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Hook Norton Double Stout (Pasteurised Bottle & Keg)

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Brewed by Hook Norton
Style: Stout
Banbury, England

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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled. Pasteurised.
A smooth, full-bodied stout with a refreshing hoppy aftertaste. Brewed with proportions of Black Malt for colour and ’toast’ flavour and Brown Malt for dryness. Based on a recipe over 100 years old, brewing was revived in 1996 after a break of 79 years.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (853) - BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2014
Classic dry stout with a long historical heritage; thick, light beige, sticky, stable head, black colour with a wine-red hue only visible under bright light, clear. Strong aroma of coffee and bitter chocolate, leafy hops, iron, walnuts, peat, leather. Dry taste with subtle presence of dark fruits, smooth, bit oily mouthfeel, bit sourish carbonation, caramel malts in the middle, supple, mild but nevertheless clearly roasted bitterness in the finish (black coffee) which also shows some peppery hops.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (7081) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2014
Sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit ordentlicher beigen Schaumkrone. geruch schokoladig, röstmalzig, erdig. Geschmack sehr schokoladig, Kaffee, erdig, Röstmalz.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
car13many (33) - POLAND - JUN 26, 2014
Dark brown with beige head. Coffee taste. Not very bitter. The finish is not very bitter as well but quite long. Very drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Burgers (303) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Pitch black with thick beige head. Aroma is roasted malt and coffee. Taste light sweet and medium bitter. Body is slightly oily. Fair carbonation. Finish quite long.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lux_edwards (98) - - APR 25, 2014
50 cl bottle. Pours a dark brown with white head. Aroma of toffee with chocolate center. Palate: smooth and creamy. Taste: slightly bitter. Overall: very good stout - nice and creamy and full of flavour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lembeek (143) - ITALY - MAR 24, 2014
Colore mogano. Schiuma abbondante, cremosa e persistente. Aroma di malto, cioccolato, caffè, vaniglia. Al gusto presenta sentori di cioccolato, caffè, caramello, con lievi note affumicate e una buona luppolatura. Corpo medio

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fbgulin (5) - - FEB 9, 2014 does not count
Cerveja escura com gosto apurado e amargor mediano, boa para uma segundo prova.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (1651) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle bb 09/07/14. Pours a very dark brown/black with an off white head. Milk choc light coffee aroma. Medium body, medium carbonation. Milk choc, a bit of malty biscuit, light coffee, toffee. Mild bitterness. OK. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tsurkan_sergey (42) - Novosibirsk, RUSSIA - JAN 10, 2014
Color - dark brown on clearance - transparent, reddish. Foam - light brown, cream, settled fairly quickly. Carbonation is mild. Flavor - chocolate, coffee, toasted bread. Taste - creamy, coffee, and hints of chocolate, cocoa beans, dry aftertaste and very bitter. This stout - to my taste!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (1994) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle given to me at Christmas. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a thin off white head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, chocolate, malty. Prefer it on cask but this is still decent.


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