RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

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Travlr (24745) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Bottle shared by me at Max’s, even with the local crew from that other beer site, I forget its name. Clear dark brown color, massive brown head, solid lacing. Aroma of sour whiskey. Taste is vanilla, sour brandied summer fruit. A bit too long in the barrel, so a bit too much booze in the taste, but that’s a minor point otherwise tasty.

Leighton (21239) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle shared at The Bruery - thanks to Andrew! Pours clear brown with a creamy, tan head. Lots of raisins here, cake, lightly oxidised character, dark bread, some wood. Medium to full in body with fine average carbonation. Lightly warming to finish with ripe and dark berries, toffee, some tangy fruits. Not bad.

fiulijn (20492) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014
Corked bottle at CapFlu’s Blomster Bash
Dark brown color. Nice mix of chocolate and sourness, some old wood, light wine. Good chocolate flavor, medium sweet, with mild sourness.
Very nice.

jtclockwork (16581) - , 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.

brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle from Chris a few months back, shared @ The Bruery. Brown pour with a khaki head. Aroma is really...off. Nuts, green apple, balsamic vinegar, and olives. Coffee, wood, roast, and chocolate. Some caramel sweetness on the palate. Lots of nuts, balsamic vinegar, and olives. Old chocolate, green apple, cardboard, roast, and lots of wood. Really fizzy and carbonic.

Ferris (15271) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle - Sour dark malts with some lacto. Jet black with a brown head. Funky, sour dark malts, oak and a dry finish. Very odd, but interesting.

djd07 (14496) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is oak and dark fruit. Thin mouth, similar flavors to nose, roast, light tart finish, decent.

Tmoney99 (14479) - 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.

argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 4, 2013
75cl bottle, thanks radagast83. Medium tan head atop cola-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Brett, some cherry, wood, light lemon. Taste is moderately sweet, Bourbon, some funk, bittersweet chocolate. Medium-full body, some stickiness, low carbonation.

Drake (13737) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2013
850th Virginia Rating! 750 mL bottle from Beer Run. Pours a clear dark brown color with a large foamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of chocolate, bourbon, earth, stone fruits, mild tartness. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, bourbon, wood, lots of fruits, mild tartness. Medium bodied. Nice beer, but the sourness lends more of a fruity note than any real sour.

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