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Lindley Park - Olde Hickory Brewery

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627 Ratings
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Ratings: 627
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.05%
Wants: 490
Gots: 193 | FT: 28
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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Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

02-21-2014 22:53:12 | More by IAmAWalrus
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

02-20-2014 15:02:04 | More by mccallisters_dali
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -7.2%

02-19-2014 04:27:28 | More by qcbrewer
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cbutova

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

02-19-2014 01:28:05 | More by cbutova
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Fireslayer

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

02-18-2014 19:58:45 | More by Fireslayer
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Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

02-18-2014 12:58:21 | More by mabmab67
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Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

02-17-2014 00:09:19 | More by DaPan
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -7.2%

02-16-2014 22:07:45 | More by Sammy
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

02-16-2014 15:53:01 | More by RedNeckGurl
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +2.1%

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.

02-15-2014 02:14:10 | More by dbrauneis
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev -2.3%

2013 batch.

A: Jet black pour with a medium-sized, dense and dark brown head. Head sticks around quite well. Tiniest streaks of lacing.

S: Raspberries before I even get the glass near my face. Strong raspberry aroma with bourbon. Unique for sure. Some caramel and toasted sugar from the bourbon. Oaky too. I swear I get some honey but it might be the power of suggestion.

T: Sweet raspberries and bourbon together at the forefront. Very interesting and tasty combination. Caramel, toffee and honey in the middle. There is a sudden hit of very bitter, almost acrid char and cocoa in the finish as the adjuncts fade. Finish is more lingering, drying bitter char and oak.

M: Heavy but not overly so. Dry aftertaste.

O: Interesting and unique combination for a beer. In fact I'm guessing this is one of a kind. Interesting juxtaposition of sugary sweet fruits up front and dry char and cocoa on the back end. Totally opposite ends of the spectrum, separated by about one second. It's tasty and unique. Not as mind blowing as I had hoped, but alas. Some chocolate to go with the raspberry would have been really nice I think. A little residual sweetness would be excellent in the finish too. Why am I making suggestions? I do not know.

02-13-2014 02:30:41 | More by Dope
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Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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Minnesota

5/5  rDev +16%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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Illinois

3/5  rDev -30.4%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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California

4/5  rDev -7.2%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

01-28-2014 04:18:20 | More by ThreeFishes
Lindley Park from Olde Hickory Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 627 ratings.