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Daniel Boone - Olde Hickory Brewery

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91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.96%


Brewed by:
Olde Hickory Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oberon on 05-10-2012)
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Reviews by Chaney:
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The wife muled this one back from Raleigh for me this past weekend. Win!

Served in an Olde Hickory glass.

A: Poured a fairly murky, red-brown color. Not much head, but I guess this is a bourbon barrel-aged beer.

S: Nice. I got the standard coconut bill commonly associated with this style as well as some hazelnuts.

T: Fairly one-dimensional, yet still quite tasty and the brewer's (s') intent on this was most evident. The bourbon kill the brown sugar and graininess I usually don't like in this style.

M: Low carbonation and lacing. This was a very sweet brew, but it was more of the candy variety.

O: I'd drink this again. Hell, at about $7-8 per bomber, I'd definitely drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 02:47:39 | More by Chaney
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-19-2014 04:26:50 | More by qcbrewer
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DmanGTR

New York

4.39/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a mocha brown that is brilliant in the light with an off white head. It looks kind of dead but a quick waft tells you otherwise. This beer is alive with flavor. A very nicely done brown ale that gives a rich background of flavors. Chocolate, bread, caramel, toasted grains, and a very balanced bourbon, vanilla, and oak flavor. Amazingly easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 08:46:45 | More by DmanGTR
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cwguy5

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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Minnesota

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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Olde Hickory Brewery Daniel Boone, Ale Aged in Oak Bourbon Barrels. 8.5% Alc./Vol. Brewed and bottled by Olde Hickory Brewing, Hickory, North Carolina.

Extra black, extra dark. With a slim whitish ring of foam above.

Aroma: straight-up bourbon, with flickers of cocoa, molasses and more. Vanilla. tobacco. black cherry.

Taste: It's all there again, the flavors from the nose jumping on board the palate, the full body, the richness, the bourbon flavors, cocoa, the toasty oak, the sweet, sweet liquor. Tasty stuff, but the question returns from the last bourbon barrel beer I'd had, where the original beer was not a known entity. Maybe the label will tell me?

"New Frontier Beer. Boone, traveling through Kentucky on his way to the frontier, need a place to store his beer. He placed an imperial brown in discarded bourbon barrels. Months later he had an amazing beer that would cellar well. And so a legend was born. (* Events presented here are not factual, but are based on actual events. In our dreams. After sampling the beer a few times.) Cheers!"

So, there you go. Imperial brown ale, eh? Not my favorite venue for bourbon barrel-aging. The flavors in the beer are utterly swamped and smothered by the barrel effects. Another case where you are drinking whiskey in the form of beer. Imperial brown ale will bring some flavor, some depth, and the booze, but not enough to really provide character, beyond what's brought by the barrels.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2013 03:20:25 | More by feloniousmonk
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Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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California

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farrago

New Jersey

3.23/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Extremely wispy and airy head, almost entirely very large bubbles with so-so retention at best, general tan color, given this there’s a little more stick to the lacing than expected if not anything spectacular. The liquid is murky, like a still stream, all browns and oranges and yellows, you can kind of see through it but there’s hardly any visible carbonation. The nose is oak influence to the exclusion of most else, coconut custard, butterscotch, vanilla, toffee, creamed coffee and then heavyset prune, date, raisin, dried apricot fruit scents, cinnamon and nutmeg too, a trace of yeasts or unbaked bread dough, has a vinous quality as well, not especially balanced. Medium-bodied, has weight but not proportionately distributed density hence it trails off some at the end. Here there’s a nice nuttiness and more breadiness which zaps some of the undue sweetness out of the caramel, butterscotch, toffee, coconut, crème brûlée flavors. The low carbonation makes it sluggish. The peach, apricot catches up some to the date, fig, prune base. It has flavor, not intensity and after half a glass it’s too monochrome to hold your interest.

Serving type: bottle

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North Carolina

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Daniel Boone from Olde Hickory Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.