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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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StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-09-2014 01:29:35 | More by StoutItOutLoud
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SlipperySquid

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-07-2013 23:34:08 | More by SlipperySquid
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AndybIPA

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

01-21-2012 23:38:44 | More by AndybIPA
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

03-28-2013 14:16:55 | More by mendvicdog
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Shaggy9356

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

09-03-2013 01:48:13 | More by Shaggy9356
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Falcone

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

01-17-2013 21:35:24 | More by Falcone
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JCam9981

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

10-24-2013 01:32:27 | More by JCam9981
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

01-07-2013 02:47:23 | More by AlexFields
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-30-2013 00:47:54 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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lupercmda

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

04-17-2013 01:12:13 | More by lupercmda
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

09-08-2013 20:20:21 | More by JohnnieNepal
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DmanGTR

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

09-12-2013 08:35:45 | More by DmanGTR
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whartontallboy

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

01-15-2012 16:00:53 | More by whartontallboy
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RWLawman

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

02-21-2014 21:48:29 | More by RWLawman
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mklinger

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-17-2012 14:26:16 | More by mklinger
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mecmd

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

01-15-2013 04:16:27 | More by mecmd
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Joeyhoover

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

10-28-2012 00:56:38 | More by Joeyhoover
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shinjak

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

03-12-2013 20:47:21 | More by shinjak
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tvv375ia

Iowa

3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured from 22oz bottle into imperial pint glass

A-deep ruby colored with a two finger head that fades to a small cap with a lot of lacing

S-some good chocolate, coffee, carmel smells

T-much like the smell chocolate coffee carmel but also like the smell not very strong

M-nice medium body

O-pretty good but if the smells and flavors were stronger it would be great

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 13:16:14 | More by tvv375ia
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A dark brown pour with a good sized frothy light brown head adorning it. Fades slowly, leaving behind a pretty nice layer of lacing all over the glass.

S: Nice roasted malt aroma. Hints of chocolate and coffee in there. Pretty straight forward.

T: Some creamy roasted malt character with mild chocolate and coffee notes. Odd bitterness follows with no real flavor. Perhaps some hops whose flavor has gotten buried? Strange.

M: Medium body and fairly smooth.

O: It's not horrible but a bit odd. It's a fairly plain, mild stout with a strange bitterness on the back end - but no hop flavor to accompany it. Otherwise it's a pretty standard and simple stout.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2012 04:39:59 | More by Dope
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comfortablynumb1

California

3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Received as an extra from Commis. Thanks Matt...

Poured from a bomber into a Stone Brewery pint glass...

A - Pours black with a one finger light brown head. Lots of head retention and lacing to be had here...

S - Coffee, chocolate, and lots of roasty notes...

T - Dark roasted malts, coffee, and bitter chocolate. Ends on a bitter hop presense with some roastiness lingering in the finish. Abv is well hidden...

M - Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation...

O - A little roasty for my likings. Solid, but nothing I would go out of way to obtain...

Cheers...

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2011 00:33:33 | More by comfortablynumb1
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, BB dated Oct. 2013, poured dark brown, nearly black, with a light brown head. Moderate retention; superior lacing.

Smells surprisingly hoppy for style. Moderately strong. Medium chocolate too.

A clear hop presence in the flavor too, but this is dominated by dark roasted grains with a touch of char and dark chocolate. More than a hint of char in the finish, with dark roasted and burnt grains, a touch of hops and black coffee lingering on and on in the aftertaste. Near equal sweet/bitter balance until the mildly bitter finishl.

Medium-full body; very good carbonation level; smooth; dry finish.

O: a nice stout, but with a bit too much burnt grain flavor.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 23:17:09 | More by chinchill
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RickS95

Indiana

3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Almost black with a touch of brown. Not quite opaque. The head is off tan and moderate, but fades shortly leaving good brown lacing on the sides.

Chocolate malts fill the nose. In the background, there's a sense of licorice.

Bittersweet chocolate, coffee and the bittering of hops dance on the tongue. As it warms, and deep in the swallow, the coffee flavors really come out.

It tries and wants to be creamy and smooth, but it's just not. It's medium bodied and more bitter than you'd expect. Having said that, there is a certain crispness and dryness in the finish.

This beer has strong assertive flavors. It's relatively low in the ABV and it lacks the creaminess I'm looking for in a stout. Overall, better than average, but just shy of good.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2011 02:27:16 | More by RickS95
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from tap into a sampler tumbler. Poured a deep dark brown with a minimal off-white head. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, slight caramel, and very slight bitter hops. The flavor was of sweet malt, slight roasted malt, bitter hops, and slight caramel. It had a medium feel on the palate with low carbonation. Overall this brew wasn't that bad, but it also wasn't that great either. The hop character really surprised me on this one. It wasn't overpowering by any means, but it also wasn't needed in my personal opinion. This one is worth trying, but that is about it.

Serving type: on-tap

01-12-2011 18:35:56 | More by thagr81us
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Chrisheartsbeer

North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Nice black-ish color with a warm tan lacings. Lacings were about half-inch and lingered a fair amount.

Smell - Smell was minimal. Not a whole lot going on. Straight forward and one-dimensional smell of some cocoa.

Taste - I'd have to agree with several others who've review this beer. It was simple and straight forward. Bitter cocoa tastes and some woody undertones. Definitely leaves bitters on the back of the pallet.

Mouthfeel - light and wispy.

Overall - Enjoyed this beer, despite my poor review. If it cellared a bit longer, it might be even better. Just lacks a lot of excitement that other stouts in similar categories offer.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2011 02:15:00 | More by Chrisheartsbeer
Hickory Stick Stout from Olde Hickory Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.