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RATINGS: 371   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Draft pour from the Federal in Durham. The bartender was kind enough to split a pint in two for my wife and I after dinner. Poured dark brown, nearly black with a thin tan head. Nose is sweet and bourbon-y: vanilla, oak, and light fruit. Chocolate malts. Not the darkest, maltiest stout by any means, and the whiskey barrels dominate. Good if that’s your thing. I found it a bit sweet and less complex than I desired.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HourGlass13 (596) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Pours up black with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, bourbon, roasted malts, vanilla, and booze. Flavor is bourbon up front, vanilla, roasted malts, dark chocolate. You taste and feel the booze in this one. Full bodied, soft carbonation. Nicely done!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
freekyp (1910) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Pours pitch black with a small but lacy tab head. Bourbon is in the forefront, but lots of vanilla comes out. Thick creamy mouthfeel. Sweet with some cocoa powder and a good degree of bourbon. Strong and flavorful. Nice clean but rich fade. Well done for a bourbon beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (4247) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle. Black pour, thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, vanilla, coffee, chocolate and caramel. Flavor is quite bitter, smooth, coffee and oak. Very well balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esp0r (2719) - NORWAY - AUG 7, 2016
Bottle shared with Simonsen at Hvaler
Pours quite dark, thin tanned head. Smell of bourbon, vanilla, oak, cocoa, coffee and dark malts. Heavy sweet, booze, oak, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, dark malts. Moderate bitter, earthy and boozy tail. Good stuff

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Imaena (2177) - 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 (5732) - 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 (532) - 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 (2340) - 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 (138) - 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 (28) - Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2015
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