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Olde Hickory Blendiculous Series 1

Olde Hickory Blendiculous Series 1
Olde Hickory Blendiculous Series 1

Style: English Barleywine
ABV: 10.2%
Bottled: June 2013
Size: 22oz bottle
Bottle Count: 480
Price: $15-ish

Pretty awesome barleywine from Olde Hickory, made for a local beer/liquor store, Peabody’s. OH is usually hit-or-miss for me, and some of the misses have been pretty bad. But I’ve heard great things about this beer.

The aroma and flavor hit all the same high notes – toffee, caramelized sugars, molasses, and vanilla. Big barrel flavors. Long sweet finish, and almost no heat for a reasonably strong beer. Easy to drink even in the midday heat of our tasting. Opinion of the group seemed to be pretty consistently high.

I love it, and I wish I had more.

From what I’ve heard, this surprisingly hung around for a couple of weeks after release. I guess things move slower up there in NC; 40 cases would barely last a day down here in Tampa (case in point: Life Is Like, which was yet another in a long line of release clusterfucks around here).

Unfortunate – Olde Hickory Imperial Dominance

Olde Hickory Imperial Dominance
Olde Hickory Imperial Dominance

Style: Imperial Stout
ABV: 10%
Bottled: Early 2013
Size: 22oz bottle
Price: unknown (shared by Dave)

Talking about this won’t take long, because after struggling to get through half a glass each, Dave and I both drainpoured it.  Just too much bourbon and too much cherry.  I’m beginning to think that I’m just not a fan of cherry in my BA stouts (or regular stouts for that matter).  I usually like Olde Hickory beers, too — I loved Event Horizon and liked ORF enough to have it again.  Oh well, at least I didn’t have to chase this one down to be disappointed.