Double Barrel Aged Chocolate Coffee Dark Hollow | Blue Mountain Brewery

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Double Barrel Aged Chocolate Coffee Dark HollowDouble Barrel Aged Chocolate Coffee Dark Hollow

Brewed by:
Blue Mountain Brewery
Virginia, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by drabmuh on 11-22-2012

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 49
Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: pours light brown with a film of head. Looks black in the glass.
A: nice chocolate and smooth bourbon. The aroma is a bit subtle, but nice.
T: subtle coffee and bourbon, nice chocolate mix too. But like the nose nothing exploding, but good.
F: smooth but pretty thin for a Ba stout.
O: well done Ba stout, but nothing to write home about.

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Photo of titvs
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Review according to BJCP2008 guidelines (style 13F). AROMA: very complex cocoa, coffe and bourbon barrel aromas. medium alcohol aroma. no hop aromas. APPEARANCE: opaque jet black with a very tanned head. medium head retention. TASTE: complex flavour with cocoa very present, slight dried grapes flavour, coffe and bourbon. medium hop flavour that lingers towards the end accompanied with rostiness, bitterness and slight warming character. balanced malt flavour with medium-high bitterness. PALATE: very-full body with a velvety texture. gentle warmth from alcohol. medium carbonation. OVERALL: a very complex, special, imperial stout with a plethora of flavours, maybe a bit sweet from the added cocoa but nonetheless highly recommended.

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Photo of gueuzedreg
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Double Barrel? I don't see that anywhere on here, and I don't see a bourbon barrel on here to review. Cork smells of deep rich bourbon

A- Pretty dark for a smaller brewery bourbon stout. Not too thin. Thin ring of lacing no legs.

S- Oak, malts, nice base RIS characteristics. Not much bourbon, but more oak.

T- Oak barrel RIS, with some bourbon sting; not too high on that though. Very nice malt profile. So rich and creamy.

M- Very rich and creamy; the M is medium to medium thick

O- A well done barrel RIS here!

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Photo of dwren89
3.57/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: ink black with thin tan head,

Aroma: very faint roastiness and a little bourbon bite

Taste: very smooth, surprisingly easy drinkability, roasty, with a hint of chocolate and sweetness on the finish, a little bourbon molasses flavor.

Mouthfeel: feel almost medium bodied it's so smooth and drinkable, but the ABV is definitely full
Bodied. Very smooth and velvety

Overall: Solid but not earth shattering. Good roastiness and chocolate hints with a little bourbon molasses character.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into a snifter

Appearance – The beer pours a nearly pitch black color with a nice two finger brown colored head of big carbonation bubbles. The head fades relatively quickly, leaving some light lace on the sides of the glass and some foam islands on the surface of the brew.

Smell – The aroma is nice and roasty with lots of roasted malt aromas, a nice big chocolate smell, and a good deal of coffee. Along with these smells are some notes of a vanilla nature as well as a lighter caramel. A little bit of smoke and oak are in the nose as well, overall creating a moderately sweet and roasty smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter chocolate and roasted malt flavor. Flavors of vanilla and a bit of the caramel detected in the nose were present upfront, complimenting the chocolate very nicely. The flavors present upfront, remain throughout the taste, creating a base for the brew. As the taste moves on however, a nice coffee and lighter toast flavor comes to the tongue. A woody and oaky flavor comes to the tongue at the end, and when combined with a bit of smoke, a very nice oaky and roasty chocolate latte like flavor is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is very thick and creamy with a carbonation level that is average. The thick and creamy body is fantastic for all the roasted and sweeter flavors of the brew letting all those big flavors to sit and linger on the tongue.

Overall – This was a very tasty Imperial. The mingling of big flavors in the chocolate, coffee and roast were quite fantastic, and even at 10 % abv there was almost no detectible boozy flavor. Thankfully the thicker body keeps the drinker in check and kept this a very enjoyable slow sipper.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On cask at Mad Fox brewery today. Beer served in a stange of sorts. Beer is black with a nice tan head of small bubbles. some lacing, low carbonation, looks great.

Aroma is coffee, mild, chocolate, big. A ltitle bit of grain and alcohol.

Overall this beer has the perfect mouthfeel. I don't know if that is due to the cask or the crafting of the beer but it is perfect in that sense. It tastes good too, the chocolate makes it through nicely, the coffee is a little subdued but I don't mind. I'd have this again for sure. What would this be like on nitro?

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Double Barrel Aged Chocolate Coffee Dark Hollow from Blue Mountain Brewery
4.03 out of 5 based on 49 ratings.
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