Imperial Stout | Olde Hickory Brewery

Imperial StoutImperial Stout
BA SCORE
4.13/5
496 Ratings
Imperial StoutImperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Olde Hickory Brewery
North Carolina, United States
oldehickorybrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bitterbill on 12-06-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,940
Reviews:
153
Ratings:
496
pDev:
9.2%
Bros Score:
4.33
 
 
Wants:
113
Gots:
155
Trade:
20
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Photo of Monkeyknife
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeff_Byrd
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of msscott1973
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of durlta
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dactrius
3.87/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GregJ
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cp45
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of darktronica
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2015 bottle. Minimal head, but leaves some lacing. Smells quite pleasant, with darkly roasted malts, honeyed sweetness, some underlying bitterness like a pecan pith, and a bit of alcoholic booziness. Tastes of milk chocolate, malt, and only lightly of honey. The flavors are more straightforward, with less complexity than the aroma; while simple, though, they are delicious, as the bitterness and boozy heat do not carry forward onto the tongue. Would love to try older releases of this to see how it ages.

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Photo of KJ2013
4.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dvmin98
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AppaZappa
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2013 poured at cellar temp into a snifter--dark brown, almost black with nice brown head. Smell is honey, roasted malt, lactose, cocoa. Taste is similar--a nice balance between the malt and sweetness. heavy mouth: viscous and chewy.

This is a fantastic imperial stout that has aged well. i've been seeing a few 2013s still on the shelf around here, so I'm going to go scoop up another. A winner.

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Photo of 13tido
4.52/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 580craftbeer
4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Grackos
4.56/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rab53
3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hohnbaum
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scbeerman
4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BradShook
4.56/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of richj1970
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 oz bomber into snifter. No visible bottle date.

A: Pitch black with one finger dark tan head. Decent retention and leaving some nice lacing.

S: Milk chocolate and roasted malts. Some light coffee.

T: Follows the nose fairly closely. Nice chocolate notes mixed with a little honey sweetness.

M: Full bodied but not thick. Slightly sweet finish and coats tongue nicely.

O: Very nice stout. Something I would buy regularly if it was in my distro.

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Photo of AaronDz
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jamato14
4.46/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fredmugs
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mabermud
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Black body with a dark mocha head.
Smell: Robust sweet malts. Vanilla, milk chocolate, lactose, and honey.
Taste: Rich. Sweet malts, vanilla, milk chocolate, lactose, and honey.
Feel: Substantial. Hefty and thick.

Overall - A very good imperial stout that is complimented with a good dose of honey. Before this we just had a Black Bear Stout. The Black Bear was awesome. The Olde Hickory is the Black Bear plus honey. Very much enjoyed.

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Imperial Stout from Olde Hickory Brewery
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 496 ratings
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