1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Lindley Park - Olde Hickory Brewery

Not Rated.
Lindley ParkLindley Park

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

683 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 683
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 494
Gots: 215 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 683 | Reviews: 127 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Jasonrm72
4/5  rDev -7%

Jasonrm72, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of jlindsey
4/5  rDev -7%

jlindsey, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of nuckbuc
3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

nuckbuc, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of cbgoods
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

cbgoods, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of hemorhoidzz
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

hemorhoidzz, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of tobelerone
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

tobelerone, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of Tgmckinn
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Tgmckinn, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of beernads
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

beernads, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of Rado
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Rado, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of Resuin
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a teku glass. This is a 2013 version.

Appearance: Pours dark black and leaves a medium brown, nice head of a couple fingers which slowly fades to a thin layer atop the beer.

Smell: Nice sweet raspberries take the lead, along with rich chocolate, malts. Can't get much beyond the raspberries and chocolate, but it's really nice, I'll definitely enjoy smelling this for a while.

Taste: More complex than the aroma: Raspberries, roasted malts, light coffee, dark chocolate, oak, finishes with more raspberries. Really well balanced flavors, very tasty. Pretty rich.

Mouth-feel: Low to medium carbonation with a medium, creamy body. Finishes pretty smooth. Could be a bit thicker, but is still very nice.

Overall: As a big fan of berries, I really enjoyed the heavy raspberry influence in this one. Quite rich and with a lot of flavor, but really well balanced. I think the bourbon barrels really helped smooth this out.

Resuin, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of Prost76
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Prost76, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of GarthDanielson
4.11/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

GarthDanielson, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of inspektor
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

inspektor, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of akang
4/5  rDev -7%

akang, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of CoolEthan
4/5  rDev -7%

CoolEthan, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of Piddmeista
4/5  rDev -7%

Piddmeista, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of SocalKicks
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

SocalKicks, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of pmarlowe
4/5  rDev -7%

pmarlowe, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of Agentveba
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Agentveba, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of drebrew
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

drebrew, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of Stevedore
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Stevedore, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of jtladner
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

jtladner, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of ncstateplaya
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

ncstateplaya, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of CraftEyeDoc
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%

CraftEyeDoc, Dec 13, 2013
Lindley Park from Olde Hickory Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 683 ratings.