Imperial Stout - Olde Hickory Brewery
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4.72/5 rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
22 ounce bottle, thick gold wax seal, 2011 imprinted in the wax.
Pours a dark, dark brown, almost black. A bit of ruby red color around the edges of the glass. Nice head and decent carbonation.
Excellent aroma...powerful and pungent. There are notes of honey (bottle also states this stout as being brewed with honey), milk chocolate, anise, vanilla bean, coffee, molasses, wet wood, worn leather, and graham cracker.
The taste is very, very rich. Notes of dark chocolate, honeycomb, dark roasted coffee, bittersweet espresso, toffee, vanilla, raisin, and wet rolled oats.
This beer is a powerhouse. Not only does it sit high in ABV, but the beer is balanced, has a superb aroma, and tastes wonderful. The beer coats the palate, allowing some of the roasted, dense flavors to linger and be savored.
Overall, this is an excellent beer--one of the best I've come across in the style. It is big, bold, and balanced.
Serving type: bottle
01-05-2012 16:03:25 | More by movingtrain
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Imperial Stout from Olde Hickory Brewery
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