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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillRunForBeer (1585) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2015
375mL from ygtbsm94 in the locals for locals trade. Thanks, Brad! Best by Dec 2015 on the cork. Pours coca cola brown with a beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate, roast. Flavor is molasses, dark chocolate and coffee. A touch of vanilla bourbon in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dexcansino (509) - Andaluca, SPAIN - MAR 6, 2015
Vamooooo me vuelvo loco. Bourbon style al primer buche. Picante y especiada. Cuerpo cremoso sedoso y ligero. Sabor complejo. Para compartir.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alphadelic (1964) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Best Before Dec 15 - Dark molasses caramel, vanilla and bourbon on the nose. A burst of bourbon is quickly overwhelmed my brown sugar, chocolate & roasty malts and a remarkable smooth finish. The barrel makes another appearance with a mild heat that rests on the tongue. I am very intrigued by the delicious toffee sweetness this beer posseses. There is a rough feeling it leaves on the tip of my tongue that detracts slightly from its delicious silky texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2377) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Poured a black in color with a tan head. Quite tastey, but lighter on the bourbon barrel qualities. Notes: GABF 13

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
c_lee_burton (193) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2015
375 ml bottle. Pours a black with a bubbly tan head. Immediately smell coffee and bourbon. You get bourbon booze, vanilla, coffee, and chocolate. A little more boozy than smooth. Bubbly carbonation on the palate. Its very good and would mellow with age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (12935) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Flavour is coffee, malt, licorice, hop, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate. Full body. Very nice beer. KRS 080814.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mnoud (301) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2015
2015.01.03 - Blue Mountain Dark Hollow - 375ml cork and cage bottle in snifter. Aroma (7/10) is exactly as expected. Roasted barley, stout. Appearance (4/5) as expected as well, inky dark brown. Active head dissipates to outer ring and slick. Taste (7/10) is pretty good. Not as complex as something like Bourbon County Stout. This has more of a positive sweetness (as opposed to complex vanilla, etc). This also has a bit more of a tannin bite at the end. More wood than the vanilla characteristics of the wood. Still, quite enjoyable. Not in the same league as BCS but enjoyable in its own right. Palate (3/5) a bit thin and slick, not thick and creamy. Overall (14/20) Not bad. A bit tart, a bit heavy on the tannin / wood and the bourbon itself. Solid effort, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackflag321 (569) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Shared bomber, snifter. Smooth and mild palate for a bourbon stout. I found that interesting, but I didnt pick up the complexity described by others.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalsk (1097) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2014 On the Sixth Day of Christmas 2014 the beer gods gave to me . . . a beer that has been well hidden. What a solid barrel aged stout. Pours a thick luscious black with a tan foam head. Aroma of chocolate, roast and earthiness. Perhaps some vanilla and dark fruit underneath. Nice thick frothy, chocolate shake like start with a perfect hop hit and whiskey spice on the backend. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (3031) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Pours an opaque black from the bottle with thin wisp of tan head that leaves light lace. Aroma is roast with hints of chocolate and vanilla behind. Taste is more roast and soy backing up the great barrel notes. Bittersweet finish with nice thick mouth, lasting barrel notes, pretty darn good.

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