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Hickory Stick Stout - Olde Hickory Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

202 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 15.26%
Wants: 11
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Olde Hickory Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: veech on 09-23-2006)
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cosmicevan

New York

2.7/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

continuing my ripping through Olde Hickory bottles I picked up when visiting family in NC about a month ago...notched as best by november 2012 (OOPS - keep that in mind when viewing this review)...bottoms up! enjoyed from a duck rabbit snifter.

a - brew opened with a big pop and poured with some lively carbonation (not a gusher by any means though). looked kind of porter like with the big fizzy grey head. the head was gone quick leaving some chunky lacing on the glass and a thin skin of head on the surface of the beer. the body of the beer was dark as night and thick.

s - burnt and charry (again like a porter), but with some great thick chcoolate and coffee notes as well. roasty.

t - hmmm...interesting. much like the ruby lager, this one has some intense carbonation and it somewhat overpowers the flavors. char, roast, chocolate. some hops are in there as well which seem misplaced and add to the off-ness that is lead by the over carbonation.

m - fizzy and over carbonated.

o - overall, this is very porter like. extreme char rules alongside with the heavy carbonation fizziness. not a fan. judging by when the other reviews happened for this beer, seems like this bottle might be ancient (although only slightly out of date based on what the label says). i'm a big fan of stouts and this one fell short by a long shot. i'm surprised since i've had many great beers from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 03:53:05 | More by cosmicevan
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A friend gave me this to try. .. glad I didn't pay for it. The appearance is near black but with a grotesquely over foamy head. The nose is a little funky and no where near as rich as this style should be. The mouthfeel is decent but thin. The flavor is light and dissapointing with no real notes to speak of. I really hope that I just got a bad bottle but this was very dissapointing. Definitely would not try again.

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Opaque, black with medium tan head that dissipates quickly to leave a thin rim and prominent lacing.

Carmel malt, dark chocolate aroma. Taste is similar with moderate bitterness that lingers. No detectable ethanol.

Medium body with quite a lot of carbonation and slight warming.

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Hickory Stick Stout from Olde Hickory Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.