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Brewed by Hook Norton
Style: Stout
Banbury, England

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RATINGS: 304   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (1990) - 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 (34232) - 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 (11127) - 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 (7267) - 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 (7666) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - NOV 26, 2005
(on bottle) This is a almost perfect balanced stout in my book.Has loads of milkchocolate and nougat in the nose, sweet and full. The smoothness continues into tha flavour, witch become more dark in the latter stages. There are spicy parts too, soe allspice and cikorie. Te finish gets real dry and bitter; like a coffee bean.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MiP (13513) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2005
Bottle. Fizzy colaish head. Very dark brown colour. Flavour is malty, I guess, but with some off-flavour. Plastic?


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