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Hop Back Entire Stout

Brewed by Hop Back
Style: Stout
Salisbury, England


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RATINGS: 391   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
A rich dark stout with a strong roasted malt flavour and a long, smooth malty aftertaste.
Ingredients: Optic pale malt, chocolate malt, roasted barley, wheat crystal malt. Challenger and Goldings hops.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeardedAvenger (261) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2016
Cask at Prince of Wales, Farnborough. Aroma - a vague hay/yeast. A dark, ruby tinted, brown. Scant beige head. Sweet, with a whisp of bitterness. Smooth mothfeel, a tad light. Malt, chocolate, liqourice. Nice enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Swaroga (2111) - Gdańsk, POLAND - AUG 5, 2016
Brown with small, beige head. Aroma is burned toast, toasted seeds, zest, some little honey, nuts. Watery but creamy with medium strong carbonation. Quite strong for this style. Dry flavor with grains and roasted notes. Not complex at all. A bit sulfur there too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
L_Lovecraft (263) - - JUL 19, 2016
Roasted malts, coffee, hints of chocolate, dark brown with a huge and rocky brown head, too little body, medium carbonation, dry, coffee and roasted malts...not so bad but not so good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nybol (1461) - DENMARK - APR 24, 2016
Fået som cask God fylde, helt træagtig i smagen, specielt i eftersmagen er den virkelig gennemtrængende, den har de klassiske noter af en porter, let brændt og chokolade. Med det den her øl vil blive husket for er helt klart smagen af træ. Det er næsten som at slikke et stykke brændt træ. Godt! Drukker på Turf Tarvern i Oxford, det er næsten helt som at sidde sammen med Inspector Morse, det gør det temmelig svært at bedømme øllen da den jo bare smager af mere så.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mortlach (1966) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 11, 2016
Cask @Tree Folk’s (Rome). Pours brown with a medium and persistent creamy off-white foam. Aroma of roasted malts, toffee, chocolate, milk, light coffee and licorice. Flavour is quite balanced, medium to light sweet with a decent bitter end, licorice in the aftertaste. Medium to light body, light carbonation. So so...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lokis333 (409) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - FEB 1, 2016
Clear very dark brown color, if not looking through light might look black with thick coffee foam. Aromas of roasted malt, bit of oats, milky, smooth dark chocolaty aromas. Palate, light body with thikish heavier but still slick texture (goes down very easy maybe bit watery?) But leaves nice dark smoked aftertaste in a way reminds of smoked beers. Taste is dark and not too bitter and bit watery taste to it, mainly dark malt taste dominates with dark coffee back taste. Overall, bit less than I thought, bit watery, bit missing the umph! light easy going stout, maybe has bit of metallic notes, more of a session one I would say but still nice! (from local morisons)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Halfling_4132 (90) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2016
Appearance: Black/cola in colour with thick light brown foam. Aromas- Malt, roasted coffee, dark chocolate. Palate: thick smooth oily texture, medium/full bodied.Taste: Very heavy, bitter roasted smokey malt. Overall- I feel like i have just eaten coal! Too heavy to finish, and not something i’d choose but glad i tasted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tdtm82 (1700) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle, from Morrsison’s supermarket, drunk at home, 15/01/2016 I tasted a lot of oats, a very thick porridge texture, treacle, tar, motor oi, velvet, Icelandic salted caramel sweets, toffee crisp candy, clotted cream, UK hops, oils, some dark brown sugar. Great stuff. Dry but very drinkable. No astringency. Also flavours of black peppercorn, blackcurrants and leather.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (5076) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle at wyndham arms
deep ruby brown, slightly autolytic, savoury soy, dry, toasty cocoa, long chocolaty toasty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThirstyBird (2617) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2015
Many thanks to bobinlondon for the bottle!! Pours a super dark brown with a tan head. The smell is dark, roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee. The taste is dark an toasty malt, bitter dark chocolate, mild coffee ending very dry and toasty. Light in body with course carbonation...not very elegant. Overall just OK.

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