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Dark Hollow Artisanal Ale | Blue Mountain Brewery

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Dark Hollow Artisanal AleDark Hollow Artisanal Ale

Brewed by:
Blue Mountain Brewery
Virginia, United States | website

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.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a snifter

Appearance – The beer is served an almost pitch black color with a one finger of tan colored head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of a roasted malt smell as well as some other darker aromas of cocoa and coffee. Along with the darker aromas are some sweeter smells with some caramel and vanilla as well as a light amount of a raisin flavor. Rounding out the aroma is a nice oaky bourbon smell, helping to produce a very warming smelling brew.

Taste – The taste begins a bit of chocolate sweetness mixed with a nice roasted base. Along with these flavors are tastes of caramel and vanilla, adding a moderate level of sweetness to the brew. As the flavor advances the chocolate loses ground while a coffee flavor begins growing in. The roasted malts grow even more intense and hints of a char flavor come to the tongue. With the char and coffee there is a little bit of a bitter bite to the brew, which is complemented nicely with some lighter hop flavors of a earthy nature. Some of the bourbon barrel flavor begins developing to the middle and the end, bringing with it some nice flavors of oak and booze. With a slight decrease in the caramel sweetness more toward the end of the taste, one is left with a dark and semi-sweet, but still pleasant roasted taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the average side. A slightly lower carbonation and slightly thicker body would have likely been better for all the dark, roasted, and somewhat boozy flavors of the brew, but overall the feel was still pretty good and quite appropriate for the style.

Overall – A rather tasty Imperial with a nice roasted and bourbony flavor with an moderate level of sweetness and bitterness. Quite tasty overall.

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Photo of charlzm
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Consumed December 30th, 2013 from a corked bottle (13.7 fluid ounces).

Beer pours essentially black with only dark mahogany highlights.. One finger-tan head.

Aroma is mainly bourbon with mocha and dark pitted fruit notes.

Flavor is slightly salty bourbon and dark pitted fruits. Some wood near the end. Finishes up with very long-lasting bitterness. Furtive chocolate/coffee notes are barely noted.

Mouthfeel is silky smooth and slightly chewy. Plenty of heat as well.

Not world-class IMHO, but impressive enough to warrant repeat purchases.

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Photo of artoolemomo
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An extra from billab914- thanks!

Appearance- Pours up enough head for me to get a sense of the color and dissipates quickly. The head is a dark beige while the body is a dark chocolate black. Some traces of lacing at the start. Lacing reduces to a spot here and there.

Nose- Not exactly what I was expecting but still quite interesting. Lots of raisins followed by a tiny bit of chocolate that suggests chocolate covered raisins. A little bit of grain and oatmeal come through, making this smell like an oatmeal raisin cookie. Almost all raisins from the glass with strong notes of prunes as well. Suggestions of oranges as well. Swirling adds nothing to the aroma. Later swirling shows a vinous character that has a slight suggestion of vinegar.

Taste- Follows through with continued notes of raisins followed by light chocolate. Some notes of grain and oatmeal such that it is fairly of the nose. Not sure how old this beer is but I'm guessing this has some age on it. It's very mellow and has lots of balance and great integration. No heat at all. Some cocoa. A little bit of brown bread, brown sugar- nothing that has a lot of presence except the raisins. Some oak in the background is the only indication of barrel aging. I guess you could say this expresses a melanoidin character as well. The malt bill (while not expansive) is rich and hearty. This is a very subtle beer but quite enjoyable. Mostly good with inclinations to really good. I'm really excited to be drinking a quite refined and exquisite beer from a brewery not too far from my hometown.

Mouthfeel- A little more than medium bodied with a tinge of syrup to the texture. Light carbonation works well with this type of beer.

Drinkability- Incredibly easygoing. Functions both as a sipper and a fast drinker. No idea about the price as it was an extra in a trade. Definitely reasonable if it's under 20 and a bargain at 10.

Overall- Mostly good, shows signs of being really good. Worth a try especially since it is not your typical barrel aged imperial stout.

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Photo of jlindros
3.59/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best by June 2014, thanks to HeadyHops81 for this one. Shared with many at my cellar cleaning.

Mild creamy dark colored head fades quickly, dark molasses brown color.

Nose molasses, raw sugar cane, sweet candy malts, caramel and toffee, hint of dark fruits, hint of oxidation I think, hint of booze and some whisky barrel notes.

Taste thick and syrupy, little cocoa, molasses caramel, mild whisky barrel, then oxidation too, syrupy and thick, no bitterness and fairly smooth. Nice choc syrupy finish, mild bitterness, pretty sweet.

Mouth is med bod, syrupy, lighter carb.

Overall meh. Tastes like it should have been drunk 5 years ago even though it's not that old. Plenty of oxidation, very sweet and syrupy, very little actual barrel characters, and so-so overall.

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Photo of rudzud
3.48/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Thanks to JLindros for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice clear brownish hue with a thin had.

S - Aromas of faint oxidation, molasses, light chocolate and bourbon.

T - Taste is older chocolate, oxidation, light bourbon, light malts, molasses. Just old.

M - Mouthfeel is a bit overly carbonated, not quite smooth.

O - Overall this beer was just okay, old and oxidized. Best by June '14.

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Photo of NoLeafClover44
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

750mL corked and caged poured into an Allagash chalice. The cork says Best By May 2013; I don't remember when I cellared it.

A - A somewhat aggressive pour yields one finger of hazelnut head. The body is thick and dark without clarity. The head lasts for a long while. Sticky lacing paints the glass as I drink.

S - Smells initially of bourbon, full of vanilla and tobacco. Juicy cherry, plum, and date sweetness follows along with a touch of tannin tartness. Roasty dark chocolate rounds it out. Strong and complex aroma.

T - Very sweet upfront with vanilla extract and dark fruits galore. There are a lot of red wine components in this beer, right down to a mild tartness and drying oak. Char comes in on the back end and lingers. Despite the complexity of flavors, it is actually quite mellow for the variety. Still, tasty.

M - Medium bodied. A little bit undercarbonated, but this kind of works with the wine-like flavors. Dry finish.

O - Blue Mountain was a brewery I always respected during my college days in the Shenandoah Valley. I have found their experimental barrel house series to be hit-or-miss but I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. The aroma was powerful with a strong red wine aroma. The barrel and bourbon shine through in the flavor, but a few years of age have really mellowed it out. Enjoyable barrel aged stout that I would get again.

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Photo of Vierenner
3.35/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I was really looking forward to this beer ... picked up a bomber while in Virginia a few months back. Very discouraging to pop the cork and have it explode out the top like a volcano. Even after pouring 6 oz or so, the foam continues to rise out of the bottle. Stupid.

Beyond that I'm okay with it. Doesn't rock my world like I had hoped but isn't a major disappointment either. Aroma is pleasant, the taste malty/oaky and not too bitter. However, the carbonation is out of control ... I feel the urge to burp after every sip.

Absent the carbonation issue, I think this is a very good beer.

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Photo of Earpe
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this Stout on tap at my local Capital Ale House with a German Burger.

Absolutely loved this stout, and it is probably my favorite of the Stout class of beers. Very smooth going down as it is a bourbon barrel aged stout. Bourbon flavor with a hint of dark charred/coffee. the smell was that of a barrel charred bourbon with hints of coffee/chocolate.

Since, I have picked up a growler and arrived at the same conclusion, this is a very good stout. unfortunately for someone who drinks stouts over any other style, this beer is expensive when compared to some of my favorite of the same class stout.

This is most definitely a stout I will revere as my favorite of the stouts, but will drink it mostly on special occasions or when at a place that has it on tap, as there are a couple other stouts that rank up with Dark Hollow for me....but at a much lower price.

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Photo of Etan
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Upstairs in Montclair.

A: Pours an unremarkable black with a small light tan head.

S: Aroma brings sharp roasted malt, soft tannic toffee and a dusting of cocoa.

T: Taste brings more roasted grain, some butterscotch and vanilla and bourbon notes from the barrel, mild coffee, a bit of booze.

M: Medium-bodied with light carbonation.

O: A solid BA imperial stout.

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Photo of Jwale73
4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml corked and caged bottle served in my ST tulip. Pours with a dense, three inch, mocha-colored head. Love the nose - bourbon notes, vanilla, lactose, cocoa and toffee with a trace of ethanol at the finish. Head eventually collapses into a half inch cap leaving thick, textured swaths of lacing in its wake. Taste consistent with nose - very much reminiscent of bourbon county stout in my opinion but perhaps a little more watered down. Some coffee notes also appear towards the back, as well as a light, lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium in body with an even carbonation and a slightly oily texture. Wow - what a great beer! Surprised at how much I like this given the rating. Should rate much higher in my opinion.

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Photo of andrewjraab
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - pitch black with a tan bubbly head. Nice spotty lacing during the drink

S - Soft bourbon, vanilla, roasted malt, hints of coffee.

T - The malts take the lead on the palate, with the bourbon hints taking the mouthfeel and after taste. Big full bodied mouth feel.

O - Really nice sipper - definitely worth a try for once, but not sure I'll be coming back.

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Photo of ckollias
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed this beer out of a growler.

A: Pours a dark black hue with a thick brown head that dissipates slowly in to a wispy lace.

S: Malty and slight syrupy aroma

T: Strong and boozy malt flavor with a slight syrupy background

M: Full body and medium carbonation.

O: Excellent imperial stout. Great flavors and aromas.

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Photo of FinchSCF
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours pitch-black with a dark tan head. Widdles down to a small layer on top, sewn in with carbonation. Looks nice and thick.

S - Vanilla and chocolate right up front, with a little woodiness. Not much else, but when it smells that good, you don't need much else.

T - That wood comes through right up front, little kick of booziness straight into the vanilla, with coffee and chocolate tailing off the end. 10% abv is very, very well hidden. Roastiness lingers in the aftertaste but could be better if the notes hung around longer.

M - Silky and thick - Very good feeling on the tongue. Leaves little to no residue on the tongue, not what you'd expect from how it feels.

O - Fantastic. Could be better if the aftertaste was a bit more loaded. Was maybe a bit much for the price I paid for it but definitely worth trying once at the very least.

Edit - Over warming, the astringency comes through more and makes it harder to taste everything else. Dropped the score a little, since I enjoyed it a little less as this happened.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.59/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black with some red flecks. Nice khaki head. Very wispy with a thick collar.

Smell - Chocolate, vanilla, oak. Some dark fruits. Bourbon there too, but faint.

Taste - Much roastier. Dark chocolate. A bit of bourbon. Dark fruits in the finish.

Mouthfeel - High carbonation. Not boozy. Medium body.

Overall - Pretty good. A little odd in the finish.

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Photo of arizcards
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a bomber for $10.99 at the Food Lion in Elkton while vacationing at Massanutten Mountain.

Beer poured black as night with a nice brown head with the initial pour. Some lacing left behind.

Nose is light notes of oak, bourbon, vanilla.

Taste is a dash of bourbon and vanilla, some sweet chocolate all balanced nicely by a ample amount of hops.

Mouthfeel is thin for the style and fairly smooth.

Overall this is an easy drinking stout, not huge on complexities but enjoyable nonetheless. Glad i had the opportunity to try.

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Photo of KFBR392
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours with a light to medium body for an IS. Dark brown color to this brew, sits black in the glass. Light tan head on the pour and was present an the edges of the glass while drinking.

Smell: Vanilla and coconut pull the drinker in on the front of this beer. Medium bodied roasted malt and sweet tones of bourbon and molasses are also found. The bourbon really opens up as this beer warms up. There is a dark cherry fruit aroma in the back end.

Taste: The front is a milk chocolate, vanilla, bourbon sweetness. The malt character is very light but has a very smooth and easy going texture. The bourbon character besides being pretty bright on the front end gives a light dryness on the finish. Some nice things going on here but it lacks really deep complexity. Overall pretty light for a barrel aged stout.

Mouthfeel: Light on the palate, very easily drinkable.

Overall: A decent BA stout. I really enjoyed the aromas of this brew but the taste overall was lacking. I expected some more violent bourbon tones especially since this beer was aged in Maker's Mark barrels. Went down easy though, balanced and nothing over the top.

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Photo of mpyle
4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to my coworker TB for this bottle. A "Best by June-2014" bottle consumed in Sept 2013.

Opaque color, poured a moderate tan colored head with reasonable retention for 10% beer

Rich aroma with alcohol and vanilla, a bit of coffee, and some sour notes in the wood aroma.

Big malt flavor up front, some plum-like dark fruit to go with a sweet coffee flavor. Complex and not overly sweet. Barrel aging character is present, but not overpowering. Some wood, and not terribly boozy. Bitterness in the finish is subtle, and gently transitions to a slightly woody finish. Alcohol flavors are well controlled.

Fairly chewy, big body. Relatively low carbonation, and some pleasant alcohol warming. Low carbonation helps give it a softer feel.

Not always a huge fan of Imp Stouts, but found this one big and complex, yet gentle and drinkable. The barrel aging adds another element without overwhelming the base beer.

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Photo of MDDMD
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-dark brown black color with a smallish light brown head and minimal lacing

S-dark roasted malt, light coffee, light bourbon, chocolate

T-chocolate, dark roasted malt, light bourbon, light coffee, earthy, little vanilla, overall has a really nice balance of flavors

F-medium body with light carbonation, smooth, a little less rich nd viscous than I prefer

O-this was a really nicely balanced stout, would definitely drink again

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Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.64/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into 22oz snifter; jet black with visible carbonation up the sides feeding a huge fluffy dark brown mocha head that doesn't fade at all practically, and leaves incredibly fine lacing when it finally does.
Smells of big dark roasted malt, vanilla, bourbon, oak, chocolate, coffee, slight dark fruit.
Taste is incredibly well-balanced; starting notes of sweet chocolate and vanilla are then smashed to bits by huge roasted malt, and as that recedes barrel character of oak and bourbon reveal themselves, finally giving way to a dark fruit/burnt sugar/bittersweet aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is fizzy and big.
Overall, this is a great take from the other side of BA stouts. Where most are very barrel-forward, this one takes a calmer approach, balancing bourbon and oak evenly with dark roasted malt and chocolate. Well done!

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12.7 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a nearly pitch black color that doesn't look particularly thick coming out of the bottle. The head is typical for the style, a one-finger khaki shade. It's nice and creamy, but doesn't retain well (as expected). Slight hints of lacing are left on the glass.

S: Upon popping the cork, a HUGE aroma of chocolaty goodness emanates from the bottle. After it's actually poured, it turns into more of a typical barrel-aged stout. There's plenty of oak, roasted malts, butter, and vanilla here. This definitely seems bourbon-forward enough.

T: Dark chocolate opens up the flavors nicely. There's also something savory in between the chocolaty start and tannic finish. I'm venturing to say it's just a pure bourbon flavor, but it also has a quality of roasted nuts. All in all, it grows on me after a while, and I enjoy it a fair deal. Problem is, there's not much (if any) complexity. It's simplistic to a fault - which is fine for some A-class pilsner or AA-class IPA, but this is the major league of barrel-aged imperial stouts. You need to bring everything to the table, and this doesn't quite do that. On the positive side, the sweetness is nicely controlled; even BCBS, as fantastic as it is, comes across too sweetly at times.

M: It's suitably creamy, so it meets the bare minimum for what the style should feel like in the mouth. The finish, too, is nice, managing to be both dry and long-lasting. On the other hand, it's also rather thinned out and clean - the latter must be why there isn't much depth. Still, I am pretty impressed how this has a decent bourbon flavor with little burn considering the sweetness is restrained and the body is slender.

O: 3.9 (or whatever the rAvg is) isn't a great score for a barrel-aged imperial stout, but going by my tendency to rate most everything half a point below the typical average, I'd even wager this is slightly underrated. I'd probably lambast this somewhat if it had the same level of hype as BCBS does. All I know is that A) it's better than the chocolate/coffee aged version, and B) with a few tweaks (more body, more complexity), it would be up there with the elites. Right now, though, it's still quite good.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a almost blackish brown body with one finger head that wasn't around too long and some lace. Aroma is mostly of roasted malts, little bit of woody or oakiness, touch of sweetness. An enjoyable and easy to drink stout and the only detriment to this beer is it's rather a simple stout compared to others of the genre. Smooth, medium bodied, not really chewey, passes over the tongue giving off some woodiness/oakiness and some vanilla/java like and bitter chocolate sweetness which balances with roasted and minor coffee malts that lead to a dry finish. Not a bad beer at all but for this style I'd like a stronger malt base/taste foundation and a little more complexity (can't even say I got any dark fruit notes or complex malt tastes).

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Photo of zeledonia
4.26/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to my aunt-in-law for the bottle. Cork says best by March 2013, but it's a barrel-aged imperial stout! Tasted 6 August 2013, reviewed from notes.

Pours deep brown, black in the glass, with two big dense fingers of medium gray-tan-brown head. Excellent retention, relaxing to a thin cap, with little doilies decorating the inside of the glass. Very nice.

Smell starts out whiskey-heavy, but backs off nicely as the stout comes through. It still feels a little barrel-dominated, but the chocolate and sweetness of those roasted malts provide a nice balance. Simple version: good, but tilting too far to bourbon.

Taste is quite nice, with the stout coming through more, and the barrel adding highlights. It's rich, full of chocolate, molasses, figs, and a touch of candy. I like the lack of heat, as I was worried from the smell that it would be a bourbon bomb. Really good integration, with just a light whiskey snap mid-way through.

Feel is nearly perfect. Thick and chewy, without being overly weighty, and with a little burble of carbonation that comes at just the right level and time. Lasting, with those chocolate notes stretching out on my tongue.

I'm enjoying this beer a lot. I like the taste better, where the beer outshines the barrel. Would like to try a non-barrel-aged version of this for comparison, as I think the base has a lot of complexity. I'm digging it; would put in the middle to upper-middle of imperial stouts. Not amazing, but pretty darn good.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A chestnut-khaki head covers a engine oil colored body. Minimal stay, minimal lace.

S: Burbon/whiskey scent upon first uncorking, burbon soaked raisins and figs are sweet with some dark fruit of plums, sweet alcohol with a smooth, oily charred woody character. The 10% is very well hidden aromatically.

T: Deep caramelized, smoothly charred roastiness and woody character. The burbon rears its head on the end finish. Lightly charred wood, black roast, tons of dark fruit with a dry burbon warmth.

M: Oily, thick viscose body and burbon warmth. Smooth charred woodiness and black roast warms the inner cheeks.

O: Overall strong 4.0 outstanding quality. Exceptionally smooth.

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Photo of portia99
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml C&C bottle (cork says best by: Mar 2013 - a little late, I guess) poured into an Idle Hands tulip.

A - Pours a very dark brown color, totally opaque with no light getting thru at all. A thick cap of frothy, coffee milkshake looking head lingers for several minutes. Almost a solid sheet of foamy lace is left on every bare surface of the glass.

S - Quite a bit of woody oak up front on the nose. Picking up faint traces of bourbon and also mild tartness in the aroma (hope this isn't a sign of bad things to come). Also getting a little bit of coffee and chocolate, nice touch of vanilla.

T - Hoppy bitterness up front, bakers chocolate, firm woody oakiness, lingering coffee, cocoa powder, soft touches of bourbon, mild vanilla. Flavors come out a bit more as the beer warms giving more bourbon presence and more of a boozy kick.

M - Fairly full body with a low-medium carbonation. Carbonation gives a little bit of life, but more than anything buoys the body of the beer up a bit. Smoothly integrated bourbon barrel. Barreling is a bit on the subtle side in a good way. Very well balanced BA stout - bourbon complements nicely and plays off of the base beer without undermining it. Smooth notes of coffee, bitter chocolate, and hop bitterness.

O - Really well done barrel aged stout. Barreling is done quite well allowing the subtleties of the base beer to remain while adding additional nuances of bourbon and wood. Super smooth with well hidden alcohol presence. Should be sipped, but begs to take good sized gulps.

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Photo of TMoney2591
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

I felt like I needed a souvenir of sorts from my first visit to the brewpub, so why not a nice seasonal stout? This stuff pours a deep, dark black-brown topped by a finger of tan foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, coffee, chocolate syrup, and a hint of char. The taste brings in more of the same, with the roast and coffee both bringing some harsh darkness. It's powerfully roasty in all the right ways. The body is a hefty medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a damn solid stout, probably my favorite Blue Mountain offering at the moment. There's not much of the barrel present here, but something tells me the wood contributed some minor char instead of the whiskey. I don't mind that much this time.

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Dark Hollow Artisanal Ale from Blue Mountain Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.
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