Booze Geek – Dark Hollow Imperial Stout And Hellblazer: Original Sins

By Dylan Gonzalez

Beer: Dark Hollow Imperial Stout

Brewery: Blue Mountain Brewery

cd573dd94a86f043cd5b420572628b43Darkness enveloped my night as I poured out a bottle of Dark Hollow, an Imperial stout aged in oak barrels.

Dark Hollow, as is customary with stouts, pours black and produces a thin, tan head that lasts for a little while.  It produces the scents that accompany most stouts: chocolate, coffee and malts.  Some booze can also be detected emanating from it.

In terms of flavor, Dark Hollow is very rich.  It is heavy on the chocolate, coffee and malts and features a really nice dark fruit-like taste as well.  There are some lingering hops at the end.  It leaves a slightly smoky and boozy aftertaste too.

On the palate, there is some carbonation present, but this is a relatively easy stout to drink.  This was a nice change of pace, considering some stouts can be very daunting to drink.

Overall, I really love this beer.  Its strong points lie in its rich flavors and easiness to drink.  Highly recommended.

What to Drink This To:

818-+awZFELI recently acquired an old copy of Hellblazer: Original Sins while perusing the used book section of Barnes & Noble.  My interest in John Constantine goes back to when I first read his debut appearance in Swamp Thing during Alan Moore's iconic run.  Jamie Delano's intelligent mixing of the occult into then contemporary situations is pretty amazing and I love John Ridgway's art.  I feel that Dark Hollow would be a perfectly accompanying beer to drink while reading along to Constantine's encounters with the weird and otherworldly.

Dylan Gonzalez happens to love beer and comic books and luckily found a place to write about both because he has no idea how to actually make money in the real world.  He lives in a cave in New Jersey.

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About Hannah Means Shannon

Editor-in-Chief at Bleeding Cool. Independent comics scholar and former English Professor. Writing books on magic in the works of Alan Moore and the early works of Neil Gaiman.
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