coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours nearly black with a medium-sized tan head that leaves a bit of lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, some coffee and chocolate, some citrus and floral hops. Flavor is roasty malt, some coffee and chocolate, hints of vanilla, citrus, and some light tartness. Not a big fan of hopped stouts; the citrusy notes in this one leave me a bit cold. Palate is a little thin. Pretty dry; only mildly bitter. But all in all, still a pretty good stout.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Originally reviewed: 1/26/10. Bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a very deep black with a thin cola-like head on top. This pops and fizzles away to nothing pretty quick. Leaves some really pretty sip rings and sticky globs on the glass though. Scents of mild roasted coffee, burnt matches, and grassy hops. I like that hop scent in a big dark beer!
The body is creamy and smooth with a bit of heaviness to it. Lightly drying finish. Great woodsy flavors in this beer. Like others have said, I’m not sure if Hickory was used in the making of this, but it does carry a wood-like flavor with it. Good black coffee flavors meld to a semi-sweet chocolate finish. Some bittering hops are noted as well. This is good, well-hopped Stout that I would not mind having again and again. So glad this is around the area now. Kudos, Olde Hickory!
brokensail (11824) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 26, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The beer is dark brown in color with an off-white head. Pretty meh stout. Roasted malt is the primary aroma, otherwise it’s watery, bland, and boring. A mild acidity to the nose and a hint of coffee. The flavor is no different. Certainly overcabonated which doesn’t help out the mouthfeel or perception of acidity. Roasted malt, a bit of watery coffee, and maybe some chocolate. Overall, the same problem on the nose is present on the palate: this is just bland and watery.
JohnnyJ (4625) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour, light tan head. Dark roast, chocolate, light coffee, and hop bitterness. A decently average stout.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at ohb 7/12/11.
black pour with dark brown-orange at the edges and a small pale brown head.
aromas of coffee/espresso, ash, roast, choco and toasted nuttiness.
the flavor is the same along with some peppery hops and ashy dryness on the finish.
crisp, easy drinking and very dry. 7/4/7/4/16
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle that my brother brought back for me from Charlotte, thanks Jeff! Pours a black body with a finger-width, creamy, darker brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is roasts, some citrus pines and florals, and a crystal malt sweetness with dark chocolate, a light char, and a touch of chewy caramel. Flavor is woody and oaky up front with some flat vanilla and slightly charred roasts. Some grapefruit citruses and a very light chocolate in the middle with some crystal malts as well. Woody hops grow towards the end along with the roast as this finishes dry and moderately bitter before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, an alright stout. Pretty roasty and slightly charred with some citrusy and woody hops, but not enough of a malt backing. Nothing special.
edgallow (2459) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber pours black with a tan head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Taste is coffee, hint of chocolate and malt. Finishes with a nice bitterness.
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burg326 (3981) - Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle, poured a dark brown, almost black color, with a thin tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, espresso, bitter bakers chocolate. Flavor is dry coffee, with chocolate added. Slightly thin on the palate, not as thick as I was hoping for, but nice non the less.
Cybercat (3573) - Georgia, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strong aroma is smoky and little powdery with a hint of roast malt. It pours a dark-chocolate brown that lets daylight through only at the very edges, and has a fluffy, persistent, pale tan head. Flavor is mainly like burnt wood with just a little bit of coffee and tiny hints of molasses and unsweet chocolate. Texture seems just an itty bit on the thin side, but it is fairly fizzy and still manages to satisfy. Nothing great, but worth a try.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Milltown, Carrboro. Hefty dark brown pour with slight sediment. Nose of sharp roasted malts, char, and coffee. In general this is right in my wheelhouse, but this is at times overbearing and too aggressive. Still solid.