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Hickory Stick Stout - Olde Hickory Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

203 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 203
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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cwguy5

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9%

01-03-2014 18:26:33 | More by cwguy5
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Globalmelody

Missouri

4/5  rDev +9%

01-03-2014 00:33:09 | More by Globalmelody
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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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ThirstyHrothgar

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9%

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

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

11-08-2013 23:36:21 | More by AngusOg
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csparace

Illinois

3.18/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Mild smell. Kinda musty and not as potent as I'd like. Thin pour but retains a dark color. Light chocolate colored head that fades fast.

Taste is sorta like the smell murky/must. The dryness that usually accompanies a stout is really more sour than anything. The hickory comes in only slightly when the beer warms up. It's not as thin as it looked in the poor.

Overall I have to say I'm pretty disappointed. Usually I can find at least one quality that stands out that at least gives the beer some unique identify but everything here is just equally meh.


Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 01:54:01 | More by csparace
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Choooobee

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

10-26-2013 21:24:05 | More by Choooobee
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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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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

10-20-2013 02:43:15 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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AndyAvalanche

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bomber poured into the larger version of the Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Beer comes out dark brown with some deep mahogany highlights on the sides and wherever the liquid gets a little shallow. Dark tan head that is CRAZY big and frothy, felt like I was pouring a classy Belgian style at room temperature. The head on this refuses to quit and stick around the entire session and longer, it actually outlasts the liquid. I love where this is going.

Ok, smell was a little bit underwhelming, but not bad. Not as big and bad as I expected based on the color and look of the beer. Still it's above average for the style. There's some nice grainy notes with small hints of weak coffee and chocolate. At the end there's some feint citrus hop notes. Decent balance overall, just nothing too strong.

Taste is on par with the smell, a slight increase. Again some dark burned grains with subtle coffee and some semi-sweet chocolate. There's a nice lingering bitter citrus and gentle pine finish at the end from the hops. Really like the taste of this, it's a good shelf stout that can be consumed on a regular basis if stouts are your style.

Mouthfeel is really good. It's full bodied, the taste lingers for about 20 seconds after each sip so you can really notice every flavor all together. Great smoothness and well balanced. Starts smooth and has a reasonably dry bitter finish. I like how drinkable it is, but I think this is more of a beer that belongs in a 6 pack than a bomber unless you're sharing; I was ready for something else about 16oz's or so into it. Good overall though, really glad to have tried it, just wish I shared it now.

Thanks Paschal for the trade!

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 00:27:41 | More by AndyAvalanche
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ab39z

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -45.5%

09-25-2013 01:34:07 | More by ab39z
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Ryan011235

Ohio

2.94/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a Darkness tulip on 9/26/11

Courtesy of PDXHops

Split with MbpBugeye

Best before July 2011

A) Pours medium brown; settles near black. One finger head thins rapidly until it hits a thin, bubbly layer. Solid trails of lace turn into a wall of lace.

S) Aromas of toffee, peanuts, roasted chocolate and earth. Not much in the way of coffee. Modest roast notes. The aroma is tame but pleasant, become more so as it warms.

T) Moderate earthy bitterness. Bitter coffee and roasted grains. Not much in the way of chocolate. Some tangy roast. Tastes simple and straightforward. Enjoyable enough.

M) Medium body. Carbonation is high and distracting. Super dry with an earthy, roasty finish.

D) Tastes pretty good. Easily drinkable aside from the carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2013 00:26:38 | More by Ryan011235
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DmanGTR

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9%

09-10-2013 17:29:10 | More by RedneckBeerz
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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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Shaggy9356

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

08-15-2013 13:03:29 | More by adam_e
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

08-10-2013 01:00:36 | More by kristougher
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cardsfan

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9%

08-04-2013 02:41:39 | More by cardsfan
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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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sendbeer

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-23-2013 13:56:35 | More by sendbeer
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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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abernethyj

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

07-09-2013 21:21:50 | More by abernethyj
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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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pathman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

07-06-2013 22:37:15 | More by pathman
Hickory Stick Stout from Olde Hickory Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 203 ratings.