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Olde Hickory Brewery
Death By Hops

Death By Hops

Purchased on a recent trip to Raleigh at Bottle Revolution. An attractive pour with a good clarity on a light copper color. Unfortunately, that's as good as it gets, the rest is frankly awful, truly awful. The nose offers only a hint of the disaster that follows, but it does reveal some diacetyl, some metal and some oily notes. In the mouth the tastes are TERRIBLE. One of the worst beers I recall drinking in some significant time. There is a horrendous, enamel stripping metallic note with wave...

Imperial Stout

Imperial Stout

2011 vintage, as a gift from Mike at Duckworth's. Most generous, many thanks. 22 oz bottle with some really thick gold wax on top. Ding and the wax go to battle for a few minutes before I manage to prise the cap off. Wax seal like affair has 2011 embossed into the wax. Pour is the requisite black, inky body, but with a very well retained head and some nice, cappuccino, sticky mocha colored lace. The mouthfeel is pretty silky without being remotely cloying at all. Very smooth even considering...