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Olde Hickory "Hickory Stick Stout"
Olde Hickory Brewery - Hickory, North Carolina USA
Stout (ABV 5.8%) (IBU 52)

[Suggested Glassware: Nonic Pint]

Rating: 3.2/5.0

Aroma: 6/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 6/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 13/20

The pour was a very dark brown with a large (2-3 finger) light brown frothy head that had great retention, slowly reducing to a thick cap which lasted throughout and had good streaky lacing.

The aroma was of a burnt bread malt, light resin hops and a bold leathery yeast with notes of bakers’ chocolate, roasted coffee and a charred smoky scent.

The taste was bitter, malty and rather roasty with a strong bitter chocolate note from the beginning, progressing with a strong hoppiness, a bitter coffee presence and a bold charred taste towards the end. The flavor lasted a very long time after the swallow, with a mild charred hoppy taste hitting you right in the back of the throat and lingering for just a little while longer.

Mouthfeel was medium in body and dry in texture with a quite lively carbonation.

Overall this was a bold and roasty Stout with a smoky charred finish and a good smooth drinkability...

Sampled: 12/23/2012
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