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RATINGS: 131   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2300) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Nose was coffee, roast, with some sweetness in the background and chocolate. Taste was roasted malts, and chocolate. The body was a little thin, but overall this was a good beer.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2011
bomber thanks to emacge... looks black at a glance, but in the light its dark brown, weak disappointing light tan head is gone right away, only a small watery ring... light nose, mostly light char, some chocolate as it warms... the taste is terrible, watery cigarette ash, yuck, nothing redeeming here at all, why?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
devilben02 (279) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2011
Pours from the bottle with an expected black color and a small but present fizzy tan head. The aroma is quite pleasant, with a light coffee and milk character at first that eventually opens up to include notes of dark cocoa powder as it warms. The flavor is likewise lighter at first, with characteristics of light milk chocolate and black coffee that give way to a nice, deep (almost burnt) roasted malt flavor. The abundant, prickly carbonation is distracting at first, but it mellows with time to a nice moderate level that melds well with the rich roasted flavors.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Poured into a pint glass. 4.0 A: Black color. Two fingers of creamy/frothy tan head. Retention is average with a solid ring of lacing being left behind. 3.5 S: Roasted barley, coffee, and citrusy hops are the most prominent aromas. I’m not a big fan of black IPAs and this seems as much like one as a stout. There’s some caramel and chocolate underneath the main flavors, but the hops are too strong for my liking and the malts are too weak. 3.0 T: The taste is like the nose, but even hoppier. Orange citrus hops and a more than moderate bitterness make this a hop forward stout. There is a ton of coffee flavor in this though. After that there’s a solid roastiness, caramel, and a light burntness. 3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Not really creamy. 3.5 D: This is a good pick for black IPA fans. For people like me that don’t like dark malts and hops, it’s best to stay away from. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-25-2011 01:47:32

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells resiny with some roasty undertones. Tastes resiny and semi sweet with some chocolate and some bitterness on the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2411) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Received in trade from brentk56, thanks for the opportunity. Pours a solid black color with a fluffy khaki head that slowly recedes to lots of chunky lace. Smells heavy on the roasted malts, lots of coffee, caramel, and chocolate mixed with some smoke and a hint of citrus and pine. Taste is much the same. Dark roasted malts leaning heavy on the coffee end. Pine hops come through midway and finishes with a dry long lingering roasted coffee bitterness. Medium body and light carbonation. Nice Stout! I really enjoyed this one, but it does finish a little dry for my liking. I wouldn’t hesitate to imbibe this one if it were more accessible.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (5022) - Utah, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Bottle shared by Doug, thanks
Appearance: Dark brown with a medium sized beige head and some lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, caramel and chocolate
Taste: Toasted malts, caramel, chocolate with a light bitter finish
A decent stout.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (6251) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Bomber thanks to Spencer. Pours a dark brown/re color with a medium beige head. The aroma is earthy caramel and toast. the flavor is coffee, light bitter hops, but dominated by caramel and toasted malts. Thin tasting. OK.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2011
(22oz bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a tall brown head. Aroma of citrus, roasted malt, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, light coffee, and grapefruit with a somewhat mouth numbing bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
suprchunk (2326) - Crestview, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2011
Black pour with nary a head. There was a slight head when I poured it, but it faded so fast I forgot it was there. Minimal lacing, if any at all. Coppery smell, with some malt and coffee. Watery tasting malt concoction. Not bad tasting, just a little bit on the bland side. Bitter mouthfeel mixed with a muted sweetness. Or, more accurate, watered down sweetness. Not a bad beer at all, just seems like they made a very good beer, then diluted it down to make a good beer.


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