Lindley Park - Olde Hickory Brewery
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4.25/5 rDev -1.4%
It seems I have been drinking a lot of beer from Wil lately. Again, Wil, thanks guy! A black hole of a beer, chalky even. So dark in fact that the head is even the color of cocoa powder. The foam grows to a velvety finger in height on an easy pour and slowly fades to a thin ring that manages to leave pencil thin drink lines.
The nose is both intense and mouthwatering. Chocolate of the darkest variety mingles with raspberry syrup boiled down to its most intense point. It's like a high quality raspberry truffle. Other berry fruitiness mingles with the intense raspberry. Honey adds a touch of sweetness to the already dessert qualities of this adult beverage. Soft coffee and cream wrap it up.
Raspberry syrup pops right off the bat, intense. The high cocoa content dark chocolate adds a soft herbal bitterness. The honey is noticeable with a residual sweetness that adds depth. Other dark berries mingle with the truffle, blackberry mostly. Hops add a little leafy, herbal bitterness that plays well. The roast is moderate and lets the adjuncts shine. This stout is insanely rich and delicious.
The body is luxuriously smooth with a manageable weight ringing in at full but not overly so. Although this beer is a sipper, and sweet, it's easy to handle and in no way cloying. The carbonation is active and adds a touch of liveliness.
Lindley Park is lively and rich. The raspberry bursts and with the dense chocolate flavors makes for dessert in a glass. With all the sugar in this beer to brew something this easy to drink with no cloying tendencies shows a deft hand at brewing. Pick this up if you come across any. It's a great beer. Thanks, Wil!
08-31-2014 02:41:56 | More by joe1510
4.14/5 rDev -3.9%
A - Pours with a black, thick body and the head is just a dark brown ring around the glass. It would really look great with a little more carb so it's not looking flat out of the bottle.
S - Raspberry, roasted malts, dark chocolate, a touch of honey and bourbon barrels on the backend. The nose is really out of this world to me.
T - Raspberry and dark chocolate dominate and shine through on the taste. The raspberry is ever so sweet and ever so tart. I think the honey helps here. Roasted malts are present, but definitely take a backseat. The bourbon barrel come through in the finish and lingers.
M - On the heavy side of light to almost medium with minimal carbonation. It has a wet finish and is very drinkable.
O - I could drink this beer a lot and not tire of it. To me, it's hitting the right chords except for the appearance and mouthfeel, which is due to lack of carbonation.
07-16-2014 23:25:28 | More by cvm4
4.5/5 rDev +4.4%
Pours jet black with deep maroon highlights. This is a black hole of a beer, even held up to the sun, no light permeates this behemoth! Small red tinted head that faded almost immediately. Very sparse lacing. Lots of raspberry on the nose with hints of chocolate and coffee. On the tongue, lots of raspberry followed by dark chocolate and a hint of black coffee. Finishes slightly dry and astringent. Full bodied with little carbonation. Overall, an outstanding stout that lives up to the hype!
06-24-2014 21:56:43 | More by JohnG190
Lindley Park from Olde Hickory Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 627 ratings.