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Hickory Stick Stout - Olde Hickory Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

201 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 201
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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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9%

09-10-2013 17:29:10 | More by RedneckBeerz
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cjspeight

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9%

11-25-2011 05:10:56 | More by cjspeight
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +9%

01-12-2013 20:20:37 | More by kjkinsey
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buckyp

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +9%

04-29-2013 23:29:53 | More by buckyp
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OldhouseRecs

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9%

11-20-2012 03:26:57 | More by OldhouseRecs
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UNCCTDawg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9%

11-30-2011 02:45:53 | More by UNCCTDawg
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dprophet

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9%

01-22-2012 09:24:53 | More by dprophet
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unclekeith

Alaska

4/5  rDev +9%

03-26-2014 03:53:19 | More by unclekeith
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip.

A: Poured a dark, dark brown (pretty much black) color, with a frothy mocha head that stained the glass as the liquid went down.

S: I got a deep, dark, cocoa scent that almost crossed into Nestle's territory. I got a bit of hop bitterness, probably from the coffee notes.

T: This was almost tasted lactose-infused.... like a milk stout. The full flavored chocolate and coffee was really nice in this setting. I ALMOST got a bit of citrus.

M: There was a good bit of bitterness here, but after a few sips, I noticed that that quality sort of rounded out into sort of a buttery quality on the finish. The lacing was ABSOLUTELY ridiculous.

O: This was a very nice stout and a major redemption from the Olde Hickory: Black Raven IPA that I disliked so much that I tried a few days before.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2012 00:34:26 | More by Chaney
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DexterP236


4/5  rDev +9%

02-25-2012 23:01:30 | More by DexterP236
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Rhode17

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9%

11-28-2011 02:30:30 | More by Rhode17
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jak

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9%

12-15-2011 22:06:25 | More by jak
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9%

03-10-2013 17:30:17 | More by muskiesman
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eerbayman

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9%

11-15-2011 10:46:00 | More by eerbayman
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ThirstyHrothgar

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9%

12-23-2013 01:35:06 | More by ThirstyHrothgar
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smibroncos

New York

4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Poured a rich dark opaque brown, with a creamy one finger tan head reak nice in the looks department. Nice lacing on the glass.

S. Rich roasted malts oats carmel leaves earthy light coffee aroma

T. Slight sweetness,doesn't last long the bitterness of this stout is spot on. This brew is a good representation of the style.

M. Medium bodied creamy nice carbonation

D. A really good brew not to sweet, not too bitter, great balance and good taste I will have this again.

Serving type: on-tap

10-21-2010 01:18:29 | More by smibroncos
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a jet black hue from a cellar temp bottle into a snifter.
A frothy yet fluffy tan head of 3 cm foams up from a slightly aggressive pour.
Aroma is some rich roasted malt and dark cacao chocolate bar. I also get just a bit of sweet caramel and some coffee bean.
First sip reveals an average body and fine tingly carbonation.
The flavor is roasted malt and some coffee bean, the coffee bite lingers a bit on the finish and I get no hops or ABV anywhere. Nice roasted malt hits on the burps.
The beer is very easy to drink and enjoyable as a nice stout.
I would drink this brew again.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2011 04:10:13 | More by sulldaddy
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PDXHops

South Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a Duvel tulip. Handsome ruby highlights in this dark brew. Modestly sized tan head that sticks around for a while and leaves some nice lacing up top.

Nose is full of bold chocolate and roast with a vague fruitiness. Flavors definitely lean more toward the roasted (sometimes charred) end of the scale, but mild semisweet chocolate and a dusting of cocoa somewhat soften the blow. A brief flash of juiciness and a sting of pine. Dryish finish, but not so dry as to discourage extended enjoyment. Very solid stout here.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2011 23:32:14 | More by PDXHops
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Mojo

Alabama

4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle -> Dogfish Head glass

A - pours up deep black with a dark tan one inch foamy head. Retention and lacing are both good.

S - nose is sort of weak. I mostly get some roasted and grassy notes.

T - Caramel malts dominate up front with toffee, and molasses notes. It finishes clean with coffee, chicory, black licorice, and roasted nut flavors.

M - fairly thick and chewy with good carbonation

O - a decent average stout. I'd drink this again in a heartbeat.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 04:17:35 | More by Mojo
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a dark translucence with ruby highlights; the rocky tan head retains nicely and leaves splotchy lacing behind

Smell: Roasty char, black bread and dirt; piney hops peek through

Taste: Black bread, up front, with a growing piney element that is joined by dark chocolate in the mid-palate; after the swallow, the roasty char takes over, though the hops linger into the finish; hints of bitter coffee in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Not for everybody, this stout packs a lot of flavor; loads of char combined with piney hops make for a jarring clash that not everybody will enjoy - I happen to like it and am quite impressed with the wallop of flavor in a moderately low ABV beverage

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2011 18:22:11 | More by brentk56
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GJ40

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled from a 22oz bottle purchased at Brawley's in Charlotte, NC.

A - Black with very little light coming through. A big tan head with some lacing. Very inviting.

S - Coffee, cocoa, roasted malt and a hint of hops.

T - Silky smooth with no rough edges. There's a small roasted flavor but it's nicely balanced. It's pretty dry and there's a mild hop bitterness that accompanies the malts.

M - Creamy but not especially think with a nice low carbonation.

D - Fun, flavorful and easy to drink. A nice NC beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2010 21:33:42 | More by GJ40
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on cask at steel string brewery in carrboro.

this version was infused with centennial hops.

pours a dark brown with a beautiful beige head. slight cocoa on the nose as well as hops. taste is extremely pleasant. tad of chocolate and cocoa with a good mixture of hops, but without the bitterness of an IPA. lighter side of medium bodied with light carbonation. but, this actually improves the drinkablity.

overall surprisingly excellent. I could drink a lot of this.

Serving type: cask

07-23-2013 00:15:42 | More by Axnjxn
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Bung

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. Nearly black pour, small amount of light tan head.

Aroma is quite roasty, some anise and dark chocolate.

Taste is nice and roasty. Malt, charcoal, peat. Dark chocolate and just a faint anise and hop spice make this a pleasant tasting brew. Finishes just a little dry.

Mouthfeel is just a little thin, but goes down a notch easier because of it. The carbonation is just crisp. Almost a little rye likeness.

The few I've had at the brewery were excellent and this one is solid as well. At $4 a bomber, I could be drinking a lot of this now that it's available in Charlotte.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2010 02:37:07 | More by Bung
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - dark, black; thick quarter inch of brown, thick, cloudy head; great retention

S - creamy, roasty, faint coffee, dark chocolate

T - chocolate, faint roast, coffee, mildly citrusy hops

M - smooth, medium to full bodied, very smooth

This is a delicious, smooth, enjoyable, drinkable beer. The flavor is great though in my opinion it could be bolder. I really enjoy the sweeter, citrusy finish that adds great balance and drinkability to the beer. I enjoyed this a great deal overall.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2012 23:30:56 | More by tdm168
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atsprings

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a DFH Signature glass pours a deep almost opaque black that shows just a trace of ruby highlights when held to light. The beer is topped with a nice frothy khaki head that slowly diminishes to a thin layer and leaves slight lacing on the glass. The aroma is a decent amount of roasted malts along with bakers cocoa and mild fresh ground coffee. The taste is a very smooth dry blend of roasted malts, black licorice, fresh cocoa and a trace of coffee. The beer is very light, crisp, and oh so smooth. This is a very enjoyable stout, one I would certainly love to have again.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2010 01:27:23 | More by atsprings
Hickory Stick Stout from Olde Hickory Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.