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Lindley Park - Olde Hickory Brewery

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Ratings: 811
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 493
Gots: 251 | FT: 39
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:
Beer added by: GehenHerzog on 11-08-2011

An imperial stout brewed with honey and raspberries, then aged in bourbon barrels.
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Ratings: 811 | Reviews: 146
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4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EricTKole
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BMMillsy
3.92/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle courtesy of @jbwimer. Thanks man. Pours pitch black and viscous looking with a small creamy dark mocha brown head. Aroma of lots of chocolate, booze, and tart raspberries. Some roast in there, oaky vanilla bourbon notes. Interesting. Flavor is roasty bitter up front, fades into tart raspberries, some chocolate and booze. Pretty hot for 10%. The tart raspberries are a little strange intermingled with the roast here, but I tend to always have this response to fruit in my stouts. Super rich and creamy mouthfeel with low to medium carbonation.

I've wanted to try this one for a while, and in terms of quality of the stout here it is top notch. But I think the fruit just makes it a funky experience for me. Fruit/sour/tart just doesn't work for me with roast and chocolate. The bitterness is a bit much for the tart complement, and it makes it tough to put down more than a few ounces. Nevertheless, I'm pushing through. If you love fruited stouts, this is the bees knees. I recognize the quality of the craft here. These just never seem to hit my flavor spots.

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4.71/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of saxclar123
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tiamat8086
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 1424IpA
2.79/5  rDev -35%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

No bourbon, all wood and raspberries..sounded good, tasted....eh

Photo of diamondlie
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of corysmith01
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VeganUndead
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Holy crap that's a lot of raspberry

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4.11/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ucsbmullet
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Goatdavemac
4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The chocolate was very subtle, as where the raspberries

Photo of CraftFan5
3.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of djtomain
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of halo3one
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boston_Steve
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DerekMorgan
4.64/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thereal_adam
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of freshcarl
4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mythaeus
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2013 out of a snifter. Liked how they stamped the wax. Toppling Goliath can learn something from them. The beer was decent, rather syrupy, but all the flavors combined for a very smoky taste that I didn't care for.

Photo of newbeeraday
3/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It was too syrupy for me. The raspberries seemed artificial. Also not of fan of smokey beers and this had a hint of that.

Photo of Bierleichen
3.1/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Interesting taste, a tad sour for a stout.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Lindley Park from Olde Hickory Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 811 ratings.