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Lindley Park - Olde Hickory Brewery

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617 Ratings
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Ratings: 617
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.05%
Wants: 493
Gots: 193 | FT: 26
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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dirtylou

Washington

4.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber, split

Avery snifter - 2nd time having this. Really a remarkable beer - unquestionably the best fruit-oriented stout I've ever had. The raspberry is so potent and vibrant - really beautiful. Layers of cocoa, malt, cream, berry. Awesome beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 04:39:21 | More by dirtylou
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

11-24-2013 22:20:45 | More by TurdFurgison
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev -7.2%

01-19-2013 15:24:39 | More by drummermattie02
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Zaphog

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

12-13-2012 04:20:08 | More by Zaphog
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

22oz bottle poured into Olde Hickory tulip - thanks to CarolinaKevin

Inky black pour, viscous and sticky on the glass with a one-finger crop of tanned head resting on top. Webbed lacing and wispy film stick around while drinking, nice legs on the glass.

Wonderfully rich and decadent in the nose, swirling scents of honey, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit and bourbon. Toasted/charred oak, molasses, cocoa, raspberries and cherries. I can't wait to dive into this one.

Thick and viscous, this wraps around the tongue with layers of raspberries and cherries, dunked in bourbon and covered in chocolate. Dark and dreamy, complimented by roasted dark malts, boozy warmth, oak and a dash of residual vanilla bean from the barrel-aging. Honey sweetness underneath, finishing sweet and warm on the tongue.

Full bodied, milder carbonation, creamy, sticky and slightly heavy on the tongue. Flat out, this is a phenomenal fruited imperial stout that combines the sweeter profile with boozy warmth and roasted malts to balance itself out.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2013 12:40:18 | More by xnicknj
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

12-25-2013 21:36:55 | More by tobelerone
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2013 Vintage, black wax. Bomber poured into a snifter, the beer pours oily black, with a thick look to it, and settles in with a low profile, bubbly, dark tan head that quickly settles out into a surface ring. This just looks weighty pouring it into the glass. Aromas of rich, bittersweet chocolate, with raspberry overlays that are sweet and tart. Rich honey notes, with some woody characteristics. This smells like a raspberry chocolate truffle a bit, and that smells delicious. Flavors are very fruit and roast forward, with a huge blast of tart raspberry, rich, bittersweet chocolate, boozy and woody notes, and an underlying bitterness. Very rich throughout, with a heaviness to the body that once again likens it to oil. The thick, heavy body does work with all of the pronounced flavors, and you do build a bit of warmth as you drink. The bittersweet chocolate character becomes more bitter than sweet as it heads towards the tail end of the palate, with a tart and bitter aftertaste that lingers quite a bit. The finish is slick, and the beer coats the mouth a bit. Very well balanced, and the beer is heavy. Would love to see how this would age.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 04:55:54 | More by GarthDanielson
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jrallen34

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.2%

01-22-2013 01:27:39 | More by jrallen34
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle opened on 9.3.12.

A - Pours a very dark, motor oil brown with a small dark brown head that slowly moves to the edges.

S - Roasted malts, sweetness, some soy sauce, and fruit.

T - A typical roasty, boozy stout then a sweet raspberry treat hits you straight on.

D - Mild to medium carbonation with a heavier body.

O - A good stout, but the raspberry and honey bravel show up here. Nice.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2012 05:38:40 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

03-02-2013 19:17:14 | More by Rhettroactive
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.01/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Inky black. Stains the glass nicely. Not much going of a head, but the blackness is enough to forgive that. Very thin khaki collar.

Smell - Raspberry and dark chocolate, pushing coffee aroma. Oak is strong. The raspberry is a nice aroma. Not really fresh, but not artificial either.

Taste - Sweet up front with some honey. Dark chocolate. Raspberry fruit flavor lends a bit of tartness. Buckets of oak in this, which cuts some of the sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Medium low carbonation. Not too viscous. A little boozy.

Overall - The fruit is incorporated very well. The oak cuts the sweetness and keeps this manageable.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2013 02:19:48 | More by Alieniloquium
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

02-19-2013 15:10:55 | More by ShanePB
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to sincereNC for sharing this one with me! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a massively dark brown with a half finger brown head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, subtle roasted malt, dark chocolate, raspberries, and a subtle tart note. The flavor was of sweet malt, dark chocolate, raspberries, and tart cherries. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. I'm not sure how I feel about the new 'let's add fruit to this stout to make it better' movement, but this one just did not do it for my palate. While it was quite easy to drink, it just didn't continue to make me come back for more and more as I would have hoped. While still good, it just feel a little short of my expectations.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2011 14:49:26 | More by thagr81us
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 Vintage.
Poured in to CBS Snifter.

A - Thick, ink black colour with a thin layer of dark brown head that quickly reduced to a ring around the edges.

S - Tart raspberry up front that gives way to sweet milk chocolate, roast and molasses.

T - Sweet raspberry puree up front that is present throughout. Mid-palate ads cocoa, molasses and roast. The finish is tart with a touch of smokiness. The oak is barely noticeable but is slightly evident in the finish.

M - Medium body; smooth and creamy. Light carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 15:55:59 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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AgentZero

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Black colored beer with a nice, brown head that faded to a little bit of a ring. Pretty good looking, appropriate.

S - Bourbon, oak, vanilla. There's a great raspberry presence to this one that adds some berry sweetness and depth. The honey coming through reminds you it is an Olde Hickory brew.

T - Nice raspberry, good chocolate. As far as raspberry/chocolate stouts go, this is fantastic. The chocolate is more of the roasted, slightly unsweetened type. Honey adds a bit of sweetness.

M - Heavier side of medium bodied, fairly creamy. Moderate to slightly lower carbonation.

O - Very good beer, expected this to be another initially hyped and underwhelming brew. Would like to drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 19:12:31 | More by AgentZero
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chippo33

Vermont

2.75/5  rDev -36.2%

03-26-2013 05:34:57 | More by chippo33
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

02-02-2013 03:49:10 | More by iL0VEbeer
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claspada

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a fudgey brown color with garnet highlights; not much of a khaki colored head, but the lacing is substantial.

Aromas of rich, dark chocolate and fresh raspberry purée. As it warms you get hints of honey and Bourbon.

The tastes begin with dark chocolate and honey upront, but it doesn't take long for the tart berry flavors to assert themselves. As it warms the tart black raspberry and sweet red raspberry elements assert themselves more and more, though the chocolate, Bourbon and honey lingers underneath, throughout.

The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low to moderate carbonation. Finish is semi-sweet and mildly drying as well from the barrel presence.

Overall this was very enjoyable overall and what I wish GI Bramble Rye would have tasted like. The Bramble fruit flavors were a bit more artificial. Though I would prefer a slightly fuller mouthfeel, I am really impressed by this beer and am really enjoying the tart raspberry edge, the chocolate and the subtle Bourbon elements as they all mix very well in a harmonious fashion.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 14:03:31 | More by claspada
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

08-03-2013 02:54:35 | More by Cynic-ale
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Duff27

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

12-26-2012 21:21:18 | More by Duff27
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Gobzilla

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

03-30-2013 22:48:48 | More by Gobzilla
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

02-27-2013 01:51:02 | More by bsuedekum
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whartontallboy

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

01-22-2012 03:41:43 | More by whartontallboy
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber into an Old Engine Oil tulip. Thanks to Tony for sharing.

A: Black body with brown highlights; momentary tan head. Pretty average.

S: Whoa. Huge bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, and raspberry. Smells like an incredibly delicious bourbon + raspberry filled chocolate truffle. It's a big, bold, complex, and amazing aroma.

T: Way sweeter than the nose, with far less barrel and far more fruit. Raspberry and chocolate are the main players, with some spicy booze joining in on the finish. Still great, but less mindblowing than the aroma.

M: Slick medium body with some late-arriving but fairly intense carbonation. Strange, but not unpleasant.

O: This one made me fall in love with it based on the smell along. I could inhale this all night. A must-try.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 13:43:58 | More by woosterbill
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aasher

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

07-21-2013 16:00:14 | More by aasher
Lindley Park from Olde Hickory Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 617 ratings.