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Double Stout - Hook Norton Brewery Co. Ltd.

Double StoutDouble Stout

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BA SCORE
87
very good

127 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 127
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.26%


Brewed by:
Hook Norton Brewery Co. Ltd. visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Stout |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 09-18-2003)
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Reviews by beabear:
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beabear

New Jersey

2.9/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Like most stouts, this pours a jet black hue with a quickly subsiding white head.

Smell: A nice subtle coffee scent, though certainly not as strong-smelling as others in the style.

Taste: The first immediate sense is a mild dryness, which quickly turns sweet. It certainly lingers on your palate for awhile, but it's way too sweet.

Mouthfeel: Pretty thin, all things considered. Certainly not as thick as most stouts.

Drinkability: It's just way too sweet.

The mix between two different types of malts is an interesting experiment, and you can definitely taste the point where it changes from one type to another. Still, it doesn't completely work as a beer, and no matter how interesting it is, you still have to be able to drink it.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2008 03:16:19 | More by beabear
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3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle poured into a rocks glass (sadly the only glass available in my hotel room so take that with a grain of salt)
A: Very dark brown with a 1/2-finger head
S:Roasted coffee beans, cocoa powder
T: Dark malt, watered down iced coffee. I can definitely tell it's a stout but it's missing a full-bodied character most stouts have
M: Smooth but a bit thin for the style
O: This has all the right components but tastes a bit watered down. Definitely sessionable and by no means bad, though

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500 ml bottle poured into a Pint glass
Appearance... all black beer with head colour white/beige of 2 fingers long lasting
Aroma... toasted malt and coffe beans. Fresh malty smell
Taste... toasted coffee, cocoa and smoked oat, dryness appears lately lasting all the time,
Mouthfeel... medium/full body and medium/soft carbonation
Overall... a very nice stout, good as seasonal and with food too. To revisit.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pitch black, small, cream colored head

Aroma: chocolate, char, dryness,

Taste: dry chocolate flavor, with some charcoal, fairly weak taste overall;

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Double Stout from Hook Norton Brewery Co. Ltd.
87 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.