Brewed by Hook Norton
Style: Stout
Hook Norton, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 321   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (4131) - Radom, POLAND - OCT 25, 2016
Dobry Stout, bardzo ciemny, ciemno brazowa barwa bardzo niewielkie refleksy czerwieni. Bezowa piana sredniej wielkosci szybko natomiast opada. W zapachu gotowana czekolada, troche mokki i espresso. W smaku palony slod, czekolada, nieco kawy i znowu ta czekolada. Nieco palonosci i wytrawnosci w dalszej fazie smakowania. Na zakonczenie pozostawia posmak trufli posypanych starta deserowa czekolada.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DarkElf (3061) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 21, 2016
20-Oct-16 (500-ml bottle: Purchased 02-May-08 for $4.99 at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA)
This English Stout pours a medium-dark brown body and half an inch of tan head that settles to a bubbly ring. Its been aging unintentionally for several years, so the nose shows earthiness, molasses, some toffee, a little cocoa. On the palate, beautifully toasty malt flavors show additional flavors of chocolate, molasses, smoky meat, and dark bread. The beer is medium-plus in weight, medium in carbonation, and super smooth to drink. Overall, this is a really enjoyable beer that features a malt flavor that you dont come across much any more. What a treat for an old-timer like me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ShivanDragon (3660) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2016
500ml bottle, pours dark brown to black with a khaki head and lacing. Aroma of toasted and roasted malts, some chocolate, some coffee. Taste has that typical English stout characteristics in it; dry, thin/watery, toasted and roasted malts, slick/smooth,powdery chocolate, medium sweetness, weak/medium bitterness, weak body, some lactose, still a bit too thin for a stout i that i prefer..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drmet (881) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JUL 3, 2016
L: -pours the darkest of brown with very faint ruby tinges and a big,foamy,beige head S: -spicy,grassy,coffee,zest,plums,dark chocolate T: -nutty,coffee,spicy,grassy,plums,li sugar,raisins,black bread F: -medium carbonation -medium body Very full-bodied for a 5% Stout O: I dont think a regular Stout can be much better than this

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beeebon (422) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2016
Pours dark with small foam tan head, not long lasting but nice. Aroma has toasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate and a touch of hop. Taste is mild sweet and medium bitter, nice and smooth. Long lasting finish, a decent stout

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcinG (665) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2016
Butelka. Ciemne z palona bezowa piana . W zapachu dominuje palony chmiel i kawa. W smaku mozna jeszcze dodac karmelowe tony.b.dobre szkoda ze tylko 4.8 abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cool_Bond (2433) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2015
Good taste and aroma of black malt, dark chocolate and dark coffee. Good bitterness that fills the mouth to a weak moment. Good and tasty beer. Follow me @ Kung av l @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Holmen2 (3218) - NORWAY - NOV 1, 2015
Backlog. Bottle shared with JMD at HNB 31.03.13. Black as tar, with a hint of red. Pale beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and dark toffee. Taste of of toffee, dark caramel, coffee and some bitterness. Long aftertaste of coffee, dark chocolate and some bitterness. Round and appropriately carbonated mouthfeel. Very high drinkability.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChristianHR (241) - DENMARK - JUL 22, 2015
Pours black with a beige head. Smells slightly bitter of hops. Taste a lot of liquorice. But also with a hint of burnt sugar and roasted malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamaty (2035) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 5, 2015
Cola oscura, casi negra. Super abundante espuma, ligeramente tintada. No muy densa, aspecto de magdalena hinchada, pero espectacular. Aroma principalmente a chocolate. Cremosa y suave en boca, con un sabor excelente y buena carbonatacin. Rica, rica malta tostada, con cierto dulzor. Caf tostado en el postgusto. Buen cuerpo. Gran stout, a excepcin de cierto gusto metlico que impide que sea excelente. En todo caso muy buena.

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