Imperial Stout | Olde Hickory Brewery

492 Ratings
Imperial StoutImperial Stout

Brewed by:
Olde Hickory Brewery
North Carolina, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Bitterbill on 12-06-2009

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

@ Ridgewood

Black with a beautifully creamy tan head. Aromas of big roast, molasses, raisin, bittersweet chocolate, sweet breads, and caramel. Thick, malty flavor, heavy on the dark chocolate roast, with purple fruits, espresso, and charred wood. Not too sweet, which is nice. A more bitter, ashy sort of RIS. Not really any honey, which I assume is used mostly for an ABV boost. Smooth, chewy mouthfeel, on the dry side. Tasty...

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4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A-dark brown black color with a decent light brown head and little lacing

S-chocolate, coffee, dark malt, char

T-dark roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, hint of vanilla, burnt caramel, mild bitterness

F-medium body with light carbonation, smooth and creamy feel

O-a solid IS, good flavor and feel, very enjoyable

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4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter

A: Dark black with a tan ring instead of a head. No lacing.

S: Licorice, malts, chocolate, caramel, smoke.

T: Robust, strong. Malts, anise. Dark chocolate. Smokey. Definately a stout with legs.

M: Medium to heavy with medium carbonation.

O: A great stout, but one that needs to be sipped. A bit much for me. Quite a bear.

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3.57/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz blinded bomber (thanks Stupac2) poured into a sixpoint snifter...

A: Pours a deep black with one full finger of dark khaki colored head. The foam fades quickly leaving a ring of bubbles along the edges of the glass. Great lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose I get is roasted malt, milk chocolate, caramel, maybe some subtle mint or licorice.

T: It starts off roasty and quite bitter. I get some seriously harsh char, but there is an unmistakable sweetness mixed in. It's like a bitter chocolate milk. The finish is more bitters as the sweetness fades.

M: Full bodied beer. It's smooth and coating to start, but not overly chewy. It coats the palate well and lingers for awhile. It's sticky, but biter in the finish.

O: Meh. Something about this beer just doesn't sit right with me. I think it's the over the top bitters. This is obviously a stout, and I don't want high hop bitters in here at all. I'm happy to have tried this, but I don't think I'd want more of it.

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Imperial Stout from Olde Hickory Brewery
4.09 out of 5 based on 492 ratings.
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