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Hickory Stick Stout - Olde Hickory Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

208 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 208
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 14.95%
Wants: 11
Gots: 22 | 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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AndybIPA

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-21-2012 23:38:44 | More by AndybIPA
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -18.5%

01-16-2012 06:30:36 | More by ygtbsm94
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whartontallboy

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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

California

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
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

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
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s1ckboy

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.5%

01-01-2012 03:16:40 | More by s1ckboy
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-31-2011 18:49:08 | More by acurtis
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Lantern


4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-27-2011 13:42:30 | More by Lantern
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whitekiboko

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -18.5%

12-27-2011 01:09:21 | More by whitekiboko
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Chrisheartsbeer

North Carolina

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
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jak

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.7%

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

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-04-2011 00:03:31 | More by tclapper
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bcostner1

Tennessee

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
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

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
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UNCCTDawg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.7%

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

Vermont

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
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Rhode17

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.7%

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

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +35.9%

11-26-2011 05:49:03 | More by planbee
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cjspeight

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-25-2011 05:10:56 | More by cjspeight
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.5%

11-20-2011 18:09:04 | More by DoctorB2B
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meich75

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +35.9%

11-18-2011 12:12:25 | More by meich75
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JebediahScooter

Vermont

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-18-2011 00:41:41 | More by JebediahScooter
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EasyReader

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +35.9%

11-17-2011 00:54:36 | More by EasyReader
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twowheelssoar

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-16-2011 02:20:31 | More by twowheelssoar
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eerbayman

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-15-2011 10:46:00 | More by eerbayman
Hickory Stick Stout from Olde Hickory Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.