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Dark Hollow Chocolate & Coffee Aged - Blue Mountain Brewery

Dark Hollow Chocolate & Coffee AgedDark Hollow Chocolate & Coffee Aged

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BA SCORE
88
very good

155 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.41%


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 StonedTrippin:
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

many thanks to my beer club for this gem. what an interesting barrel aged stout. the pour is jet black, midnight, no light in at all. the head is about an inch tall and mocha colored. it fades fast but it easily rejuvenated with a swirl of the glass. it almost smells like it has chili peppers in it, anaheims or pablanos, vegetative and spicy. of course it also smells like a barrel aged stout, with super roasty dark bitter malts, cold drip coffee, and raw dark chocolate. the booze level is curiously absent from the smell. the flavor is also a little vegetable heavy, but not so much peppers anymore. its a funny flavor to have in a beer like this, I have no idea where it comes from, but it somehow doesn't seem out of place. some light vanilla notes, and the coffee is a lot more heavy than the chocolate. maybe a tad out of balance here, but the chocolate is raw and unsweetened, really nice bitterness it adds to the finish, and is the last flavor to be left on the tongue after the swallow. nice mouthfeel, mellow but adequate carbonation and a full body that retains some runny element. dangerously drinkable as the alcohol doesn't really come out very intensely. overall an exceptional beer, in need of a tiny bit of fine tuning, but easily the best thing ive had out of the state of Virginia!

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 17:55:06 | More by StonedTrippin
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-22-2014 00:13:27 | More by KevinGordon
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StlHopHead77

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

04-20-2014 21:45:32 | More by StlHopHead77
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smutty33

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

04-18-2014 05:03:36 | More by smutty33
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DubCo21

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

04-16-2014 02:26:47 | More by DubCo21
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Lanstrum

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-09-2014 01:41:43 | More by Lanstrum
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bryanbullock

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

03-27-2014 02:37:53 | More by bryanbullock
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ralerwen

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-26-2014 18:55:48 | More by ralerwen
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KJ2013

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-26-2014 00:15:12 | More by KJ2013
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nhirsch04

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-22-2014 12:58:52 | More by nhirsch04
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scottDC

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-21-2014 01:46:43 | More by scottDC
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pandow

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-10-2014 14:06:56 | More by pandow
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hops202

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into Stone snifter.

Great look upon first poor. Jet black with some caramel head and lacing that sticks around for a little while. Aroma is coffee/chocolate dominant with some roastiness, a little vanilla as well but i cannot pick up any bourbon. Taste is quite delicious - there is some dark chocolate bitterness and 70 IBU that is quite well masked but present towards the aftertaste. Great beer but I think the regular bourbon barrel aged version might be better. This release leans more towards the dessert beer and the chocolate and coffee seem to overpower the quality of the original brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2014 00:23:19 | More by hops202
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Suds

Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very dark, incredibly intense black beer. The head is blown, towering, and solid. It is a beautiful brew. The smell is of dark chocolate, espresso, and booze. Not much malt gets through the other scents, but it is still a striking aroma. The taste is a little more acrid than I expected, with a bit of dryness and a lot of alcohol warming. Nice, but it could have been better. Very thick and full in body.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 22:38:01 | More by Suds
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VeganUndead

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

02-28-2014 06:37:19 | More by VeganUndead
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a fudge brown color capped by an inch of tan foam; the bubbles fade quickly but leave some dots and squiggles behind

Smell: Chocolate prevails, with coffee, vanilla and roasty notes underneath; there is just the slightest hint of Bourbon

Taste: Chocolate dominates the front end, growing slightly minty by mid-palate, with a trace of mint lingering into the aftertaste; in the middle, however, the coffee comes on strong and, when combined with the vanilla and roasty notes in the malt, brings a somewhat acrid, bitter flavor to the finish; the hint of Bourbon in the aroma also appears in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; some warmth in the gullet

Overall: The Bourbon is not prominently noted on the label and it certainly is not a prominent influence on the beer; between a Bourbon-dominated beer and one that has subtle influences, I prefer the subtle but this beer would benefit from the Bourbon being a bit more than a hint; still, this is a pretty good beer, even though the coffee is a bit too acrid in the finish

Thanks, Dave_Treat, for the opportunity

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 19:52:18 | More by brentk56
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jaymo18

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-17-2014 19:44:49 | More by jaymo18
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Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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n2185

North Carolina

4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours black with two fingers of tan head that fades into a frothy ring with a little lacing.

S: Fresh roasted coffee up front with creamy vanilla and cocoa following. Light bourbon and oak aromas bring up the finish.

T: Roasted malts here with semi-sweet chocolate and robust coffee flavors following. There is an underlying vanilla sweetness with some bitter char accompanying. Oak and light bourbon bring up the finish with a slight alcohol warmth.

M: Medium-thick body with medium carbonation, this beer is surprisingly drinkable for a big stout. I'd like a little thicker and creamier body, though.

O: A pretty good beer, overall. I wish the bourbon were just a little more present and the body a little thicker, but those are just nitpicks.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2014 03:38:05 | More by n2185
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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Dark Hollow Chocolate & Coffee Aged from Blue Mountain Brewery
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