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RATINGS: 280   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.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Munkaboo (1) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2010 does not count
One of my all time favorites. Had it on tap at the brewery, instant knock in the face of chocolate, bourbon, and cream. Nitro made the head very creamy and wonderful. Quite the experience.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JonR (40) - - JAN 19, 2013
This is an absolutely delicious beer. The nose is whiskey and oak barrels. Beatiful colring to it. The taste is malty ver caramely with a taste of vanilla splendid beer.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftEntity (2) - - APR 11, 2013 does not count
A dark and tasty treat! After a few twist of the cork, was pleasantly surprised with a dark rich black pour. Taste of oak and roasted malt and pleasant bite of whiskey notes. Hints of coffee and cocoa on the finish. Smooth overall experience. A new favorite! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (8540) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Bottle from Dkachur. Finally I get to try one of my personal white whales. Dark brown pour. Big tan head. Tons of bourbon up front. I mean LOADS of delicous bourbon! Oak, vanilla, and some great roast. Flavor is heavy on the bourbon wtih tons of vanilla, oak, toffee and roast. A really nice beer. Finishes a bit hot, but in a good way for the most part. I hope I get another bottle at some point. Very very good.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Strong bourbon aroma which I love. I think it is lacking in body a little and the bourbon flavor hides the maltiness. Pours with a short-lived but beautiful head.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anthony850 (206) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Smooth taste with chocolate and bourbon barrel aged ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2008
batch #2, bottle. Full mouthfeel. Light body but coats the tongue like oil. Very smooth and very complex without being overwhelming. Excellent.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2012
Draught at Ginger Man, NYC. Very dark brown beer with a nice brownish head. Malty vanilla aroma, whisky, cream, figs, plums, smoked notes, peat, toffee, caramel, hoppy notes but most of all this is about pretty much anything you can ask for in the malty area. Malty vanilla flavor, whisky, cream, smoked, fogs, plums, well hidden alcohol, spicy hoppy notes, milky, grapes, pear, roasted, oak notes, some apricot. Malty vanilla and chocolate aroma, hay, pear, oak, whisky and some plum. Just plain wonderful!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Emeister84 (753) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Aromas of chocolate, cherries, smoky tar, and coffee. Black with a quickly diminishing, tan head. Some sweetness with perceptible strength, and well balanced bitterness. Full bodied, creamy, and sticky, carbonation is low, and finishes showcasing a strong and well balanced character.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TimsRatings (365) - - JUN 22, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2013 From corked .750l bottle. Pours a deliciously dark dark brown - almost black - with cream colored head. Aroma has powerful bourbon and chocolate flavors. Thick on the tongue. Strong bourbon, coffee, and chocolate influences. Pretty damn good if you ask me. One of the better fresh/non-aged BBL aged chocolate porters I’ve had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Tried it on tap from Ridgewood in Raleigh. Even better on tap.


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