Hook Norton Double Stout (Pasteurised Bottle & Keg)

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%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (3926) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2017
500ml bbFEB18, Waitrose Hull. - "Bottle conditioned", depicted bottle... Short: distinctly roasty dry stout navigating with perfect poise between bitter chocolate, coffee grounds and hard toffee and hazelnut. Nothing spectacular, but makes immediate sense, making for easy drinking. Not as full-bodied as advertised, with some fizz, - so less of a dessert than a very decent meal accompaniment with original character and a clean grassy hop bitterness to complement the roast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
samjdix (50) - - FEB 26, 2017
A nice stout but bit too fizzy to be too highly rated. Dark chocolate and coffee notes as expected, quite a long finish. Good but not that good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (2889) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alex_leit (3525) - Minsk, BELARUS - FEB 5, 2017
Bottle. Dark brown color, good creamy. Aroma: slightly sour smell, caramel, roasted malt. Taste: caramel, burnt barley, dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Villyzzz (370) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (4246) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ShivanDragon (3913) - 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..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drmet (935) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beeebon (443) - 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

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