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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2005
Bottle. Black color with a big baige head. Sweet coffee, chocolat, light roasted aroma and chocolat light roasted taste. Medium body and a sweet roasted finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pouler (10) - Århus V, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2005
Bottle. Almost black, with a small fast disappearing head. Strong coffee aroma. Some chocolate too. Nice sweet taste -again coffee and hints of chocolate. Long bitter finish. Oily mouthfeel. A really pleasant beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2004
Bottled. Black with a flash of ruby, washy cream halo of head. Real bite to it, rough burnt toast edge, slight oliy palate. Sweet finish lingers with a creamy coffee aftertaste. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2004
Bottle. Black with small head. Nice lace. Malty, roasted bread, liqourice, salty, pleasent bitterness. Medium to full body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2004
Very dark brown coloured. Malt aroma. Sweet and malty flavour. Smooth and soft mouthfeel.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madsberg (10597) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2004
Bottled @ DBF2004: Brownish coloured. Light brown head. Average lasting. Is pretty vague in the aroma. Some cocoa and malt notes are present. Flavour is coffee and light roastyness. Has a light bitter end.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2004
Bottled. Some notes of chocolate in the aroma. Black beer with no head. The flavour is slightly sour and (as the commercial description suggests) powdery. Not one of the best stouts (IMO).

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2004
Bottled. I'm not really a fan of stouts, but this was better than any mass market rubbish. Strong coffee/chocolate character, but a little too harsh for me. I'll take a Young's Double Chocolate Stout over this (cask or bottle).

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oli (108) - DENMARK - APR 19, 2004
This is truly a wonderful double stout.Dark,full bodied and extremly tasty.I could drink loads of this stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ingevara (831) - SWEDEN - APR 3, 2004
An apparent roasty and ashy fragrance. A good head, not too creamy. The aroma is a bit thin, but well balanced. Very soft.


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