Imperial Stout | Olde Hickory Brewery

BA SCORE
91
outstanding
492 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
Ratings:
492
Reviews:
152
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
9.29%
 
 
Wants:
114
Gots:
158
For Trade:
21
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A lovely Imperial Stout that happens to be brewed with honey- and there is a bit of sweetness that shows through. Pours black with a somewhat thin head. Smells sweet and somewhat ashy, with big notes of licorice and some roasty notes, with a distinct honey tang at the end. Delicious, balanced taste of roasted grain, licorice, and honey. Very smooth and easy to drink, the abv seems 1/2 of what it is. A delightful beer.

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4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A dense, viscous pour produces a tight, half-inch, dark walnut brown foam over a pitch-black stout that clings to the glass in sheets. The lace, while minimal, is quite nice. The foam lasts well over five minutes.

Bittersweet chocolate fills the nose while dark roasted malt and some alcohol fumes mix with coffee liqueur. One can also find molasses and the suggestion of honey and vanilla extract.

The flavor profile resembles the nose quite closely. While initially sweet, malt bitterness quickly follows and is reminiscent of Baker’s chocolate. Roasted, almost burnt malt and coffee grinds, can also be found. This one warms quite well with a very long finish resembling dark roasted black coffee.

A dense body with a warming bite of alcohol that is above expectation makes an interesting contrast to the syrupy texture and soft, prickly carbonation.

This is a nice sipping beer from a Harp nonic. It is not for the uninitiated, yet is full of sensory delights that progress throughout the session, producing rich aromas that make the mouth water.

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3.76/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big Thanks & Maximum Respect to ASUBeer for this beauty.

Pours a shiny mahogany with espresso like lacing that holds on for a few minutes. The smell gives me a coffee roast that hints of dark baker's chocolate, but also gives ocassional hints of a Baltic Porter. A bit of roasty wood barrel comes through also.

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Mouthfeel is nice and full, even chewy. I also love the slick, slightly oily presence that slowly finishes each sip.

This is a fine stout, but I need to get this one again. I will sit on it, and give it some more time.

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