Lindley Park | Olde Hickory Brewery

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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

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Ranking:
#695
Reviews:
192
Ratings:
1,035
pDev:
8.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of lebriarjr
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of goodbeergoodfood
4.58/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look Pitch black no head some lacing.
Smell orange, orange chocolate raspberry and more rasppberry ,milk chocolate, dark chocolate and nuts and honey.
Taste hit you with a bitter dark chocolate or Oak then immediately you get a burst of orange and raspberry with more raspberry and honey and a slight in a bourbon at the Finish.
Feels is very nice carbonation tickling the tongue and slightly chewy not super thick though.
Overall I think this beer is pretty darn good. He has a lot of complexity my only fault is the death of flavor is not very deep if it finished stronger with a sweet note instead of a bitter chocolate or milk chocolate it would be awesome. All the flavors blend together extremely well None overpowers the other and it hads layers of Flavour. Bitter chocolate ,milk chocolate, raspberry orange bourbon Oak and Coffee . Honestly living locally near the brewery I was somewhat skeptical to try this beer based on its hype but it certainly lives up to it. It is a very tasty beer.

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Photo of heddar33
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TijuanaTovar
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Possibly NC’s best offering in the style and def. on par with BCBS. If this didn’t have the raspberries, I don’t think I’d be able to tell the difference between this and BC. This is for sure a chocolatey, fudgey, bourbon berry dessert bomb! If you’re looking for something desserty and are a fan of BC, you won’t be disappointed with this one. Hats off to OHB!

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Photo of walkinginplace
3.13/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GoodBeerFan2006
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 8/13/2016
Consumed 11/19/2017
Gifted to me! Thanks.
A: wispy dark tan head; deep black color
S: As it opens up the smell shines through
Dark chocolate
Bourbon
Vanilla
Faint raspberries
Pipe tobacco
Oak
T: dark chocolate bitterness ; bourbon; raspberry (not as dominant to me compared to the other flavors noted prior, but there, and it's nice); vanilla; a little alcohol burn
F: slickish, thinner than expected, but fine nonetheless

Overall: wasn't sure about this one at first, but it turned out to be a solid imperial stout. Nice flavors, very enjoyable.

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Photo of Phoodcritic
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of knicks19947
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IKR
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
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 if it was the raspberry notes would more than likely be buried. Tasty beer.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SLeffler27
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
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 +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.74/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LooseMoose1978
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KensWorld
4.82/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bcsbeer
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 1Sundown2C
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkrug5
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Slack
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
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 -1.4%
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 -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dwoolley1
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brian29
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of taospowder
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LAp
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
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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Lindley Park from Olde Hickory Brewery
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 1,035 ratings
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