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Lindley Park - Olde Hickory Brewery

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

715 Ratings
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Ratings: 715
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.84%
Wants: 494
Gots: 225 | FT: 30
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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2013 Vintage

A - Pours with a black, thick body and the head is just a dark brown ring around the glass. It would really look great with a little more carb so it's not looking flat out of the bottle.

S - Raspberry, roasted malts, dark chocolate, a touch of honey and bourbon barrels on the backend. The nose is really out of this world to me.

T - Raspberry and dark chocolate dominate and shine through on the taste. The raspberry is ever so sweet and ever so tart. I think the honey helps here. Roasted malts are present, but definitely take a backseat. The bourbon barrel come through in the finish and lingers.

M - On the heavy side of light to almost medium with minimal carbonation. It has a wet finish and is very drinkable.

O - I could drink this beer a lot and not tire of it. To me, it's hitting the right chords except for the appearance and mouthfeel, which is due to lack of carbonation.

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Pours jet black with deep maroon highlights. This is a black hole of a beer, even held up to the sun, no light permeates this behemoth! Small red tinted head that faded almost immediately. Very sparse lacing. Lots of raspberry on the nose with hints of chocolate and coffee. On the tongue, lots of raspberry followed by dark chocolate and a hint of black coffee. Finishes slightly dry and astringent. Full bodied with little carbonation. Overall, an outstanding stout that lives up to the hype!

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Bottle shared with stillmatic2232.

Pours a dark black, with a half inch mocha colored head, and a good amount of lacing down the glass.

Aromas include fresh raspberry, roasted malt, and chocolate.

The taste is similar. There is only the lightest amount of roasted malt in the flavor- the raspberry and chocolate are the big starts. The raspberry flavor is mostly sweet and slightly tart- more jammy than reminiscent of whole raspberries. The honey provides an additional layer of sweetness as well. There is some rich milk chocolate, and a little bit of a lactose flavor. The bourbon flavor is very mild, and only noticeable when the beer warms up.

Medium bodied, but I wish it could be thicker, slightly thin for a BA stout. Low carbonation, creamy, sweet mouthfeel. Very drinkable.

This was excellent. Beef up the body a little bit, and it would be perfect.

Lindley Park from Olde Hickory Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 715 ratings.