Lindley Park
Olde Hickory Brewery

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Olde Hickory Brewery
North Carolina, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #664
Ranked #1,544
4.28 | pDev: 8.41%
Jul 03, 2023
Nov 08, 2011
An imperial stout brewed with honey and raspberries, then aged in bourbon barrels.
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Rated: 3.58 by FLBeerGuy from Florida

Jul 03, 2023
Rated: 4.2 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Dec 11, 2022
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Reviewed by CarolinaCardinals from North Carolina

3.92/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Picked up a 12 oz bottle from the Blue Door Bottleshop in Hendersonville 7-11-22 for $7.50. Bottled 1-26-22; consumed 10-30-22.

Beer poured black with an okay off-white head.

Nose is nice, roasted malts and raspberry are very prevalent with some bourbon in the background.

Taste is a medium roasted malt base mellowed by honey and raspberries. Finishes with a touch of vanilla and leather that balances the sweetness but not all of it.

Mouthfeel is medium to large bodied and very smooth.

Overall not a bad beer but i think i like the base imperial stout better.
Oct 30, 2022
Rated: 4.07 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Aug 25, 2022
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Reviewed by edthehead from Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle pour into a taster glass.
Dark brown appearance with a light tan sticky head. Notes of stone fruit, plum, berries, bourbon, oak. Medium to thick body, medium carbonation, silky mouthfeel.
Jul 17, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by MJSFS from Florida

Oct 01, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by JamesLeung from Florida

Sep 12, 2021
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Lindley Park from Olde Hickory Brewery. Received 10/8/20 from @nc41 in BIF 12. Reviewed 11/3/20.
12 oz bottle stamped on front label “BOTTLING DATE 01/23/20”. Stored at home at 42 degrees and served at 57 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Final temperature 59 degrees.
Appearance – 4.
First pour – Medium amber (SRM 12), clear.
Body – Black (SRM 40), as light-absorbing as a black hole. When held to direct light, same.
Head – Tiny (Maximum five mm, aggressive center pour), tan, fizzy, no retention, diminishing to a few isolated bubbles around the rim and no cap.
Lacing – None.
Aroma – 4 – Sticky sweet molasses and raspberries, no hops, no yeast. Not very strong. I horned this baby pretty hard but couldn’t pick up a trace of bourbon, vanillin, or tannic acid.
Flavor – 4 – Begins slightly sweet with raspberry. No hops, no malt, no yeast, no bourbon. No alcohol (10.33 % ABV, as marked on container) taste or aroma but esophageal burning and gastric warming occur. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl. For some reason, this reminds me of chocolate-covered cherries with neither chocolate nor cherry flavors.
Palate – 4 – Full, just short of creamy, scattered but lively carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 4 Despite what isn’t there, this is still a decent Impy stout. This is one I’d try again on tap or in singles but no cases.
Nov 03, 2020
Rated: 4.24 by hockeypuck from Maine

May 17, 2020
Rated: 4.67 by BadgerNCarolina from North Carolina

May 13, 2020
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Reviewed by stortore from Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22 ounce bottle into a snifter. Bottled 10/31/17, had 12/22/18.

Pours a dark brown, opaque, with a half inch head of darker foam and some spotty cling. Aromas of bourbon, oak, roasted malt, chocolate, some caramel and char, light raspberries- more as it warms. Flavors of bourbon, raspberries, chocolate, malt, cocoa, some vanilla and oak, light caramel. Smooth, a good full body, well carbonated.

Well balanced between the base, berries and bourbon. Great aroma. The bourbon barrels are obvious, but reined in. Has a bit of a lighter feel for the style. Interestingly, the barrel influence seemed to diminish as it warmed.
Jan 30, 2020
Rated: 4 by pkalix from California

Dec 23, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Dec 20, 2019
Rated: 4.02 by cd34 from Illinois

Dec 07, 2019
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Reviewed by Arjen from Netherlands

3.56/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Sampled at Poesiat & Kater's 2019 Stout Fest. Black color, beige head with little retention. Aroma's: sourish-fruity, raspberry, mon cheri bonbons, chocolate. Retronasal it's raspberries, chocolate, bonbons. Flavor is above moderate sweet with fruity sourness. Medium bodied. Finishes droppy, fruity.
Dec 01, 2019
Rated: 4.55 by jroof1 from Massachusetts

Nov 16, 2019
Rated: 4.55 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Sep 04, 2019
Rated: 4.74 by bubseymour from Maryland

Sep 03, 2019
Rated: 4 by dsshuck from Delaware

Jul 31, 2019
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Reviewed by AyatollahGold from Indiana

4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
From a 12 oz. bottle into a PAA whiskey/tumbler glass, this beer pours out pitch black. There is a very thin ring of brown highlight along the top edge. It forms caramel colored bubbles that disappear as fast as they can generate, leaving no crown.

Huge boozy, fruity nose. That bourbon barrel is showing strong and beautifully; warming bourbon, leather, oak, figs, dates, raisins. It mixes with a jammy raspberry; biscuit covered in raspberry jam and raspberry fig newtons come to mind.

The taste comes in with all above mentioned. It also adds a bit of chocolate chip cookie to it. This is so complex and so delightful. I’m loving it. A bunch of tobacco notes too.

Thick mouthfeel, slightly warm but not burning. Dried out biscuit/tobacco feeling leaves you wanting another drink.

Overall, this is awesome. It drinks like a jam & honey covered biscuit with a glass of bourbon after having a nice chewing tobacco.
Jul 17, 2019
Lindley Park from Olde Hickory Brewery
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 1086 ratings