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Lindley Park - Olde Hickory Brewery

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Ratings: 675
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 493
Gots: 214 | FT: 27
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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Photo of Ungertaker
4.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Received this in a trade from n2185 today. I was too anxious to put it away!

A- a red-hued, semi-translucent espresso with a 1/8" white head that leaves a sticky lacing.

S- dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, raspberries, very faint vanilla

T- raspberry hits immediately and remains throughout. Bitter dark chocolate and a subtle cappuccino come in the middle. A sweet honey finish tops it off.

M- The balance of carbonation and viscous mouthfeel is amazing!

O- an incredible beer! This is the first Olde Hickory brew I have had and definitely won't be the last. The raspberry stands out, but does not dominate. I would love to try this again.

Ungertaker, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of Axnjxn
4.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75


22oz waxed bottle into a snifter. 9/30/13 bottling date purchased and consumed 10/11/13.

Pours an opaque black with a creamy beige 1/2 inch head with a slight red hue to it that lasts for a good while.. Extremely attractive pour. The smell is in your face with chocolate and a good amount of raspberries. It's astonishingly aromatic with the raspberries...wow. The taste is insanely good. Its not sweet by any means, but its just so flavorful. You get the raspberries at first then it follows with chocolately goodness and a lingering amount of malty stoutness with a return of raspberries to your palate. This amazing taste lingers for a long while. ABV is undetectable on the palate. This would be a beer that would pair exceptional with a plethora of foods from chocolate cake to salmon to cheese. Full bodied but not syrupy, mild carbonation.

Overall this is possible my all time favorite beer. Highest praise.

Axnjxn, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of AppalachianVntnr
4.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Superb use of the fruit in this one. Aroma of fresh ripe raspberry, chocolate and honey. The palate is flush with the raspberry but of the fresh kind, thats slightly bitter with notes of the fleshy seeds, roasted coco nibs, toffee with a great weight to it all from the honey. A higher than usual level of carbonation and a slight brisk acidity really keeps it refreshing. Really long finish like a great wine. Again really nice use of the fruit in this stout, one of the better examples of an Impy fruit stout. I will also say that this needs some time and would benefit from some aging but would be perfect with Thanksgiving in a few weeks. Grab one before they are all gone.

AppalachianVntnr, Nov 08, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Great beer! Smells of chocolate, bourbon and honey. Pours almost a oil black with basically no head. Taste of raspberry, honey and chocolate and a finish of nice warm booze. This is a great beer I recommend to any stout lover!

Canes97, Nov 15, 2014
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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Lindley Park from Olde Hickory Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 675 ratings.