Dark Hollow Chocolate & Coffee Aged - Blue Mountain Brewery
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Reviews by obywan59:
4.33/5 rDev +9.6%
The cork was a bitch to get off. I had to resort to a pair of pliers to get it started. Then I was able to work it off the rest of the way using my thumb. Pretty measly pop when it finally went. The cork flew a full lfoot.
Pours a very dark brown with ruby edges into my oversized wine glass .A 2 finger brownish head rises above, leaving some sticky lacing for awhile before dissipating into a ring around the glass and a bit of swirling haze on the surface.
The aroma, not surprisingly, is of coffee and dark chocolate with a hint of bourbon and sweet malts.
The taste is rather sweet, but fairly tart as well, especially at first. Dark chocolate and coffee again. The bourbon is more pronounced here, with the addition of dark fruits and tart cherries. Some light bitterness in the end and a definite taste of alcohol,.
Medium thick bodied. Syrupy and fairly smooth with light carbonation and a nice burn from the alcohol.
This is a vesry enjoyable brew. More tart than what I am used to in this style, but it's well balanced. Even the alcohol, though it's noticable, is not over the top. A good winter warmer.
12-08-2012 06:36:01 | More by obywan59
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4.44/5 rDev +12.4%
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 -22.5%
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 +5.3%
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
88 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.