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RATINGS: 347   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (4504) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Bottle @ PPSG’10. Black pour with almost no head. Roasty aroma full of bourbon, licorice, and chocolate. Flavor is of sweet toffee, caramel, chocolate, woody, vanilla, and dry earthy, almost metal taste.Some warmth on the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Bottle from PPRBSG 2010. Pours a deep dark brown near black with a foamy head. Aroma is a bit mellow- some dusty old chocolate malts, light roast, old coffee, herbal and earthy with a subdued medium bourbon whiskey character light vanilla, and toast,. Flavor is caramel, coffee, chocolate, light fruitiness, some sharp mineral and woodiness in the middle and end and gets a bit earthy and astringent in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
picknbrew (196) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Bought 750 ml. bottle from brewery on April 2010. Pours a deep dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma- Lots of oak, vanilla and a hint of chocolate. Overall aroma is a delicate sweetness. Taste-More of the same in the taste with a little alcohol warmth and bourbon character. Palate- Full and creamy mouth feel. Overall a very delicious and pleasing imperial stout. A great beer to enjoy on Christmas Eve.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
A: Pours a very dark chestnut brown with a nice tan head. S: Very nice with notes of bourbon, vanilla, roasted malt, hints of coffee, and some mingling fruit in the background. T: Somehow the nose did not translate at all to the taste. There is quite a bit too much roast in the flavor, completing dominating everything else that was present in the smell. M: Quite dry and a bit thin. D: I could smell this one for quite some time, but the taste left something to be desired. There were some nice flavors in there, but things need to be balanced out just a bit more. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-18-2010

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGB (544) - Boulder, Colorado, 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 (2359) - 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 (5176) - 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 (910) - 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 (4430) - Staunton, 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 (3492) - Media, 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.


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