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Hickory Stick Stout - Olde Hickory Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

214 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 214
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.99%
Wants: 12
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
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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2/5  rDev -45.5%

dharmabum1102, Mar 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

dave317, Feb 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

mattmarka1, Jan 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

EigenBeer, Jan 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

cwguy5, Jan 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

Globalmelody, Jan 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

iatethecloudsfor, Dec 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

AngusOg, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of csparace
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.

csparace, Oct 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Choooobee, Oct 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

JCam9981, Oct 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

gratefulbeerhead, Oct 20, 2013
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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!

AndyAvalanche, Oct 01, 2013
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2/5  rDev -45.5%

ab39z, Sep 25, 2013
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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.

Ryan011235, Sep 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%

cardsfan, Aug 04, 2013
Hickory Stick Stout from Olde Hickory Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.