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Lindley Park - Olde Hickory Brewery

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Ratings: 632
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.05%
Wants: 489
Gots: 191 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

stereosforgeeks, Nov 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

mikecharley, Nov 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

tut2528, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of roger617
4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into snifter.

A: Very dark black pour with a small amount of tan head. Appears to be very thick.
S: The rasberries on this are very much in the front of the aroma. Roasty goodness follows faintly and lingers.
T: Rasberry sweetness up front and lingering for a while. Very complex and balanced, I only get a little bit of honey on this one.
M: Smooth, carbed well.
O: This in a very unique brew, anyone who has a chance to try this certainly should!

roger617, Nov 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

smutty33, Nov 15, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my Delirium tulip.

Appeared a jet black color with a bit of red-colored "hue" to it around the edges when held to the light. Very fluffy three finger head which also had a bit of reddish tone to it.

Smell was fantastic. Smelled like black raspberries mixed with chocolate. Slight alcohol scent but not overpowering. A bit roasty.

Taste was a bit of a let down compared to the smell. Way too sweet. I do like raspberry but this was a bit overpowering. Would have liked the bourbon to take away a bit of the raspberry but it was very mild.

Mouthfeel was good - medium body, smooth, no heat from the bourbon. A bit of a sour feel to it.

Overall I liked it and thought it was a good representation of the style. They hit the nail on the head with what they were going for, though I think it was a bit too on the sweet side for my liking. Glad I tried it, though!

TWStandley, Nov 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

MrNate, Nov 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Hefewiseman, Nov 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

JLeet, Nov 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Soto, Nov 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

napetry, Nov 10, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16%

topdown, Nov 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

tarheels4life23, Nov 10, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I have had this beer many times but apparently never reviewed.
22 oz. bottle poured in a Sam Adams perfect pour glass.

Nose is raspberry and chocolate and lots of it. Poured straight down the middle of the glass produced little head and no lacing is present after sipping. Color is very dark but clarity is good with a flash light.

Front end is alcoholic, but not bourbonesque. Needs to age more. I have had this bottle for about 6 months since the release. Good thing I have more and some to trade :)

Tastes great, heavy mouth coating of sweetness and cocoa leading to a more char, oakiness and dry-sweet finish.

Overall I freaking love this beer and am happy to be able to get it when it comes out but I would gladly get a pour of a better stout if I had access to one in my state.

coriswrasse, Nov 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

McAndrew, Nov 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

bcm75, Nov 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Skrypt, Nov 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

JoninVT, Nov 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

MastaShonuf, Nov 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Dagsy, Nov 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

StlHopHead77, Nov 06, 2013
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2/5  rDev -53.6%

JDM44, Nov 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

wr3ck00n, Nov 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

dkw0063, Nov 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

AngusOg, Nov 04, 2013
Lindley Park from Olde Hickory Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 632 ratings.