RateBeer
overall
91
90
style
Brewed by Hook Norton
Style: Stout
Banbury, England

bottled
available

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Share this beer with friends!
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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - SEP 27, 2006
Brown highlighted black with a dense cap of tan. Deep char aroma, sort of along the lines of flaming marshmellow. A little overbearing at first, but it softens and there is a creaminess there too. Chewy, slighty tart coffee flavor. Sort of a thin palate. It’s cool that this is a revival of an old recipe, and I love to see Hooky tapping into their rich history for inspiration. But good stories aside, the stout is not a standout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7160) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2006
Toffee and booze-scented stout with a firm roasty bitterness, smoky coffeeish notes, and a teasing creaminess. Not to mention the marmite-on-toast. Oh yes. Reddish-black body with filthy yellowish froth and an unusual transparency (for a stout). But who’s looking? It’s already disappeared. Very nicely rounded stout, thankyou very much.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (2040) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2006
Dark reddish brown with a brown foam. Lots of coffe and chocolate notes. A full roasted taste with a full body. Has a dry, bitter finish. A compex beer !

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2006
Bottle. Dark reddish brown beer with alight brown head. Roasted malty nose with hints of fruit and a chocolate sweetness. Coffee bitter flavor with some chocolate sweetness. Dry finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11180) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2006
Pours dark rown with thick brown head. Aroma of coffee, caramel, some sweet berries and a touch of liquorice. Taste is full, roasted, coffee and the dryness of hops and caramel - very nice. Refreshing and full.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2006
Bottled. Lovely - not extreme strong but strong enough - coffee and chocolate aroma with black currant. Deep brown color, small light brown head, very nice lace. Flavors are good, of course coffee and chocolate and nice roasted malt bitterness. But the name double stout triggers a feeling that isn’t there. The palate is quite weak and even sparkling. What a pitty. But still a nice beer.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tenghave (402) - Taastrup, DENMARK - APR 2, 2006
Øl (50 cl) købt på arbejdet. Alm stout uden specielle nuancer. Er dog ikke så brændt i smagen, og der er en mystisk nugat/humle duft over den. Den er overraskende humlet af en stout at være.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7379) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2006
Bottle. Very dark brown with small head, a decent enough stout with some nice chocolatey note’s.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (7818) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2006
Nice dark-reddish color, faint but nice aroma. An easy-to-drink stout, but not bad at all.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2006
Reddish brown beer with alight brown head. Roasted malty nose with hints of fruit and a chocolate sweetness. Coffee bitter flavor with some chocolate sweetness. Dry finish. Thanx to joergen for this fine stout.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 23 24 25  26  27 28 29 » 31


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50