Lindley Park - Olde Hickory Brewery
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Reviews by mechamifune:
4.05/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours a near pitch black with a slight brown head. Carbonation is evident and good for the style. Nice lacing.
Smell is sweet malt and rasberries. A little bit of alcohol in the nose but not a lot. Bitter chocolate on the back end.
Taste is rasberries up front, followed by chocolate and a bit of a licorice taste. Finishes with a bit of a medicinal aftertaste. Rasberries are integrated pretty weel with the traditional stout flavors. Taste is pleasant though not overwhelming, overall slightly sweet and not particularly bitter or sour.
Mouthfeel is very strong and the best element of the beer. Very smooth and creamy, making it easy to drink despite the relative heaviness.
Overall this is an enjoyable beer and one I would drink again if readily available. The way the rasberries are integrated into the traditional big stout flavors shows a lot of skill, but in the end the slightly medicinal finish detracts a little. As a "special release" beer it doesn't quite register in the upper echelon for me, but that shouldn't be held against it.
Serving type: bottle
12-13-2011 02:52:42 | More by mechamifune
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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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