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Imperial Stout - Olde Hickory Brewery

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Imperial StoutImperial Stout

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

371 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 371
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.47%
Wants: 102
Gots: 127 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Olde Hickory Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 12-06-2009)
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northstar23

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-20-2014 02:09:08 | More by northstar23
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yoitsarch

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-16-2014 18:11:32 | More by yoitsarch
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.73/5  rDev -9.5%

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass at a tasting. Vintages 2011 and 2014 compared one after the other. Much thanks to Josh and Sheldon.

Classic walnut brown body, with a simple tan collar. Pretty much identical in appearance between vintages, but with a nice appearance, quite dark a nice thick pour out of the bottle for both.

Real interesting aroma. Light airy clove and dark brown spices. Very aromatic. Some hints of cherry like fruit, and soft toffee. Honey rounds out, but is strangely larger in the older vintage.

Palate comes with a giant honey sweetness. Luckily a decent mellow and thick roast char comes in but the sweetness is just dominating. The clove action is balanced in with it really nicely though, with a good creamy palate to match. Spicy finish, in a hot spice not alcohol way. Even some creamy frangelico like nut quality to match.

It's a real interesting brew and take to add honey, but it's still just far too sweet for my tastes and not well integrated with the rest of the malt. Roast and char is just aching to be heard here, along with some solid flavors trying to escape.

08-12-2014 02:05:48 | More by smakawhat
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WckdVbz

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

08-07-2014 17:12:42 | More by WckdVbz
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just_in

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -9%

08-03-2014 19:52:10 | More by just_in
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-01-2014 07:41:21 | More by zestar
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inspektor

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-31-2014 14:42:13 | More by inspektor
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Kentucky

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-30-2014 20:54:34 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Rogorama

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-23-2014 17:15:28 | More by Rogorama
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CavemanRamblin

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-22-2014 20:49:13 | More by CavemanRamblin
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surlytwinsfan

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-17-2014 18:22:37 | More by surlytwinsfan
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Roze

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9%

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New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-10-2014 20:47:17 | More by Jeffrey2310
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vande

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-06-2014 21:36:02 | More by vande
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solo103

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-29-2014 15:38:58 | More by solo103
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BillHilly

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-25-2014 01:14:52 | More by BillHilly
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Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-20-2014 02:08:18 | More by aubzachsyd
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-19-2014 02:45:13 | More by Immortale25
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Advocate_Of_Beer


4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

06-17-2014 14:51:45 | More by Advocate_Of_Beer
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Spaten454

Louisiana

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

06-14-2014 21:16:17 | More by Spaten454
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TKEbeerman

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-14-2014 01:54:00 | More by TKEbeerman
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2_Beardz

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-11-2014 12:18:00 | More by 2_Beardz
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Valleyview06

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

06-09-2014 02:47:22 | More by Valleyview06
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scottfrie

California

4.49/5  rDev +9%

Thanks Russell! 22oz bottle, 2013.

A: Pours a deep black with a couple fingers of dense, very dark-chocolate-brown colored head that looks like melted chocolate ice cream. Spotty soapy lace was left down the glass.
S: Deep and rich notes of chocolate malts, mocha, dark chocolate, and roasted, toasted grains.
T: Flavors of coffee beans, Mexican chocolate, cinnamon, slight honey, and dark chocolate. There a low bitterness and acidity and a good roasted quality. The finish is full of sweet, bitter and powdery chocolate. Not fudge-like or overly sweet, but more like bitter 70%+ dark chocolate with a touch of Mexican chocolate.
M: Rich and decadent, frothy carbonation, thick, rich and fluffy, chewy as hell, no boozy, no acidity. Drinks very well.
O: Seriously like eating a bar of dark chocolate. Definitely an underrated stout. One of the best non BA imperial stouts I've had in a while. Thanks again Russ.

05-30-2014 02:41:43 | More by scottfrie
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Imperial Stout from Olde Hickory Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 371 ratings.