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Dark Hollow Chocolate & Coffee Aged - Blue Mountain Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

179 Ratings
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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 13
Gots: 26 | 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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JenniferMcKinley, Sep 07, 2014
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Jeffdanovich, Aug 31, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

mrbigpappa, Jun 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

mkirkland80, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of TheBrewViking
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

ncelauro, Feb 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

wrightst, Jun 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

lupercmda, Feb 02, 2014
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AndrewMichael, Dec 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Lynn, Apr 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

hops202, Mar 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

bmjivi221, Jul 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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BNEBobl, Jan 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: This poured a totally opaque black with thick dark tan head.
S: It smelled like oak and fresh roasted coffee, with some bitter dark chocolate and vanilla.
T: It tasted like rich dark chocolate and fresh roasted coffee, with some oak and chili powder and vanilla and toasted coconut. It had a clean bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was fairly thick with a little smooth carbonation. Nice big body.
D: This was a great barrel aged stout. Complex and delicious scent and taste, with a great body. It had a smooth finish and well hidden alcohol, so it was easy to drink but worth sipping. Would probably age quite well, but is already fantastic fresh. Definitely recommended.

Pencible, Jun 16, 2013
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4.49/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter. Cork stamped best by Jun 2014.
A: Pours an extremely dark black with 1/4 inch dark tan head. Good retention.
S: Chocolate malt, soft bourbon, mild boozy alcohol note, and dark roast coffee. Good depth and complexity to the aroma...very appealing.
T: Wonderfully crafted dark roast coffee with cream hits first, molasses, dark (and slightly bitter) chocolate, and a mildly boozy bourbon note rounds it out. With warming, dark dried fruit emerges. Extremely tasty!
M: Extremely smooth...silkly smooth. Soft and sweet. Slightly creamy feel. Medium body (lighter than ABV would suggest). Nice lingering and maturing on the palate.
D: ABV is extremely well hidden which makes this tasty brew quite drinkable. Coffee note is stronger than the bourbon and the amalgam of tastes works well. Sometimes I worry about things getting too jumbled...not the case here. Excellent coffee and cacao nib components.

mwilbur, Apr 04, 2013
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4.45/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours black, with a finger of dark tan head. Leaves a little bit of lacing.

The initial aroma is nothing other than chocolate and roasted coffee beans. It moves to a mellow vanilla, oak and bourbon note, with a hint of burnt, roasted malts. Quite impressed with the aroma as the barrel doesn't overwhelm, is still very much there, but allows the chocolate and coffee to still play significant roles.

Again, lots of sweet cocoa notes and slightly bitter roasted coffee. The chocolate leaves a sweet linger. There's a hint of vanilla, and the charred wood and subtle bourbon-y notes are great.

The feel is good, and it's full bodied, but not as thick and chewy as a big stout like this could be. Minor flaw, really.

This drinks incredibly smooth, with no noticeably alcohol. I haven't had the normal Dark Hollow, but this is nothing short of an absolute treat!

EgadBananas, Nov 27, 2012
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Dark Hollow Chocolate & Coffee Aged from Blue Mountain Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.