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Brewed by Hook Norton
Style: Stout
Hook Norton, England

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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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%


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3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnCook101 (535) - - NOV 13, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours almost opaque with a dark, thin crema-like head that disappears quickly. Mild malty aroma. Sweet toast and spice, followed by malty caramel and a mild bitter finish. Smooth and rich without being too heavy, the sweetness, bitterness and malt are in perfect balance to produce an excellent well rounded beer. This is delicious and definitely one to have again.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LazyPyro (525) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2016
550ml bottle from Ocado. Almost black with a long lasting tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, sweet chocolate, toffee. Taste is bittersweet from the chocolatey and roasted coffee-like malt, caramel, toffee, hints of dark fruit. Smooth. Pretty nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath (2104) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2016
Cask at the Eldon Arms, Reading. Black with a thin beige head. Chocolate, malt, toffee, roastiness. Roastiness and bitterness grows in the finish, with a bit of plum coming through. Decent stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sjohnh (726) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2015
Perfectly drinkable, tasty, commercial stout. Dark and glossy, with a tan head as thick and fluffy as cotton wool. Good aroma, leading into a taste with sweet chocolate and milky coffee. Medium body, nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBlueSky93 (524) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle from GingRealAleTrail. Pours dark brown, ruby tinge, half finger tan head. Aroma of coffee, loads of it, a blend of coffee types almost. Sweetness, Chocolate...Taste of initial coffee, sugary sweetness, caramel, toffee, chocolate, orange, berries, some spice too. Very nice!

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
goozen (3774) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2015
Bottle 0,5ltr: The brown colored version with this name, this Stout looks more like an Porter. Taste is sweetly bitter and hints of caramel and chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrTipple (3564) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Aroma: intense chocolate, toasted malts. Appearance: black, small, beige head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: light body, short duration, sweet chocolate continues. Overall: nice Stout, intense chocolate in aroma and palate. Pint at CBR2015, Shoreditch.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lore (2098) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 13, 2015
dark brown colour, huge, dense, stable beige head; aroma and taste of ash, some coffee, maybe cocoa and fruity notes - correct stout - though it would be great to know, why it is named as "Double Stout"

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewTom (586) - - FEB 7, 2015
Dry, roasty stout with chocolate notes & a sharp bitter end. A little one dimensional but drinkable. Rated by BrewTom

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jaghana (5447) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle 50cl, kindly shared by shared by Calisky. A dark beer with good copper head, long retention. Nose is on dark coffee, espresso notes. Aroma is on dry roasted malt, lot of dark chocolate notes, coffee, very clean, smooth, perfect chocolate notes and aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Calisky (2472) - ALSACE, FRANCE - DEC 2, 2014
Trade with McTapps Couleur noire, bonne mousse beige. Nez malté café. Gout malt toasté, café grillé. Corps cremeux. Super buvable. Fin assez longue café douce. Pas mal


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