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RATINGS: 282   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Embrouille (2803) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 3, 2014
Corked bottle. Pitch black. Nice bourbon components. Full bodied. Rather enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3912) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Tap at Beer Study. Hazelnut brown with sticky off white lace. Nose is licorice, molasses, light oak, toffee, and light cocoa. Flavor is similar—lots of molasses, licorice, roast and caramel. Solid.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2014

Bottle 750ml. corked.

Clear dark black brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, raisin, prunes, licorice. Flavour is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, licorice (hare lorter), chocolate, bourbon. Body is medium to light full, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20140107]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4200) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 18, 2014
750ml bottle pours an oily black with some thin, beige head. Big nose, vanilla, malt, toast, dried chocolate powder, a little toasted wood, some toasted coconut. Flavor is the same, malty, chocolatey, good barrel, strong malt. Sticky finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maxbier (78) - Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Very dark with thick dark brown head, aroma of dark cacao. Loads if roasted malt flavor, chocolate, hint of oak, bourbon, nice bitterness in the finish (reminds me of the bitterness in a piece of high percentage cacao dark chocolate). Very silky mouthfeel. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (9050) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 13, 2014
from Erzbierschof - black beer with a modest beige foam left; roasted aroma of coffee beans with a fair presence of wood and Bourbon; notes of hazelnuts, some initial sweetness, light thick and full-bodied; a fair bitterness and a creamy palate; long nutty and coffeish finish with lingering notes of wood, vanilla and cherries - delicious

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MattyKakes (65) - Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Mmmm. . A bourbon barrel stout! This one is very good. Drinking this lovely at AW Shucks in Norfolk VA. Pours a deep amber black. Taste of deep woody oak molasses. And on top of it.. this stout has a kick!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
back (1220) - Holstebro, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2014
Sort skum brun kort bourbon vanilje kaffe malt tømmer svesker Bitter moderate sød meget Cremet flad @f1

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (2544) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle: Near black pour with two fingers of creamy tan head. Nose is roasty, light cocoa. Rather mild. Deep roast and pitted fruit flavors, lighter in the roast and cocoa. Nice influence from the barrel treatment; a subtle flavor or bourbon. Finishes a little dry and the oak becomes more noticeable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaroonOrange (124) - - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown with a creamy head. Chocolate, wild blueberries, elderberries, oak, and cork. Very smooth with a silky mouthfeel.


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