Dark Hollow Artisanal Ale | Blue Mountain Brewery

Dark Hollow Artisanal AleDark Hollow Artisanal Ale
BA SCORE
3.95/5
766 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:
#5,050
Reviews:
188
Ratings:
766
pDev:
12.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
141
Trade:
10
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This is amongst the prettiest beers I've ever seen with a deep radiant black hue and a substantial foamy head. The foam coalesced to a near milkshake like froth and it stayed a finger thick for the entire time. The lacing was thick and sticky and layered across the span of the snifter.

The nose is relatively simple with strong chocolate notes, roasted coffee, bourbonesque cream and a bit of coconut.

The flavors, though, are of a much stronger lot with dry bitter chocolate, strong roasted coffee, coconut and an end of creamy sweet bourbon. This gets drier as it warms and the bitterness and dryness become more prominent.

The feel is actually quite odd. The initial feel is thick and substantial but it thins with warmth. The entire time, though, the alcohol warmth is offset by about 30 seconds and then the chest is afire.

I'm not sure how much I spent on this, probably $10-12, but I feel that it was well worth the money and well worth the taste.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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2.94/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: Thin

S: Smells pretty good actually, bourbon really comes through

T: The bourbon and stout do not mix well, aftertaste is very bad

M: Thin but not horrible

O: I thought this was not good at all, I didn't have high expectations either. This beer was lacking in every category and I couldn't get through the entire bottle, what a waste.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Dark Hollow Artisanal Ale from Blue Mountain Brewery
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 766 ratings
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