Today on TBD - 18. Blue Mountain Brewery's, Dark Hollow Imperial Stout - Barrel House Series.
"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. Can be enjoyed immediately, or five years later, when you dust off the last vintage bottle from your cellar to share with good company. Available as long as each batch lasts, November-April."
Since Halloween was last week I thought that this was a fitting beer to review today. My impression of this beer is that it is lovely, dark and deep. Sorry for waxing poetic but I mean it really is dark! When you first pour it you will notice how dark and rich it appears. It has a fair head and was so dark I could not determine if there were any carbonation bubbles present in the glass. There is a hint of the oaky bourbon in the aroma of this beer. This is a thick syrupy beer that has flavors of chocolate, bourbon and a slight coffee flavor as well. It is a smooth beer with some bitter accents, it has an IBU rating of 70 but you don't notice it as much due to its smooth drinkability. This was a GOOD beer, yummy! However at 13 dollars a bottle it is a bit pricy and I would not drink one of these every week but on special occasions I would definitely spring for another. Oh, and at 10% ABV you will notice that your drinking a beer with some kick. I recommend that you pick one up and give it a try I think you'll like it, enjoy!