Hickory Stick Stout | Olde Hickory Brewery

Hickory Stick StoutHickory Stick Stout
BA SCORE
57.1%
Liked This Beer
3.68 w/ 266 ratings
Hickory Stick StoutHickory Stick Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Olde Hickory Brewery
North Carolina, United States
oldehickorybrewery.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by veech on 09-23-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,835
Reviews:
109
Ratings:
266
Liked:
152
Avg:
3.68/5
pDev:
14.4%
Alströms:
4.25
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
39
Trade:
1
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Nick_isthatstillcool
3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jpro
2.93/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22oz bottle from Bruisin' Ales in Asheville. Picked up a few months ago...

A: Poured into a pint glass... near black, light brown head; not much lace, nor head retention.

S: Smells a tad roasty and sweet... also some soapy aroma.

T: Charry malts and some pretty noticeable hop bitterness (piney) are the major players here. Nothing too exciting, though.

M: Medium bodied with pretty high carbonation.

D: Not the most enjoyable stout I've had... nothing memorable - that's for sure. Probably won't be seeking this out in the future. Oh, well.

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Photo of GeezLynn
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Black with some red light showing through. Nice white head that doesn't hold up well.

S: Lots of chocolate malt. Slight roastiness picks up with warmth. Malts combine for kind of a cocoa powder effect.

T: Not nearly as sweet smell suggests. Lots of coffee and to a lesser degree cocoa, lead things off. There's also a little leafy hops and roasted malt and smokey characters. Finish is long, somewhat dry, and pretty bitter.

M: Lighter for style, almost thin with low carbonation.

Hickory Stick is a pretty roasted, yet restrained stout. Flavorful, while still easy drinking. Would like to see a little more body in the mouthfeel, but a tasty beer, especially for the reasonable price. Another good dark beer out of N.C.

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Photo of Khazadum
3.15/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A- Good lacing, decent head development, but retention time was lacking. Least the lacing is sticky as hell and the body is soy sauce/cola dark.

S- Smells of honey, sweet smoked caramel, bits of cereal grains.. like unmashed grain. Tons of oxidized aroma as well as grape nuts. Faint coffee bitterness, shitty coffee at that... like discount dollar store brand. Finishes a light... almost belgian sweetness.

T- Ooo... what is this. Cereal grains, unfermented grape nuts... btiter burnt grain, oxidized coffee flavor. Nasty discount style coffee... truck stop style. It tastes like they dropped grain into the already boiled beer right before bottling. Finishes off just a generic burnt bread nature. Bit of hops to it I suppose.

M- Medium bodied, decent carbonation off the bat but dies off quickly. Sticky flavor that I really want to get the hell out. Some residual creamy nature. I'm sure this could be a bit less carbonation that would detract less.

The flavors are just... ugh. Not my type of stout in the least.

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3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hman43
3.41/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Look: The color is dark brown that is fairly clear when held to the light. It has a tan head.

Smell: It has aromas of chocolate, roasted malts, some burnt smells, and low fruit aroma most like dark fruits.

Taste: The flavors are roasted malts with chocolate compliments. There are some burnt flavors that are moderate. The fruit flavors are low and dark.

Feel: It has a medium feel with slightly above moderate carbonation.

Overall: As an American Stout, it was a little more burnt than and expected and fruits were more dark than citrus. With that said, it was a malt driven flavor beer that has good taste overall and was easy drinking.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

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5/5  rDev +35.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gyle41386
3.66/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber marked enjoy before May 12 into a pint glass.

Pours a dark cola color with about two fingers of plush tan foam. Head retention is quite good and there are thick sheets of lacing plastered to the glass.

Aroma is mostly bitter. Roasted (or charred) grain and citric hops dominate with some bittersweet chocolate underneath. May also be a little caramel sweetness in there as well, but it mostly smells of burnt coffee.

The roast intensifies in the flavor. Burnt coffee pretty much all the way into the dry finish. The bitterness, which is compounded by the citric hops, comes pretty close to being unpleasant, but I think there's just enough chocolate/caramel sweetness to keep it under control. Still, it's pretty intense.

Edit: I went back and read some reviews and saw DavoleBomb's that likened this to a black IPA. Great call.

Medium bodied. The foam produced by the pour led me to believe this would have a soft, plush texture, but that's not really the case. It's lightly tingly with a dry finish.

This beer has intense flavor, a lot for a 5.8% stout, which is good if you're into what it has to offer. It grew on me as I worked my way through the bomber, but I wouldn't necessarily call this an easy drinker despite the low alcohol content. All in all, an interesting beer, but not one I'd want if I didn't have a decent amount of time to spend drinking it.

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3.12/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of theghost3
4.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an deep brown, almost black with a 2-finger khaki head with spotty retention.

The smell is cocoa with caramel malts and a hint of charcoal. The taste is dark chocolate malts with toasty flavors of toffee and molasses; charred aftertaste. Mouthfeel is carbonated, medium-to-full-bodied, and smooth at the end.

This is a delicious stout that looks perfect. The chocolate is nicely subdued with a smooth feel in the end. I'd love to try it again.

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Hickory Stick Stout from Olde Hickory Brewery
Beer rating: 57.1% out of 100 with 266 ratings
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