Hickory Stick Stout | Olde Hickory Brewery

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3.69/5
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269 Ratings
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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:
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Added by veech on 09-23-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,935
Reviews:
109
Ratings:
269
pDev:
14.36%
Bros Score:
4.25
 
 
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11
Gots:
40
Trade:
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Ratings: 269 |  Reviews: 109
Photo of Flabbyjandro
1.83/5  rDev -50.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

Too much carbonation and hops just unbalance the style. Not enough chocolate or coffee come through

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Photo of MichaelProcton
3.51/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrianScott
3.8/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Eidsonjh
4.2/5  rDev +13.8%

Photo of EConnOG
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of mychalg9
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of WCKDVBZ
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of tillmac62
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

BBD 12/14. Pours dark as a starless night with a massive World Class head, lacing and retention. Nice, but somewhat subtle, nose of sweet dark chocolate with only a hint of roast. Very light medium body with just a touch of creamy texture. Slightly above normal carbonation with some effervescence in the middle and finish. The flavor profile is intense, a bit complex and fairly balanced. It begins with a bitter rush of dark chocolate that fades into coffee notes. The sweet aspects of the nose are not present. In turn, the coffee releases into a mild bitter roast with citric, but not quite rind like, hop bitterness. The finish is somewhat dry and leaves you with a distinctive aftertaste of charred grain. Similar to Bell's Kalamazoo, but a bit more refined.

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Photo of mbmiche
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of leroybrown10
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of ZEB89
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of SLewis
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of smweir
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Dalvelo
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of marshmarsh
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of robertjskelton
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Brewtardius
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of neurobot01
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of lochef81
3.29/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A friend gave me this to try. .. glad I didn't pay for it. The appearance is near black but with a grotesquely over foamy head. The nose is a little funky and no where near as rich as this style should be. The mouthfeel is decent but thin. The flavor is light and dissapointing with no real notes to speak of. I really hope that I just got a bad bottle but this was very dissapointing. Definitely would not try again.

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Photo of myelo
3.36/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap in a pint glass.

Opaque, black with medium tan head that dissipates quickly to leave a thin rim and prominent lacing.

Carmel malt, dark chocolate aroma. Taste is similar with moderate bitterness that lingers. No detectable ethanol.

Medium body with quite a lot of carbonation and slight warming.

Overall a tasty drinkable stout. The bitterness is a bit high for a stout with not enough sweetness to be fully balanced. Also seems a little more carbonated than some stouts.

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Photo of king75
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Hickory Stick Stout from Olde Hickory Brewery
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 269 ratings