Brewed by Hook Norton
Style: Stout
Hook Norton, England


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RATINGS: 319   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ShivanDragon (3509) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2016
500ml bottle, pours dark brown to black with a khaki head and lacing. Aroma of toasted and roasted malts, some chocolate, some coffee. Taste has that typical English stout characteristics in it; dry, thin/watery, toasted and roasted malts, slick/smooth,powdery chocolate, medium sweetness, weak/medium bitterness, weak body, some lactose, still a bit too thin for a stout i that i prefer..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drmet (822) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JUL 3, 2016
L: -pours the darkest of brown with very faint ruby tinges and a big,foamy,beige head S: -spicy,grassy,coffee,zest,plums,dark chocolate T: -nutty,coffee,spicy,grassy,plums,li sugar,raisins,black bread F: -medium carbonation -medium body Very full-bodied for a 5% Stout O: I don’t think a regular Stout can be much better than this

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beeebon (404) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2016
Pours dark with small foam tan head, not long lasting but nice. Aroma has toasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate and a touch of hop. Taste is mild sweet and medium bitter, nice and smooth. Long lasting finish, a decent stout

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcinG (476) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2016
Butelka. Ciemne z palona bezowa piana . W zapachu dominuje palony chmiel i kawa. W smaku mozna jeszcze dodac karmelowe tony.b.dobre szkoda ze tylko 4.8 abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cool_Bond (2331) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2015
Good taste and aroma of black malt, dark chocolate and dark coffee. Good bitterness that fills the mouth to a weak moment. Good and tasty beer. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Holmen2 (2914) - NORWAY - NOV 1, 2015
Backlog. Bottle shared with JMD at HNB 31.03.13. Black as tar, with a hint of red. Pale beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and dark toffee. Taste of of toffee, dark caramel, coffee and some bitterness. Long aftertaste of coffee, dark chocolate and some bitterness. Round and appropriately carbonated mouthfeel. Very high drinkability.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChristianHR (241) - DENMARK - JUL 22, 2015
Pours black with a beige head. Smells slightly bitter of hops. Taste a lot of liquorice. But also with a hint of burnt sugar and roasted malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamaty (1914) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 5, 2015
Cola oscura, casi negra. Super abundante espuma, ligeramente tintada. No muy densa, aspecto de magdalena hinchada, pero espectacular. Aroma principalmente a chocolate. Cremosa y suave en boca, con un sabor excelente y buena carbonatación. Rica, rica malta tostada, con cierto dulzor. Café tostado en el postgusto. Buen cuerpo. Gran stout, a excepción de cierto gusto metálico que impide que sea excelente. En todo caso muy buena.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (3276) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle from Waitrose, Witney. Pours deep mahogany with a frothy cream head. Burnt coffee aroma. The flavour is burnt toast, chocolate and light spice. Good stout. Rich and tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moravius (1130) - 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.

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