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RATINGS: 308   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (3660) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 11, 2014
375 ml. as pictured. Pours black with a magenta tint and a small lasting ring of cream. Aroma of raisin, chocolate, caramel and a hint of dark cherry. Front tastes of dark chocolate, dark cherry, and raisin, turning to some merlot, whiskey and dates. Finish has some oak, soy and mild cured tobacco. Medium-heavy body is well balanced, and has a smooth, low level of carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1249) - Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle to snifter. Aroma is big barrel, sweet bourbon, oak, chocolate and roast. Flavors were the same. Pours black. Medium body and soft carbonation. A good solid take on a BA impy stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcclainc50 (171) - New York, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Pours nearly black, with a nice tan head. Strong barley noise, with coffee and chocolate underneath. Chocolate, coffee and a bit of currant at the front, cask aging comes in on the back with what is almost an alcohol burn, but is just the bourbon flavors. Great beer definitely worth seeking out, as it is much easier to drink than most stouts.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mtdewa1 (294) - rome, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Dark as night pour, thin khaki head. Aroma is chocolates, coffee, and earthy goodness. Taste is chocolates, coffee and oak undertones. Booze well hidden. Very smooth. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (3598) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
Last offering at the fourth Shrewsbury beer swap on 28th April 2014. A great beer to finish on. A 0.75 litre cork and caged beauty. Pours black with a good head of tanned foam. The beer is all about the over roasted malts and what they’ve done while resting in those barrels. Burnt, smooth yet bitter in nature, it packs a host of malty flavours, dark chocolate being the lead: add the woody notes and some Bourbon hints too. Very drinkable and warming, rich and filling. fortified me for the train journey and walk home.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daje (2146) - NORWAY - APR 23, 2014
Bottle at Schouskjelleren, december 3rd 2013. Thick black body with a light brown head. Aroma of dark fruit, roasted malt, vanilla, bourbon. Taste is heavy roasted with oa, vanilla, licorice, coconut. Warm alcohol feel, with a medium sweet roasty licorice aftertaste. Very nice!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jasond612 (275) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2014
4/17/14 $5.29 RW. Drank after winning 1st game as varsity softball coach 11-10 over St Martins. It was a cold night game so I drank this one to warm up when I got home. It doesn't stand out as a BB aged stout but this was a solid one. Scent and taste were enjoyable, and body was excellent. Finish was all booze. Definitely a sipping beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (1723) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2014
Ale Alpharetta. Dark, thick pour. Taste is of dark, dark roast, dark chocolate, licorice, a hint of char, subtle bourbon, oak. Quite nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (1199) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2014
Sample at Ale Alpharetta. Pours black, with a filmy tan head. The aroma is dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel, coriander, and oak. Sweet, with a bitterness that grows the more you drink. Heavy body, sticky, and smooth. This is a good, but not great, barrel aged stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (3842) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 16, 2014
Very nice. Has some awesome bitter toasty malt with a light dose of orangy hops. Light vanilla and just enough oak to pique aroma. Pours black with great mocha head and lacing. Very bitter finish. Thick and creamy consistency. Tap for free at whole foods. Word.


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