Dark Hollow Artisanal Ale - Blue Mountain Brewery
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Reviews by Treyliff:
3.96/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
This one had a nice 'pop' when uncorked, best by June 2014 written on cork, served in a snifter at cellar temperature
A- pours pitch black with a foamy dark-tan head about 2inches thick, quickly reduces to just a ring around the edges
S- dark roasted malt, dark fruit notes of fig and maybe cherry, sweet yeasty bread, raw bourbon notes with vanilla highlights, a touch of chocokate and a bit of alcohol burn at the end. Aromas seem to open up the longer it sits
T- the base beer is dark, sweet and fruity, by mid-palate the bourbon notes begin to come out subtly, the black-end brings out the toasted oak flavors which provide vanilla and toasted coconut flavors, the finish is dry with chocolate and toasted oak flavors still lingering on the palate
M- medium-heavy body with low carbonation, foamy mouthfeel that goes down smooth, just a slight alcohol burn lingers on the palate
O- some nice flavors coming out, however I would have preferred just a bit more bourbon. The oak characteristics provide some complex flavors on the finish. Not the top of the ladder in this style, but definitely worthy a try
Serving type: bottle
05-10-2013 01:52:18 | More by Treyliff
More User Reviews:
3.98/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours black with a very slim tan head that does, however,, leave some decent lacing.
Caramel and fruity milk chocolate. Bourbon, oak and dark fruits round out the aroma.
Taste is more dark chocolate than milk chocolate. Bourbon barrel at times seems to hint at vanilla. Some dark fruits here as well, sweet malts complemented nicely by some citric hops. Finish of bitter char and alcohol.
Smooth and silky with a slight bite of carbonation and some very warming alcohol.
Aromatic, tasty, smooth, mellow, and yet potent. A well-rounded brew. I'll definitely try it again.
Serving type: bottle
02-26-2014 03:49:41 | More by obywan59
Dark Hollow Artisanal Ale from Blue Mountain Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 420 ratings.