The Bean | Olde Hickory Brewery

The BeanThe Bean
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The BeanThe Bean

Brewed by:
Olde Hickory Brewery
North Carolina, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by beer2day on 01-10-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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.

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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.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From notes back in February. Tap at Good Bottle.  Very dark brown pour, thin layer of off white.

Aroma,  a ton of coffee and vanilla.

Taste,  yikes, a watery vanilla coffee.  And that's it.  All right there is a light earthy tobacco/peat and chocolate.

Struggles to get above light bodied, carbonation would be fine if it wasn't so thin.  Denis pretty easy, but this is a one and done.

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