Hickory Stick Stout - Olde Hickory Brewery
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3.98/5 rDev +8.2%
Thanks to Beerness for this one
Look: black body with brown rings around the edges. 1 inch head on a hard pour and just good retention with some spotty lacing
Smell: Chocolate and vanilla slight oak note with traces of coffee
Taste: A little bit of chocolate and some roasted malts. Slight vanilla and oak mid palate and finishes with a bit of ash
Mouthfeel: Medium body and mildly carbonated
Overall: I enjoyed this beer quite a bit and highly recommend trying it.
01-11-2012 23:08:23 | More by DarthKostrizer
3.45/5 rDev -6.3%
Strong aroma is smoky and little powdery with a hint of roast malt. It pours a dark-chocolate brown that lets daylight through only at the very edges, and has a fluffy, persistent, pale tan head. Flavor is mainly like burnt wood with just a little bit of coffee and tiny hints of molasses and unsweet chocolate. Texture seems just an itty bit on the thin side, but it is fairly fizzy and still manages to satisfy. Nothing great, but worth a try.
01-09-2012 02:41:15 | More by Cyberkedi
3.63/5 rDev -1.4%
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.
12-16-2011 02:15:00 | More by Chrisheartsbeer
3.73/5 rDev +1.4%
A: I wouldn't call it pitch black...more very, very dark brown. Decent tan head that sticks around.
S: Chocolate and some wood. Not a ton else really.
T: Reminiscent of Oak Aged Yeti to me but not quite as rich or tasty. Definite chocolate of the bittersweet variety; becomes sweeter as it warms.. Definite woody/oaky presence as well. Very dry tasting. The label says there should be hints of coffee but I'm not really getting any.
M: Pretty easy drinker. A little thin on the body for a stout. Moderate ABV means you don't have to make it into a sipper.
Overall, not a bad beer by any means. Just not particularly memorable or outstanding to me. I would definitely drink it again, just wouldn't go out of my way to seek it out necessarily (as I would the Irish Walker Barleywine from Olde Hickory which is outstanding!)
12-01-2011 00:07:15 | More by bcostner1
3.75/5 rDev +1.9%
On tap at Milltown in Carrboro, NC.
Pours dark brown with mahogany hues. Light caramel head that measures about a quarter inch.
Smell isnt all that impressive. Nothing really there. hm.
Taste is very bitter. Tastes like bitter hickory chips. That bitter flavor is somewhat of a bite, but not in a bad way. Maybe its the bitterness, but I feel coffee in there somewhere. Definitely different than the average single stout. Tastes basically bitter and woody.
Is not smooth by anymeans, and leaves a feeling like eating wood chips.
11-30-2011 23:00:06 | More by VncentLIFE
3.7/5 rDev +0.5%
i was thinking this was an 09 but im not sure... best by is 7-11
appearance - dark dark brown with a decent mocha head dissipates and leaves minor lacing that stays forever.
smell - dark malts, bakers chocolate is minor, roasted malts, minor caramel
taste - similar but much more mellow
mouthfeel - thin but this is 5.8 stout im not use to it. and actually for that its thick and nicely carbonated especially for after best by
overall - nice beer for the style but i prefer oatmeal stouts just to more complexity and thicker bodies if i want a low abv and cheap price.
11-28-2011 08:16:37 | More by claytong
Hickory Stick Stout from Olde Hickory Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.