Hickory Stick Stout | Olde Hickory Brewery

BA SCORE
83
good
264 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
Ratings:
264
Reviews:
109
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
14.48%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
39
For Trade:
1
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of tillmac62
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
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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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of lochef81
3.29/5  rDev -10.1%
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 -8.2%
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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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -59%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Mojo
3.99/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle -> Dogfish Head glass

A - pours up deep black with a dark tan one inch foamy head. Retention and lacing are both good.

S - nose is sort of weak. I mostly get some roasted and grassy notes.

T - Caramel malts dominate up front with toffee, and molasses notes. It finishes clean with coffee, chicory, black licorice, and roasted nut flavors.

M - fairly thick and chewy with good carbonation

O - a decent average stout. I'd drink this again in a heartbeat.

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Hickory Stick Stout from Olde Hickory Brewery
3.66 out of 5 based on 264 ratings.
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