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RATINGS: 367   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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.


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flyingzambonie (42) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2012
A wonderful example of a stout aged in barrels. Complexity level added with the bourbon overtones. Very noticeable but not overwhelming. Stout characteristics still come through. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Imaena (2173) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle. This is a big ol beast of a stout with a lot going on in the background. Nice and roasted with good bourbon balance.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenDV138 (5661) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2016
5 oz pour on draft at Barrel & Bushel, Tysons Corner Center. Dark brownish black with tan head. Aromas mainly of big dark and milk chocolates. Tastes of big dark and milk chocolate, roast, light booze. Medium-full body with a dry finish. Better than I remember it being when I first had it a few years ago.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brownaler (508) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Strong bourbon aroma that carries strongly into the body a hint of coca in the malt.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fluffy (2304) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2016
A good middle of the road barrel aged stout, not outstanding but not bad either. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wrlangin (133) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2016
Had at Princeton reunions in 2014. Bok on recommendation of store clerk. Very little was expected however it was enjoyable. Well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
moderrnlifeiswar (26) - Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2015
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (7870) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2015
time for fight club! .. . dark brown .. big foam head .. . dark malt, bark, football skin, and dark fruit chocolate .. . mouth drops off .. pretty tasty but carbonation and finish didn;t do it .. . . well sure, i carry a spatula in my car and i’m weird but look at us now, flipping these here pancakes on the side of the road like a boss..

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (10882) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2015
aged for a few years. Well made, it was getting into a rich vintage taste with the bourbon (and a modest amount of sour from the bourbon), and coconut from the wood. Medium mouthfeel. Dark and still some head. Drinkable, but a sipper.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Pours an opaque dark chestnut brown color with a 1.5 finger beige head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very nice retention for the style and high ABV. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind. The aroma has a great barrel presence that is nicely integrated info the stout characteristics of the base beer. Lots of toasted oak, vanilla, coconut and just enough sweet, spicy bourbon that makes itself know without overpowering everything else. Underneath, there is some smokey, roast and sweet malt notes balancing things out. Hints of toast, oatmeal, coffee bean and dark chocolate compliment the charred oak but the aroma could use some more bourbon for my preference. Full bodied with a slight creamy texture and a prominent dry, spicy barrel character that lingers over the roasted malt and sweeter notes into a bone dry finish. The barrel dominates with lots of burnt oak and spicy whiskey flavor. The vanilla and toasted coconut as well as the sweeter bourbon notes from the aroma are hard to pick up. This renders the barrel flavor a bit one dimensional with an overly dry/acrid and spicy presence. The malt profile is still pretty interesting however, with deeply roasted and sweeter chocolate malt notes. Hints of burnt toast, spent coffee grinds, oatmeal and very dark cacao countered by subtle lactic cream, baker’s chocolate and toffee. Some boozy heat and warmth in the finish but the 10% ABV is considerably well masked. Still, it’s a bit heavy on the roast and burnt oak making it a bit tough to drink. I finished the whole bottles but four or five ounces would have been fine.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (3901) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2015
Bottled. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee notes, bourbon, wood and vanilla. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and with a little malt bitterness. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. An excellent Impy. 🌟🌟🌟🌟


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