overall
88
87
style
Brewed by Hook Norton
Style: Stout
Hook Norton, England

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
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.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6751) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (9243) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gr0ve (2177) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (12459) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (7442) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (15314) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2007 500ml bottle. Black body and cappuccino head. Aroma somewhere between coffee and chocolate, and some ginger. Darkly roasted malt body, and all of the aromas converted to liquid form. Very pleasant finish - dark roasts fading to coffee. Well balanced, but too burnt to drink all evening long. As Sofajoern said below: "Its really nice to be reminded, that stouts dont *have* to be huge, vulgar things"

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyit (3790) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2007
Deep brown of color with a beige head. An aroma of prunes and liqurice. A flavor of liqurice, coffee and weak notes of prunes.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
cgarvieuk (22946) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2007
Stout coloured :-), a little roast and a little burnt malt, and a bit pealy wally.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 23 24 25  26  27 28 29 » 33
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5