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Imperial Stout - Olde Hickory Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

433 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 433
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 106
Gots: 138 | FT: 15
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:
Beer added by: Bitterbill on 12-06-2009

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Photo of docoman
3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smell was great, but taste and after taste not as pleasing.

Photo of mattsmith413
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bilco
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattreitz49
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bunuelian
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pjs234
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2013 - Dark and thick! Great roasted malt. Nice sweetness. This is a great non barrel aged stout.

Photo of VeganUndead
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Kegatron
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mattyb79
4.6/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wayne17
4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheSamKuehn
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zonian1
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NCBrewmaster
4.68/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of MasterPenguins
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of thundersnow
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of polishkaz
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Rtaffet
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of TonyJ815
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Martyrob
4.7/5  rDev +13.8%

Photo of Ludwigkpa
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Eidsonjh
2.16/5  rDev -47.7%

Photo of stakem
3.59/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is the 2011 vintage, cellared for 3 years as of the time of this review.

The brew pours black in color with a thin khaki head. Some stringy lace sits on the glass as the cap fades. The aroma is full of black licorice, some candied sweetness and minor solvent alcohol. The flavor includes that previously mentioned solvent alcohol with some raison-like sweetness and earthy roast/char. It is medium bodied and quite boozy feeling for 10%. Overall, I just feel like something was missing in this. If this is the base beer for event horizon and lindley park, that sure would make a lot of sense...it needs something to give it a push in the direction of being memorable. Glad to have tried it but would not attempt to secure more.

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Imperial Stout from Olde Hickory Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 433 ratings.