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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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This is STOUT beer, not for the meek! Hickory Stick Stout is a whole- lot-a beer full of malt. English pale and crystal malts start this beer quickly followed by big time chocolate and black patent malts. Tons of Cascade hops go into Hickory Stick Stout to round out the malt character. Hickory Stick Stout is a very robust stout, bursting with flavor!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11909) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 27, 2010
22oz bottle. Medium tan head that mostly dissipates atop black body with brown edges. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, some bittersweet chocolate, light grapefruit/earthy, smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, roast, some bittersweet chocolate. Medium body, light effervescence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9177) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 26, 2010
22oz. Poured a deep brown with really no head whatsoever. Big bubbles roam around the glass. Nose is floral hops, some citrus fruits, mint. Taste is watery, some cedar dryness, chalkiness, roastiness coming through. Chalky palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Dark brown pour with a light tan head. Herbal hop aroma with pine and mint. Dry milky stout with a light bitter hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (10541) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear black with a small-medium, fizzy beige head, low retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (chocolate, coffee, nutty), light hops (earthy), and average esters (dried fruit) with notes of lightly sweet wood, charcoal, and smoke. Flavor is heavy malt (chocolate, coffee, nutty), light hops (earthy), and average esters (dried fruit) with notes of lightly sweet wood, charcoal, and smoke. Medium body, warmth, carbonation, and creaminess with a sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Chalky, milk chocolate nose, some caramel, very light. Taste is dry, lots of chalk, some chocolate and cola. Bland and chalky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChainGangGuy (4489) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2010
22 ounce bottle - $4.50 at Bruisin’ Ales in Asheville, North Carolina. Appearance: Pours a carbon black body with a light tan-colored head that soon settles. Smell: Aroma smelling of blackened grains, simple coffee, and downright bitter chocolate with some hopeful notes of citrus, floral, spicy American hops underneath. Taste: Ah, black patent malt, my old friend, still tasting of two day-old truck stop coffee and creosote, I see. Very minor touches of unsweetened chocolate and caramel attempt to peer through the acrid roastiness. Floral, citrusy hops with a medium load of bitterness. A bit more fruity lemon on the finish with a prevalent astringency. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: That black patent malt astringency quickly becomes the predominate flavor, making for a crude, palate-wearying drink. A pity, really. As I’ve enjoyed Olde Hickory’s other bottled offerings, I found this one to be both a surprise and a disappointment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Pours pitch black with a mostly receding wispy mocha head. Notes of sweet roasted malt, vinous dark malt, black loamy earth, chalky carbonate, peppery red fruits. Full bodied with lush carbonation. Very tasty, quite enjoyable. Reminds me of Kalamazoo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2822) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Can you tell I picked up a bunch of olde hickory bottles on my last trip north? This one is getting back in to their niche of nice high complexity and entertaining beers. Interesting aroma for a stout with a little bit of earthiness and some grassy notes. Flavor is creamy and smooth. A little sweet and very coffee bitter on the finish. Full mouth feel and has a big presence for something as low alcohol as this says it is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2010
22 ounce bottle from Bestway in Greensboro, NC, rated 4/28/10. Pours a dark brown color with a thin head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and spicy hop notes. The taste is roasted malts, a bit of smoke, spicy hops and a bit of coffee in the finish. Smooth, medium bodied, and fairly dry throughout. Good stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JUN 13, 2010
. Split the bottle three ways into ˝ pint glasses it produced a good finger worth of tan head that settled to a thin lace across the top but was quickly revived by a swirl . The body was a typical black stout color . I will have to rely on some help for the aroma because of a stuffy nose I got some nice roast notes so I take it that it was strong with a light hop background that is were the help came in The flavor was roast forward as well with a nice dry bitter in the end. It was a little light in the mouth feel I would say towards the light side of medium but it had good carbonation for a bottled stout. It was easy to drink. I wanted for more, so the brew is fine on the drinkability scale. A good local dry stout one to be proud of Serving type: bottle

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