The Bean | Olde Hickory Brewery

The BeanThe Bean
BA SCORE
3.49/5
46 Ratings
The BeanThe Bean
BEER INFO

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

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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
46
pDev:
16.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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2.4/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This beer was a disappointment in my book. Don't get me wrong, I love olde hickory and stouts in general, especially ones with cute dogs on the label. It had a pretty good vanilla flavor to it however, it was just extremely watered down. It was a no go for me but if you like weaker beers then maybe you'd like it.

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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

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2.83/5  rDev -18.9%
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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3/5  rDev -14%

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3.18/5  rDev -8.9%
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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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
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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The Bean from Olde Hickory Brewery
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 46 ratings
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