Lindley Park - Olde Hickory Brewery
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Reviews by OSUBeerStudent:
4.43/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Bottle into a Duck Rabbit snifter. High hopes for this one.
Pours an opaque black with tiny, quickly nonexistent head except for a thin rim. Good appearance.
Smell is complex. Lots of chocolate and raspberry, with some floral honey (actual honey, not just sugar). A bit of currant and fig. The barrel is buried on the nose. Some booziness is present, but not overwhelming in any way.
Taste is where this one shines. Some tart raspberry up front with a backing of honey sweetness. Lots of cocoa in this one. The oak is present but subtle - not bourbony or overwhelming in any way. Fairly sweet as far as imperial stouts go but very balanced. Finish is dry and primarily oak with bitter chocolate. Subtle as far as big barrel-aged imperial stouts go but delicious.
Mouthfeel is a touch thin but still good. Carbonation is perfect, though. The alcohol is totally absent from the taste, only showing up in the nose, which is fairly impressive. Easy drinking for its power.
Overall this is a very, very good bal stout. Definitely worth seeking out and I'm very glad I have some more bottles of it. I think with a year or two on it this will be extremely good, with just that much more blending of flavors and less booze in the nose. Another great stout from Olde Hickory.
Serving type: bottle
11-08-2011 22:56:42 | More by OSUBeerStudent
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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
Lindley Park from Olde Hickory Brewery
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