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Brewed by Hook Norton
Style: Stout
Banbury, England

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RATINGS: 306   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19318) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2003
Bottled. Very dark brown. Firm off-white head. Rich aroma with licorice and coffee. Salty and malty, soft and balanced with nice chocolatey bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29222) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2003
A black beer with a fine head. The aroma is sweet and roasted. And the flavor is smoked, filling and soft. A really nice beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jutuahol (189) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2002
Dark brown, nice light brown head which diminish, only a little lace. Roasted malt in the nose. Roasted malt, coffee-like, soft and smooth, bitter and pretty full-bodied, not too sweet or dry. Palate is more roasted, more coffee-like and long.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3598) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2002
Bottled. Deep brown, almost black with a good cream coloured head and plenty of condition. Lots of roast malt in the nose, coffee and chocolate in the mouth and a sweetness in the finish that reminds me of cold creamy coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8037) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2002
Mmm, a silky smooth stout with not too much sweetness present. Nice finisg, too - long and clean.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nuffield (3668) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2002
Pours with a quickly dissipating head and though dark, the color wasn’t overwhelming (did I have too high of expectations for a ’double’ stout?). Aroma rather muted, but the flavor and palate were excellent. Distinct smokiness, with sweet overtones of caramel. Very chewy, long finish. Perhaps not the most complex stout ever, but very nice.


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