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RATINGS: 129   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!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Name: Hickory Stick Stout
Date: October 16, 1998
Mode: Firkin
Source: Brewfest, Real Ale Festival
Appearance: black, frothy tan head
Aroma: strong hickory aroma
Body: light body
Flavor: strong hickory character in the flavor overshadows anything else that may be going on
Overall: still not my thing

Name: Hickory Stick Stout
Date: April 12, 2003
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Hickory, NC
Score: i to iii
Appearance: dark ruby
Aroma: rich wonderful roasted chocolate aroma
Body: smooth body
Flavor: rich malt flavor, lots of chocolate, just enough roasted to make it a stout
Overall: light for an imperial, but a good stout

Name: Hickory Stick Stout
Date: July 18, 2006
Mode: draft
Source: Taproom
Score: ii to iii
Appearance: black, thin brown head, nice lace
Aroma: rich chocolate aroma with a bit of roasted and bitterness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, nice bitter finish

Name: Hickory Stick Stout
Date: May 17, 2008
Mode: draft
Source: Taproom
Aroma: rich dark chocolate aroma with a touch of woody character
Body: creamy body
Flavor: same great rich chocolate flavor, just a touch of woody character in the background mixed in with the roasted and bitterness

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11086) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2007
on tap-pours a light brown head and black color. Aroma is medium malt, secondary hops. Taste is dark malt-coffee, equal secondary hops bitterness, acidic. OK carbonation. Occasional

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - AUG 11, 2006
Draught at Union Jack’s. This is another in a series of beers I have had a million times but have yet to rate. The pint pours a black amber with one finger of well-lacing tan head. The aroma is roasty with hints of caramel. The flavor is cold coffee, a little bit of maple syrup, and a fireplace finish. There is ambient hop bitterness throughout. Not very creative, but a good solid stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna (3087) - Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2006
Black, but not opaque. The head is a light khaki that takes a while to fade. The aroma is surprisingly hoppy, some sort of c-hop dominant. Good coffee and dark chocolate. Good mix of fresh hop flavor and roasty malt flavors. Yum.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2006
Draught at the brewpub. dark, dark brown, red around the edges. Almost opaque. Brown head that laced the glass. Attractive flowery hop nose. Light roasty malt flavor dominated by perfumy tasting hops. Good stout.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 15, 2006
Draft at Sunspot Restaurant in Knoxville. Very black in the glass with a frothy tan head that mostly lasted and left good lacing. Sweet malt aroma. The flavor was of chocolate, coffee, roasted, and a slight hoppy bitter. Medium to full body that leaves a slight bitter aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (2770) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2008 draught. This is even better than I remember. The pour is fairly black with a tall tan head. Nice strong aroma with dark roasted coffee, smoke, raisins, and hickory. This hickory presence is so strong in the flavor it makes me question whether or not the recipe actually includes it. Mouthfeel is pretty coating. A flat wall of bittersweet dark chocolate lingers with a cutting hop presence. It doesn’t reach the level of a huge imperial stout. It’s more like a huge regular or perhaps a dry stout. Very good anyway.
[August 4, 2008]
On tap at UJ’s .Pours very dark, near black with an everlasting tan head. The aroma is heavily roasted, almost burned smelling. Hints of espresso, bacon, hickory, dark chocolate are present. THe mouthfeel is quite reasonable, sticky and full but not huge. The flavor brings more bittersweet qualities of espresso, soy sauce, dark chocolate, and a meaty, ashy finish. This is delightful. I disagree with the imperial stout classification here. Definitely reminds me of something along the lines of Shakespeare stout or Kalamazoo stout. Quite good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 23, 2005
Pours with a black body with red tinting topped by a thick head and a good amount of lacing. It’s slightly sweet and malty, yet bitter, hoppy and slightly roasty. Full bodied, slightly dry and smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5102) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 21, 2005
Black body with a light tan head. The aroma was roasted nuts and some coffee with chocolate. Taste of strong roasted coffee and and a little milk chocolate. The aftertaste lingers. Thin body for an impy stout, more like a dry.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 21, 2005
sampled at the ’05 noogfest from a small ’barrel’. This tasted a lot more like an a dry/irish stout than an imperial. Very roasty.


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