Lindley Park - Olde Hickory Brewery
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Reviews by KickInTheChalice:
4.65/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a snifter. Thanks to RC0032 for bringing this over.
The beer itself has a nearly black mahogany color with dark ruby edges. Not much light makes it through anywhere in the glass. A small tan head forms initially and fades pretty quickly.
The aroma and flavor are fairly consistent. There is a little bit of honey in the aroma, not as much in the flavor. Some milk chocolate, some dark, bitter chocolate, slightly tart raspberries all work very well together. a little bit of booze tingles the tongue and warms the stomach. The carbonation is on the light and creamy side, working well with the chocolate covered raspberry flavor and full body.
As someone who has a soft spot for raspberries, the chocolate covered raspberry flavor is pretty dead on accurate and enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
01-23-2012 00:52:33 | More by KickInTheChalice
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4.25/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Thanks to my cousin Sonny for sharing this over a long weekend of beer tasting. Fully reviewed Sunday to E-mail notes.
A- Poured to four glasses from the bomber with a midnight black body. Light mocha brown head forms to about a finger with decent retention. Head descends to a frothy ring at the edges. Tons of legs lead to spotty lacing.
S- Raspberry nectar at an impressive strength. The fruit is definitely the star but a rich chocolate, dark roasty malt base comes through just enough to make you realize this is not a straight fruit beer. Fruity baked goods.
T- Damn, Olde Hickory... the raspberry comes through from the nose in a fashion I can't quite say that I have ever found in another beer. Fresh, authentic fruit feel dominates the flavor early on but the base stout opens up after a few sips. Decadent chocolate malts, dark roast grains, sweetness and nuttiness. Oak wood feel but no whiskey for me.
MF- Thick body with a creamy and slightly silky texture. Carbonation is at a medium level. No alcohol warmth present and semi-tart raspberry lingers with some roast bitterness.
Not sure I have ever found a beer with raspberry flavor quite like this. Each sip reveals waves of flavor that oscillates between straight fresh raspberry and rich chocolate truffle. The barrels don't really do much for me but insane raspberry takes the cake.
Serving type: bottle
02-19-2014 01:28:05 | More by cbutova
4.4/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Note: 2013 Vintage
A: Pours an opaque yet clear jet black in color with light gentle carbonation along the edges of the glass and the faintest hint of very dark brown highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall foamy dark mocha head that reduces to a large patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of rich dark chocolate and raspberries with light notes of honey, bourbon, and oak.
T: Upfront there is a strong flavor of rich dark chocolate with a light amount of roasted malts with a hint of honey sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of raspberries - very natural raspberry flavors with some tartness and some sweetness. Light amounts of bourbon, vanilla, and oak towards the finish. Light to moderate amounts of lingering bitterness.
M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin for the style.
O: I had this beer on Valentine's Day and the smell reminds me of really great handmade chocolates (thinking raspberry truffle). I really enjoyed this beer and it was well worth the wait - it was saved for a special occasion after I picked it up in the autumn. Easy to drink with very well hidden ABV.
Serving type: bottle
02-15-2014 02:14:10 | More by dbrauneis
Lindley Park from Olde Hickory Brewery
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