Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Hallow | Blue Mountain Brewery

BA SCORE
90.3%
Liked This Beer
4.15 w/ 93 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blue Mountain Brewery
Virginia, United States
bluemountainbrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Cynic-ale on 03-30-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,177
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
93
Liked:
84
Avg:
4.15/5
pDev:
9.16%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
24
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 93 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of skepticnibble
4.69/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bomber into wide mouth pint glass.
L: Pours deep black with thick taupe head that thins but remains. Nice lacing that remains.
S: Espresso, chocolate malt, oak, and bourbon. Exactly what you'd expect and well balanced.
MF: Creamy, silky smooth with light carbonation and just a hint of a bourbon bite. Medium body and roasted malt. Perhaps the best part of the beer.
T: Setup well by aroma... espresso, cocoa nibs, roasty malt, and oaky bourbon.
O: Excellent beer. I've had it once before and thought it was too heavy on the bourbon, but this one was perfect. Each part of the experience builds on the next. It's exactly what you'd expect and so good. Simply good but complex. Highly recommend!

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Photo of mattreitz49
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of slhuggy
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gregf51
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jak
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of flyersfan900
4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.65/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shirtless_mike
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SimpleHomebrew
4.84/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Smokey coffeeness. Smells like sweet chocolate. Pizza crust charredness. Bourbon aftertaste.

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Photo of drunkenmess
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of foghornleghorn22
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rgreer81
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

The bourbon barrel aged Dark Hollow was a solid offering from Blue Mountain. It poured an opaque dark with rich tan head that did not lace. The scent had roast and hints of bourbon. The taste followed the scent quite closely. The mouthfeel was fuller in body with smooth carbonation. Overall this was a very good beer.

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Photo of BuckeyeBeers
3.41/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spedprof
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Richter525
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of boylerj
4.79/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of whitetale
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours almost black. Small tan head with decent lacing.
Aroma is bourbon, vanilla and chocolate. Improves as the beer warms.
Taste is vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, dark fruits. No bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden.
Mouthfeel is good with light carbonation. Smooth.
Overall: this is a good sipper for cooler weather. Let it warm up and the flavors really come out. Definitely one of my favorites from Blue Mountain (and there are several from this brewery that are favorites). A very good barrel aged stout. Great job.

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Photo of briancathy
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fthegiants
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atomeyes
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Best before Oct 2015.
thin head (so what?). nose isn't the best.
sweet finish , but alcohol is hidden. if you want a chocolate-first imp stout with a hint of the barrel and little bourbon, this is a great beer.
it doesn't have the weight that one may want from an imp stout, but i still like it a hell of a lot more than some of the other reviewers.
zero alcohol heat.
would drank again

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Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bubseymour
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nicely balanced big stout. Had this one a few months age on it. Highly recommend.

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Photo of SeeingMeansMore
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Hallow from Blue Mountain Brewery
Beer rating: 90.3% out of 100 with 93 ratings
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