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Brewed by Hook Norton
Style: Stout
Hook Norton, England

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RATINGS: 325   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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.

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3.4
Tranquillity (2507) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2007
Pitch-black with a hint of red colour. Thick, small-bubbled beige head. Aroma of chocolate and cappucino. Taste the same, with a more bitter feel to it.

4
OStreetBrewery (120) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 27, 2007
Pours a pitch black with a sustained beige head. Aroma displays a striking level of complex fruit, ripe plum, raisen, and spicy anis, also tangy spicy english hop character. ON the pallet initial malt sweetness gives way to significant levels of fruit flavour much the same as the aroma, towards the end comes a hint of roast malt and finally a hint of hop bitterness. Very individualistic, perhaps its not always this fruity looking at the rates of others.

4.3
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2007
Had this on a windswept sunday afternoon in front of the fire.....i only bought one and i wish i had at least two more. What a beer, i’ve had so many porter style beers that have a real acridity to them but this one is lovely and smooth with great roast malt chocolate flavours, almost as good as fullers porter!

4
KnutAlbert (6791) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2007
50 ml bottle bought in Finland. Lovely coffee aroma. Roasted malt, a little burned toast, some cocoa dryness. Smooth, well balanced.

3.3
Skinnyviking (9715) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2007
Bottle. High creamy and lasting ligth brown body. Very dark red body. Sweet and strangely berries aroma with addition of the usual coffee. Relatively hoppy coffee flavor with a pleasant long sweet aftertaste and low carbonation.

3.8
thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2007
Bottle. Big beige head on top of this very dark brown beer. Complex aroma of roasted malts, intense chocolate, vanilla, fruit. Milky flavours to begin with, then mildly roasted malts sets in as well as chocolate. Finishing on a dry coffee note. Velvety texture. Very nice.

3.6
Gr0ve (2176) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2007
500 ml bottle. Black, but not entirely opaque. Medium-sized off-white head that clings to the glass. Rich coffee and chocolate aroma. Notes of milk. Strong bold roasted character. Lots of flavours initially, but finishes drier and with lots of hop bitterness. Nice stout.

3.5
Bov (13221) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 30, 2007
courtesy of oh6gdx - black coloured with a big (but quickly fading) foam; fairly toasted, chocolatey nose with some vanilla underneath; some sweetness and a lively palate, decently malty, slightly bitter and sour finish; long malty, chocolatey aftertaste - a nice dessert beer

3.5
larsga (7656) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2007
Biggish beige head. Opaque black body goes dark red at edges. Full milky coffee aroma. Sweetish burnt coffee taste goes watery and dry to reveal a depth of minty hops. Burnt coffee taste lingers. Full, rounded mouthfeel. Good! (0.5l bottle.)

3.4
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2007
A Mes rate: 50cl bottle from whole foods. Lovely dark chocolate, alcohol and malt in the nose. Black with a tan head. Flavour similar to the nose with a lovely bitter chocolate finish. Sadly let down by a metallic note. Some really pleasant alcohol notes however save the day. Could have been great.


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