Imperial Stout - Olde Hickory Brewery
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Reviews by zhanson88:
4.03/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours pitch black with 1" of dark tan head. Okay retention, and not much lacing.
Smell: Nice roast presence, sweet milk chocolate, some hop character. The roast character combined with the sweetness is very nice here.
Taste: Similar to the smell. Lots of roast up front, maybe a bit of char. Middle is dominated with milk chocolate sweetness. Hops are light but still somewhat apparent. Very nicely balanced for an imperial stout.
Mouthfeel/Overall: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation that is about right. Overall a nice, no frills imperial stout. The roast and sweetness don't integrate quite as well as I'd like, but are still very good. I'm a fan of this.
Serving type: bottle
11-07-2011 05:03:50 | More by zhanson88
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4.49/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
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.
Serving type: bottle
05-30-2014 02:41:43 | More by scottfrie
Imperial Stout from Olde Hickory Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 363 ratings.