Lindley Park | Olde Hickory Brewery

Lindley ParkLindley Park
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
An imperial stout brewed with honey and raspberries, then aged in bourbon barrels.

Added by GehenHerzog on 11-08-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#614
Reviews:
188
Ratings:
1,027
Liked:
981
Avg:
4.29/5
pDev:
8.39%
Alströms:
0
 
 
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467
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Photo of IKR
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2016 Vintage

Appearance: Very dark brown with a modest-sized dark beige head that slowly faded. It's a good looking Imperial Stout.

Smell: The raspberries feature strongly in the nose followed mild bourbon notes, mild brown sugar, and faint coffee/roasted malt aroma. Nice nose on this one.

Taste: True to the nose, the raspberry notes have a prominent presence followed by notes of honey, moderate bourbon, roasted malts notes, mild brown sugar, modest dark chocolate, and tannic oak notes. The finish is fairly dry and ends with some woody notes.

Mouth-feel: Somewhere between medium and of full-bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Nice mouthfeel.

Overall: A good Imperial Stout with a very nice use of raspberries. The raspberries, honey, and bourbon bal-aging play well together with the fruit notes being the star. The bourbon bal-aging isn't as strong in the taste profile as a Bourbon County but it it was the raspberry notes would more than likely be buried. Tasty beer.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SLeffler27
4.47/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours velvety dark chocolate with mahogany highlights. Appears black in an Antiek snifter with a short lived, very dark walnut head that is creamy on the edge, rocky in the middle, and leaves spotty lacing.

The aroma is decadently infused with dark chocolate and whiskey. Sweet malt leads to honey and oak that dance in the shadows, while raspberry is all but lost.

Upon entry, sweetness dominates, but fades quickly to leave roasted bitterness and slight tartness. Ovaltine chocolate with notes of vanilla combine with bourbon and raspberry in light touches. A long alcohol edged finish is strong without harshness. Warmth brings out a luscious quality.

Body is full and almost dense while the texture is soft, smooth and chewy. Alcohol is bold and a little warming while carbonation is light and fizzy,

This beer aged nine months and is reminiscent of summer in the Hudson River Valley with my grandparents. It is cool with a hot edge, a little musty and immensely relaxed. I am reminded of vanilla floats in Rupert mugs.

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Photo of frasergrove
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.74/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LooseMoose1978
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KensWorld
4.82/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bcsbeer
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 1Sundown2C
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkrug5
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Slack
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz
10/14/15
$?

Deep brown to black in color with a small but complete circles worth of head and minimal legs.

Nose is honey and booze with oak and raspberry.

Taste is similar to the nose with honey and raspberry, oak, mild bourbon, and mild black coffee.

Mouthful is medium to heavy and almost entirely smooth. Carbonation is average to low. Finish is semi sweet.

Really enjoyable fruited barrel aged beer. The raspberries work nicely with the bourbon and honey however the oak comes across fairly strong probably due to age. Surprisingly it is still a touch hot as well. I would recommend trying this in a very to see how it ages.

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Photo of imbibehour
4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass. Bottled August 3rd 2016.

Muted head creation, a little weak but manages a nice pencil thin collar, and faint whispy non oily top. Body color, your standard stout darkness. Not ultra dark, but a good simple opaque nearly black body gives its presence.

Very interesting aroma. Smokey hits and roast dark chocolate really open up. This brew is a little different than your typical barrel aged stout. Has that smoke salt like quality, and some tasty dark chocolate notes on the nose. Rich and full rounded but hints a little salty with not much barrel tones coming out. Still very enjoyable, and more importantly memorable.

Palate brings a real decent experience. Deep dark chocolate, with a bit of body than your average stout. Rich dark chocolate, particularly on the swallow and aftertaste that really lingers. Rich bodied, but also really simple flavors, almost a little one dimensional. Touches of molasses bring a little bit of twangy flavor, but some of that smoke seems to be lost as well.

This is a real decent barrel aged stout that I could come back to again and again anytime. Has a bit of one note hit, but dang it's a good one.

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Photo of polopaul20
4.17/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dwoolley1
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brian29
4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of taospowder
4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LAp
4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A solid beer, though a little thinner than I wanted. The raspberry nonetheless works well. I don't know that it's one I'd seek out per se, but it is nonetheless very well done.

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Photo of Moses_Malone
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of loganburgh
4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheEpeeist
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MMOSNN
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look - pitch black with practically no head.
Smell - rich roasted malts, brown sugar, vanilla, raspberry, alcohol rounds it all out.
Taste - raspberry notes are dominant, which is pretty awesome, and there are notes of caramel and roasted chocolate malts, as well as some sweet honey, and the alcohol notes are subdued for the ABV but still present.
Feel - low carbonation, medium body, and a slightly slick texture, but considering that it is barrel-aged and 10%, it is completely appropriate.
Overall, I'm most impressed by how they were able to let the raspberry notes shine in this one. I highly recommend it if you like that flavor mixed with a rich roasted stout.

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Photo of Gtwreck45
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SierraFlight
4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MacMalt
4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle dated 8/3/2016. Poured into snifter glass. It pours almost jet black with walnut hues when held to the light, and a thin, mocha-colored head and lacing that dissipated quickly. It smells of rich cocoa, vanilla, molasses, and dark fruit. It's really aromatic. The taste is sublime: dark chocolate, raspberry, caramel, and a hint of brown sugar. The raspberry really comes to the fore as the glass warms. The flavors blend beautifully. For an "Imperial Stout," the mouth feel is a little thin. But the carbonation is light and the 10% ABV seems nowhere to be found. I've been wanting to try this for the long time and the smell and taste are amazing. If it were a little creamier, then it would be off the charts. Still, this is a must try for stout fanciers.

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Lindley Park from Olde Hickory Brewery
Beer rating: 95.5% out of 100 with 1,027 ratings
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