Lindley Park | Olde Hickory Brewery

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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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4.28
pDev:
8.41%
 
 
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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 smakawhat
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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Photo of Moses_Malone
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of loganburgh
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheEpeeist
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MMOSNN
4.45/5  rDev +4%
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 -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SierraFlight
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MacMalt
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
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%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smi69
3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Apellonious
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason_cs
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DCgolfpro
4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Damian
4.01/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Drank from a 22 fluid ounces/1pint 6 fl. oz. bottle purchased at Appalachian Vinter, Asheville, NC
Bottling date 8/3/16
Served in a snifter

Dark brown/black appearance. Medium bodied for the style. Somewhat oily. The liquid was topped by a thin, patchy film of tan froth that transformed into a bubbly ringlet. Minimal lacing.

The nose was rich and robust. Big, roasty, dark malt notes were nicely matched by loads of sweet molasses and brown sugar. Bourbon came through strong. Super smooth and really fragrant. Vanilla was noticeable as well. Bit of tart raspberry in the background.

Roasted malts led things off in the flavor profile. Some bitter espresso appeared in the center. Hint of tart fruitiness. More roast and bitterness came through on the back end. The beer finished somewhat ashy with a fairly big, boozy kick. The actual bourbon presence was rather mild however.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied. Soft and smooth but a touch thin for the style. The liquid contained a fine, subtle effervescence.

Although the raspberry, the honey and the bourbon barrel all had minimal impact on this beer's flavor and aroma, Lindley Park is still very a solid imperial stout. While I probably would not actively seek this out, I was glad I picked up a bottle on my recent Asheville vacation.

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Photo of gopens44
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a one to one and a half finger coppery brown head atop a predictably black body. Little to no lacing at all.

Nose has a lot happening. Molasses, raspberry, vanilla, brown sugar(that too much like molasses??) and caramel.

Taste is bursting with raspberry, tell you that right now. I mean wow, this is absolutely a raspberry bomb. Massive. I've had beers before that promised raspberry, this is the first to deliver, and deliver it does, in spades. I mean, damn. OK, getting past that, we have some chocolate and hints of vanilla. Virtually no heat at all, as this is a chocolate covered raspberry aperitif.

This beer is just about the most well thought out adjunct enhanced beer I've ever had. Again, damn.

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Photo of wolfpac255
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Wasn't a big fan of this one. Nice chocolate flavor but the raspberry flavor underneath just didn't work for me. I still thought this was a good beer, just not a fan of the flavor profile. Also didn't really get much bourbon flavor in it, was kind of disappointed.

2015 version, aged about 9 months.

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