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Imperial Stout - Olde Hickory Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

379 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 379
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.47%
Wants: 103
Gots: 133 | FT: 11
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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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I rate this beer close to 5 and here's why:

Though not the most complex stout I've had, the 2014 batch I think is an absolute perfect example of an imperial stout. Unique characteristics but stays true to form. Lots of chocolate, a little vanilla, and tasting this batch fresh gives a good little bit of punch/bitter hop, which leads to honey and more chocolate and malt. All aspects of a good imperial stout are present and the blend is perfect imho. Not too sweet, well balanced, and just the right amount of strength. Thankful I'm able to enjoy this one on a regular basis.

bcp5296d, Apr 16, 2014
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4.76/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Had this beer out of a cask. It was condetioned with peanut butter and fudge

A- Pretty much was black i couldnt see much light through the glass

S- the aroma was sweet hints of chocolate, malty, coacoa and some vanilla

T- i didnt get much peanut butter but when it warmed up you got a good amount of coacoa vanilla and chocolate.

M- Even though this beer is around 11 percent it didnt come across to hot. low in carbonation do to be cask served

O- Overall i really enjoyed this beer was a great one to have on cask. i would recomend this beer to lots of people.

Bugeye4x4, Apr 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2011 bomber

Pours a small bit of light chocolate head which fades to nill. Black body with hints of mahogany around the edges. Head is somewhat rousable, with a good bit of alcohol legs.

Smells change a good amount throughout the pour. Sweet carmel, big roast, coffee, bitter chocolate, smokey in a particular way-maybe some peat or someting reminicent of a scotch ale. A bit of alcohol is definitely present as it warms.

Tastes like a big russian and american imperial stout combined. Bitter dark chocolate, dark fruit, sweet carmel, espresso/coffee, licorice and some smokey component. A firm alcohol warmth and slight taste.

Medium full bodied, low carbonation. Fairly thick and silky, which leaves the mouth coated with a big maltyness and roasty acidity.

Overall this is one big tasty stout. Quite complex and fairly drinkable. This was a great bottle to share with my wife. Great flavors and interesting with the scotch ale component that was not expected.

Thank you Tommy for this trade.

Homebrew35, Aug 03, 2012
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Imperial Stout from Olde Hickory Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 379 ratings.