thegreenrooster (4396) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 4, 2016
Pour is a near black with a large tan head. Aroma is a decent char and ashy malt with a bitter bakers chocolate in there. Flavor is a nice chocolate and coffee with a decent char left on the tongue. pretty decent stout. My bottle looks different that the pic and the alcohol is only 5% but even with the lower alcohol the flavor is still there in a big way. The burnt notes of the malt really stand out. hman43 (1586) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2016
The color is dark brown that is fairly clear when held to the light. It has a tan head. It has aromas of chocolate, roasted malts, some burnt smells, and low fruit aroma most like dark fruits. The flavors are roasted malts with chocolate compliments. There are some burnt flavors that are moderate. The fruit flavors are low and dark. It has a medium feel with slightly above moderate carbonation. TAR (2760) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2016
Black chestnut. Stable khaki head. Tarry, inky aromas prevail over black licorice, espresso, chocolate truffles and grapefruit. Soft, plentiful carbonation. Caramel-rich and forcefully roasty, up front, with big citric hop bitterness cutting through the sugars and aligning with pronounced black patent astringency. Smoky, tarry notes are buried within the expressive maltiness. Prevalent notes of char supply noticeable acidity and some rough edges to the otherwise rich and multilayered malt, though a pleasant fudgelike, inky richness does persist. Stacks of burnt toffee, ash and espresso comprise the intensely roasty, smoky finish. A hopcentric stout a la Avery Out of Bounds. Just as Crystal malt serves as the base of Avery’s rendition, Olde Hickory hasn’t been shy with the Crystal, and it’s similarly heavy handed with the roast and hops. A bit ashy and astringent for me to throw back quickly, but it’s complex and virtually flawless. Nice effort. SudsMcDuff (8428) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2015
bottle, a decent beer .. . dark brown black .. mild foam .. cooking chocolate mostly, some dusty hop grass .. . decent finish . .. . ads135 (4607) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 18, 2015
If you lived to be 100 years old, what would you say was the secret to your longevity just to screw with everybody?
....Slightly undercooked chicken once a week.
Pours dark brown with a thick tan head. Mild coffee and chocolate flavor and a slightly more assertive roasted bean aroma. Picked up in Asheville in 2015.
RobertDale (6470) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 10, 2015
22 ounce bottle. Pours almost black with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and a bit of smoke. Pleasant, but nothing too exciting for me. climberbob (458) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Big bottle into stout glass. Huge thick tan head on top of black beer. Aroma of mud, leather and alcohol. Bitter chocolate and burnt coffee taste. Thin mouthfeel. Looks good but Disappointing.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone rumproasts (5356) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Tap. Black with small head. Very malty. Dry slightly bitter finish. Solid, if unexceptional stout. Itzjerm (2863) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JAN 20, 2015
A nice standard stout. Malt toasts burnt. Sweet. Aroma all the same. Head present. A good go to.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone llcooldave (1217) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Black in the glass. Thin soapy head. Slight cocoa and nutty aroma. Dry on the palate. Cocoa flavor with a hint of dark coffee and roasted malt. Overall, a solid easy drinking brew.