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RATINGS: 126   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!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2005
First beer of the day out of a mini keg at Noogfest. Aroma of chocolate nd coffee, flavaors much the same along with some nutty creamy undertones. dark chocolate and dry, with the alcohol flavor peeking through

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2005
dark dark brown, hinting on black. huge mountain tan head. more malts than hopsin the aroma. weird waxy watery chocolate

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2005
It must be VERY difficult to even contemplate brewing an Imperial in a state that is limited to 6% alcohol. IMHO, get rid of trying to call this a russian imperial and just call it a stout. When you call it a russian imperial, I want to compare it to other imp. stouts like Black Choclate, Storm King, Grantís and Rogue - and that makes this beer score bad - when itís really not a bad stout. Good roasted aroma with hints of berries in the nose. Light bodied and moutfeel is the biggest drawback - very little palate. Nice hop profile and use of roasted malts - but compared to other true imperial stouts, this beer is lacking. On itís own however, itís very good for NC standards.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 4, 2005
draft. very nice dark color with a tan head. aroma pleasant and inviting with aspects of smokeyness. This beer would have been a great dry stout...but to be classified as Imperial...just not enough oomph...enjoyable a good stout for sure, very roasted sweet but also dry...good

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3116) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 23, 2005
Draught Pours black although the light was too dim to deteremine opacity. Average sized creamy head, that suited a Stout. Aroma when cold was of dark roast malts and some chocolate. Intensified as it warmed. The flavor was full and roasty with minimal amounts of sweetness and a long dry finish. As I drank this I thought it must be a Dry Stout. I donít know if I would consider it an Imperial. If the alcohol was there it was completely hidden. Very drinkable and solidly brewed.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2004
A nice coffee flavored stout. Dark in color and pours nicely from a 5liter jeg.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Trappist (284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 17, 2004
This was a stout that was just lacking all the way around. Overly carbonated and not good quality, it tasted more like a porter. Below average. Jet black body with a head that vanishes in moments, burnt coffee notes. I expected better and recieved less.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2073) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2004
really hoppy for a stout. coffee aftertaste that lingers a while. a pretty good imperial stout brewed in NC, the only one i know of actually. you can tell the alcohol is a little lacking since it is probably under 6%. poured from another 5L keg. thick creamy head. good beer

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2004
Draft sampler at the brewery. This was little watery for me for an imperial stout. If it was a dry stout it would have been better. I was looking for a little more roasty flavor.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
haddon90 (1429) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2004
On tap at the SunSpot on the Strip. Very good! Nice black pour with a thick tan head. Nice, solid aroma. Roasted malts, and a hint of hickory. Good taste. Kind of a dry hickory taste, hence the name. Pretty solid stout overall. A nice try!


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