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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2741) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2013
From ZDK’s tasting. The aroma is chocolate, roasty, acidic, really a stout meets a sour. The appearance is deep black, tan head. The flavor is chocolate, coffee, and the sour, acidic qualities are not very pronounced. The finish is coffee, chocolate, sweet, light sour acidity. Interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1349) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Bottle. Self admitted mediocre on sour dark beers, sure there are exceptions and we’ll have to see if this is one. Pours a dark brown/black color with a tan head. Dark cherry and fruit notes with a very evident sourness. Bourbon in the nose? maybe a little but not overly so. Roast, coffee, and sour cherries in the flavor. Pretty smooth mouthfeel. Slight leather bitterness in the back end. 10% doesn’t really show that much. An interesting beer, a little sweet, but actually I don’t think it is that bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 21, 2013
Bottle at a tasting at Matt’s place. Pours a deep black with a thin to medium sized deep brown beige head. Big salty cocoa and plums. Soft dusty cocoa, chocolate, lightly astringent cocoa, chocolate, roast. Finishes with a bit of tangy bitterness and old cocoa.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7899) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2013
Bottle shared by Podey at tasting at Zach and Matt’s. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of roast chocolate malt, coffee roast, cherry pie, vanilla, nuts and soured black malt. Medium body. Moderately sour. Still some roast.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - APR 21, 2013
750ml bottle, Issue #1, shared at Zach & Matt’s tasting. POurs brownish black with an off-white head. Aroma and taste are definitely a mix of stout and sour. Some bitter notes, some woody notes with a touch of sour. Would have liked it to be a little more sour, but the combniation is fairly nice. Couldn’t taste the 10% ABV at all.

1.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Kinz (3251) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2013
Slutfest. Almost black, but very, very dark brown. Aroma is light chocolate. Tastes unfortunately just like a really, really badly out of control infection. Yikes. Let me note - I love sours. But this didn’t strike me as a sour, it struck me as a bottled accident. I’ve home-brewed accidents myself - I know the flavor, and this, unfortunately, hit me as an accident, as much as I really wanted to like it. Horrible.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10408) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2013
Bottle shared by jmborggren. Poured a clear reddish brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour & sweet toasted malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & sour finish of moderate duration. This is a solid beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5256) - Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by b3shine. Pours dark brown in color with a small, lasting beige head. The aroma is mildly tart, light berry fruitiness, dark caramel and some roast. The flavor is mildly tart, woody, dark caramel, some roast and tart berry fruits. This had some promise, but I think it needs to sour more. Perhaps bump it a bit. No sign of the 10%.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Pours a dark brown color with a very large light brown head. Smells a bit like souring grapes. Pretty good aroma. Some yeast. Taste is slightly sweet with a very creamy mouthfeel. Probably due to the bourbon. Slight sour taste. Would have liked a bit more sour. I think the bourbon adds quite a bit to this beer. Pretty tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (5917) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2013
750ml bottle, shared by jmborggren. Dark brown color. Good thin khaki / tan head. Decent lace. Dark fruit (berry) in the nose. Some light oaky tartness. Light roast. Some red grape. Smooth, softer, lighter carbonation. OK thickness, but moderate dryness in the finish. Light sweet. Good roast, some dark chocolate.. very light coffee note. Surprisingly good tart stout. I enjoyed my sample.


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