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Dark Hollow Chocolate & Coffee Aged - Blue Mountain Brewery

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190 Ratings
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Ratings: 190
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 12
Gots: 29 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Blue Mountain Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: EgadBananas on 11-27-2012)
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Reviews by Beejay:
Photo of Beejay
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Remember remember the 5th of November! Guy Fawkes day, and election day.. seems like an appropriate time to open a big beer.

A: Barely a pop when the cork came out. Black with a slight amount of dark tan head.

S: Oh that is fantastic. The aroma is graceful, rich, and complex. Dark chocolate, vanilla, oak, and bourbon notes. The smell of freshly brewed espresso lingers faintly in the nose, while the chocolate and oak dominate.

T: Coffee and chocolate intermingle with the charred oak flavor from the barrel. The imperial stout comes through bringing with it hints of vanilla, and brown sugar, possibly the crust of a creme brulee. The finish is all coffee.

M: A little more thin than I would like, but still medium bodied. The carbonation is a tad low for me as well. There is a nice luxurious creamy feel to it, which I rather enjoy. The finish has a lingering bitterness that is reminiscent of the bite from dark chocolate.

O: Overall very tasty, and just what I was in the mood for. However in comparison to similar styles beers, this one doesn't break mold. While it is incredibly delicious, it just isn't quite world class...

Beejay, Nov 06, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of TheBrewViking
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Appearance is black with short tan head that fades pretty quick.

Smells of bourbon, chocolate, cherry, coffee, and molasses.

Taste is coffee first and not just coffee but really good coffee, the way they infused the coffee in this is amongst the best coffee beers I have tasted. after the coffee comes the bourbon followed by dark chocolate and molasses with a hint of cherry and dark fruits.

mouthfeel is full and coating the tongue with good carbonation for the style.

overall this beer was fantastic. my father-in-law brought this over and I decided to pull out a KBS and put this side by side. This beer was hands down the winner, this beer is under rated in my opinion. I hope I can get some more of this in the future.

TheBrewViking, Sep 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Lgrec8, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of bpfrush
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

bpfrush, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of williamjbauer
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

williamjbauer, Oct 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

valkyre65, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

acurtis, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of ste5venla
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

ste5venla, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of nhirsch04
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

nhirsch04, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of mrbigpappa
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

mrbigpappa, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Mar 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

whatname, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of StephRai
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

StephRai, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of CassinoNorth
4.44/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle from Hoptimus-Prime from the Summer School BIF! Poured into my BCBS snifter on Barrel Aged Day 2013

Appearance: Very typical of an imperial stout, jet black with a small mocha head that dissipates rather quickly to a thin head. Small amounts of lacing are left on the glass.

Nose: Surprising light amount of bourbon. Guess I'm just used to bigger BBA stouts because this one doesn't kill it on the nose.

Taste: Nice toasty oak and vanilla hints with a bourbon wrapping around them. Slight coffee and chocolate but not as prevalent as I was expecting. So very drinkable.

Mouthfeel: Certainly a bit thin for a BBA Stout

Overall: Something if you can grab off the shelf, I would. Akin to KBS and maybe a touch more drinkable. I have no issues finishing this bomber, as with KBS a 12 oz serving is plenty. If you see it, buy it.

CassinoNorth, Oct 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

tabascosigned, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.06/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black body. A few wisps on the surface. Chunky collar.

Smell - Raw coffee flavor. Very green and almost peppery. Chocolate. But coffee is dominant.

Taste - Extremely sharp coffee flavor. Same raw, green coffee. Still tastes like green peppers. I don't get much barrel out of this. Some chocolate though.

Mouthfeel - Medium high carbonation. Rough bitter coffee finish.

Overall - Eh. Very average and too much coffee. I have a regular version of this and I hope it doesn't have this offensive coffee flavor.

Alieniloquium, Apr 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Lugenbeast, Aug 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Lanstrum, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of bum732
4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

S: Potent mocha, with milk chocolate and roasty coffee.

L: Viscous, dark black, dark tan head that dissipates slightly.

T: Rich, chocolate-like malt with a mocha like sweetness. Medium low earthy bitterness with some warming bourbon following. Lots of chocolate sweetness fading to a coffee roastiness into the finish. Finishes fairly sweet with residual coffee.

M: Medium full body, medium low carbonation. Alcohol warming.

Pretty solid, really enjoyed the flavors, all worked well. Only critique is that the flavors weren't up to par with Speedway stout and other similar stouts.

bum732, Aug 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

JamLand, Dec 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

JenniferMcKinley, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

TheSamKuehn, Jun 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Hockey_Fan, Oct 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

mkirkland80, Aug 18, 2014
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Dark Hollow Chocolate & Coffee Aged from Blue Mountain Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.