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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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#695
Reviews:
189
Ratings:
1,030
pDev:
8.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Sean, I think? Served in a Captain Lawrence tulip.

A - A half-finger of tan foam that settles to a collar and spotty lace. Very dark brown body with a lighter shade of brown at the fringes of the glass.

S - Big earthy bourbon character, oaky vanilla, roasted grains, dark chocolate honey, and an increasingly prominent raspberry character as the beer warms up.

T - The taste is actually a tiny bit better (although not enough to warrant a perfect score). A super smooth raspberry dark chocolate cheesecake is as apt a description as any. Well-hidden alcohol.

M - Solidly hefty medium-full body, chewy texture, lightly tannic in the finish with mild lingering stickiness. Again, minimal alcohol warmth.

D - A great barrel-aged raspberry imperial stout. I'd like to get a bottle of this to enjoy on my own, as it's an excellent take on The Event Horizon. Old Hickory seems to have this style figured out. Worth seeking out and surprisingly drinkable considering the style and ABV.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another big thanks goes out to Huhzubendah for cracking this one open at a recent tasting, served in a snifter. At the time of this review, this beer is the #41 beer on the beeradvocate.com "Top Beers - American Double / Imperial Stout" list.

Beer is black, with a thin lazy tan head of small bubbles, low retention, minimal lacing, low carbonation. Looks good.

Aroma is bourbon and raspberries, smells awesome.

Beer is sweet up front with a nice bourbon character and then the raspberries take over. Very fruit forward in this beer, strong but not annoying or too cloying. Big presence on the palate, the finish leaves you tasting more raspberries, the bourbon is entirely front palate, a nice beer overall I'd have it again. I might have enjoyed it a little bit more if the raspberries were subtler but I understand how this beer works. good.

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Sampled at Boise’s Imperial Stout get together, over 120 bottles to choose from. Going with the flow on this rating.

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2012 Vintage.
Poured in to CBS Snifter.

A - Thick, ink black colour with a thin layer of dark brown head that quickly reduced to a ring around the edges.

S - Tart raspberry up front that gives way to sweet milk chocolate, roast and molasses.

T - Sweet raspberry puree up front that is present throughout. Mid-palate ads cocoa, molasses and roast. The finish is tart with a touch of smokiness. The oak is barely noticeable but is slightly evident in the finish.

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2014 bottle. Pours out super dark. Gorgeous mocha head. Dark chocolate, raspberries, cocoa, berries and oak. Medium bodied. Bitter, dry finish. Pretty damn good.Liked this so much more the second time around.

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Opened a 2013 bottle in September 2015. Still tons of raspberry on the nose. The front of the taste is sweet and raspberry but fairly mild. The back end is a little harsh where the honey no longer holds that smooth finish. Better fresh, but still great with some age.

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Lindley Park from Olde Hickory Brewery
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 1,030 ratings
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