Brewed by Hook Norton
Style: Stout
Banbury, England


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RATINGS: 301   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (11770) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2012
Dark brown.  Thin light brown head.  The aroma has some tartness, and light bur vague dark malts.  This fizzed up a lot, too.  There is soda-level carbonation and this restricts the ability if the tongue to perceive flavour nuances.  So I get a little roast and not a whole lot else.  Moderate bitterness.  

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (5384) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 2, 2012
Bottled 500ml. -Black coloured, medium to big sized beige head, chocolate nose with hint of licorice. Light roasted malt, dark chocolate and touch of coffee with mild notes of hops in rather bitter finish. Quite nice stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (2733) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2012
On 50 cl bottle from local shop Wirksworth. Black color, good foam. Roasted aromas, chocolate , malt and some licorice. Medium body & complexity. Good bitterness & very well balanced. Very enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martin243 (689) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
500 ml bottle served cellar cool. Dark red-brown with a beige head. roasty aroma with all the dark malt flavours present and correct. Dark chocolate, cold coffee, a hint of dried fruit, and a pleasing biscuity finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NordicV (992) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2012
Smakprov på SBWF12. Mörkt, mörkt brun öl med ett kraftfullt beige skum. Doften är något söt med kaffe och ckokladtoner. Samma i smaken tillsammans med en rostad något bitter avslutning.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - OCT 15, 2012
It’s a stout so I’m bound to like it. This was deep yet not too heavyweight. Nice malt, some vanilla and bourbon chocolate. Nicely balanced with a clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesie1857 (1223) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2012
500ml bottle - a real froth monster this one, bursting out of the bottle, a tan head that took ages to settle. When it did, it levelled with a thick tan head on top of a nice black body. A little bit of stouty smokiness, but that is it. An okay stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (9832) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
Bottle @ Voldby ølmesse. Clear very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and dark chocolate. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 250812

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (9829) - DENMARK - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle. very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and caramel. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, little coffee, little liquorice, medium sweet, hop and a little bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (4662) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2012
50cl bottle shared with friends. Thin tan head. Dark clear pour. Nice chocolate aftertaste. Good brew!

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