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Dark Hollow Artisanal Ale - Blue Mountain Brewery

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very good

556 Ratings
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Ratings: 556
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.08%
Wants: 56
Gots: 80 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Blue Mountain Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout. 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.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 11-02-2007)
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4.2/5  rDev +7.7%

Nick_Bousquet, Monday at 12:36 PM
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

EFR94, Sunday at 11:29 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

bigred89, Friday at 12:54 AM
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3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mom and dad picked this up in the States when they were there last. Thanks guys!

From a 375 cork and caged bottle into a snifter
IBU: 70
23.5 degrees Plato

APPEARNCE: Pours clear black and yields a two finger, medium looking, creamy tan head with good retention. Black body with higher levels of carbonation evident for the style. Head slowly fades to a good wisp and coats the glass with lacing. A splotchy wisp remains the whole way leaving some dots of lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Dark chocolate, dark cherries, oak notes and some vanilla and bourbon on the nose. A bit mild for the style perhaps, but still nicely balanced.

TASTE: Dark chocolate and oak flavors up front, with some light roasted notes as well. Caramel, roasted flavors and bitter chocolate at the swallow. A medium but lingering finish of oak, light vanilla, bourbon, bitter dark chocolate and some dark cherry notes. Nice stuff. A touch boozy perhaps, but good.

PALATE: Medium body and carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down fine and finishes a bit mouth-coating. Full enough for the style.

OVERALL: Good, but nothing overly special. Granted, it’s hard to stand out in such a oversaturated field. This is nice enough, but it’s missing a little extra in the barrel execution to make it stand out from the crowd. Worth drinking if you get the chance, however. Thanks again guys!

Jeffo, Oct 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.19/5  rDev +7.4%

A - Pours pitch black as every good stout does, minimal head dies down and leaves a very
thick ring of creamy colored toffee lacing.

S - Dark roasted chocolate malt, mild char, light bourbon, oak, traces of vanilla.

T - Follows the nose. Dark chocolate, oak, and bourbon stay consistent throughout with dark
fruit and vanilla surfacing at different points in the middle and at the end. The beer leaves a
moderate dark chocolate bitterness and dark fruit coating in the mouth after the bourbon

M - Full bodied, heavy, thick, with some alcohol warming on the way down.

O - This beer is better than the overall rating. Will definitely buy more of this.

jzeilinger, Oct 01, 2014
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4.72/5  rDev +21%

tmy13, Sep 13, 2014
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Dark Hollow Artisanal Ale from Blue Mountain Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 556 ratings.