ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2008
Pours out in a clear ruby brown colour with small creamy white foam. Malty aroma of nuts, fudge, cocoa and grass. Medium to full-bodied with notes of nuts, minerals, fudge, wet grass, dried fruits and cocoa. Smooth airy mouthfeel. Medium-bitter finish of nuts, caramel, fudge and dried fruit with a lingering fresh note of minerals. Quite odd, but tasty! Hook Norton is great, really. wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2008
Dark brown with a thick beige head that leaves lots of lacing on the glass. Quite a malty nose, chocolate, and light spices. Strong bitter flavor up front followed by a rush of thick malty sweetness. Finishes kind of dry. Tmoney99 (14492) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2008
Poured dark brown color with an average frothy white head that was lasting and produced good lacing. Good moderate chocolate, spice and malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth sticky texture and soft texture. Moderate bittersweet flavor with with a moderate bittersweet finish of average duration. mugabe (258) - SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2008
Bottle. Dark brown, thin head. Chocolate malt aroma. More malt and chocolate in the flavour. Creamy finish with some hop bitterness. nuplastikk (6289) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2008
500ml bottle. Chestnut brown color with stained glass red edges. Seawater choco toffee aroma. Rich and roasty, with lots of chocolaty dark malt flavor. Not unlike a Porter or a Dunkel, but with a sandy hop balance and richness that really makes this a great beer. Another stellar beer from Hook Norton.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Bottle. Poured a dark amber body with a tan head. Wheat, malt, fruity sweet fruit and chocolate. Nutty with a light floral body. bbrock81 (317) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - DEC 10, 2008
Pours a fairly dark brown, with a medium head. Aroma is of English hop, malt, and a bit of spice. The flavor follows, being more malty, with a hoppier finish. A very decent beer. Steely (241) - , SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2008
Dark brown color with a thick tan head. Light aroma with a lot of chocolate, ryebread and some malty sweetness. Sweet flavor of chocolate, nuts and lightly roasted malt. Finishing with a touch of bitterness and coffee. Low carbonation. Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2008 Bottle. Brown colour with a beige head. Malty, sweet and roasted aroma with notes of fruit, caramel and chocolate. The taste is malty and roasted, a little less sweeter than the aroma, notes of fruit, nuts, light spiciness. A bit of hop bitterness in the finish. MiP (15667) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2008
Bottle, 5.5%. Clear dark brown colour. Very small tan head. The flavour starts off roasted with a little barley bitterness. Turns more malty and mellow, but ends with a little new bitterness.