Daniel Boone | Olde Hickory Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by oberon on 05-10-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
131
Reviews:
25
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
13.81%
 
 
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7
Gots:
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Ratings: 131 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of Martyrob
4.57/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic bourbon barrel aged beer. Smooth taste but yet a lot of weight at the same time. I found the taste to broaden a bit after it warmed up as well. Started off with it slightly chilled then just sipped on it for about 50 mins. Towards the end the flavors where really starting to shine.

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Photo of twowheelssoar
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of OldhouseRecs
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of Rlhinson2104
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of brewdude1982
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of DaveONan
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of DmanGTR
4.37/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a mocha brown that is brilliant in the light with an off white head. It looks kind of dead but a quick waft tells you otherwise. This beer is alive with flavor. A very nicely done brown ale that gives a rich background of flavors. Chocolate, bread, caramel, toasted grains, and a very balanced bourbon, vanilla, and oak flavor. Amazingly easy to drink.

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Photo of ButtonBeer
4.3/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I tasted what I thought was caramelized honey. At first, I found this disagreeable. After a few swigs, I found it excellent and finished that way. I also detected the bourbon. As a lover of bourbon and an owner of many Pappy Van Winkle issues, I am curious as to what bourbon these casks belonged.

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Photo of Mantooth
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of HopAttack3
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of dvmin98
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of asustevo
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of Khazadum
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of zekeman17
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of JohnnyK
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of bcostner1
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of Tgmckinn
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of scott2269
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of psmith161
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.16/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mechamifune
4.04/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a deep mahonany brown with the slightest of off white head. Almost no sense of carbonation or lacing. Looks sticky in the glass though the body looks thin.

Smell is tons of bourbon upfront, with notes of vanilla, oak, caramel. A nice enough smell though the bourbon really dominates.

Taste is sweet upfront with the bourbon dominating at first but then settling in with the rest of the flavors. As you get through the glass all the notes seem to blend together nicely. A nice bourbon forward beer without feeling hot at all.

Mouthfeel is the low point for me. Almost "angel's share" level of carbonation. I know this style shouldn't be loaded with cabonation, but the body is just a little too thin for the size of the flavor here. Just needs a bit more cabonation, and I think this could become a great beer.

Overall, this is an interesting beer that I'm glad I tried. Feels more like an old ale than a brown ale (given the abv, i guess this is more an "imperial" brown ale), but I suppose that's really semantics at this point. It will be interesting to see how it ages and how the flavors develop. As it is now, it is one of the better taste profiles I've had in a bourbon forward beer. The body just ultimately makes it a little hard to get through for me.

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Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - amber with a loose, soft, brown cap of head that has good retention

S - caramel undertones with big bourbon, woody overtones

T - caramel, nutty, bourbon, woody, earthy, alcohol

M - medium bodied, warm, good carbonation

This is a nice beer. The bourbon definitely takes over. I think if the beer were a little bolder with a heavier malt character it would stand up to the bourbon better. As it is though it's definitely a solid offering worth trying. I was not disappointed.

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Photo of beerFool28607
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of AndyTaylor
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of BeerBuzzGuy
4/5  rDev +10.5%

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Daniel Boone from Olde Hickory Brewery
3.62 out of 5 based on 131 ratings.
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