The Bean - Olde Hickory Brewery
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Reviews by beer2day:
4/5 rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: bottle
01-10-2013 01:38:35 | More by beer2day
More User Reviews:
2.81/5 rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
A : Poured a deep black in color , sordove thin, overcarbonated with a gushing dirty white cap. To much head and head retention is crazy. SOmething is wrong here
S: Roasted grains, some faint vanilla and coffee.
T: Initial taste is some muted vanilla like extract buried under some coffee and chocolate. The taste is really weak. There is an offputting lingering bittering on the end
M: Whie it is medium-full bodied it sure felt thin. Overcarbonated, bubbly, off. The flavors are just muddled and astringent.
O: I was happy to try it but probably won't try it again or seek it out.
Serving type: bottle
06-24-2013 19:38:35 | More by barleywinefiend
3.4/5 rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
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.
Serving type: on-tap
04-20-2013 18:01:53 | More by chinchill
The Bean from Olde Hickory Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.