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Dark Hollow Artisanal Ale | Blue Mountain Brewery

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Dark Hollow Artisanal AleDark Hollow Artisanal Ale
BA SCORE
3.95/5
Very Good
767 Ratings
Dark Hollow Artisanal AleDark Hollow Artisanal Ale
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:
Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout. Dark Hollow blends the miracle of two crafts--brewing and distillation--to create a work greater than the sum of its parts. An Imperial Stout has been aged in charred American oak bourbon barrels still dripping with uncut whiskey. For 100 days the young beer patiently breathes in and out of the wood, gaining complexity, character, and serious attitude.

Added by Bierman9 on 11-02-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,302
Reviews:
188
Ratings:
767
pDev:
12.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
141
Trade:
10
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Ratings: 767 |  Reviews: 188
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of _Adam_
4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cylinsier
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

75 cl

Pours jet opaque black, tan head dissipates to a lacing.

Smells of cocoa, brown sugar, licorice, fig and pecan.

Tastes richly of brown sugar, molasses, fig, mesquite, pecan, walnut, and toasted bread malts. Oak and bourbon in the aftertaste.

Full body with light stinging carbonation on the tongue. Warms a bit going down.

Very flavorful and rich, a slow sipper and very enjoyable. Definitely worth a grab and compares well to other big beastly stouts.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason_cs
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nace4
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopOnTheCraftBeerTrain
4.83/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer will always have special meaning to me because it got me into craft beer. The beer packs a wallop and is very heavy bodied, but the flavors just come through so well. Beautiful dark, opaque black color with a small, tan, creamy head. Tastes and smells of coffee, chocolate, malt, touch of vanilla, and the wood notes from the bourbon barrels. It's a boozy beer, but it is so good, it'll be tempting to drink the whole bottle or the bar's supply.

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4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Enjoy by date of 03/04/18

Appearance - Pours black with cola brown edging and a tan, finger width head. Sub-par retention, resulting in a thin, broken layer of suds and a thing ring around the edge of the glass. A few decently sized spots make up the lacing.

Smell - Bourbon booze and roasted malts are prominent upfront. Lesser chocolate. hints of vanilla and oak.

Taste - Interesting flavor. Almost the opposite of the aroma. More wood character than expected; in fact it might be the prominent flavor here. Lesser chocolate and bourbon booze. A hint of vanilla. Roast character is surprisingly underwhelming and fleeting. Finish is mildly boozy with lingering earthy wood bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with low, near lifeless carbonation. Flat, wimpy finish.

Overall - It's certainly a unique BA Impy, but I'm not entirely sold on the wood-driven flavor profile. If it had a roasted finish, I'd probably enjoy it a bit more, but alas.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.33/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Unknown vintage; drank 12/24/15 @ JoJo's Virginia.

Black appearance.

A rough pour yielded a HUGE dark khaki head (careful pouring!); frothy lace.

Oak, bourbon, cream & bakers chocolate notes in the nose.

Medium thick, creamy mouthfeel.

Oak, bakers chocolate & caramel flavors up front; bourbon notes on the finish. Pickle juice notes emerged as this warmed. Interesting but boozy & not great. I've had my last.

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3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.41/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.39/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.69/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I had this on draft at the brewery.

This is the best stout I have ever had. This beer is so full of flavor and unbelievably good. This beer is dangerously delicious.

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Dark Hollow Artisanal Ale from Blue Mountain Brewery
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 767 ratings
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