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Brewed by Hook Norton
Style: Stout
Hook Norton, England

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RATINGS: 326   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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3.8
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - NOV 26, 2005
(on bottle) This is a almost perfect balanced stout in my book.Has loads of milkchocolate and nougat in the nose, sweet and full. The smoothness continues into tha flavour, witch become more dark in the latter stages. There are spicy parts too, soe allspice and cikorie. Te finish gets real dry and bitter; like a coffee bean.

2.5
MiP (15650) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2005
Bottle. Fizzy colaish head. Very dark brown colour. Flavour is malty, I guess, but with some off-flavour. Plastic?

3.4
Mockba (78) - DENMARK - NOV 13, 2005
Very good and tastfull Double Stout. The best Stout in our beer-taste competition. Nice bottle and label.

3.5
joergen (27970) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2005 Bottled. Clear brown coloured with an off white head. Roasted aroma of caramel, chocolate and liquorice. Roasted flavour of chocolate and coffee. Roasted finish.

3.7
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - OCT 28, 2005
Pours dark chestnut brown with good head and lacing. Aroma is burnt toffee. Taste is dry, coffee and malt with a fresh aftertaste - a bit unusual. Good, if a bit weak.

3.2
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2005
50 cl bottle. No yeast in bottom. Dark brown colour with a weak head. Very nice smooth aroma of roasted malt. A really pleasant mouthfeel of roasted malt and some coffee. Great taste not bitter but some dry.

3.3
oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2007 Bottled. Black/dark amber colour, big beige foamy head. Sweet caramellish malt in aroma. Chocolate, roasted malt and caramel in favour. A bit watery, but the flavour is very pleasant. 5 4 7 3 12

Bottled. Very dark brown colour, huge beigeish brown creamy head. Coffee, roasted malts, chocolate and some hops in aroma. The flavour is very chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and spices. Aftertaste is lots of smoked wood and roast. 7 4 7 3 14.

3.4
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2005
Dark colour but not much of a head. Aroma is complex: coffee, chocolate and christmas cake fruit. Taste is of burnt toast and coffee, reminiscent of tiramisu. Sweetness at first; at the end comes a moment of sourness followed by bitterness. I’m not a regular stout drinker, so this was interesting, even intriguing, though I don’t think it will become a favourite pint

3.7
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2005
Dark copper coloured beer with a small head. The aroma is pure roasted coffee. The taste is very bitter with burnt coffee. The finish is somewhat dry. Still it is a good beer.

3.1
johndoughty (5398) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2005
Dark and rather bland.Quite bitter for a stout but not one of Hook Nortons best.


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