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Double Barrel Aged Chocolate Coffee Dark Hollow - Blue Mountain Brewery

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Double Barrel Aged Chocolate Coffee Dark HollowDouble Barrel Aged Chocolate Coffee Dark Hollow

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BA SCORE
86
very good

36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 14.62%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blue Mountain Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: drabmuh on 11-22-2012)
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Review according to BJCP2008 guidelines (style 13F). AROMA: very complex cocoa, coffe and bourbon barrel aromas. medium alcohol aroma. no hop aromas. APPEARANCE: opaque jet black with a very tanned head. medium head retention. TASTE: complex flavour with cocoa very present, slight dried grapes flavour, coffe and bourbon. medium hop flavour that lingers towards the end accompanied with rostiness, bitterness and slight warming character. balanced malt flavour with medium-high bitterness. PALATE: very-full body with a velvety texture. gentle warmth from alcohol. medium carbonation. OVERALL: a very complex, special, imperial stout with a plethora of flavours, maybe a bit sweet from the added cocoa but nonetheless highly recommended.

titvs, Sep 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Solid BA Stout that is readily available. Love the richness and slightly sweet Bourbon character.

racer15, Aug 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

PEIhop, Jul 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Bluerabbitbell, May 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

mbeerdino21, May 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

glf60, Apr 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

OB1, Apr 27, 2014
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4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Double Barrel? I don't see that anywhere on here, and I don't see a bourbon barrel on here to review. Cork smells of deep rich bourbon

A- Pretty dark for a smaller brewery bourbon stout. Not too thin. Thin ring of lacing no legs.

S- Oak, malts, nice base RIS characteristics. Not much bourbon, but more oak.

T- Oak barrel RIS, with some bourbon sting; not too high on that though. Very nice malt profile. So rich and creamy.

M- Very rich and creamy; the M is medium to medium thick

O- A well done barrel RIS here!

gueuzedreg, Mar 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

bunta, Mar 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

pandow, Mar 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

buzzy, Feb 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

jaymo18, Feb 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

jbaker67, Jan 18, 2014
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3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: ink black with thin tan head,

Aroma: very faint roastiness and a little bourbon bite

Taste: very smooth, surprisingly easy drinkability, roasty, with a hint of chocolate and sweetness on the finish, a little bourbon molasses flavor.

Mouthfeel: feel almost medium bodied it's so smooth and drinkable, but the ABV is definitely full
Bodied. Very smooth and velvety

Overall: Solid but not earth shattering. Good roastiness and chocolate hints with a little bourbon molasses character.

dwren89, Jan 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

KevinGordon, Dec 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

orangesol, Dec 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

seanchai, Nov 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

dth4lf, Nov 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

RWLawman, Oct 25, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into a snifter

Appearance – The beer pours a nearly pitch black color with a nice two finger brown colored head of big carbonation bubbles. The head fades relatively quickly, leaving some light lace on the sides of the glass and some foam islands on the surface of the brew.

Smell – The aroma is nice and roasty with lots of roasted malt aromas, a nice big chocolate smell, and a good deal of coffee. Along with these smells are some notes of a vanilla nature as well as a lighter caramel. A little bit of smoke and oak are in the nose as well, overall creating a moderately sweet and roasty smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter chocolate and roasted malt flavor. Flavors of vanilla and a bit of the caramel detected in the nose were present upfront, complimenting the chocolate very nicely. The flavors present upfront, remain throughout the taste, creating a base for the brew. As the taste moves on however, a nice coffee and lighter toast flavor comes to the tongue. A woody and oaky flavor comes to the tongue at the end, and when combined with a bit of smoke, a very nice oaky and roasty chocolate latte like flavor is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is very thick and creamy with a carbonation level that is average. The thick and creamy body is fantastic for all the roasted and sweeter flavors of the brew letting all those big flavors to sit and linger on the tongue.

Overall – This was a very tasty Imperial. The mingling of big flavors in the chocolate, coffee and roast were quite fantastic, and even at 10 % abv there was almost no detectible boozy flavor. Thankfully the thicker body keeps the drinker in check and kept this a very enjoyable slow sipper.

Darkmagus82, Oct 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

weeare138, Oct 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

kbuzz, Sep 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

JohnK17, Jul 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Camjmorton, Jun 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Texasfan549, May 29, 2013
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Double Barrel Aged Chocolate Coffee Dark Hollow from Blue Mountain Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.