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Imperial Stout | Olde Hickory Brewery

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Olde Hickory Brewery
North Carolina, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Bitterbill on 12-06-2009

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4.33/5  rDev +4.8%

Gold wax bottle from Joe. Thanks bud. Pours pitch black with a toe finger brown head, looking super creamy, and with wicked retention. Sweet aroma of honey and roast, molasses and dark fruits, chocolate and smoke. Very dessert-like in the nose. Flavor is massive roast with serious bitterness, char, lots of sweet chocolate and dark fruit and molasses to balance. Big rich body with low to medium carbonation. I bet this would stand up nicely to bourbon barrels. Very nice, somewhat under the radar stout.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz brown bomber into a clear glass snifter. 2011 vintage. Purchased at Peabody's (Boone, NC) and cellared at 60-65F.

A: Very dark brown to black with mahogany edges, 1 finger of beige quickly dissipating head but leaves a nice collection of lace scraps.

S: Aroma is fairly sweet for the style, a combination of molasses and brown sugar with some coffee and milk chocolate too.

T: The flavor is also pretty sweet, but it works as they provide a substantial bitterness charge to complement the sweetness. The caramel malts are prominent with a lot of toffee flavors which move to cappucino and roast malt and leave a bit of acrid bitterness, but nothing ashy or unpleasant. The chocolate flavors are darker than in the aroma. THe bitterness is hefty to keep the sweetness in check.

M: The mouthfeel is a little over-carbonated and a bit drier than I think it should be. Body is medium-full but a lot less than many other American imperial stouts.

O: I really enjoyed this beer, although it does fall pretty clearly on the sweet side of the style. OH does a good job of hitting the palate with a solid shot of bitterness to balance things reasonably well. Another winner from Olde Hickory.

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Imperial Stout from Olde Hickory Brewery
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 497 ratings
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