Dark Hollow Chocolate & Coffee Aged - Blue Mountain Brewery
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4/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: bottle
09-10-2013 05:04:00 | More by GuinnessAtRogerWilco
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Dark Hollow Chocolate & Coffee Aged from Blue Mountain Brewery
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