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Hook Norton Double Stout (Cask & Bottle Conditioned)

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Brewed by Hook Norton
Style: Stout
Banbury, England

bottled
common

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unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & Bottle Conditioned (Special); Seasonal - Winter.
Hook Norton also Bottling this as Bottle Conditioned, Winter / Spring '08 for a limited period at 4.8%


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (8044) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2014
500ml bottle kindly shared by Finn. Creamy. Light brown coloured head. Deep ruby coloured body. Dotted spots to the glassware. Dark malt drive nose. Flavoured with chocolate, coffee, and earthy malts. Roasted ending. Medium bodied. Fair enough (session at Finns, Tromsø 05.08.2014).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (254) - Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle. Ruby brown pour, big brown head. Roasty dark chocolate aroma. Malty roasty chocolate flavors. Dark chocolate finish. A lot of flavor for a <5% ABV stout.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Danev76 (508) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2014
Very malty and chocolatey aroma. Black colour with too much head. Very malty flavour with strong chocolate finish and hints of nuts. Heavy creamy body with low carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
djoeye (1481) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2014
Bright head, milky layers. Black brown body. Aroma; textile fibres, earth, old milk, cocoa. Taste; dry chocolate, prunes, plums, roasted dark caramel malts. Smooth green’ish on palate. Finishes chocolate’ish with some bitter notes. Acceptable, though unvaried. Easy sipper. [50cl. brown british btl. 4.8%abv. kindly shared at RatingSession@Finn w Rune]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (782) - Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2014
Very dark brown colour with medium off-white head. Roasted malt, caramel, dark fruits in aroma. Taste, roasted malt, coffee, cocoa. Dry coffee bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (4167) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2014
Flaske 500ml fra Vinmonopolet, Bestillingsutvalget. Fellesinnkjøp med Rune. Delt med ham og djoeye på Nerstranda 5 Aug 14. Svart. Svakt amber. Litt farge på skummet. Forsiktig aroma av sjokolade. Smaken er syrlig metallisk. Uvariert.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1365) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 12, 2014
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (4064) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2014
Classy one with a balanced mixture of chocolate, some malt and coffee. Bittersweet ending with a great for that low ABV. Top.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (4064) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2014
Pours out of the bottle in a deep black colour with steady creamy head and smooth body. Wonderful aroma of espresso and chocolate. Taste of espresso, dark chocolate, cacao, berries, torf, malt and plums. Smooth and quaffable to drink - enjoyed it a lot.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mithe (878) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 3, 2014
(Bottle 0,5l)
Aroma : Chocolate, roasted malt.
Appearance : Opaque black color. Medium, light brown head.
Taste : Light sweet, roasted bitter, chocolate.
Palate : Medium body. Dry finish.
Overall : Classic stout, average.


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