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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35959) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31769) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a slowly diminishing tan head. Aroma is roasted maltwith a light coffee note. Flavour goes in the same direction with a nice acidic flavour from the the roasted malt and some coffee bitterness. Shows a light creamy feel. Light sweet molasses note too, yet subdued by the more dominant roaste malt note. Nice one.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29802) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2005 (Bottle 50 cl) Very dark with an underlying reddish tint and a nice, creamy light-brown head. Very roasted, but not smoked. A pronounced bitterness in the palate. 050804

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21468) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2005 Bottled. Clear brown coloured with an off white head. Roasted aroma of caramel, chocolate and liquorice. Roasted flavour of chocolate and coffee. Roasted finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2007 Bottled. Black/dark amber colour, big beige foamy head. Sweet caramellish malt in aroma. Chocolate, roasted malt and caramel in favour. A bit watery, but the flavour is very pleasant. 5 4 7 3 12

Bottled. Very dark brown colour, huge beigeish brown creamy head. Coffee, roasted malts, chocolate and some hops in aroma. The flavour is very chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and spices. Aftertaste is lots of smoked wood and roast. 7 4 7 3 14.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19925) - 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
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2009
Bottle. Pours a black color with a longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Smooth roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor. Has a dry roasted malty chocolate and coffee finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (16088) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2011
5th January 2008
Smooth malty stout. No real depth. Just a hint of smoky dryness in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15210) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2003
Dark color, with ruby shades; thick and generous creamy head. Very nice aroma: malt, roasted malt, cheesy, light ammonia. The flavor is less original, starts weak, then the roasted malt and coffee take their place. Ends with a long coffee note.


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