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Lindley Park - Olde Hickory Brewery

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Ratings: 672
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 493
Gots: 210 | FT: 27
Brewed by:
Olde Hickory Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
An imperial stout brewed with honey and raspberries, then aged in bourbon barrels.

(Beer added by: GehenHerzog on 11-08-2011)
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4.54/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.7/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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2.76/5  rDev -35.8%

waskojat, Saturday at 11:44 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Great beer! Smells of chocolate, bourbon and honey. Pours almost a oil black with basically no head. Taste of raspberry, honey and chocolate and a finish of nice warm booze. This is a great beer I recommend to any stout lover!

Canes97, Saturday at 09:16 PM
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4.65/5  rDev +8.1%

Bradaplast, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of MalibuKenny
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: poured from draft tap, jet black, with thin layer of caramel head that quickly dissipated into a ring, clinging to the side of tasting glass

S: when first poured all I can smell is fruit purée. Slowly warmed in my hand, i can start to appreciate the Bourbon and chocolate

T: raspberries, dark chocolate, Bourbon warmness. Reminded me of those Belgian Cordial Cherries (marinated in Brandy, I think) we used to get close to Christmas time.

M: from light-medium body to medium-heavy body as it warns in glass. Bourbon barrel character grows increasingly prominent. Creaminess.

O: Met my expectation from last year. When a beer go to regular release there's always a fear of drop in quality. Olde Hickory can keep a consistency, and that's admirable

MalibuKenny, Nov 14, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.48/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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3.69/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle, blue wax with a 2013 stamp, poured into an Olde Hickory short chalice.

The beer pours an inky jet black color, thick and viscous texture with a finger or so of caramel head that recedes to a rim of film around the circumference of the glass yielding a spot or two of lace. Raspberries immediately make themselves known in the aroma, thick and sweet chocolate, caramel, very faint oak with a bit of honey and some unwelcome alcohol aromas at the end, but the balance is nice. The raspberry is nice and jammy, bittersweet chocolate follows well, light roast with some rich grains and stone fruits. It's balanced well, sweeter for sure, but not overly so, nor is there any tartness or acidity from the berries and the alcohol is hidden very well on the tongue, however there is a distinct lack of any barrel character, oak bourbon or otherwise. The mouthfeel is nice, smooth and silky, a bit thinner than I'd prefer, but it coats the mouth well and finishes very softly.

Verdict: A nice raspberry stout from Olde Hickory but the complete lack of any barrel character is a real disappointment. It's simple and balanced, but a bit boring and one dimensional and the raspberry is really the only interesting thing here.

kevanb, Nov 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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3.89/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured 12oz bottle into chalice. Bottled in fall of 2013.

A - Very dark, almost black with a blood red tinge around the edge. Thin brown head that fades away and leaves no lacing behind.

S - Smells like a nice RIS with big roasted malts, bitter chocolate,raspberry, and dark fruit. Hints of honey, vanilla, and oak come through as it warms.

T - Starts out with a mix of roasted malt, raspberry, and bitter chocolate. Dark fruits are noticeable in the middle along with hints of bourbon and honey. The finish really brings out the raspberry flavors.

M - Medium bodied with okay carbonation. Finish has a bit of tart/bitter feel to it.

O - This beer was good, but I think it would have been even better if it was not barrel aged. It seemed like the barrel aging made it a bit harsh, even after resting a year. I think it would be more raspberry and chocolate without sitting in a barrel.

Ri0, Nov 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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Lindley Park from Olde Hickory Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 672 ratings.