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The Bean - Olde Hickory Brewery

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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 16.43%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Olde Hickory Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: beer2day on 01-10-2013)
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beer2day

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +15.3%

Brewed for Bottle Revolution in Raleigh, in honor of the second-best dog in the world. (Sorry, Ted, mine comes in first.)

Pours an opaque dark brown with 1-finger thick dark cream head. Excellent head retention. Laces very well, too.

Nose is medium-to-dark roast coffee and vanilla, as expected. I'm not a huge vanilla fan, but this blends very well.

Vanilla and coffee blend well in the taste, too. Not a heavy beer, based on the Hickory Stick Stout rather than their bolder Imperial Stout. Mild bitterness in the finish, more from coffee than anything else. Nice breakfast beer.

Body is on the thin side, but that is what they were going for and is appropriate for the style.

Overall, another solid beer from Olde Hickory. Get it while you can.

01-10-2013 01:38:35 | More by beer2day
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oberon

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +17.6%

Poured more a deep dark brown than black with a half finger deep tan colored head atop.The coffee as expected is huge in the nose,it's roasted with a hint of wood and raw earthiness,the vanilla is there but is subtle up against the coffee roast.Flavors also have more the deep roast coffee elements than the vanilla but the vanilla does provide a nice back drop up against the big roast and earth,it gets a bit raw in the finish.If you like dark roast coffee than this is for you,it's nice and smooth,and is what it says it is.

01-16-2013 13:52:41 | More by oberon
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anjah

North Carolina

2.35/5  rDev -32.3%

This beer was a disappointment in my book. Don't get me wrong, I love olde hickory and stouts in general, especially ones with cute dogs on the label. It had a pretty good vanilla flavor to it however, it was just extremely watered down. It was a no go for me but if you like weaker beers then maybe you'd like it.

02-01-2013 00:52:08 | More by anjah
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

09-20-2013 16:30:00 | More by Mantooth
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timahood32

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -13.5%

08-17-2013 09:39:04 | More by timahood32
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.4/5  rDev -2%

on tap at Duckworths (NC)
Pour is dark mahogany, a bit light for the style. This lightness carries over to the mouthfeel (too thin), flavor (a bit light, especially in terms of dark malt), and aroma.(again, a bit light in terms of dark malt). Also rather sweet, falling near a sweet stout on this count, On the positive side, the coffee component is more like fresh beans than old grounds, and is in balance with the other flavors and aromas.

04-20-2013 18:01:53 | More by chinchill
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twowheelssoar

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

05-21-2014 20:43:43 | More by twowheelssoar
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +16.7%

A - black with a reddish hue; thin white head with little retention

S - strong coffee aroma, roasted malts

T - coffee, roasted malts, chocolate

M - crisp, a tad over carbonated, medium bodied

This is a really nice coffee stout. They chose a nice strong coffee that isn't too bitter. They also offer a nice malt character that compliments the coffee with some chocolate notes. This one was easy to drink and very enjoyable. It's nice to have a full-flavored beer with a lower ABV. This is definitely worth a try.

01-19-2013 19:56:24 | More by tdm168
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wmobley

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

03-13-2013 21:46:55 | More by wmobley
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hemorhoidzz

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

01-28-2013 16:50:26 | More by hemorhoidzz
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Bung

Michigan

3.14/5  rDev -9.5%

From notes back in February. Tap at Good Bottle.  Very dark brown pour, thin layer of off white.

Aroma,  a ton of coffee and vanilla.

Taste,  yikes, a watery vanilla coffee.  And that's it.  All right there is a light earthy tobacco/peat and chocolate.

Struggles to get above light bodied, carbonation would be fine if it wasn't so thin.  Denis pretty easy, but this is a one and done.

03-14-2013 02:23:14 | More by Bung
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wedge

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +14.7%

@ Busy Bee

Had this on on-tap and nitro - liked the regular draft a little more.

Nearly black with a thin, bubbly sheet of a head. Aromas of dark, shiny roasted coffee beans (no stale grounds here) and vanilla. A bit more vanilla bean in the flavor with more coffee roast tastiness. The blending of flavors is well done and the beer comes across as pretty mellow, but pleasant all-around. A nice, smooth, easy-going breakfast stout...

01-14-2013 17:45:50 | More by wedge
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

05-04-2014 02:33:23 | More by st9647v3
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benjaminahudson

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

01-14-2013 00:41:00 | More by benjaminahudson
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1424IpA

California

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

06-25-2013 03:41:42 | More by 1424IpA
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cwguy5

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

01-03-2014 18:33:46 | More by cwguy5
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mjenkins5

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

02-20-2013 03:30:24 | More by mjenkins5
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -28%

07-29-2013 00:43:26 | More by mwbrady12
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Lantern


3/5  rDev -13.5%

01-19-2013 21:39:41 | More by Lantern
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cardsfan

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

12-28-2013 03:38:05 | More by cardsfan
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DrinkDrankDronk

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

03-20-2013 02:24:32 | More by DrinkDrankDronk
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flipdog0

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

01-31-2013 00:07:24 | More by flipdog0
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kell50

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

03-16-2013 14:05:12 | More by kell50
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aslamm75

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

07-04-2013 00:03:36 | More by aslamm75
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +15.3%

01-13-2013 09:15:11 | More by RedneckBeerz
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The Bean from Olde Hickory Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.