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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: 310   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moravius (597) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 12, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2014 Flasche (50 cl) von Hopfen & Malz, Berlin. - Tiefstes Schwarzbraun mit rotem Schimmer. - In der Nase blaßherbe Röstnoten: Mokka, Milchschokolade, Asche. - Im Antrunk dünn und schlank röstmalzig: Mokka, Kakao, ein Hauch von Holzkohle. Sehr schlank, beinahe dünn im Mund. Im Abgang schön trocken mit erdig-holzigem Hopfen. Verspätet meldet sich auch noch etwas Malzsüße, die an kalten Kaffee erinnert. Zurück bleibt ein Nachtrunk von Holzkohle und Mokka. - Starke Röstaromen in dünner, fast wässriger Einbettung. Durchaus trinkbar, aber mein Lieblingsbier wird das nicht.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (1568) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle from Waitrose. Dark brown body with a thick beige head that holds well. Good lacing. Aroma of vanilla, dark chocolate and espresso. Flavour of creamy chocolate malt, salty biscuit and mashed pear. Medium body with a silky texture. Soft fizz. A smooth, simple Stout.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
47574xeCD (220) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle at home bought from Beer Gonzo. Pours with a beige head, not a strong stout aroma, but good dry stout flavour and sweet on the palate. Not a bad stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
digopossobon (296) - MACAE, BRAZIL - SEP 20, 2014
Caiu muito bem com o chocolate e fechou perfeitamente a noite de degustação. Coloração negra opaca. Creme bastante denso e castanho. Aroma forte de chocolate. Sabor de café e de bom amargor. Carbonatação média.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (2431) - 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 (8273) - 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 (57) - 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 (333) - 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 (131) - - 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


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