Brewed by Hook Norton
Style: Stout
Hook Norton, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 324   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Holmen2 (3283) - 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 (2041) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (3575) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle from Waitrose, Witney. Pours deep mahogany with a frothy cream head. Burnt coffee aroma. The flavour is burnt toast, chocolate and light spice. Good stout. Rich and tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moravius (1198) - Beijing, CHINA - NOV 12, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2014 Flasche (50 cl) von Hopfen & Malz, Berlin. - Tiefstes Schwarzbraun mit rotem Schimmer. - In der Nase blaherbe Rstnoten: Mokka, Milchschokolade, Asche. - Im Antrunk dnn und schlank rstmalzig: Mokka, Kakao, ein Hauch von Holzkohle. Sehr schlank, beinahe dnn im Mund. Im Abgang schn trocken mit erdig-holzigem Hopfen. Versptet meldet sich auch noch etwas Malzse, die an kalten Kaffee erinnert. Zurck bleibt ein Nachtrunk von Holzkohle und Mokka. - Starke Rstaromen in dnner, fast wssriger Einbettung. Durchaus trinkbar, aber mein Lieblingsbier wird das nicht.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (3765) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle from Waitrose. Dark brown body with a thick beige head that holds well. Good lacing. Aroma of vanilla, dark chocolate and espresso. Flavour of creamy chocolate malt, salty biscuit and mashed pear. Medium body with a silky texture. Soft fizz. A smooth, simple Stout.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
47574xeCD (974) - Gods Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle at home bought from Beer Gonzo. Pours with a beige head, not a strong stout aroma, but good dry stout flavour and sweet on the palate. Not a bad stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
digopossobon (389) - MACAE, BRAZIL - SEP 20, 2014
Caiu muito bem com o chocolate e fechou perfeitamente a noite de degustao. Colorao negra opaca. Creme bastante denso e castanho. Aroma forte de chocolate. Sabor de caf e de bom amargor. Carbonatao mdia.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (4892) - BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2014
Classic dry stout with a long historical heritage; thick, light beige, sticky, stable head, black colour with a wine-red hue only visible under bright light, clear. Strong aroma of coffee and bitter chocolate, leafy hops, iron, walnuts, peat, leather. Dry taste with subtle presence of dark fruits, smooth, bit oily mouthfeel, bit sourish carbonation, caramel malts in the middle, supple, mild but nevertheless clearly roasted bitterness in the finish (black coffee) which also shows some peppery hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (18473) - PCastle, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2014
Sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit ordentlicher beigen Schaumkrone. geruch schokoladig, rstmalzig, erdig. Geschmack sehr schokoladig, Kaffee, erdig, Rstmalz.

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