Hook Norton Double Stout (Pasteurised Bottle & Keg)

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Brewed by Hook Norton
Style: Stout
Hook Norton, England

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RATINGS: 324   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (2687) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2017
Bottle from Waitrose, consumed at home with considerable gusto. Very dark brown, opaque, with a bit of visible carbonation. Some khaki head but it goes quickly. Light aroma of roast coffee grounds and dark chocolate. Taste is malty yet nicely bitter. Long dry finish; lingering cooking chocolate in the aftertaste. Bodys a bit thin, and I dont think such carbonation in the mouthfeel is necessary. Its still a drinkable and more than competent stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alex_leit (3283) - Minsk, BELARUS - FEB 5, 2017
Bottle. Dark brown color, good creamy. Aroma: slightly sour smell, caramel, roasted malt. Taste: caramel, burnt barley, dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Villyzzz (301) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2017
Pours black with medium sized beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel and cocoa. Taste has cocoa, roastiness and caramel.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (4165) - 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.

3.8
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ShivanDragon (3693) - 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..

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drmet (897) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beeebon (430) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcinG (703) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cool_Bond (2474) - 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.


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