The Bean - Olde Hickory Brewery
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Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by brentk56:
4.43/5 rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Pours a coffee brown color (what else would be expected) with a foamy beige cap; a few strands stick to the pint glass
Smell: Freshly roasted coffee beans, brown bread and a hint of vanilla
Taste: Smooth coffee with a hint of brown bread and dusted chocolate, up front; a hint of grainy bitterness in the middle and then a finish with the Madagascar vanilla in bloom
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation
Overall: A wonderful example of a lighter stout that is packed with flavor; the vanilla (I was wary at first) really adds a nice dimension to the finish
Serving type: bottle
01-27-2013 20:55:46 | More by brentk56
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.