overall
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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Cola brown pour with a Beige head. Aroma is tart, toasty, a bit of wood on the nose, earthy. Flavor is roast, sligh acidity. Sweet too. Interestingly balanced. Pretty good.


2.6
jbruner (4702) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2017
Pours a murky dark brown from the bomber with thin bubbly off-white head that leaves little to no lace. Aroma of weird funk, dark fruits, hint of musty barrel, and a mild acidity. Taste is pretty much strong ale with a fruity finish, no sour, no funk, but yes booze. Nice attempt at making lemonade out of lemons, but this is not good.

2.9
djd07 (14369) - 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.

3.8
jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 22, 2014
750ml bottle (Issue #1) in a teku. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, some light sourness/funkiness, oak and vanilla, some light chocolate, and some dough/bread. Flavor the same with a nice blend of the stout and the sourness and the barrel. Average texture with a good amount of carbonation. A pretty cool and interesting beer.

3.8
Sammy (12105) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
Somewhat sour is. Aged for a couple years. Very lacy. Attractive aroma.sweetish mildly sour.

4
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2014
Pours an opaque dark brown to black, with two fingers of fluffy choco head on top. Rich chocolate- and caramel-scented malt aroma. A pleasant yoghurty berry-like fruitiness blends well in. Also some fine bourbon notes and hint of wood. Full body. Smooth and juicy on the palate. Big malt base. Mild roast, choco and caramel. Also a prominent lactic acidity, featuring red berries, raisins and cherries. Faint bourbon tones. Very comlex and very tasty. Imperial Stout meets Oud bruin! [ Corked and wired 1pint 9.4. fl.oz. From a trade with Travlr back at Toer de Geuze 2013. Thanks man! ]

4.3
WheatKing (1338) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - JUL 5, 2014
Very dark brown, brown head. Nose is blue cheese, apple seed. Flavour is like a dark grape seed. Very distinctive. Absolutely loved it.

3.9
fiulijn (20427) - 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.

2.8
CapFlu (5126) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
Deep brown body. Nose of prunes, malt and mint. Flavour of deep malts, tart with a meaty malt

3.4
Ferris (15027) - 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.

3.5
Leighton (21092) - 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.


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