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Dark Hollow Artisanal Ale - Blue Mountain Brewery

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Dark Hollow Artisanal AleDark Hollow Artisanal Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

503 Ratings
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Ratings: 503
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 55
Gots: 72 | FT: 7
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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Ratings: 503 | Reviews: 143 | Display Reviews Only:
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Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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jforrest7219


4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-06-2013 19:02:22 | More by jforrest7219
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10%

01-02-2013 01:31:13 | More by Mattyb79
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Steimie

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

12-31-2012 01:09:07 | More by Steimie
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-30-2012 16:38:56 | More by Texasfan549
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brotherloco

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-30-2012 02:09:38 | More by brotherloco
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-29-2012 21:39:33 | More by kjkinsey
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -22.9%

12-24-2012 04:44:21 | More by thegerm87
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rfbenavi80

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

12-23-2012 16:36:25 | More by rfbenavi80
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mrterdferguson


4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

12-17-2012 02:58:39 | More by mrterdferguson
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Beer-A-Lot

Virginia

3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - pitch black. Great look, nice head.

S - Pretty complex smells. Coffee, tar, leather. Potent.

T - Very boozy. The first time I had it, it seemed warm. The second time, it was overly strong in alcohol. Almost hard to get down.

M - Nothing wrong here. A good feel.

O - A good beer, albeit too powerful in the booze. Probably would be better aged.

Serving type: on-tap

12-15-2012 03:43:58 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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DCgolfpro

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

12-13-2012 06:22:11 | More by DCgolfpro
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JRod1969

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

12-13-2012 04:19:51 | More by JRod1969
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10%

12-11-2012 15:07:19 | More by Stinger80OH
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metter98

New York

3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is jet black in color and poured with a finger high dense tan head that has very good retention properties and hardly died down and also left lots of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of chocolate and dark malts along with hints of bourbon in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the bourbon flavors become stronger as the beer warms up and contribute flavors of oak and vanilla. The bourbon isn't that strong overall, but stands out because the underlying beer isn't that heavy-bodied.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little smooth and thin on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer feels like it could have used a fuller body to help support the bourbon barrel aging.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 02:53:45 | More by metter98
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smithj4

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

12-02-2012 02:53:41 | More by smithj4
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e30todamax

Virginia

2/5  rDev -48.6%

11-30-2012 20:02:36 | More by e30todamax
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lambytime


3.5/5  rDev -10%

11-27-2012 22:17:38 | More by lambytime
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beerdave

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-25-2012 03:29:14 | More by beerdave
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Heathbrook

Hawaii

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-23-2012 02:15:45 | More by Heathbrook
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timahood32

North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a little thinner than what i come to expect from an imperial stout beer pours brownish in color settles black in the glass with brown around the edges of the glass. Beer has a very strong bourbon smell(but not in a bad way)with hint of chocolate and touch of coffee. Taste really follows the nose on this one strong bourbon taste with slight chocolate and coffee note. Over all i really enjoyed this beer especially considering in the past i really haven't enjoyed bourbon aged stouts i would really recommend this one.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 07:21:26 | More by timahood32
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Dave1999

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured pure black with a small tan coloured head.

Didn't have much smell, a little roasted malts and vanilla.

The taste was vanilla, oak, sweet bourbon and roasted malts.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied with low carbonation, very smooth.

Overall a reasonable beer but just didn't impress me very much.

Serving type: on-tap

11-19-2012 17:29:13 | More by Dave1999
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sneaks2210

New York

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

11-14-2012 21:49:52 | More by sneaks2210
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Brewsed

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-14-2012 02:27:46 | More by Brewsed
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bum732

Lesotho

3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

S: Some bourbon and oak, touch of caramal, touch of alcohol, vanilla

L: Dark brown, not super dark, light tan head that dissipates to a ring of foam.

T: Very rum raisin like sweetness with carmelized bananas and bourbon vanilla. Roast at a very low level. Low bitterness with a slight alcohol bite. An almost rootbeer, earthy finish with some additional bourbon.

M: Medium thin body, medium carbonation, minimal alcohol.

Interesting, light, with dark demerara rum like flavors. Not much roast or coffee like flavors at all. A very different RIS that i would recommend.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2012 03:57:10 | More by bum732
Dark Hollow Artisanal Ale from Blue Mountain Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 503 ratings.