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Imperial Stout - Olde Hickory Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

434 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 434
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 107
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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4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a thick jet black with and incredibly dark head, we are talking dark dark brown with decent retention. Smell is of burly roasted malts, notes of licorice, molasses, earthy waves of coffee, and loads of depth. The aroma reminds me of CCB Marshal Zhukov's. The taste matches the aroma with a moderate level of malty sweetness that expresses notes of honey, molasses, and licorice with notes of bitter chocolate and coffee. Somewhat bitter on the finish with a lasting anise quality. Again, very robust and flavorful. Mouthfeel is very thick with moderate to low carbonation. This is a beast of an imperial stout that has been sitting in my cellar and has gone un-drank at multiple tastings. Now I am regretting putting off drinking this for so long, because this is a tasty brew. Definitely worth a try.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into my Oxbow snifter. 2012 vintage.

A: Poured an opaque black w/ thin mocha head that faded quickly. Can actually see a good bit of bubbles rush up the sides and then fizzle away as they hit the top.

S: Nice aroma...bitter dark chocolate, roast, molasses, vanilla, touch of an earthy hop presence. Maybe just a slight coffee note in there as well.

T/M: Interesting. Typical roast, bitter dark chocolate as the dominant notes...some toffee, graham cracker, rum-soaked raisin. Finishes with a bit of a floral taste. Slightly bitter. Mouthfeel could have been a little more viscous. Was certainly solid though - say medium to medium-full. Carbonation might have been a little too fizzy also but I'm sure I'm just nitpicking.

O: Really enjoyed this. I think the honey might have dried out the beer and made it a tad thin...but at the same time, I wouldn't be surprised if that's what contributed to the floral note in the back of the palate, which I dug. Would certainly drink this many times over...

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

draft at beer study.

pours a pitch black with a creamy beige head. smell is big on roasted malts. taste is very malty, chocolately and smoky on the finish. bitterness lingers, ABV very apparent. definitely a big stout. full bodied with mild carbonation.

overall solid non BA stout. event horizon is much better though!

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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

Poured from a waxed top bottle into a snifter glass. I think this was the 2011 version.

A: A jet black color that doesn't allow any light in. A small light brown head sits atop with no glass lacing.

S: Roasted malts aplenty with some smoke, wood, vanilla, burnt coffee and some dark chocolate.

T: Same as the nose pretty much, but the roasted character really hits hard and lingers. Roasted flavors with burnt coffee, dark chocolate and some smokey wood flavors. A little bit of vanilla mixes in with the sweetness and the finish turns roasty and smokey. Alcohol creeps in.

M: Full, coating, alcoholic, and low carbonation.

O: A very good impy stout, but not a standout. I would have liked to try this fresh, but it was still a solid beer even with a year plus on it. Solid.

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Imperial Stout from Olde Hickory Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 434 ratings.