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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6096) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bomber. Dark murky brown pour with a beige head. Chocolatey, malty, some pepper heat in this. Tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1256) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 16, 2014
bottle shared, poured a deep black color with no head to speak of. poured out like motor oil. the aroma of deep roasted malts, chocolate and bits of anise and oak. the flavor didn’t disappoint. though not the thickest of imperial stouts but very good indeed. roasted malts and chocolate and oak and bourbon in the flavor and it is nicely balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nejhleader (1228) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Dark. Has a bourbon barrel aroma. Taste is some dark chocolate, bourban barrel, bit strong tasting. Body could be thicker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3425) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2014
There was no pop when I removed the cork and no head when I poured it out. I will assume is isn’t supposed to have much of either. Nice buttery bourbon barrel nose. Flavors of oak, bourbon, vanilla, and some roast grain. This seems a bit thin, and there is a lot of booze in this. Big boozy beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
catface5326 (154) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Black with tan head poured from a tap. Scent of coffee and chocolate. Full bodied with taste of coffee and chocolate and a little bourbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (1807) - 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 (879) - 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 (788) - 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 (1138) - 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.

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