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RATINGS: 303   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (1740) - USA - FEB 22, 2014
Dark black in color, light tan head... Big oak, bourbon aroma... Flavor is smoke, oak, bourbon, roasted malts, hints of chocolate on finish... Fairly thin mouthfeel for an imperial stout, expected more sweetness, but solid overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (800) - oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 17, 2014
Botella de 75 cl en el lupulo, en el momento el 12-02-2014. Increíble sabor a bourbon con un cuerpo fuerte aunque con buen paso por boca y con 10 vol muy presentes. Color negro intenso con espuma beige oscuro poco persistente. Aromas a madera añeja de bourbon intensos con bastante sensación alcohólica. Sabores de madera empapada en licor de bourbon bastante intensos al principio con toques de vainilla y cacao junto con cierto dulzor. Final amargo con restos dulces y quemados de barril no muy intensos pero muy muy buenos. Muy buena cerveza con un increíble sabor a bourbon, fácil de beber y buena sensación de licor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black wit ha tan head. Great nose of whisky and chocolate. Slightly sweet with molasses, dark fruits, whisky and spices/pepper. Big dark fruits and a sherry taste (i’ve been told the sherry has come from oxidation, if that’s the case, lets have more of it) loved the slight alcohol burn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bp (785) - Queens, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle (best by June 2014): poured dark black with little head, boozy and coffee aroma, taste is boozy but not overpowering, coffee and malty, a little sourness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerathon (1112) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2014
The base beer is okay, but is taken to a higher level by the oak aging. Note- you need to let this beer warm up to fully enjoy the bourbon characteristics. Otherwise, it plays off as a fuddy duddy attempt at an Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (2941) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black with a thin tan head. Whisky aromas, light chocolate and liquorice. Taste has a rich dark sugary sweetness, more booze, a light sherryish oxidation. More chocolate at the end. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (1122) - SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2014
Clinical, outside swimming pool stoic whisky. Light jam. Initial taste of Peppery, light burn, pretty flat corrugated cardboard. Sticky mouthfeel, without being oily. Soft probably oxidied whiskyage. Tinfoily finish, not too rich. Good but I think it’s seen better days.

Bottle, February Tasting

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14082) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle at home... Deep black... Big bubbly tan head.... Soft chocolate roast.. Light whisky... Light oxidation... Soft roast dark malts... Light vanilla... Nice.. Mellow whisky

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (2200) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma is slightly oxidised with some fruity licorice, berries. Taste of licorice, muscovado, dark fruits, little chocolate and alcohol. Some mild alcohol burn, sweet and bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (5967) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Draft at Ginger Man. Pours near black with a brown head. Bourbon up front, sweet vanilla, medium roasted malts, and faint dark fruity notes. Not overly boozy, and the hit of bourbon of front mellows throughout, and actually finishes relatively balanced. Pretty good.

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