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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Blue Mountain Barrel House series. Naturally occurring lactobacillus was cultivated at our brewery in old bourbon barrels that once held Dark Hollow Imperial Stout. We’ve aged a new batch of Dark Hollow in these barrels-gone-wild and let nature do its thing. The result is a dance of complexity; naturally produced lactic acid interacts with the alcohol of the beer to create sweet-sour esters atop the dark malt flavors and adds a layer of depth to this ale no possible by fermentation with brewers’ yeast alone.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimsRatings (419) - - NOV 22, 2013
From bomber. Poured dark with lighter brown head. Chocolate and cream aroma. Taste has a dour beer tart to it, combined with a nice choc stout taste. The sourness carries through to the aftertaste without being overpowering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2269) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2013
2/26/2013. 750 ml. caged and corked bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of yeast, dried fruit, oak and light malt. Tart, fruity flavors with hints of oak. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3351) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2013
25.4 oz bottle. Dark brown with tan speckles. Nose is fudge, elderberry and musty basement with a touch of coffee bean. Starts with a sharp tang but not quite sour which suits me fine. Rich, medium to full body, a bit chalky. Taste is chocolate, bourbon, tart blackberry, molasses and sweeter blueberry. This one surprised me; could almost pass for a fruit beer. Tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2013
750 from State Line. Poured hazy blackish brown with tan head that dissipated quickly. Nose was cherries, funky yeasty malt. Taste of roasty dark malt with tart cherry, cacao, and funky yeasty hoppy finishers. This one had a 75% rate of "I’d buy this if I saw it again", which is exceptional.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2013
750ml bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Chocolate, cherries, dark fruits, vanilla, woody, and some lighter funkiness. Chocolate covered cherries with a lighter fruity tart finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5748) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Bottle, caged and corked. Pours dark and brooding, yet liquid and easy, a thin head. Intriguing aroma, hinting at both sourness and rich chocolate. The flavor delivers, an interesting stout base, with a definite sweet/sour dominating tilt. Some may not care for it, but I love it. (#5170, 7/17/2013)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (4016) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2013
750ml C&C bottle from Spirits Brick. Poured an okay looking solid black body under a huge frothy beige head that shrinks down to a 1/4 inch of beige foam that never goes away. Aroma is very nice, lightly sour like a rotting lemon or an old wet band aid, chocolate pudding underneath with roastiness, cola, soy sauce, black olives, cherry juice. Medium to fuller bodied with average carbonation and a milky mouthfeel that leaves a lingering burnt taste. Flavor not as sour as the aroma, initial blast is some sourness like dark cherry juice along with wet burnt toast, chocolate on the finish along with old black olives, dark berries and charcoal, slight tobacco. Solid beer and I will pick up another to stash away for a few years to see what happens.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (5336) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Bottle sampled at Where the Wild Beers Are Booklyn 2013. Pours a dark body. Aroma is sour cherry, chocolate and coffee roast. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of dark, sour fruits, roasted chocolate malts, light earthy wood, cofee, and some spice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbaker67 (23) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Thin dark black pour with a lightly tart/sour aroma. Notes of fruit skins and chocolate. A light acidity and bitter chocolate in the flavor. Fruit skins. Occupies a weird middle ground. Lots of fruit skins in the finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3141) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Black pour with a tan head. Roasty, slightly tart fruity aroma. The flavor is much more roast malts than sourness. The sour is more like a light tang than full on sour. Dry roasty malt flavor. The roast malt flavor is neither sweet nor bitter. Hides the alcohol well.


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