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RATINGS: 387   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dphoxie (120) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2012
My review might be skewed by the cigar I’m enjoying... Just FYI. I feel like they are going for Dragon’s Milk with this, and as New Holland’s "crown jewel" is the gold standard, this brew comes up a little short. The aroma is good, the look is good, but the taste/palate just don’t quite deliver. Don’t get me wrong, its smooth and delicious. Not too many coffee flavors, lots of cream from the oak. Its just missing something and that something is probably the panache of the new holland brand...

Nische (2238) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2017
Bottle shared with pilsnertest. Pours black with a small off-white head. Aroma is pretty bourbon forward with earthy wood, molasses, chocolate and a light roast. Taste is similar with bourbon, oak, vanilla and chocolate. A weak hint of stale cardboard, I might have been holding on to this one just a bit too long. Still highly enjoyable though.

stevoj (5045) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 14, 2017
2017 RIS tasting, 2017 vintage on the bottle. Maybe should have held it a little longer. Black, oily pour, head a bit darker than the previous ones. some of the bourbon comes through in the aroma for some boozy scent, nice roast grains, small amount of sweetness. Taste adds some more woody, barrel notes, some chocolate, some fruitiness, which doesn’t seem out of place. A bit of heat form the alcohol too.

anders37 (26641) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2017
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate vanilla aroma. Roasted malty woody chocolate vanilla flavor. Has a roasted malty woody caramel chocolate and vanilla finish.

hershiser2 (3250) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2017
$11.99 bomber from Wine Warehouse. Pours thick and black with a small brown head. Amazing aroma of coffee, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oak. Flavor is vanilla and chocolate, light coffee, oak, bourbon. Slight sweet, very delicious.

b33r (875) - Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2017
Dark brown color with thin light brown head an little lacing. Aroma and flavor have strong oak and bourbon characteristics. Roasty malts. Thin mouthfeel with a little alcohol burn. Okay overall.

emacgee (4676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2017
Insipid dark brown pour with a wispy weak khaki tan head. Nose is not appealing. Papery and stale malts with some dark grain and toast. Wood and weak bourbon show as well. Flavor is not great. Sharp alcohol and lots of dried fruits. Prune and raisin with a rich caramel sweetness. Bitter grain and an astringent finish.

johnnnniee (4312) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 30, 2017
Bottle from Solidfunk, big thanks Pours a solid black with a frothy creamy tan head that persists. Roasty earthy with hints of molasses and dark pitted fruits. Sweet brown sugary malts in the flavor with bits of oak bourbon and hints of vanilla and coconut. Bit of an alcohol warming this one is definitely a sipper but its also pretty damn tasty too.

wombat23 (1422) - Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2017
Shared 12.7 oz bottle. Pours almost black with a tan head. Bourbon and dark malt on the nose. Taste is bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, oak, roasted malt. Sweet bourbon finish.

darbeer75 (902) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2017
Aroma: lots of malt and bourbon; Appearance: pitch black with thin offwhite head that lingers; some lacing; Taste: rich, roasty and malty; very boozy with some coffee at the end; Palate: very heavy body with long, sweet finish; Overall: quite nice; better than expected. Would get again.

BiiruBierBeer (1049) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2016
General bourbon stout smell and taste. Taste contains some light mineral too. Medium body, low carbonation, and mild foam.

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