Dark Hollow Chocolate & Coffee Aged - Blue Mountain Brewery
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Reviews by GuinnessAtRogerWilco:
4/5 rDev +1%
750ml cork & caged bottle poured into a Chimay goblet.
AP: Near black colour with a 3/4" chocolate mousse coloured head. Good lacing on the sides of the glass, seems thick and sticky. Head fizzles down to a thick dusting across the surface.
AR: (Milk) Chocolate mostly with only hints of coffee and Bourbon/oak. Not even much roast on this, but some black bread aroma. I'm going to let this warm for the entire length of XTC's Dear God and see if the aromas perk up a bit more.
Pretty much the same. Was hoping for more coffee, Bourbon and vanilla in the nose. I hope they're more lively in the taste. Decent nose, but not as good as I was anticipating.
T: Phew! The flavour is much better than the nose indicates. The (roasted) coffee is one of the first flavours I discern and has a bit of bitterness to it. The chocolate is still there as are dark fruits (raisin, dates, figs), molasses, black bread pudding and a hint of boozy buttery Bourbon near the finish, though not too boozy to throw the harmony of flavours out of sorts. The taste is very enjoyable.
M: Creamy on the palate, low carbonation, a shade thin for a 10% Imperial Stout, but fairly smooth texture.
OV: The flavours make up for the lack of assertive aromas and for the body that's not as chewy as you might expect. It's a solid Stout with good flavours and one that I would have again.
09-10-2013 05:04:00 | More by GuinnessAtRogerWilco
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4.44/5 rDev +12.1%
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.
10-05-2013 04:44:21 | More by CassinoNorth
3.06/5 rDev -22.7%
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.
04-23-2013 01:07:48 | More by Alieniloquium
4.16/5 rDev +5.1%
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.
08-25-2013 00:40:58 | More by bum732
Dark Hollow Chocolate & Coffee Aged from Blue Mountain Brewery
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