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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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Lob

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

01-12-2013 03:36:46 | More by Lob
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brentk56

North Carolina

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
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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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benjaminahudson

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

01-14-2013 00:41:00 | More by benjaminahudson
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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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oberon

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 13:52:41 | More by oberon
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +15.3%

01-13-2013 09:15:11 | More by RedneckBeerz
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beer2day

North Carolina

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
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brewdude1982

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +15.3%

01-12-2013 21:33:51 | More by brewdude1982
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wedge

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

@ 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...

Serving type: on-tap

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

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

01-21-2013 03:05:46 | More by SlowWideTurns
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

04-16-2013 09:59:23 | More by zestar
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jak

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

03-20-2013 00:59:17 | More by jak
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GTB

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

01-12-2013 04:01:51 | More by GTB
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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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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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kjkinsey

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

09-26-2013 01:15:58 | More by kjkinsey
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The Bean from Olde Hickory Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.