium roast. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Draft at Rustico. Black pour with a small, light tan head. Nose and flavor marked by vanilla and bourbon, cherry, caramel, sweet chocolate ganache, and maybe the lightest touch of wood. Not much roast character to it, definitely on the sweeter end of the spectrum for imperial stouts. Still, has some complexity to it, and I enjoyed this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Bottle pours a dark brown with a large tan head. Scent is vanilla, bourbon, wood and dark chocolate. Taste is vanilla, chocolate and bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2012
750ml bottle, dated best by 3/2013, from grape & gourmet. cork pops fairly aggressively and this one pours a deep, dark, hazy, brown but sits black in the glass capped by a smooth, khaki head that has great retention and leaves thin rings of lace. aroma is great with big notes of toasted oak, vanilla, coconut, and nougat backed by brownie batter, subtle roast, and coffee with a hint of bourbon peeking through as it warms. flavor is excellent as well with a more prounounced presence of dark chocolate, roasted malts, expresso, and charred oak backed by sweet vanilla, toffee candies, símores, and coconut macaroons. palate is smooth and full bodied with lush carbonation from the bottle conditioning and a lingering, bittersweet finish of bourbon and roast. overall, an excellent barrel aged imperial stout thatís on the sweeter side with a unique texture (again, from the bottle conditioning).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a large off-white head. Aromas of roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate, oak and bourbon. Nice roasted flavor with notes of vanilla, chocolate, oak and a touch of licorice. Bourbon and vanilla in the finish with more bourbon coming through as it warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (7301) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Draft at Rustico Alexandria. Poured a pitch black with a tiny, tan head. Aroma was dark roasted malts, plenty of barrel notes here. Flavor was dark fruits, malts, barrel, and a lot of alcohol. Warming, which kind of stinks on the hottest day so far this year (101 degrees at Reagan Airport, just down the street).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikem409 (1982) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2012
bottle. pours black with great khaki head. aroma of coco and bourbon taste is vanilla, oak and chocolate very nice beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2012
750ml corked bottle from the Barrel House debut series. Pours black with a thick tan head that sticks around. It really looks beautiful in the glass. Aroma is big, sweet bourbon with a side of chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Taste is vanilla, chocolate, bread, and booze. Perfect amount of alcohol burn and leaves you feeling warm after one sip.

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